Out and About: Earlswood Lakes

Today I was at Earlswood Lakes, Solihull with the Fuji X-E2 and the Fujinon 18-55 zoom lens.

Although in the very early morning, the weather looked quite promising, by the time I got to the lakes, there was a chill wind and a sometimes moody sky that promised but did not give rain.  There were not many people at the lakes, one or two walking the ubiquitous family dog and three or four fishermen waiting for a catch.

Although there are houses around the lakes, the quietness, sombre light and plaintiff cries of gulls and geese gave an isolated air to the area.

I was shooting in manual exposure mode as usual, and I still missed not having the EV dial working in this mode.  I don’t intend use this camera too often (I bought it for holidays abroad so I don’t have to lug my Nikon kit around), so I’m still getting used to it and its taking time.  It’s a great camera that gives superb results, but I just don’t find it so intuitive as my Nikons, but then again I don’t use it as much as them.  I’ll get there I’m sure.

The shot below was taken looking down the length of the Engine Pool.






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