Updated: May 24
unfortunately I can't spend my days taking photographs because bills keep coming in every month and food needs to be put on the table. To pay those bills we both work full time, with me working for the largest car manufacturer in the world at their Derby plant, and just like anyone else we have been at home for the past 6 weeks in shutdown due to the Covid19 issues. My department are the first to be called back to work and walking through those gates on the first day was like walking into a new world. Face masks at all times, 2 meters apart at all times, eating alone, no more than 3 people in a toilet and the list of do's and don'ts just goes on and on. Please don't get me wrong, i'm not complaining as all the measures taken by the company are for our own good and I must thank them for that, they can take even more measures if they wish because I absolutely love this social distancing. My perfect day before Covid19 was to say goodbye to my wife in a morning and not speak to another soul all day until I say hello as I walk back into my front door in the evening, wearing a face mask all day is giving me this 5 days a week, it’s fantastic.
Anyway what's this got to do with photography ?, Nothing, I just wanted to tell you I was back at work. I did got out for a walk by the river on Saturday morning to get some fresh air and took along the Canon A2 and a roll of Ilford HP5. A long time ago a friend said "you need to try HP5 at 200 iso and meter for the shadows it fantastic". So after all these years I thought why not and gave it a go, guess what, it's no bloody better than shooting it at box speed on aperture priority mode and far too much faff, I can't stand faff.
Thanks for reading and please stay safe and look after each other.