Fair Weather Cyclist – Bike Week



Fair Weather Cyclist – Bike Week, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 224 / 365

Deja Vu – The last ride I took the old E-PL2/20mm on, I got soaked and grabbed a few shots of the wet bike. Today the first ride I take the new E-P2/20mm on and ditto.
Still I do love riding in the rain sometimes. There’s something about riding in the rain that just makes everything seem okay with the world. Call me crazy (most people probably think I am as they see me rolling by with a big child-like grin upon my face.)

Happy to confirm the PEN survied its first test in the splashy stuff, although to be fair it only came out for a few minutes.

Olympus E-P2, 20mm

Also really glad I gave the bike a clean and oil the other day . . . . . . . . . . . .

Beyond the Golden Hour



Beyond the Golden Hour, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 132 / 365

So very much beyond the golden hour.

I headed out for a solo dusk ride after wrapping up todays job edits. So peaceful as the last light of the day gave way to the darkness.
This was shot at 9:30pm and it was getting pretty dim to say the least.
So how dark was it really? Well lets just say 1/10th of a second @ f1.7 and iso 1600.
Steady hand needed.
Perhaps this is pushing the PEN a little far, lovely colours though.

Olympus PEN (E-PL2) 20mm

Do you want some cream with that brickwall?

Day 130 / 365

I just saw the funky split brick pattern by the two solid cream sections, thought it was interesting. That and It’s been a busy day so don’t have time for anything more interesting, unless you want the iphone shot I took out of the guesthouse window this morning.

Finally home after a couple of days shooting on the road, I’ve been drenched, sun blasted, wind swept and just about everything in between during these two jobs. Still my equipment stayed the course, a camera bag tied to light stand saved the loss of a brolly (and flash) plus the reflector got a good work out too (although it’s rather partial to the odd gust of wind as well, thanks needs to be given to my carbon based holders for the help).
It was good to meet a couple of our future Olympic stars though.

Olympus PEN(e-pl2), 20mm f1.7

Sunshine & Showers



Sunshine & Showers, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 129 / 365

Rather a mixed bag of weather we had today, it certainly made working outside interesting. One minute I was having to handle extreme contrast of full sun and shadows next I was putting the brolly up to save the camera. Still we carried on regardless.

I figured it was time to bring some colour back into the project after a long stint of monochromatic photographs.

Olympus PEN (E-PL2), 20mm f1.7

The Trickle that sent a shiver down my spine

Day 128 / 365

I’ll let you see what you want to see and take from it what you will. The power of the photograph is for it to speak for itself, what it tells each individual may differ even though the image is constant.
Remember “All photographs are accurate, yet none show the truth” Avedon

Shot on the Olympus PEN (e-pl2) using the Lumix 20mm f1.7.

On a more blogy note, I’m due an April recap so that should be coming soon, plus I’m going to put together part two of my ongoing Olympus PEN review now that I’m happy with my kit build out.

Enjoying the rain – Rider of the falling rain



Enjoying the rain, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 125 / 365

What a difference a day makes . . . . . .
Last night we were treated to a delightful sunset, this evening I just got saturated. Still an enjoyable ride though, I even got to check if the Olympus PEN is rain proof, seems to still be working so I’d give it a tick.

Plus it’s only fair my bike gets some 365 too, I’m quite partial to my bike, have I mentioned that before?

Olympus PEN (E-PL2), 20mm Lumix.
Marks special B&W conversionism in LR3.

Thinking of You.



Thinking of You., originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 113 / 365

The last of this weeks window reflections of reflections of mirrors of reflections (you get the jist). It was kind of fun just wandering the city streets looking for intersting juxtapositions and abstractions from window reflections but I’m pretty much done with the idea now.

Should be some news on a little collaboration I’ve been working on with another little place on the web coming soon, so stay tuned for that.

Happy St. Georges day to anyone who is into that kind of thing. Happy Easter for tomorrow for those into that kind of thing, happy “insert celebration here” to anyone else.

First steps on my next project tomorrow, I haven’t decided yet where or when it will be shared but I may leak the odd taster now and then over the next few months or so.

Oly E-PL2 / 20mm