March is upon us, and spring is coming to the Streets of Nuremberg. And it’s really time for it. Albeit, how much we will be able to enjoy it will also depend on how things will continue with the new coronavirus. And it doesn’t look good these days. The latest company directive is to avoid all travels, and everyone who can work from home should work from home for the time being (affecting me as well). And I just learned from TV news that Italy has put the entire nation under lockdown, that means 60 million people. And who’s to decide if that’s insanity or necessary precautions. But, coming back to the Streets of Nuremberg, well into the fourth year of existence of this blog, I thought it was about time for some needed personal spring cleaning.
Finally I decided to change my roughly eight year old avatar on all my social media profiles. I get that avatars are part of your branding. But for whatever reasons, I couldn’t stand looking at my younger self anymore. While my original avatar was based on a picture I had taken at a photographer for company purposes, I now thought I would be up to the task to take my own selfie. Which would also bring the camera into the picture, which would be more appropriate for an aspiring photographer anyway.
So I took my Leica M240 with the Summicron F/2 35mm and went to work in front of the mirror in the bathroom of the hotel where The Significant Other and I spent a long weekend in the mountains. The bathroom was perfect, as it was well lit and provided for a clean background. Then it was a lot of hit and miss, as the Leica is manual focus only and the shallow depth of field of the Summicron had everything in focus, from the tip of my nose to my ears, but not the eyes. And juggling the heavy brass camera with only two fingers of my right hand was quite a challenge in itself. But in the end I was quite happy with the outcome. So I present to you my current self 😉 , courtesy of some needed spring cleaning.
Wish you a great week!