EM-5, Street/Landscape

Look me in the eye

Look me in the eye
EM-5, 20 mm, f1.7, ISO 800, 1/25s

In Line
EM-5, 20 mm, f1.7, ISO 1000, 1/40s

These two shots are part of a series I did one night on a german airport near Frankfurt. I had to oversee the loading into one of the airplanes and used the spare time to take some photos. It was a very unique experience and I was able to get shots which normally are not that easy to take.

– Hendrik

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EM-5, Street/Landscape

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm
EM-5, 9-18 mm, f4, ISO 200, 1/2000s

This is another shot from my trip to London, England earlier this year. It was my first time in London and my trip lasted just one day. So I tried to see as much as possible starting with a ride in the London Eye right at the Westminster Bridge. Fortunately I bought a ticket online and skiped the line and did not lose much time waiting for the ride.

It took 30 minutes and the view at the top was amazing as you can see on the picture. You get a good sense just how big London is. I was able to catch some good shots up there but the relfection of the other people in the glass is distracting on some shots.

– Hendrik

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EM-5, Portrait, Street/Landscape

Mouse

Mouse
EM-5, 75 mm, f1.8, ISO 800, 1/15s

This was one of my first shots with the EM-5 from November 2012. I took this one with the 75mm M.Zuiko. Normally I would not consider this the ideal street photography lens but the result blow me away every time. The lens’ image renderings are always super sharp, detailed, contrasty with a lovely bokeh which this shot displays very well. With this shot you can see how well the IS system in the EM-5 works. With a 75mm lens (150mm full frame) you would normally need a shutter speed of 1/150s to get sharp images, with the EM-5 clearly 1/15s are sufficient. Amazing stuff 🙂

– Hendrik

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EM-5, Portrait

Dark

Dark
EM-5, 20 mm, f1.7, ISO 200, 1/40s

This shot was part of a little low-key serie I took from myself. I just got my second flash and wanted to try it out. On youtube I found an interesting video on low-key photography and wanted to test it myself. For this I used an all black background that absorbed all the spreading light from the flashes and underexposed the shot to eliminate the remaining available light. With this settings I could work on the lighting setup and end up using one flash shooting at a 45 degree angle from the reight and one flash shooting at my back creating the seperation between me and the background. In post I darken it a bit and put in some claritiy as well as sharpness to create this grittier look. Hope you like it. Every comment appreciated 🙂

– Hendrik

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EM-5, Fashion, Portrait

Diamonds

Diamonds
EM-5, 75mm, f1.8, ISO 4000, 1/50s

I love this shot this much and it was taken more or less by accident on new year’s eve. Anja and I were at my parent’s house for dinner and it was farily dark so I had to pump up the ISO on my EM-5 to get a sufficient shutter speed. ISO 4000 it is for this shot and the result is simply stunning. The clarity, detail and sharpness is amazing for this sensitivity and the image the 75mm lens renders is just beautiful.

I love Anja’s pose as well. It’s not very easy to have Anja sitting patiently for a shot and she always like to pull faces 😀 but this one is just outstanding. Thank you honey for letting me take this shot.

– Hendrik

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EM-5, Street/Landscape

Venice

In the following post I am going to show you some of the pictures I took in Venice this spring. It’s a beautiful and unique city with things to photograph every few meters.  I came home with loads photos and the decision which ones I wanted to upload was very hard. The following pictures are a selection of the best ones.  Hope you’ll enjoy.

Stormy Weather
EM-5, 9-18mm, f4.0, ISO 200, 1/1250s


I took this shot from one of the boats as we shipped accross the Canal Grande. It was taken with the 9-18mm lens.  I am very happy with the final result since that day was very cloudy with haveing almost no structure in the sky.  Fortunately I was able to recover some of the contrast in the clouds which adds definition to the sky.

Open Sea
EM-5, 20mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/1600s


This shot, as the first photo, was taken from a boat.  The boats were great for taking pictures because of the unique views you got of the city.  With this shot I like especially the open view and the traffic you see on the Canal.

Reflections
EM-5, 20mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/250s

This shot was taken in Murano.  It is one of the smaller islands around Venice and famous for its glass works. It is a nice island and not as crowded as Venice.

Canal Grande
EM-5, 20mm, f1.7, ISO 800, 1/10s

I took this shot from the Rialto Bridge at night.  The bridge was so crowded with photographers all equipped with their tripods. That time I was very happy to have my OM-D with me with the 5-axis Image Stabilization system.  It worked flawlessly and helped me to get this shot without the use of a tripod.

Lone Walker
EM-5, 20mm, f1.7, ISO 200, 1/640s

This was just a fast street capture. Anja and me came across an alley where this woman walked through.  The sun shining bright creating this nice high contrast image with strong shadows and light. I really like this shot.

– Hendrik

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Crossing the Millenium

This picture was shot on my trip to London in May this year. I just has the saturday in London and had a pretty full shedule since I wanted to see as much as possible of this beautiful city. After a hop-on/hop-off bus tour I walked along the River Thamse equipped with my EM-5 and the 75mm. The lens is not the first lens coming to mind when thinking about street photography but I wanted to capture some shots from a distance, influencing the scenery as less as possible. Then I saw the Millenium Bridge and I really like the structure. The skyline of London’s Southwark district added another layer to this shot.

– Hendrik

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