Springtime Strolls: Part 3

Late afternoon sun dribbles through the trees on the reserve outside Otago Museum. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/250 s, f/8, ISO 200.
Late afternoon sun dribbles through the trees on the reserve outside Otago Museum. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/250 s, f/8, ISO 200. Converted to black and white in Apple Aperture 3 using the orange black and white filter.

I thought I’d attempt this week’s springtime photo post at a sensible hour. I’ve tried this for two reasons: firstly, I claim to post on a Sunday, but admit that I mostly post very early on Monday morning; secondly, I’m going to be starting lab work by 7 AM every day from now until Christmas, so I need to get to bed at a sensible hour. Look forward both to this, and to my collection of photos taken at golden hour swelling exponentially.

Ross Creek reservoir, Dunedin. This is the lowest I can recall ever having seen (let alone photographed) the water. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/250 s, f/8, ISO 200.
Ross Creek reservoir, Dunedin. This is the lowest I can recall ever having seen (let alone photographed) the water. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/250 s, f/8, ISO 200.

Since I’ve spent much of my free time over the past week refurbishing an old SLR (I will be writing about this in the first week February, 2014), this week’s post is a tidy-up of photos from the past few weeks which I felt I should publish.

The forest canopy, Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1, with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/1000 s, f/5.6, ISO 200.
The forest canopy, Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/1000 s, f/5.6, ISO 200.

As a bit of a curve-ball for these springtime posts, the first photo in this post is black and white. I chose to do this because it highlighted the sun catching the new foliage better than the colour version. If you look at this week’s photos carefully, you will realise that they are unified by the setting sun: the warmer tint in the highlights; longer, deeper shadows; and protracted lens flare from a shallower angle to the shooting position.

A fern on a rotting fencepost, Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/2000 s, f/2.8, ISO 200.
A fern on a rotting fencepost, Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8. 1/2000 s, f/2.8, ISO 200.

Anyway, that’s about it for this week. Next week, thanks to hideously long experiments which a machine is performing for me, I should manage to take some photos especially for tying off this series of photo posts. Enjoy the remaining two photos in  this post, and happy photographing!

Wineberry flowers at Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 60mm Macro. 1/200 s, f/4, ISO 200.
Wineberry flowers at Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 60mm Macro. 1/200 s, f/4, ISO 200.
The sun setting behind the forest at Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 60mm Macro. 1/200 s, f/8, ISO 200.
The sun setting behind the forest at Ross Creek, Dunedin. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 60mm Macro. 1/200 s, f/8, ISO 200.

 

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