I wonder if this will become a fashion statement. There is a small company in Vermont called Beau Ties from whom I buy my ties. They started making masks out of their bow tie material for $12. So far they have sold thousands and are sold out hours after posting the email. It has evidently saved their business. They are always sold out by the time I get to them.I'm almost certain I won't be able to do any shooting or posting during the next 24 hours or so, so I'm taking the liberty of posting a picture I took in the late afternoon of May 9th, but have only just now processed at the metaphorical midnight hour. It was taken in a local (southern Oregon) supermarket where most older customers were devoutly following pandemic guidelines and wearing masks, though a surprising number of younger shoppers were not. But what caught my attention was the lifelike bust of this mannequin's head, serving as a model for - wouldn't you know it?! - Corona-virus masks that were for sale.
Which is a good thing, obviously ... but at the same time, I can't help thinking there are some between-the-lines subtle layers of irony in the whole deal. Be that as it may, my mannequin was a cooperative subject and held still for just the right framing---
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This was taken with the GRii's in-camera Positive Film 'effect' which seems to favor warmer tones. Someone commented this colour balance reminded them of Ektar, but I'm not enough of a negative film shooter to say, one way or the other.