Pic(k) of the week 12: SOCIAL DISTANCING - Fujifilm X-100V

Pretty much all of the world news over the last 7 days, has been dominated by the COVID-19 virus that can now be found almost all over the world! 

While some countries are taking more drastic measures than others, all of us will eventually be effected, both from a health and economical standpoint. 

Just like a lot of the general population, it took me a while before I started to realize how serious the situation really is. At least for the moment, we are still doing OK here in Dubai; potentially because of the fact that restrictive measures were taken early on... 

One of the buzzwords we started hearing in the last week is the term "Social Distancing"; something I had never heard of just a short while ago! It is however crucial that we respect keeping a healthy 1 to 2m distance from people we are not sharing the same household with. I'm a strong believer that this the number one thing we as private individuals can do to help the situation! 

Last week I made an image of two very different trees while walking around Dubai. Needless to say that the image makes me think about "Social Distancing". Not sure why the two very different trees are so close to each-other?

Image details:
  • Fujifilm X-100V 
  • ISO 800, f5.6, 1/400s
  • SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) - no editing
On a side note, I find the X-100V very responsive when it comes to capturing the right moment of a person's stride in Single shot mode. Something that is often lacking when compared to a Leica range finder camera.

I'm personally started shooting some image around the house... Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see them! Click here to follow.  

Remember: "Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time"

Keep your social distance! Keep well.