Final Straw and a walk on the Wildside

March 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Had to happen eventually, I have recently had surgery on both feet (Hallux Rigidus) and am about to undergo surgery on my knees, AGAIN!

All this walking the fells with a heavy DSLR and big F2.8 Lenses has got to stop!

And so it has…

I have turned to the Dark (Wild) Side and eschewed my DSLR for a Mirror less Camera, a Fuji X-T1 to be exact…  

The feeling of liberation is incredible, even in my currently dilapidated state I feel the benefits, it’s taken me about a month to get rid of all the paraphernalia, of large rucksack Camera bags angle brackets grips and filters but I’m finally there!

Even in recovery from surgery I can still manage a hobble up a hill, as I did last week in my first outing with the new Camera up to Lily Tarn near Ambleside. The Camera and my current kit of three lenses weighs less than my old Camera body on its own, I just know my knees will eventually thank me! Plus my Ankles, my back, my asthmatic Lungs, my Arms, my… Well you get the picture!

Speaking of which here’s a couple of Lily tarns surroundings just a stone’s  throw from Ambleside and a very pleasant and quiet little walk it is too…

In the last picture you can just make out Rydal Hall in the centre background, detail is great from the new Camera and the colour is amazing with no Post Production work at all.


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