With low lying mist covering sussex today I headed out with the Olympus OM-D to play with the creative shadow and highlight controls. The venue for the day was Balcombe Lake which I remember fishing as a youngster. The lake from memory had features such as fishing pontoons and fallen trees and with the eerie feel in the air today I thought it would make for some nice foreground features.
The images below are all OOC jpeg's, so let me take a minute to explain how and why I hit the shutter button after dialling in my desired settings to capture each image. With the ISO set to 200 (there was plenty of natural light) and with the white balance set to cloudy, I framed each scene and adjusted the overall exposure to get the eerie look I was trying to achieve. Whilst looking through the EVF (personally Olympus still has the best EVF on the market) I used the creative highlight and shadow control's to fine tune each image.
For the final image I changed the settings to give a slightly colder feel to the atmosphere