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#1 DanBolt

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:51 PM

It's been ages since I've posted in Wetpixel (but I do regularly enjoy this forum for the awesome images that get posted), but the images I took yesterday have moved me to share them. I'm still getting to know my new Olympus E-PL5 having upgraded from the E-PL1 two months ago, and yesterday showed me just how good the dynamic range of this little marvel really is.

 

These are self portraits in my local river in Dartmoor national park, it's a wooded valley so you actually get more sun in the water during the winter while there are no leaves on the trees.

 

For light I used a single, YS-D1 with a custom snoot.

 

Enjoy

 

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#2 Markosixty6

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:45 AM

Congrats very nice set.

#3 Joti

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:44 AM

Wow. Glad your photos moved you to share them, they moved me to dig up my wetpixel login to comment. Very nice work

What lens were you shooting with?

#4 loftus

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:47 AM

These are real quite cool; 3&4 have a a ghostly quality about them.


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#5 DanBolt

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:22 AM

Thank you for your kind comments. Joti I'm glad they moved you to dig out your login credentials  :)

They are shot using the Panasonic 8mm fisheye



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:27 AM

great photo's really clean



#7 newmanl

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Great photos Dan! Love the balance between the natural and artifical light - very nice work!

 

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

"Wow" cool, and I bet it was.  Fair play to you Dan.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

wow really nice shots Dan.  What were you using to trigger the shutter?  Were you just using the timer?


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#10 DanBolt

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

Thank you all, glad you like them. The water was 4 degrees C and some recent rain meant the vis was down to about 5m but gave the water the 'smokey' quality that's come through in the images.

 

Andy the E-PL5 has a custom timer where you can set time to initial shot (I use 30 seconds), then set the time between up to 10 consecutive shots (I use 5 seconds), a very useful function. The initial 30 second timer gives me a chance to go back to the surface & breath-up for the 50 second series of 10 images.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

That is a "cool" way of using a timer. I assume that you used some sort of Tripod as well.


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#12 DanBolt

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:45 AM

Thanks E_viking. You assume correctly; I use an Ultralight Tripod clamp with 3x 8" arms for the legs and a standard UCLS ball on the top. Instead of screwing the camera directly to the tripod I use a 3" arm to clamp my handles to the tripod which gives me lots of flexibility for positioning the camera just how I want it.

 

And a couple of ankle weights to stop the whole rig being dragged down-stream by the current.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

I really like the Idea!  Makes me want to try it out myself.

Well, apart fromthe combination of Wetsuit and cold lakes!

 

/Erik


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