This may look like an ordinary cheeseburger, but it’s much more. Yes, it’s fancier than a typical fast-food meal. I got it at a place called Waterloo Ice House. But that’s not what makes this special. This meal represents my baby step towards normalcy. When COVID started, like many others, I stopped my social interactions with anyone outside the family. But, slowly, carefully, I’m bringing back my pre-pandemic activities.
Before 2020, I would have dinner with photography friends once a month or so. A social get together talking about photography and life. For obvious reasons, that was shut down by February of this year. However, I recently met my friend, Chuck, again, outside and adequately socially distanced. We met for an early dinner — around 4pm. But ended up catching up for hours.
I bought my Fuji X-E3 with the 35mm f1.4, along with another camera which I’ll talk about tomorrow. The 35mm gives about a 50mm perspective, and wide open, it has a lovely shallow depth of field.
Here’s a bonus image — a dreamy margarita for your viewing pleasure.
Big groups are still challenging logistically. But, eating outside with a friend is a way to ease back into a more normal life — small steps and forward progress.
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