Covid-19. It trips off the tongue like we've always had it in our daily lives. Here in Corfu, we are starting to emerge from a prolonged lockdown. Tavernas and restaurants have been closed for 6 months. Even those that are not part of the tourism sector have been closed.
Tourism is due to open up on a limited bases from the middle of this month.
Many people on the island have been vaccinated at least once. By July, the number of those fully protected should be significant. Life may feel a little more normal after that.
Photography has been difficult. I've been out for allowable walks. I've snapped flowers and wildlife. I've posted on social media. I have tried to keep my love for photography alive but it hasn't been easy. There have been no events to cover, no festivals or parades, no celebrations. I have felt, at times, that I have been going through the motions and have lacked inspiration.
What I have done is upgrade some of my gear. The Fujifilm X100F has gone to a good home. The X-Pro 3 is resting and my new workhorse in the APS-C field is the Fujifilm X-T4. In the full-frame arena, the Sony A7Rmk3 remains all-conquering and I have yet to feel any need to update it, despite the arrival of the mk4 and the A1.
As soon as it is possible, I will return to documenting life on this wonderful and vibrant island.
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