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New camera system assembled

It’s better than Christmas and my birthday put together

With my new Olympus OM-D E5 Mark II system assembled, the first objective was to try some wide angle shots. The dramatic walls of Menjangan (sites Dreamland and Pos II Belok Kiri) would be the camera’s baptism, and the trusty pirate crew at Sea Rovers eyed this new camera with much skepticism–not sure they had seen a system this large (and heavy) in awhile. But as always, they smiled and provided their trademark great service as they carried the massive load onto the boat.

Shooting wide angle is really challenging for me. My previous system didn’t have a true wide angle lens and therefore didn’t take great scenic shots. Now I had to dig into the recesses of my memory to remember wide angle basics–find a specific subject within the lushness of the reef, balance the strobe light with the sunlight, and shoot upward. Can’t say I did a great job, but I can no longer blame the camera for any less-than-stellar results.

In the next post, I’ll share the first macro and supermacro images taken with the new camera.

Lush sea fans growing on the wall at Dreamland

This was the first subject I tried to shoot.

 

Red whip coral at Dreamland

Red whip coral always makes a stunning subject.

 

Orange sponge Pos II Belok Kiri

There were orange sponges everywhere on Pos II Belok Kiri

 

Anemone in the shallows at Dreamland

I loved the beautiful red underside of this anemone and the clouds overhead

 

 

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