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, 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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