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Friday Image No. 51

Ulswater, Cumbria. Olympus EM5 + 9-18 Olympus lens. f/9.0, 1.3" at ISO200.
Ulswater, Cumbria. Olympus EM5 + 9-18 Olympus lens. f/9.0, 1.3″ at ISO200.

I don’t mind admitting that I struggled to find a Friday image to post today. In the end I had to go back to the end of December when I visited the Lakes. The weather seems to have been terrible of late and it’s getting pretty depressing. It’s made all the worse knowing that I have a newly Infrared converted EM5 and also 12 new rolls of Infrared film for the XPan. I need some sun.

Anyway, I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.

Friday Image No. 45

Loughrigg Tarn, The Lake District. Olympus EM5, 12-40mm lens. F/8.0 1/80 second
Loughrigg Tarn, The Lake District. Olympus EM5, 12-40mm lens. F/8.0 1/80 second

In my previous post I mentioned how I had been up to the Lake District with a friend for an early morning shoot. This image was from the end of the day when amazingly the weather was still working in our favour.

I love fog and mist. I think it can transform locations when the conditions and lighting are good. It’s still hard to believe that the conditions we had on this day were so ideal.

Hope you like the picture and have a great weekend everyone.

Friday Image No.015

Olympus EM5. Ambleside, The Lake District.
Olympus EM5. Ambleside, The Lake District.

I have been so busy this past week that I hadn’t realised Friday had come round again. Then I realised that I didn’t have an image to share so I started to look back over my shots from last year. A lot of the folders I have done nothing with. Despite this there are a few images that show some promise but which I overlooked at the time.

Here’s one example shot at dawn at the Marina in Ambleside. The weather didn’t play out quite as we had hoped for and the bank of heavy cloud failed to clear. It’s still quite a pleasant image though.

Have a great weekend.

Never Give Up

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.