It was a busy decade, these past few months out here on the digital cobbles. Not exploring the frontier in New Jersey this summer has been challenging. Honestly, though, I would not have wanted to be anywhere else during these times.
The weather has not been horrible during the pandemic. Since last I wrote a WeeklyGrindThingie, time kept slipping into the future, and I came to terms with current events. Things were different, and my photography life had to change to reflect that.
In the summers of the before times, I would usually spend my mornings looking for coffee, wandering around New York with my camera before making my way to the office. With things as they are, that all had to change. With not commuting a considerable part, oh my Weekly grind fuel was gone. I did not want to take the risk.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.
I found myself Working around the state and moving around so much less with things as they are. While it was the right thing to do, things quickly got repetitive for me. The coffee pics from my desk to help me know what day it was were not enough for a post. The occasional moments of inspiration were few. I hunkered down and started trying different things out, reading more, a video game, or two. In my defense, a lot of people were doing the same thing.
The unintentional end of the weekly grind.
As the pandemic grinds on, the world around me for every change, this weekly way of doing things does not work for me anymore. My everyday photography life has changed. The gear I use is different due to social distancing. I don’t think I will be commuting again anytime soon. I am getting to photowander also, differently. I can travel around NJ, and there are some brilliant parts to this state that are wonderful for photography if you take the time to look.
Thank you to the few of you out there who took a moment to look at the weekly grind. It has been an interesting journey. I wish you all my best.
#WEEKLYGRINDTHINGIE: For the last time
These images, from my week(months) of photography, describe to you and explain the light, places, textures, characters I’ve visually observed in my travels. If you can spare a little of your time and share in the wonders I have seen.