How to find more time for photography
As much as I liked the Panasonic GM1 it was actually too big for being pocketable. Especially when I would add one of the other lenses. Especially in summer I would carry around a small bag anyway so what was the point right? So I thought about getting a used Sony RX100.
This was a really small but extremely capable little camera. It would literally fit in a shirt pocket. Not that I wear shirt pockets I do have style after all ;-). But this was really a take with me everywhere camera and I used it as such. Unfortunately it would struggle with high contrast scenes and the colors did not look pleasing to my eyes. So I mostly used it for black and white photography and I had trouble finding two decent color pictures.
In the end it was a very practical camera but it was also overly complicated and not a joy to use. I sold it pretty quickly.
Sony RX100 examples:
Misty mornings are a special time. I love the calmness and quiet. I had a short window for this picture though as the park was full of people doing their morning run. I have to say I came to really dislike runners taking over the park at times. They would often be in a state of trance completely focused on their route not willing to avoid anyone else.
A big avenue connecting two historic castles. Rarely is such a shot possible with all the tourists walking up and down this avenue and neglecting all the interesting small paths branching off.
Of course I had this camera in my bag whenever I commuted to work so that I could take pictures of the wonderful stairs into nothing. They literally go nowhere. There ought to be a tunnel connecting different platforms but they keep these stairs closed since they were built.
I wrote a short story about loneliness and missed connections. You can read it here.
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