Stills V3

November 29, 2013

Handy Dunster Castle (Just Now)

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 17:13
In the Crypt

In the Crypt



  1. I just want to know how you did this – crime scene and shadow? Clever picture in any case.

    Also, how’s the M1?


    Comment by sojournerphoto — December 4, 2013 @ 22:41

  2. In the crypt there was a small exhibition, it think intended mainly for children, and one item was a shadow projector. It had a motion detector, a very bright light, an assortment of axes and swords and a double muslin screen. I asked Nora to put her hand in the beam and got the camera to focus on the rim light through the screen. The motion detector was a bit of a pain as when Nora kept still for me to take the picture, the light went out! I turned it into mono as the only colour after removing the colour cast was the sleeve of Nora’s coat and the red dot of the motion detector!

    The M1. Early days. My initial summary would be that the function and operation of the camera was developed by a photographer who works the way I do. I have the EVF displaying the histogram live. The front wheel controls eV, the rear the aperture, those are seen in the EVF. I can flick the switch with my thumb whilst my eye is at the viewfinder and use front wheel to select ISO. So I have complete control of the major functions of the camera whilst I am looking through the viewfinder.
    I haven’t gone looking for aberrations on the 1240 but none have been apparent in the images I’ve processed so far. As Chris and I discovered the lens’ focusing ring slides backwards and forwards to take it out of software focusing into manual focus. The EVF is so good it is close to optical quality. I did an arduous 9 mile walk and really appreciated how much lighter the M1 was over the E3.

    Perhaps Chris will put his comments here too.

    Comment by Rex — December 6, 2013 @ 09:31

  3. Ah, double muslin screen, I was wondering what produced the moiré patterns. An intriguing image, not lessened so by the explanation.

    I have found that the EM1 has probably changed the way I work, but I have found myself tending to underexpose images, by adjusting the EV compensation based on the way the image appears in he viewfinder. Perhaps I should either learn to trust the camera or make use of the live histogram like yourself Rex

    Comment by cgcooke — December 23, 2013 @ 23:21

  4. A strange shot to display the E-M1’s prowess but fortunate that the motion detector didn’t pick up a moving axe!

    Comment by zavaell — January 2, 2014 @ 22:41

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