katiecregon (katiecregon) wrote,
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katiecregon

Whatever I thought of the future, I didn't imagine it would be like this.

Okay.  At the end of January, I left my job of almost thirty years. Also moved from the home where I had been living for the same length of time.  Then I got in a small car for a six thousand plus miles road trip. Managed to not pick up any diseases along the way.  We were barely settled in the new place when the lockdown hit the fan. I knew I was going to have a lot more free time after I left the job, so I was somewhat prepared.  In a lot of ways, my routine is what it would have been except for the addition of a surgical mask, a bottle of hand sanitizer and an awareness of how close I'm standing to strangers. For me, the strangest thing is how quickly we have gotten used to the strange situation. 

On days when transportation is available, I go places where I know I won't encounter people.  I shot these research greenhouses on campus.  The place is mostly deserted since they moved classes to online.  (This was done with a Nikon F100 and Kodak Portra 400. I use an online account/mail order lab for my film processing so it was only slightly affected by the lockdown here.)  
Tags: architecture, everyday life, film camera, film photography, local stuff, nikon f100, state of the nation, uc davis
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