Jon is a hermit

by Jon Sullivan - 2020-06-18 - Jonism

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I know that the pandemic lock-down has been very difficult for many, but for me it's not so bad.

I just realized I haven't taken a photo outside my apartment since Thanksgiving of last year. Mostly due to the pandemic lock-down, partly due to my own asocial nature. But seven months is a long time. I don't think humans are biologically supposed to be out of the sun for that long. I'm also wondering how badly I'll burn once the sun does hit my skin. Smells like burning???

It's fine. Jon is a hermit and is honestly enjoying the requirement to not go outside or interact with people. But the photo thing is bugging me. The photographers I follow are all out getting great sunset and milky way photos. Meanwhile I'm taking more photos of my food.

With the Belgium trip (hopefully) coming up in a few months, I need to get out and dial in my technique for city photos, especially at night. Sure, I know how to take photos. But a lot of the magic happens in post processing and getting the image right in the camera sets up what Photoshop techniques work and which just don't. So I need to hit downtown San Diego at night and make sure the trip is more than just a drunken bus ride.

If I ever wanted to know how well I'd really handle being more of a classic hermit, well now I know. As long as I'm in the city (no need to live like a caveman) with it's many delivery and support services, I'm just fine. Getting more food delivered is expensive of course. But at the same time I'm actually cooking more from scratch as well. Bringing it back to photography.... this really has been the year of food photos.

But.... All good things must come to an end. Time to leave the cocoon.

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