ƒ/8 and be there

Lock down can be difficult some days. I’m lucky that I can work from home and I’m finding that helps greatly. I recognise that I do have to have some breaks from work. There are a few loops that I walk, but once you’ve done them a few times they become – well – a bit boring.

Having found an interesting video about filters on YouTube I decided to set myself a “lock down challenge” and set off out with my camera.

The rules: only one lens, only one aperture setting and only one picture setting (though I did cheat on the last of these). The lens I chose was my 35mm ƒ/2, the aperture setting was ƒ/8 (obviously) and the picture setting was black and white with a (simulated) orange filter.

It was very enjoyable. I was out for two and a half hours just ambling along the tow path and back long the cycle lane. I’m also quite pleased with the results. (See Wikipedia for more on the expression “ƒ/8 and be there”.)