Today was a new day, the first of a new year and I was feeling quite positive; certainly more so than at this time in 2012. I didn’t have too much difficulty in motivating myself to go out for a walk, no doubt assisted greatly by it being such lovely weather for a change. It wasn’t a long walk, only about 3 miles, but it did give me a few photo opportunities which helped my mood still further. The test of whether I can keep up my resolution to do this more often will come when we revert to the usual pattern of weeks on end of rain and grey skies. However, I do feel (at least at the moment) that it is time to stop playing the victim, held hostage by Parkinson’s Disease, and regain control of my life by being more positive. Recently I chanced upon a quote by Henry Ford, which nicely summed things up for me; “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, your right.” I’ve perhaps spent too long automatically thinking that I can’t. Anyway, here are my snaps from today; nothing outstanding but useful practice at trying to make something out of nothing and, as Robin Wong would say, good shutter therapy. E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    14mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 200 E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    31mm    f/7.1    1/320s    ISO 200 E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    45mm    f/6.3    1/500s    ISO 200 E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    45mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 320 E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    36mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 320 E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    16mm    f/9.0    1/250s    ISO 250 E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    45mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 1250 E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    17mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 320 All shot on an E-M5 with Panasonic 14-45mm.