I didn’t shoot a ton of photos in November. Around this time of year I find it gets harder and harder to motivate myself to shoot consistently. The weather gets worse, but we usually don’t get much snow yet (though we did get a couple nice snows this November!). And on top of that, Colorado gets pretty darn ugly once the last of the leaves fall off…it’s just brown everywhere. That’s not to say that you can’t make some beautiful images of brown landscapes…just that I usually don’t find it very inspiring.
One bright side of shooting in the winter is that the light is usually lovely. With the sun being so low in the sky for most of the day, there are a lot of opportunities for beautiful shadows and a lot of the soft light that’s typically associated with dawn and dusk. You can also play with the long shadows and create very contrasty images — a technique that I loved when I was living in Chicago and Milwaukee with their skyscrapers. The photos I took this month don’t exemplify the beautiful winter light exceptionally well, but I do have a few shots that leverage that winter natural light through windows that I think turned out well.
Anyways, not too much else to say this month. In terms of gear, I shot primarily with my Leica M10 Monochrom and my Fuji GFX 50R. I’m doing a “30 Days with…” project in December using one of my other cameras (stay tuned!), so I wanted to shoot my other favorite cameras a lot in November since I wouldn’t be able to touch them in December… Oh and I also shot a roll of film for the first time in a while! I’ll probably send a batch of film to the lab sometime soon, but who knows when I’ll get around to scanning & editing those film photos…I think I’m about 4 years behind at this point. 😛