One Year of Pandemic Photos

It’s been a hell of a year, everyone. The pandemic has affected everyone differently, but no one has been untouched by it. My personal therapy through the Quarantimes has been to explore the wonders of the Bay Area with a camera. 2020 was the year I finally made the switch from iPhone to proper cameras (for real this time). I put much of my spare time into learning about lenses, about the power and flexibility of the RAW format, and finally made the jump from Apple Photos to Lightroom. Also spent some of the time messing with editing apps like Snapseed, Tiny Planet, and RNI Aero. On the weekends, on hikes and bike rides, and on morning/evening dog walks, I explored every nook and cranny of this amazing place. I tried to make it a discipline to post one image to Flickr and Instagram in the morning before work, and another after work. Didn’t always succeed, but tried. Here are shots from Point Pinole, Albany Bulb, Berkeley Hills, Mare Island, Pt. Reyes, Guerneville, Alameda, Crab Cove, Tiburon, Morro Bay, and everywhere I landed. If you’re curious, yes, I’m very careful, always masked, almost always alone or well-distanced (I’m safe). Photography has been my therapy, my go-to, my geek-out, and a re-awakening of a long-dormant creative side. For better and for worse, here are some of the images I shot in the first year of the global pandemic. May all humans be vaccinated before we lose another soul. Can’t wait to see you all again.

I’ve gathered up most of the posted images from the first pandemic year in a Flickr album – a few samples embedded here.

Flickr Album Here

Industrial Brownhoist
Industrial Brownhoist at Mare Island
Forest service information station on the Pacific Crest Trail
Warming hut along the Pacific Crest Trail
Skimboarder at Crab Cove
Skimboarder at Crab Cove

Flickr Album Here

2 Replies to “One Year of Pandemic Photos”

  1. I started checking out the flickr album and there are some neat photos in there. Good idea to set a goal of posting a few images daily and mostly sticking to it.

  2. Thanks @Poorchop. It’s been great therapy, and good practice whether there’s a pandemic on or not! I think I’ll keep going :)

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