As predicted it snowed in the wee small hours so I took my Panasonic GF-1 and 14mm lens out when I went to get bread. It was a wet slushy kind of snow and still falling lightly in the swirling wind. The roads were unusually quite and the cars using them picked their way carefully.
I choose the Panasonic GF-1 because I didn’t care about it getting wet as it’s been superseded by my love of Fuji – having an optical finder is a big plus in my book. On a snowy day though, when the LCD is easy to see, it’s a really great camera as no one really notices you’ve got it. This is as close as I get to street photography and while a bit lame they’re not bad for ten minutes work.
There was no sign of panic buying in the well stocked bakery but I felt a twinge of guilt as I bought two loaves. I resisted the temptation to say ‘Look I’m not in a panic, this is just normal weekend usage, nothing to see here’. I was reminded of my 2012 moment in this vein when with petrol shortages raging I needed fuel for the lawnmower. I was very self conscious as got out of the car with my 5L container amongst the queuing motorists. ‘Look at that bastard not needing to fill up his car but just stocking piling’. Once more I resisted the temptation to begin a casual conversation about how ‘the break in the rain meant I could MOW MY LAWN..hoarding good Lord no’. Not that you should draw from this that I’m in anyway paranoid; just sensitive to the needs of others.
Anyway, I strolled home taking a few more shots from the hip while realising that my shoes appeared not to be waterproof in any meaningful sense. Oh and I bought doughnuts, of course to share, who do you think I am Homer Simpson?
See my efforts below which are grayscaled and tweaked in Lightroom for your viewing.