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A Rainy Night In London

I wanted to try some long exposures out with the Olympus OM-D EM-5, and since I hadn’t seen many on the web I ventured into town on a rainy night and captured a few shots. Not all were long exposures; some were just killing time while I was waiting around.Not ideal to shoot in the rain, but the wet ground always makes for some interesting reflections. And thank goodness the EM-5 is weatherproof!The shots below were taken with one of the Panasonics 14mm F/2.5, 20mm F/1.7 or the Olympus 45mm F/1.8. I think they all did pretty well.Some images I have rendered black and white, and they range between ISOs of 200 and 6400. One useful feature is the Anti-Shock, which starts the exposures at a designated time (e.g. 2secs) after you press the shutter button in order to avoid blur from the act of pressing itself. I found this particularly useful since I didn’t take my tripod with me (having shot in London many times before, I knew there would be an abundance of surfaces to rest on).Anyway, I hope this enlightens you as to what a small but highly capable camera system can do, and perhaps, like me, you’ll think about leaving the heavy gear at home for a change.

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I wanted to try some long exposures out with the Olympus OM-D EM-5, and since I hadn’t seen many on the web I ventured into town on a rainy night and captured a few shots. Not all were long exposures; some were just killing time while I was waiting around.

Not ideal to shoot in the rain, but the wet ground always makes for some interesting reflections. And thank goodness the EM-5 is weatherproof!

The shots below were taken with one of the Panasonics 14mm F/2.5, 20mm F/1.7 or the Olympus 45mm F/1.8. I think they all did pretty well.

Some images I have rendered black and white, and they range between ISOs of 200 and 6400. One useful feature is the Anti-Shock, which starts the exposures at a designated time (e.g. 2secs) after you press the shutter button in order to avoid blur from the act of pressing itself. I found this particularly useful since I didn’t take my tripod with me (having shot in London many times before, I knew there would be an abundance of surfaces to rest on).

Anyway, I hope this enlightens you as to what a small but highly capable camera system can do, and perhaps, like me, you’ll think about leaving the heavy gear at home for a change.
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A merry-go-round provided a distraction.
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A merry-go-round provided a distraction.

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This one was ISO 6400. Not terrible.
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This one was ISO 6400. Not terrible.

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A poser got into my shot!
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A poser got into my shot!

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Spot the ghostly jogger?
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Spot the ghostly jogger?

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Long exposure (20 secs) with the 14mm F/2.5.
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Long exposure (20 secs) with the 14mm F/2.5.

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Me trying to capture the London Eye reflected in the wet ground.
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Me trying to capture the London Eye reflected in the wet ground.

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Charing Cross station, shot with the Oly 45mm F/1.8
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Charing Cross station, shot with the Oly 45mm F/1.8

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And with the Panny 14mm F/2.5.
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And with the Panny 14mm F/2.5.

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