Vida en cuarentena
Tiempos dificiles, tiempos de espera. Tiempos reflexión y tiempos para el tiempo.
La cuarentena nos permite todo aquello que la calle nos roba.
Contemplad cómo personas como tú y yo vivimos estos tiempos. A veces observando el mundo a través de una ventana, otras ociando nuestro discurrir y, cómo no, mirándonos a nosotros mismos.
La luna me pide paciencia.
200mm, f5,6; 1/500 sg; ISO1600
(Exposición doble para que tanto la Luna como las chimeneas estén nítidas. Está hecho en la propia cámara no con Photoshop.)
The third photograph is the tool that has been in my hands most days since the home incarceration. This German AEG powertool is the most useful device I have, and need, to carry out the ongoing DIY maintenance in our new little house. DIY = do it yourself. Work includes putting up blinds (with cleats), and curtain poles/rails; hanging mirrors, (exhibition & family) photographs/pictures, and shelves; making mosquito net frames for windows etc. I'm so glad to have all this work to keep me occupied. I think I'd go crazy if I couldn't keep busy.. I'd absolutely hate to have nothing to do all day long. Hopefully, you will get a chance to visit and inspect all the completed work some day in the summertime(?) Technical details:
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S 3500 Objective: Nikkor 4,7-32,9mm f/3,4-6,4
1/15sec f/3,4 -0,3EV 4,7mm ISO400 20 Megapixel JPEG
1. The first photograph is a selfie taken up on the roof-terrace to show how I/we face these times of being confined to staying at home.. I/we are lucky because this is the place where we can get outside for some sanity and fresh air. We survive by eating, exercising, sunbathing and dancing tango - all on the terrace!
I've chosen this selfie to be in monochrome because my face looks too dark in colour. My clothes and scarf are both grey colour anyway. The buildings (and rooftops) are all white, of course. It was taken a a dark, cloudy and wet day - today, Wednesday, 15th April 2020. Technical details:
Camera: Canon EOS 550D Objective: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,61 S
1/200sec f/0.9 0,0EV 18mm ISO100 18 Megapixel JPEG
2. The second photograph is a view looking down to the north side of the house from the roof terrace. It shows the regular 'happening' of the Lipasam street cleaner driving round the block once a week. Normally two people walk ahead blowing the rubbish in the path of the cleaner. However, these are not 'normal' times. This is then followed by a further cleaner who empties the two bins either end of the street. Technical details:
Mobile camera: Xiami Mi A1 Objective: Xiami 26-50mm f/2,2-2,6
1/195sec. f/2,2 n/a EV 3,81mm. ISO100. 12 Megapixel JPEG