Last Friday (the 24th) I had the privilege of hiking up to the Periodic Spring, located up Swift Creek behind Afton, WY. While being at the spring I was able to take some beautiful pictures, which I will post shortly on my photography page.
If you wish to view my photos, check them out on my photos page. The thing I wanted to talk about here is the technology which was used in taking these shots. These photos were shot with my new Olympus E-510. It is a great camera which takes absolutely beautiful photos. What is interesting about these photos, however, is that I had no tripod with me while shooting. What is even more amazing is that the photos were shot from a standing position without the camera resting on anything.
What is so amazing abut this? The photos were shot with a very slow shutter speed at 1/20th of a second. Normally a photo shot at anything below 1/60 would appear slightly blurry, but the advanced E-510 has a built in image stabilizer. Using the image stabilizer I was able to set a slow shutter speed (which created the flowing water effect) and achieve the desired effect that I was going for with the water. The E-510 has many great features, but this one single feature saved my day and created a beautiful shooting experience.
2 responses to “Photos of Periodic Spring”
Yes, not doubt the IS is effective. I have two of these cameras, on mated to a Zuko 90-250 and the other to a Zuiko 300/2.8. We use these for birding and get excellent results. My only disappointment is the dynamic range; obviously less than on APS cameras. With time, they will likely overcome this. Noise is very well controlled on this camera, though.
Wow. Those pics are great. Now that I’m going to take somewhat of an interest in your talents, maybe you could return the favor and click my name.