Friday, 21 December 2012

Splash! Gin And Tonic

Splash! Gin And Tonic, originally uploaded by acampm1.

Ready for the weekend?

I've been feeling my way around my off camera remote controlled Metz 50AF flashes. There are two, behind decanters in the background, to freeze the splash.

After that it was just a question of chucking lemon slices at a glass of tonic until I got a good splash.

A startburst effect has been added in post processing to get a nice Christmas feel.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Marainha Dawn Dec 2012

Marainha Dawn Dec 2012, originally uploaded by acampm1.

You need a lot of planning for this sort of thing. I use TPE on Android, which told me that the sun was going to rise far enough around to the right to run along the beach - normally the beach is in shadow at dawn. There's a huge cliff behind me to reflect light onto the sand. Then I needed a day with a high tide at dawn. And finally I needed the weather...

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Wet Feet, Leaky Wellies

Wet Feet, Leaky Wellies, originally uploaded by acampm1.
A cautionary tale of equipment failure - all very well making sure you have working cards and batteries, there is nothing more annoying than wellie failure.

Less facetiously, this is a shot about dedication. I was up in the hills walking the dogs when I say how the clouds were shaping up on the coast - three quarters of an hour later the dogs were back home, disgruntled, and I was at the coast with a camera.

You have to be prepared to drop things...

Talking of dropping things, what's happened to my ten stop ND? Grrr, more money.

Done with my lovely OM-D and the Panny 7-14.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Testing out the OM-D IBIS

Testing out the OM-D IBIS, originally uploaded by acampm1.

So what do I think of Oly's OM-D E-M5? I love it! Small, pretty, brillisnt IQ and a pleasure to use. The big surprise is the IBIS. I've always considered lens stabilisation only useful for telephotos, and the in body system useless with anything - but Oly have truly changed the deal. This shot is with the equivalent of a 50mm lens, at one sixth of a second, standing in moving water....