Never Give Up

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View descending Lingmoor Fell, The Lake District
View of Langdale Pike whilst descending from Lingmoor Fell, The Lake District

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

    joshi daniel said:
    December 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

    this looks stunning 🙂

    dpawson said:
    December 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Wow – no rain! Lovely image. Captures the colours really well. Very seasonal.

    outdoorcanvas said:
    December 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    It never hurts to push the shutter button one more time. I really love the colors & textures in this image. Its a keeper!

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      December 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks. It came as quite a nice surprise when I was reviewing my shots from the day.

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