When the lockdown and quarantine first started in the United States in March 2020, I had so much free time that I wandered parts of Tucson to take photos. I cannot remember if this was on the University of Arizona campus or if it was just south of campus. I took many photos walking to campus and then many more while I was on campus. The palm trees in Tucson all blend together after a while. Though they weren’t anywhere near each other on the ground, from my perspective looking up, all these trees looked like a group of friends meeting for lunch. They didn’t get the memo about social distancing. This was one of many gorgeous days we had during lockdown.
That’s right. It’s pronounced “Espresso” not “expresso.” This was taken during the Summer I spent in Fairbanks, AK. This particular espresso machine was from 1985 and was still used. Everything was manual. We had to use a thermometer to get the milk steamed to the proper temperature. And we had to count how long the hot water came through the grounds for the espresso shots. It was more time consuming than I liked. But the coffee always tasted good. This was from when I was still learning the best way to use my Canon Rebel T7i.
This is one of my favorite photos. This is a statue in Tucson, AZ on the Historic Fourth Avenue near the underpass that leads downtown. I was experimenting with having backgrounds that were focused along with the foreground. It was a beautiful warm December day. I feel the statue looks more alive in this photo than seeing it in person. It’s beautiful either way. Now that’s two reasons to visit Tucson. The warm December days and to see the local artwork. There are many statues and murals. It’s worth visiting at least once.