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Cloud vs Mountain

Cloud vs Mountain

This picture was taken in Chamonix while I was skiing. The clouds had split and dropped into the valley and the sun was nicely lighting the middle. Previously all my posts have been about a lesson learned or new techniques I’ve been experimenting with. However I’ve decided I will also start sharing my favourite photographs. The best lessons are learned through lots of practice and that’s what these photographs are about.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens: 14-42mm @ 33mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/13
Shutter: 1/500 sec

Bubbling Colours

Bubbling Colours

Recently I met a fellow photographer who has some incredible studio and product based shots. Have a look at some of his work here. Studio photography is yet another area I haven’t had much experience with and something I would really like to get into.
So the plan for this weekend was to try to set up a mini home studio using whatever I could find around the apartment. Here is the result of my experimenting. I used a large black bucket filled with water, set up my camera on a tripod with a ring flash and starting throwing in limes and tomatoes.
Great fun, and some interesting results too.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens: 14-42mm @ 37mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10
Shutter: 1/160 sec
With Sunpak Auto Dx 8R Ring flash

Synchronised Gait

Synchronised Gait

This post is for TimidLee whose street photography and comments pushed me to get out and try it for myself. Please check out his blog, he has a fantastic combination of shots and stories. Today I went out to the old city centre of Querétaro (México) armed with my Lumix G2 and 20mm prime lens. It felt strange carrying so little gear; no tripod, lenses, camera bag, not even a spare battery. My intention was to go lightweight and just try to blend in. It took me a while to actually start taking pictures and looking over the ones I took I was certainly feeling the fear. I think I still need to get closer to the action and spend more time seeking those special moments.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens: 20mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Spot Metering

Chasing Frogs

Chasing Frogs

As promised in my previous post, here is a picture of one of the frogs which used up my battery. Worth it in my opinion! These little creatures were great fun to photograph. They seemed to be fully aware of what I was up to. Posing perfectly just until I found my focus and then bouncing off into the water.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens: 14-42mm @ 42mm with Raynox DCR-250
ISO: 400
Aperture: f/10
Shutter: 1/80 sec