With increasing prices for film and latter generations in search of nostalgia they seem to go for older digital cameras. The look of the images likely reminds them, especially the Gen Z-ers, of their childhood. And I see this resurgence too in the most written posts on my blog. Especially my impression articles of the Ricoh GX100, GX200, GRDIII, and the Sigma DP1 seem to get some reads.
And in case you’re wandering, the last set of photographs were made in Austria, Zillertal to be more specific. Locals enjoy a small break in this brief offseason between the winter and the early June summer season opener. Recently a lot of snow felt on higher elevations and the remnants were still visible when we were there. Higher trails were still closed due to avalanche thread. Only on the Hintertuxer Glacier the ski season is an all year round operation.
The above photographs are a mix of my iPhone I always have with me. And a Leica Q, I really love using this camera. One thing though I can’t make up my mind, whether I want to stick to RAW for now or go for the jpegs instead. While the jpeg colors do need some TLC in my opinion they seem to be really adequate for my photography. When I come to a conclusion I will try to elaborate on it, same for the Q too in fact.
While I am in general not really fond with the photographs I make, I do appreciate the practice of it. I don’t get to a lot of places nowadays, the weather was not great, and I had very little time. This is still better than trying to plan a day in advance. I think this is something many amateur photographers deal with on a regular basis.
The Brits had Coronation Day this week and last week we had the yearly King’s Day. This week we commemorated the victims of war and on May 5th we had Liberation Day. Which my daughter and I topped off with an amazing Arctic Monkey’s concert.
It was a week that went all over the place, both in work and with my photographs. I’m still learning my new camera. I really start to feel comfortable with the camera, but still mix it with my GR. My main reasoning for doing this photo a day project is just really to get into the groove of photographing again. Instead of thinking what kind of project or subjects I want to capture, it helps me a lot to just do it.