08 Jan A New Year and a New Lockdown

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Happy New Year.

I hope you managed to have a nice Christmas and New Year. Mine was uneventful except for my boiler breaking down on Christmas Eve. We spent the Christmas/New Year period without heating or hot water. After that experience, I’m quite happy to stay indoors and keep warm during the lockdown.

With the latest lockdown in the UK, I’m back to processing old images. I still have tens of thousands to get through and I don’t think I will run out any time soon. Here’s one from a shoot in November 2015 which I had completely overlooked and shared this shot earlier today on my Instagram account.

Lingmoor Fell, The Lake District. Olympus EM5 with Olympus 12-40 lens.

At the time I was shooting with a Sony A7R paired with Canon lenses, but this image was with my trusty Olympus EM5. After dragging myself and all that kit up a mountain in winter, I ended up shooting most of my images with the Olympus. Even now when I look at the detail in the EM5 shot the quality is excellent and it easily stands up to a 200% enlargement.

I remember this was a handheld exposure and I can see the metadata says it was 1/60” at ISO200 and f/7.1 on the Olympus 12-40 lens at 17mm. Unfortunately,

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