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This weekend past, my friends Bizhan, Linda, Natalia and myself embarked on a terrific adventure in Wales. We navigated through waterfall country on an almost 9 hour hike, slipping, sliding and falling on our quest to capture photos. Below is a selection of my efforts, all taken with the EM5 and one of three primes: the Panasonics 14mm F/2.5, 20mm F/1.7 and Olympus 45mm F/1.8. Some were taken on the Gorilla Pod (a revelation to me; I even wrapped it around tree branches to get shots!), but many were taken hand-held at around 1 second thanks to the EM5's excellent IBIS and Anti-Shock system. I was the only one in our group who had done this hike before, and back then (last year) I had used a DSLR. The fact that I feel I captured better photos this year with the EM5 surely proves that not only are doubters of this system misguided, but that it ultimately doesn’t matter what type of camera you use to capture half decent images. This time around, too, the autumnal colours may have helped with the vibrancy of the photos.The following day, after leaving the fantastic Beili Helyg guesthouse, we explored two of South Wales most popular castles, but photos from them will be presented on separate posts. After our trek we were exhausted but triumphant, and I hope you enjoy the photos below as much as we enjoyed capturing them.

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This weekend past, my friends Bizhan, Linda, Natalia and myself embarked on a terrific adventure in Wales. We navigated through waterfall country on an almost 9 hour hike, slipping, sliding and falling on our quest to capture photos. 

Below is a selection of my efforts, all taken with the EM5 and one of three primes: the Panasonics 14mm F/2.5, 20mm F/1.7 and Olympus 45mm F/1.8. Some were taken on the Gorilla Pod (a revelation to me; I even wrapped it around tree branches to get shots!), but many were taken hand-held at around 1 second thanks to the EM5's excellent IBIS and Anti-Shock system. 

I was the only one in our group who had done this hike before, and back then (last year) I had used a DSLR. The fact that I feel I captured better photos this year with the EM5 surely proves that not only are doubters of this system misguided, but that it ultimately doesn’t matter what type of camera you use to capture half decent images. This time around, too, the autumnal colours may have helped with the vibrancy of the photos.

The following day, after leaving the fantastic Beili Helyg guesthouse, we explored two of South Wales most popular castles, but photos from them will be presented on separate posts. 

After our trek we were exhausted but triumphant, and I hope you enjoy the photos below as much as we enjoyed capturing them.

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ParrishOct 17, 2013 12:02 PM

An absolutely cracking set Alpha.
Due to on going back problems i am seriously interested in a small mirrorless system ( maybe not mirrorless ).

Love the colours and tonal range here but my main concern would be the sharpness and macro capabilities !

The more of your work i see the more i get interested in this setup.

Hand on heart...your comparison with this kit to the D600 kit, of course i know its horses for courses etc but just an idea of what is lost using the smaller system.

All the best my friend
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Jordan SteeleOct 22, 2013 02:53 PM

Really beautiful work here...

AlphaWhiskeyOct 22, 2013 03:03 PM

Thank you!

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