still working well

After a pretty lazy autumn, I have started to get out in winter. First stop, the Cataphract Gorge, in (yes in) Launceston. My old stomping ground. Using the technique I tested early this year (now that I can set up my landscape kit without having to have the bulk of it ready for work), I very easily grabbed a few images the other morning. I must admit to loosing the light too soon, but in a packed hour, managed a few keepers.

 Pen F 40-150 12 second exposure. A 6 stop ND filter was fitted.

Pen F 40-150 12 second exposure. A 6 stop ND filter was fitted.

 Taken a few minutes before, in less brilliant light.

Taken a few minutes before, in less brilliant light.

 and a quick mono conversion.

and a quick mono conversion.

The technique is startlingly simple. Place the camera, set to the pre set C1, on the tripod (very light tripod that is). Compose and touch the screen where you want focus. Two seconds later, the silent and perfectly inert shutter fires, delivering a very sharp image. How much has my life changed in the recent past from the bad old days of wrestling long lenses on SLR cameras? More than I care to think. I NEVER managed to fully settle a 5D down with a 200mm or longer lens, no matter how heavy the tripod or how clever the tricks I used.

 Pen F 40-150

Pen F 40-150

After the stream, I visited a little spot in the scrub on the way back to the car park.

 A little crop of the above image (lower right) using normal 20mp resolution.

A little crop of the above image (lower right) using normal 20mp resolution.

All with moderate Lightroom processing from RAW.

Pretty happy with that. I just need to get out more.