The Olympus E-M5 goes searching for some British sun on the south west coast of England

Written by Gary on July 26th, 2012

My 1st adventures roaming south-west England in my hire car were dominated by an unusually wet and cloudy British summer, and thus when the forecast suggested there would be sun for a day that month – but only in the Swanage region of the south coast, I decided to head down there and get some lovely much needed UV light.

Here are a few of my iPad processed shots taken with the Olympus E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera.

Here I pushed the E-M5 almost to its hand held long exposure limits again to capture the flowing water at Durdle Door using a Hoya R72 infrared filter and hand held 1/6th second exposure with the Olympus 12mm lens which had some vignetting and toning added using Phototoaster on the iPad:


Durdle Door IR long exposure hand held

another infrared photo with lots of Phototoaster processing for fun on the iPad, this time of Corfe Castle ruins:

Corfe Castle IR

and another one of Corfe Castle but this time with a polariser filter, and no IR filter but processed in Phototoaster to add some atmosphere to this wonderful site – what would have been a great little castle in its day until the Parliamentarians spent 6 months destroying it with gunpowder:

Corfe Castle

oh… and I promised a little British sun at the beach:

Durdle Door coast


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. PeteC says:

    I’m in Perth, Gary, and I’ve just signed on for comments. You are doing what I did in 2008, roaming Britain in a hire car. Isn’t it great?! I’m jealous.

    I’m 7th generation Aussie, but Croft Castle in Herefordshire is in my heritage and Devon/Cornwall in my history.

    Envious! Pentax K-5 and Oly E-PL2 owner.