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.
You have some great first shots here – – – and you managed to include your trademark texture in the shots. Texture is often missing from wide angle/scenic shots and you just showed how much more interesting scenic pics can be. You have a master eye for composition!
Thanks, Charlotte, for your kind words. I always find it interesting what other people see in photographs. I don’t usually think much about texture in wide angle, although it’s often a major consideration in my macro work. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and took the time to comment.