[5] Vestrahorn - Iceland

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This was one of my favorite spots…it met all my expectations… I had great and scary time there.

We got there in mid afternoon and scout around for best spot to shoot at sunset…after I took this shot, I moved down to the beach and one of my friends follows…since I was down there already and the rock was kind of slippery and high, he asked me to help hold his tripod and camera…I told him let me put my camera down first, I put my camera on to of a rock about a foot high then when and grab my friend’s tripod a few feet away from my camera, at the corner of my eye I can see a big wave coming and try desperately to save my camera but it was too late. The wave knocks it off the rock and soak it for a few seconds. After a few instant of panic, what the heck why worry I have Olympus gears, furthermore it’s the #EM1X … I asked my friend for his water bottle and just rince the salt water off it and blow dry it with my air blower and keep on shooting...after my misfortune with the wave I kept shooting for while, I went back to the van to change and reheat myself because it was not confortable walking around with wet feet under -6ºC (21ºF).

[1] Before the incident

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[2] Wider view

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I was sitting in the back of the van that doesn’t have any window, while my two friends are chitchatting in the front…I look up through the opening between the back cabin and the front seat and saw an orange glow and asked Jenny to open the side door for me (note to the rental company: Bad idea not to be able to open from the inside from the side sliding door) Once outside, I saw a sky that is ready to “explode” in colors…Grab my camera and tripod and just run toward the beach…then I remembered how perilous that descent was…I have to go around with will take longer…with my luck that day, I decided that I will just stuck at and around the dunes and still run like crazy to look for good composition.

[3]

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[4]

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[5] From a different angle

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[7] Panorama

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[8] The opposite side of the mountain

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[9] A few days later we came back trying to catch the Northern Light ... but the sunset wasn't as great as last time...but I was able to catch the reflection of the mountain

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[10] Later that night, testing out the Starry Night Auto Focus, which works great.

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All of them are beside the Panorama and all the shot from the dunes are Hand Held High Res on the E-M1 Mark iii

#4 is a 100% crop from one of them.

Wow. Maybe one of these days I'll switch from Panasonic to Olympus... That EM1mkIII surely looks nice.
 

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Nam... other worldly!

~ absolutely wonderful photos.

Now I am regretting more than ever having to cancel this summer's trip to Iceland!
Your photos are, however, are putting Iceland much higher on our bucket list!

Thanks, once again for sharing your story with us!
Dan

After this trip, we all cannot wait to go back one day in different season to see this Wonderfull country.
 

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Great stuff! A question if I may: E-M1 III has no “Scene” or “Pano” mode, How did you do your pano? Does anyone have a suggestion (I just switched from E-M5 III where there IS a scene/pano mode so I’m wondering...) Thanks All.
 

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Great stuff! A question if I may: E-M1 III has no “Scene” or “Pano” mode, How did you do your pano? Does anyone have a suggestion (I just switched from E-M5 III where there IS a scene/pano mode so I’m wondering...) Thanks All.
You dont need a specific mode. You can even handhold pano shots, just take a succession of photos panning across the scene making sure each shot overlaps and you keep the horizon steady in the frame across the pano movement. Then in LR you can merge them into a pano. I use Manuel focus to ensure the focus is similar across the shots I also prefer to shot in M to fix the exposure throughout the series, just make sure you expose for the entire pano. I usually do a couple o make sure I get it right and make sure there is enough overlap for LR to stich correctly
 

Nam-in-Sonoma

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Great stuff! A question if I may: E-M1 III has no “Scene” or “Pano” mode, How did you do your pano? Does anyone have a suggestion (I just switched from E-M5 III where there IS a scene/pano mode so I’m wondering...) Thanks All.

I haven't use the pano mode in camera but I think it just helps you more with the overlapping of the scene so you can get better panorama.

As for me, I use tripod and shoot in portrait orientation and try to have as much as possible overlapping between take and if you are not sure shoot a bit wider because you can always crop but not possible to add scene afterward.

I use Adobe Camera Raw to stitch them together, it does pretty good job for me.

As for IS, I never turn mine off even shooting milky way with trip pod with 30s exposure time.
 
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