Crutches, while designed to enable the injured to walk, do not allow the walkee, i.e. the enabled walking person, to carry things and by things, I mean cameras. Yes it's possible to put them round the neck but they bump around and this doesn't, in the long term, do the camera a lot of good. Plus the sternum bruises are unsightly. So it is with great joy that I can now announce that I can carry a camera which by implication means I am now walking without the aid of crutches. Well, almost. Only one walking aid is required so the other hand can lift a camera and I can now take photos again. Agreed, I am still limited but daily that limitation is decreasing.
During my imposed incarceration I have managed to take pictures of James, a flower just outside the house and, while in Bangkok, the skyline which is impressive. So here we go in that order. James, taken in natural light, the flower also natural light and the pictures of life below the skyline, 0.5 and 1/8 seconds shutter speed with the camera sitting on the rail of the balcony outside our hotel room for stability.
The flower had a little post production done. I used blend modes to get better tones as I took the photograph in very bright sunlight and although I used a polariser filter it was still overly bland.
These last two pictures were taken after sunset in Bangkok. I'd taken the first and was just about to hobble, I don't call walking with the aid of crutches walking, to bed when James called me to see the cats which were being fed on the roof space I'd already photographed. The second shot is like a sandwich, the three layers of the city, the skyline, the roof space where the cats are eating and the living quarters down below.
So finally the cats.
That's all for now. Looking forward to getting a little further from my home environment now. Thank you for reading the blog.