Friday image No.038

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Bolivia at night. Olympus EM5, Samyang fisheye lens, f/3.5, ISO800, 73 second exposure.

This week’s image was just for a bit of fun and experimentation. Whilst I was in Bolivia I was camped half way up a volcano at around 4,300m. The sky was as clear as anything and the star show amazing. I decided to pop the camera on a tripod, whack on the old fisheye lens and see what I could capture. This is the result.

Sure the stars are moving and therefore a little blurred due to the long exposure. Despite this I am rather impressed by what the EM5 and a Samyang fisheye lens can actually achieve. I now wish I had locked open the shutter and captured some star trails. Mind you it was damned cold and I couldn’t wait to get under canvas.

Have a great weekend everyone.

2 thoughts on “Friday image No.038

    Tom said:
    October 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Love it. How long was the exposure?

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      October 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks. It was 73 seconds. I just put the EM5 into the gradual exposure mode and watches as the image built up on the LCD. When it looked OK I just released the shutter. Great feature on the Olympus.

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