Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Early morning reflection

Here's another one from my recent early morning trip to Kelly Hall Tarn, again no tripod required.
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Kelly Hall Tarn morning reflection
Olympus EM1 MKII with 12-100mm Pro @ 29mm. F7.1, 1/50th sec, ISO200, handheld.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

No tripod required

Here's one from a recent early morning trip to Torver Common. This is Kelly Hall Tarn with Coniston Old Man in the distance.
I'm finding I'm using my tripod a lot less since switching to Olympus. The sync stabilisation in the 12-100mm Pro lens and camera body make it possible to easily handhold at shutter speeds down to 1/2 second. I like the freedom of exploring different compositions without the need to mess around setting up my tripod.

Olympus EM1 MKII with 12-100mm Pro, F8, 1/60th sec, ISO200, @18mm. Handheld

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Coniston Boathouse

This boathouse on the SW shore of Coniston Water is the boathouse that was features in Arthur Ransome childrens novel Swallows and Amazons.
I had to wait a long time for a gap in the clouds to allow the sunlight to light up the boathouse and tree.
I used a 6 stop ND filter to slow the shutter speed to blur the water and clouds to give the peaceful look.
The Olympus Hi-Res modes takes four exposures to create a 50 megapixel image, it also means the 3 second exposure was like a 12 second exposure, helping to blur the water and clouds even more.

Olympus EM1 MKII with 12-100mm Pro lens. F7.1, 3.2 secs, ISO200 @66mm. Hi-Res mode on tripod.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Rusland Gap

I'm enjoying trying to take these more intimate landscapes rather than the wider epic Lake District views.
This was on taken during a misty morning Rusland Valley walk.

Olympus EM1 MKII with 12-100mm Pro lens, F6.3, 1/25th sec, ISO200, handheld @ 41mm

Sunday, 1 November 2020

A walk in the woods

 I went for a walk in the woods in the rain, I am are so lucky to find these scenes so near to home.
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Olympus EM1 MKII with 12-100mm Pro lens. 1/25thsec F4 ISO200, @57mm, handheld