Sunday, 31 May 2020

A different Hoad shot

I've got hundreds of photos of the monument but thought this one is a bit different. This was taken with the Panasonic 100-400mm.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Olympus 60mm Macro and in camera focus stacking

I've just bought the Olympus 60mm F2.8 Macro lens so thought I'd try out the in-camera focus stacking feature on the Olympus OMD EM1 MKII.
Another very useful feature in the Olympus system, this image was 5 images taken at F2.8 and focus stacked in camera. The thing I like about the in-camera stacking is you can shoot at a wider aperture to keep the background bokeh but have more of the insect in focus. The 5 Raw files are also saved so you can stack them manually for better quality if you wish.
I know this fly image isn't perfect but there's a lot of settings to play with and I was quite happy with it for a first attempt.






Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Tridley Beach

It looks like I'll be able to re-start my Morecambe Bay project.
Anyone my age from Ulverston will know this scene. This beach used to be packed in the summer months, especially the summer of 1976.

morecambe bay

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Goldfinch in flight using Olympus Pro Capture mode

I was trying to find something different to photograph during lockdown, so thought I'd try some bird in flight shots using the Olympus Pro Capture mode. This was with the Olympus EM1 MKII and 40-150mm Pro lens.
I need more practice so it's definitely something to go back to in the winter when there's more birds using my feeders.



Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Morecambe Bay with Olympus 7-14mm Pro

Here's another one from earlier in the year. I'd just acquired the Olympus 7-14mm lens and thought the local sands around Morecambe Bay would be a good subject when learning to use this lens.
The 7-14mm is the widest lens I've ever owned and is taking time to learn how to use properly with the exaggerated perpspective it produces. Looking at the results so far I think I'm going to enjoy the challenge.


Morecambe Bay with Olympus 7-14mm Pro