However, truth be told, the queue gives me ample opportunity to snap away with the Ricoh GRIII, the beauty of which it’s so small and silent most people never seem to notice it.
Another day of social distancing, so another day out documenting the world as it is and as I see it, all with my discreet Ricoh GRIII camera. It’s certainly interesting exploring these lockdown measures with a camera, but more importantly on how they impact on the way I now view the world.
On day 5 of my Social Distancing Snapshot Diaries discarded disposable gloves were back in a big way. This is something I first mentioned on day 2 and referred to as covid litter. There did seem to be a lot more about today but that could be because I’m either noticing it more or I did get out 3 times.
In addition to two walks with Buddy, I also had to get to the local Tesco Express having overlooked a couple of items at Sainsbury’s yesterday. Again, with my discreet Ricoh GRIII at the ready, I was able to get some variety of shots to go with the Carshalton Park snaps.
In addition to taking Buddy for his one hour walk to, and around, Carshalton Park, day 4 of my Social Distancing Snapshot Diaries also saw me visit my local Sainsburys supermarket for some much needed supplies.
A queue of about thirty minutes outside gave me ample opportunity to get some extra snapshots with my Ricoh GRIII camera. Given the beautiful Spring weather it was actually quite pleasant queuing up…observing social distancing rules, of course!
An addition for day 3 was taking Buddy out for his early morning walk round the block. My partner, Kirsten, usually does this walk, but wasn’t feeling great – so I got the opportunity to get out with Buddy and my Ricoh GRIII camera a couple of times during the day.
So now I’ve virtually recovered from my own brush with suspected Covid-19, I am able to take my dog Buddy out each day, for our permitted 1 hour daily exercise. So I decided to also take my Ricoh GRIII along for the ride too, to document my experiences during these times.
These are the resulting rough, raw and social distancing responsible snapshots from Day 1. All taken in Wallington, London on Sunday 12 April, 2020. Images best viewed as large as possible. If viewing on smart phone or tablet, turn to horizontal/landscape position to view images larger.