Fortunately I have been able to source a temporary workaround for my lack of laptop - albeit having to switch back to Windows as an OS. Thankfully my Adobe subscription to Creative Cloud permits me to use either Mac or Windows to run applications. I also was able to track down a "free" application to give me the ability to access files on my HFS (Mac) formatted backup drive from Windows. This means I have full access to my photo archives regardless of OS platform I use.
I'm still taking photos and as of today have over 6GB worth, in alternate archives, that I have taken since having laptop issues. To some this may sound a lot, but to some this is a small number of photos for a 2 week period! To me, this is my experimenting stage, where I'm having fun and practicing my photographic vision to see and capture interesting images. I have no real direction currently in my work, although this may change at some future time, just not for the foreseeable future. Which is not a bad thing as it gives me the freedom to explore and experiment, which in turn could lead to new opportunities.
I have to say though that it has been good to simplify my approach to photography and return to working with a single fixed focal length lens. For the majority of my recent work, this is what I've done. There has been a few photos taken with one of my telephoto zooms but they are in the minority. If the image can be captured the way I want with the 35mm lens, then that's what I use; if not, I will select the best tool for the job (if I have it).
It's been a while since I've posted any photos here, and even longer since I posted anything on my website. To be honest, my website has been badly neglected for a while and in desperate need of a full refresh. While I'm at it I would like to see if there are any options to pull my website and blog together under the one URL. If I can, this would help streamline my web presence and allow for better (and more frequent) updates. Oh, and don't be alarmed if my website goes offline, as at the very least I need to do a big overhaul and refresh of it.
I guess this is going to be a new start for me -a new camera, a new lens and hopefully soon, a newly serviced MacBook Pro. Stay tuned for how it all works out.