Last week, it finally began to feel a little like Summer again. Not quite the dizzying Summery heights of last year, but a bit of sun and warmth. (And let’s be honest, it’s probably the best we’re going to get. I’ll take it!)
I ventured on an impromptu countryside drive through a few villages in beautiful Derbyshire during golden hour one evening, with just a trusty mirrorless camera that I’ve had for years (the Olympus Pen 6) and a zoom lens (Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6) that came free with said camera and I’ve never really used. I was pleasantly surprised with the results!
(They turned out far better than I expected for a Micro 4/3 sensor and a kit lens in decreasing light.)
In all honesty, I didn’t know whether to put this post over here or on my other blog Derbyshire Delights – but I felt that as it was more photography-orientated, it was more at home over here! Anyway, enough of the rambling, enjoy the scenic shots!
Most of these photos were taken from a moving car, so I think the camera and lens did quite well to keep up! (Don’t worry, I wasn’t the one driving.)
This is what I love about Summer the most, I think. The fact that I can get out with my camera for longer, I can explore more (without getting too muddy), and that I can find new places and scenes to photograph more easily.
There’s nothing more disheartening and discouraging than a constant deluge of rain and dark skies from 4pm, is there?
I’ve been feeling a bit deflated lately, when it comes to photography. Something felt off. Thankfully, experimenting with something new – in this case, a different camera and a lens that’s virtually new to me and very different from the lenses that I normally opt for – have helped to reinvigorate my love for photography.
I think the moral of the story is that it pays to experiment every now and again. So, if you’re struggling with a creative hobby too, maybe switch things up and see how you feel?
What’s your favourite time of year to take photos?