Observed Trials - in the woods

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  1. PatrickVA

    PatrickVA Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 31, 2012
    Central Virginia
    I shot a regional motorcycle observed trials event over the weekend. It was a terrific experience with the E-M5 - a broad range of light, lots of movement, and some awkward angles.

    I ended up using the 45mm f/1.8 and 20mm almost exclusively, and the 45 turned out to be perfect. The only thing I felt lacking was weather sealing - there were some shots in the stream bed that would have been cool to try. I also noticed the purple fringing on the 20mm for the first time, but it wasn't bad enough to turn me off from that great little lens.

    Most of the shots were at a fairly open aperture and at ISO 1600, some at 3200. I was sure there would be lots of missed focus and unusable noise, but 80 percent or more of the shots were technically acceptable. In fact, I kept 90 out of the 450 shots, and am really happy with 10 or 15 of them.

    Here are a few favorites. Click through any of them to Flickr to see the whole set.

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