Stuck – with photography
Are we stuck with landscape photography? Of course not, what can be more enjoyable right now, in August 2020, than travel without any restrictions and following your photographic dream.
Unfortunately, as many of you reading this post in 2020 already know, this is no longer the case. Before Corona Virus ever entering our lives to cause a global pandemic, we had smaller concerns regarding our photographic travels – we don’t have enough money or vacation time to spend 3 weeks in Iceland for landscape photography or the same amount of time in Nepal for street photography.
Right now issues as money and time have become insignificant, as the freedom of movement between countries, and for some places between villages, is highly restricted. So the only thing that you can hope for is to find your photography dream near home.
Living in a country such as Romania does not, at all, fulfill my photographic needs, I must say. The first few months were ok, I could get myself to photographing mountain pecks, scattered clouds, forests and trees but I have an aching desire to go to Asia or to Scotland highlands for some photographic time just myself and the camera.
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all the beauty of nature and cultures wherever we are, but for photography purposes, Romania is not the perfect place to be, at least not for me.
But since we cannot leave the country, to be able to enjoy the warm weather and wild landscapes we decided to invest in a camping equipment that would give us the possibility to be closer to nature. So in case you were wondering what are we doing during Covid-19, we are trying to remain active, close to nature and make some photographs in the mean while.
What we did in the last month or so?
We bought a tent so we can be flexible with where we want to stay over night and to explore freely some mountain areas in Romania. This was one of the best decisions we ever took, not necessarily for photography but mostly for the feeling of being close to nature, seeing when the sun sets and rises, watching the stars at night and sleeping so close to the ground.
This entire period was not so productive photographically as it is still summer in Romania, but opens up all kind of opportunities for when the autumn colors will be here and the entire forest starts to come to life. Having the opportunity to lay your tent on top of the mountain and explore areas from there, is one of the nicest things we have ever experienced, and coupled with photography it may be the best we can make out of this year.
Therefore, if you are a photographer or just a nature lover and you are in doubt on how you should spend your weekends during Covid-19, we believe it’s a good idea to invest in some camping equipment. It’s not only the safest accommodation during the current situation, but it will also help you find peace in the middle of the nature.