This post constitutes part of my “Shot Wide Open” series, and is the first post of this series to be published in 2015. For an overview of the project, and a list of its installments, click here. In this installment, photos were taken over the course of four days, working with both an Olympus M. Zuiko Premium 60 mm f/2.8 Macro and an Olympus OM Zuiko Auto-T 180 mm f/2.8, adapted to an Olympus OM-D E-M5.
It began with a pleasant walk in the park on a mild autumn day. However, it was sad seeing the bright tones of summer recede in the shadow of browns and faded yellows.
Fortunately, the next day, the weather forgot which season it was meant to be. It was exciting to bask in the sunshine and soak in a landscape awash with vibrant blues and greens. The brighter colours had returned – but for how long?
Realising its mistake, the weather turned the next afternoon, bringing with it the dour greys of rain, the foreboding flight of screaming gulls, and the brutal pounding of waves laden with twigs and sand. It was a little cold, quite wet, yet at the same time, strangely captivating.
Twenty four hours later, the weather got itself together, and delivered a cold, overcast autumn day. Taking in the varying landscape from the cost to the hills revealed the same as I’d seen earlier in the week: vestiges of summer, tinged with a hint of autumn. In short: typical Dunedin weather has spread further afield.