Friday Image No. 59

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Olympus EM5, ISO400, f/7.1, 4 seconds, Lee 10 stop filter.
Olympus EM5, ISO400, f/7.1, 4 seconds, Lee 10 stop filter.

The clean-up of my image library backlog continues and I suspect it will be ongoing for some time. I worked out recently that I have nearly 300,000 images in the backlog – that’s going to take some time to work through.

On a positive note I am certainly getting the desired distance (in time) from the original shoot and this is allowing me to pick out some new images that I initially overlooked. This particular image is one from a Trip I made to the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales last November. At the time I didn’t recall shooting much that I was happy with. I had become fixated with trying to use the Nikon D800 (purchased as an experiment and sold soon after in frustration) but was fighting with it. I was also fighting back the pain from a prolapsed disk in my Neck but at the time didn’t realise the severity of the problem. In all, it was a memorable trip for all the wrong reasons.

Now that I’m looking back at the images I realised that I shot many more with the Olympus EM5 than the Nikon D800 and that there are some real gems in there.

Hope you like the image and have a great weekend.

10 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 59

    Cheralynn said:
    July 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    This is beautiful! Which lens was used?

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 24, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      THanks. It was the Olympus 9-18. It’s a great little lens and so usable. I had it set to 10mm for this shot.

    www.christopherfidoephotography.co.nz said:
    July 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Great shot – you have almost double the images I am working back through. Funny how we like our cameras I loved my Sony A99 but thought I would like the A7R better…. A7R was subject to lens flare and seemed to shoot in HDR. Far too vivid for my taste, so I sold it and got another A99…expensive exercise 🙂

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks. I have to admit that I was toying with the idea of buying an A7R to try it out. Now I have seen the new Panasonic GX8 preview and can’t help but want one.

    Peter Kamp Knudsen said:
    July 24, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I’ve had the same experience with a Canon 5D,III and a discusprolaps in my lover back. I bought Fuji x100, Xpro1 & XT1. Great cameras, XT1 had a major software Update and the autofocus is very fast now. My back? After an operation I can Carey one of my Fuji s plus an extra lens…
    I like your shots with the Lee Big stopper filter.

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Peter. Sounds like you had it worse than me. The Fuji is a great camera though and probably much more enjoyable than the Canon. The Big stopper and also the little stopper are great in the Lee Seven 5 format. They really work well with the smaller cameras.

    David Rudman said:
    July 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I really like this. Was there any foreground lighting? I was just starting trying the M43 format when you said you were trying the Nikon, which made me wonder if maybe there wasn’t really the scope in the smaller sensor format. But it looks like it really suits your style. Thanks for your inspiration!
    PS I hope your neck is healed now.

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      The foreground did have some light on it but there was also a faint shadow from the cliff behind me. These were very strange lighting conditions.

    John Steadman said:
    July 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I like the mono image Robin very much taken with the Olympus EM5. Last year I did purchase the Fuji Xpro1 but after a few months I sold it, on some of the images which had green vegetation, or stone work and bricks etc I was getting a painterly water colour effect which I was not happy with. But on other images I must say that the quality was superb. I traded in my D800 for the D810 which I am very satisfied with, apart from the weight of the body and lenses to carry around. most of the photography I do I cannot use a tripod only a monopod, and I need a camera to be able to lock onto focus very quickly. But eventually I think I will have to have another look at say the Fuji xt1 or the Olympus.
    Best Wishes to all of you.
    John.
    .

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks John. I don’t mind admitting that I really struggled with the Nikon. I couldn’t be quite as lazy as I am with the EM5. It did slow me down quite a lot but I didn’t enjoy it. Each to their own I guess.

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