10. May, 2021

Getting back Out After Lockdown

I have finally managed to get out with my new camera, I took my grandson who is part of my bubble up into the Brecon Beacons. He has a light sabre which we thought would look great at sunset. I still have a lot to learn on my camera settings but at least I have a few basic functions in my head. It takes time to get to know a camera inside out and this is my first major change since 2010, although I have upgraded regularly I have stuck with buying a newer version of the same model. This means that with few changes of controls I could find my way around without even thinking.

I know it will take time but having made a start I feel really positive. I feel that getting out and about has been really good for my mental health. I always used to say that being out on my own with the camera kept me sane, and I did notice how much better I felt just being somewhere different. I still intend walking the coastal path but I may wait for things to settle down a little, I can spend some time playing with my new camera in the meantime.

The quality of the images is so much better that my older model, even only changing the basics like shutter speed and aperture. I am very impressed with it so far, its just going to be practice, practice and more practice until I know the setting of by heart.