Friday Image No. 82


Winter trees in the Lake District. Olympus EM5 with 12-40mm lens. ISO200, f/7.1, 1/80". 0.6 ND Grad.
Winter trees in the Lake District. Olympus EM5 with 12-40mm lens. ISO200, f/7.1, 1/80″. 0.6 ND Grad.

I shot this image in the Lake District back in early November. It was actually the first snowfall of the winter and light was spectacular for most of the day. Unfortunately, it then deteriorated for the rest of the year.

This is the first time I have processed this image and I really like the results. It may be a little dark for some people but I really quite like it due to the contrast it creates with the trees where the sunlight was falling. How I love the low warm rays of the winter sun.

Have a great weekend everyone.

4 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 82

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  1. Beautiful! Very impressionistic with its rich color and inherent texture. I also appreciate a very subtle detail of the rock wall in the lower left corner. What I mean, here, is that, due to the composition, it is difficult to ascertain the scale of the scene. With the inclusion of the wall, it validates the size of the forest and produces more depth. This creates more understanding for the viewer in abstract versus realistic. Obviously, the color hits you first, but then the subtle details reveal the “truth” of the image.

  2. Brilliant image again Robin👍. I’d like to ask you and the people that follow you some advice if that’s ok with you? I have a Sony a6000 with a 16-70 Ziess lens and I’ve been looking for some more glass. What scares me is the crazy cost of the new lenses Sony are producing. I’m on the verge of part exing it for a M5 Mk11. I’d like to know if I’m going backwards or do you and others on here think it’s the right choice? Many thanks!

    1. Hi Richard, this is the very same decision I agonised over a few years back. The camera I had was a Sony NEX5 and I was considering switching to Micro 43 with a Panasonic GX1. I read quite a few forums and posted questions. The general consensus was that I was mad. The view was that the Sony had the best sensor and I could bolt on a large range of lenses. In the end I made the switch and was very pleased that I did, but for very specific reasons.

      You see I found the lens choice with the Sony far too limiting at the time. It wasn’t just that the lenses were expensive, they didn’t exist. The other thing that I didn’t like about the NEX was that the corner image quality was very poor and I had a lot of nice images rejected by Stock Libraries because of this. When I switched to Micro 43, I found the image quality (from that supposed poor sensor) was better. I also found the lens range much better for the type of photography I do. But most imporessive was the lens quality with images super sharp right into the corners.

      The EM5 MKII is an excellent camera but you need to be buying good lenses. There are a few poor ones out there. Seach back through this blog as I did a series of posts reviewing the lenses that I had owned. What I can’t do is compare the results against the a6000 as I haven’t used one. What I would suggest is booking onto an Olympus day where for £49 (it may have changed) you get a day with the camera. It’s often the intangible usage factor that makes you love or hate a camera.
      Hope this helps.

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