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faithblinded

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Since this is a feature Olympus seems to be including in every new camera regardless of level, I thought it would be cool to have a thread for images made with it. I've found it to be a fascinating tool, with more possibilities than I have thought of yet. I can't wait to see what other people have come up with.

Here are a few of mine, starting with one I took tonight.
This one is about 5 minutes worth of 2.5sec exposures:
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of course star trails are the other obvious use:
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but there's more to it than that. within the limitations of shutter speed, you can use it much like a ND filter for water(or with an ND filter, to overcome the SS limitation):
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there's a ghost me in this one, courtesy one of the first exposures of the composite:
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I can't wait to see what everyone else has been doing with Live Composite!
 

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Good idea to have a specific thread for this feature, which is certainly a lot of fun. It was not among my reasons for choosing the E-M10 as I didn't really understand what it meant until I actually got the camera and started to try it out - but now I would be reluctant to buy a camera without it.

All these were taken close to where I live in Málaga, Spain. I have posted them before in other threads but I think they belong here too.

Here the light trail was created by a lone cyclist.
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This one is from about the same place, this time with a pair of cyclists, Venus and Jupiter at the top right, and aeroplanes taking off and landing at Malaga airport in the middle.
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The eastern access road to the city. I had to wait quite a while before one driver obligingly entered the slip road at bottom left.
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Finally an open-air cinema on the beach, with Venus and Jupiter just about to set in the western sky (this was the night that they appeared closest together this year).
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Star trail that was taken late July.
 

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Love this feature and I've barely scratched the surface with the possibilities.
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Really nice pic. Could you pls expalin how Live comp helped in the making of this pic??
Sure. I kept the ambient lighting on the subject low and set the live composite to be a sequence of 0.5s exposures. At 0.5s with the low ambient light level, the base exposure was quite heavily underexposed. I then used a flashlight to illuminate the subject, checking on the screen after each burst for the overall effect. I guess it's a sort of light painting. It's s great feature - you can experiment with lighting effects and see the results immediately.
 

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Really nice pic. Could you pls expalin how Live comp helped in the making of this pic??
If I may, I came across Pekka Potka's video on product photography using E-M10's live composite that is similar to this pic, here is the link -

I tried it but it is hard for me but at least I got the gist of the process. Maybe need to practice it again.

If you are interested in his blog article on live composite here is the link - http://www.pekkapotka.com/journal/2014/5/22/live-composite-another-hidden-gem
 

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Sure. I kept the ambient lighting on the subject low and set the live composite to be a sequence of 0.5s exposures. At 0.5s with the low ambient light level, the base exposure was quite heavily underexposed. I then used a flashlight to illuminate the subject, checking on the screen after each burst for the overall effect. I guess it's a sort of light painting. It's s great feature - you can experiment with lighting effects and see the results immediately.
That is great!!!
Thanks for the link to the blog as well.
I have always used it for night trails so thanks for making me think outside the box!!!
 

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Here are a couple more I did, with the Cleveland skyline in the bgrnd:
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I'm currently moving across the country and stopped at my childhood home on the drive. After years of city living, I'd forgotten how many stars were visible pretty much any summer night. I used Live Composite to try and capture the magic of sleeping outside under those stars:

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Stars in my backyard
 
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faithblinded

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I love how this feature lets you watch the long exposure effect build. One exposure wasn't smoothing out the lake quite how I wanted, but live composite made it easy to add exposures until I was happy with the result.
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I have been playing with this recently and will add a few my recent attempts

Both photos taken using an Olympus EM1 w/ Olympus 17mm ƒ2.8 in downtown Houston

1/2 second exposure at ƒ5.6 (no idea how long)
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2 second exposure at ƒ5.6 (no idea how long)
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I really wish the exif would tell you total time or total number of exposures for the shot.
 

faithblinded

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I really wish the exif would tell you total time or total number of exposures for the shot.
Nice shots mate. I agree it would be nice to know how many exposures there were. I was shooting some composites last night, and I was thinking all it needs to do is record the time of the starting, and ending shutter presses, and that would be enough to easily extrapolate. I might have to open one up in Oly Viewer and see if there is any extra exif data there that LR isn't viewing...
 
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