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Church Time! | by Pat Kavanagh
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Church Time!

Our local church has been open on Sundays for the last few weeks. Social distancing and face masks - check.


This is a 10-12 (?) shot stitched image. I decided to use my 50mm 1.8 lens on this day. I had never used this lens in a church setting even though I know its the sharpest lens I have.



F4, 180/second, ISO 2200, Nikon D7100.


* During my other shots I accidentally hit the settings and ended up with the above settings but the ISO was 100. I ended up with an almost black image but Lightroom was able to bring up the exposure by 2 stops and I was able to use the pictures AND they were a higher quality. Makes me think I should under-expose my shots now.


My Covid Rant:

Nothing is like it was so I have determined that I was a little out of balance with what I wanted back and what I am currently living in. It was a tug of war at times and quite frankly, I was losing every day. Losing my patience, losing my temper, blaming everything and everybody for how I was feeling.


Now my life balance is back and my expectations of recouping the old normal is not on the table anymore. My new normal is now and balanced with all my expectations replaced with just enjoying my day. It's still a daily reminder and it creeps back in but that is life too.


Take inventory of the things in your life that are upsetting the balance. For me it was the news, social media and work. All have an impact so I have reduced or eliminated those triggers.


As for the craziness of the season, well, I put that in God's hands. It's not for me to carry.

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Uploaded on July 28, 2020