This is one of my favorites. Shot with an Olympus Tough, using an 18mm, wide angle lens. I am inside a one-time, customary beach lodging, in Costa Rica. On the right is a clay oven. The smoke is rising through a roof ventilation.
I have painted, capturing light.
This particular camera was my constant companion for years. It cost 600 dollars, and the wide angle was another 100. You can swim with this camera. You can drop it and it won’t break. That’s part of their advertisement, and I can atest to the validity of that statement.
They say, it works well in snow. I don’t know, I haven’t been in snow in years. But everything touted about this camera, I found to be accurate.
My camera and lens are now retired. And I am proud to say, I wore it out.
I see this is a cheaper price than what I paid. Mind was Tough – 2. But that’s the way it goes.
Also, I don’t believe my Tough had RAW option. But, back then it wouldn’t have helped, because I didn’t know what RAW was and did not use Light Room.
If you want to travel with a versatile camera; a one pony of many tricks, this is it.
It’s also great for street photography. However, when choosing a camera color or a wrist attachment, it’s always best to go black.
My camera was black, with a red wrist, float attachment for when I was in the water.
In my photography life, “you can’t have it all.”
But don’t let that stop you.
Get the shot!