Walking is a big part of my life. Most weekends you’ll find me up a mountain of some sort, and these boots get me there.
I’m enjoying the reflective nature of this photography project and my subject(s) are a worthy inclusion in the ‘Seven Days of Self’ series as my second shot.
These boots are very special to me as I got them specifically for an expedition to Nicaragua and Costa Rica in 2015. I needed a pair of good-fitting, hard-wearing boots to see me through three months of solid graft. And you know what? They did me proud. They’re made by Altberg in Yorkshire and I can heartily recommend them as they’ve been getting me up (and down) mountains ever since.
I went for an impromptu walk today and so it was after 6pm before I got back to shoot this image. The light wasn’t great at this time as you can imagine on the last day of March, and so I swapped in my 50mm lens as I knew I could go down to f/1.4 if need be. The shutter speed I used was certainly too slow for handheld shooting but I’ll admit I was rushing as the light was fading! I could have afforded to increase the ISO. You live and learn!
This image was originally posted here: instagram.com/adamhawra
Canon 6D Mk2 + EF 50mm f/1.4 USM @ 50mm | 1/25 sec at f/4 | ISO 200