Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/30, raw
It was a long day at work, traveling between University and the Company, having meetings everywhere, plus the usual stuff. As usual, afterwards I reached Claudia and Agata at the Auditorium for an aperitif, but I couldn’t stand another shot at that place. When we came back home, I spent a couple of hours disassembling and cleaning Zenit’s lens, the Helium 44 f2. The procedure was both didactic (for me) and functional (for the lens). Looking at it torn to pieces on my desk, I’ve got a couple of ideas for future shots, so I checked their feasibility. Good news is, they seem to work. Bad news is, they could be quite complex to achieve. I am definitely too tired to go for any of them today, but I should find the time to try some at Easter.
So, as whenever I can’t find inspiration or I don’t have the energy to start setting up a studio shot, I left home for the night walk with the dog. Walking the dog is something I have to do anyway, so it’s never a waste of time. And, as I already said the 23rd of March, walking the dog makes me invisible, people do not wonder what I’m doing even if they find me in the most hidden places. They all know it’s the dog that walks out the owner and not the opposite. Most of my night shots in the project were produced this way.
Problem is, I am running out of subjects at walking distance from my home. So, I am starting to adventure a bit further than usual, where I foresee inspiration. Like at the edges of the neighborhood, the “periphery” of Villaggio Olimpico, an area which, for some mysterious reason, seems to be unaffected by the presence of the Auditorium and the whole renewal of the surroundings. That place still scares the shit out of me, and out of my dog too, which never stops facing the direction of home.