I was in the Lake District at the weekend for a couple of days walking in the hills and as you would expect I took my camera along (the Olympus EM5). Looking through the images last night, this particular one stood out for me.
This was the last picture I shot at the weekend. It was taken after sunset (although there wasn’t one to speak of) when the light was fading fast . There must have been sufficient light around though as it was captured handheld at 1/20″ using ISO400 with my 14-45 lens set to f/5.6. The great thing about Micro 43 lenses is that they tend to be sharp even when the aperture is quite wide.
When I took the picture I liked the scene but I didn’t hold out much hope for the image. I thought it would be quite coarse and grainy, filled with noise and lack detail. In fact, I almost didn’t take the shot because I had conditioned myself to give up under such circumstances.
I’m pleased that I did though as this reminds me never to give up whilst there is still light.
6 thoughts on “Never Give Up”
this looks stunning 🙂
Many thanks and much appreciated.
Wow – no rain! Lovely image. Captures the colours really well. Very seasonal.
Thank you. And yes the rain held off despite being forecast.
It never hurts to push the shutter button one more time. I really love the colors & textures in this image. Its a keeper!
Thanks. It came as quite a nice surprise when I was reviewing my shots from the day.