Fields of Grass
It’s been a weird few weeks. I’ve been dealing with some health issues since June, and it’s been taking its toll on me, both from a photographic point of view as well as a physical and emotional one. It started when I got a bad chest infection and ended up in hospital. Because I have a ridiculously bad dust allergy, I’m prone to such things, and sometimes they get out of control, which leads to me getting repeated sinus and chest infections. Which is what’s been happening to me since June.
The upshot of this is that I haven’t been able to get out as much as I would like to because of a lack of energy and generally feeling rotten. But the outside has been calling me, as has my camera. Considering I’ve spent so much of my life working as a designer in front of a computer all day, I hate being stuck inside. I’ve spent the time trying to write (which is difficult in itself when you feel awful) and trying to organise my photo library.
I have been out to take photos a few times, but my heart wasn’t in it, and a few desperate attempts at taking some street photos didn’t go very well. So I tried to forget about it till I was better, and not force things.
Over the weekend my wife and I took a walk through a nearby park. This is a huge park with forested areas and lovely open spaces. There’s even a wild meadow like field in the middle of it. It was nice to feel the breeze and get back to nature, even in the manicured form of a park. It was just what I needed for my spirit. It was calming and refreshing all in one.
On our return to the car we passed this field of overgrown grass. It was almost hypnotic watching it. I love scenes like this. there’s nothing photographically brilliant, but there’s something about the broken organic patterns, and the colours and the texture. I had my camera with me (of course!) and so I fired off some shots. I also had my macro lens so I got up close too. I want to say something philosophical or somehow note they symbolism, but sometimes, you just take images cause you like them yourself. Enjoy.
Nikon D700, Nikkor 105mm f.2.8 AFD Macro (the old one) and processed in Lightroom using QuickLUX 2
If you're a Fuji X-Trans shooter and Lightroom user, check out my guide to post processing X-Trans files in Lightroom. I also have a guides for processing X-Trans files in Capture One and Iridient Developer.
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