Skies

PANASONIC GH1 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm F/3.5-5.6

Location - Christchurch Dorset
Equipment - Panasonic GH1 Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6


The sky is such an important element in landscape and location pictures. While clear blue skies are very useful in travel photography, a dramatic cloud formation can add a lot to a scene and turn the commonplace into something special. These top two images show the effect on buildings. I was particularly pleased with the office building shot.


PANASONIC GH1 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm F/3.5-5.6






Location - Christchurch Dorset
Equipment - Panasonic GH1 Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6

The church picture again shows the ability of the GH1 to handle dynamic range relatively well. I bracketed the shot, and a slightly underexposed version worked the best. Some Photoshop work on the levels of the various elements improved it further.




PANASONIC GH1 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm F/3.5-5.6




Location - Christchurch Harbour Dorset
Equipment - Panasonic GH1 Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6

Sunsets also benefit from more clouds. Water below them is a magical combination.

Once again this low pressure weather required patience. Yesterday virtually the whole day was a write off. I went out late in the day to an iron age fort close to where I'm staying. The location was great and on a sunny day I would have taken lots of photographs. However I was limited to a few. The sun did appear very briefly and I had to be quick to get something. It stayed out long enough to get a few panoramas with the X1.

Leica X1

Leica X1




Location - Badbury Rings Dorset
Equipment - Leica X1

One thing about this weather is that its incredibly clear. Below is a view across Exmoor to the Bristol Channel with the Welsh coast in the distance.

PANASONIC GH1 LEICA D VARIO-ELMAR 14-150mm F/3.5-5.6




Location - Exmoor Somerset
Equipment - Panasonic GH1 Leica Vario-Elmar 14-150mm f/3.5-5.6

Today is a moving day. Its off to the Devon Dorset border. 4 days left and a promising weather forecast. 

Words - D
Images - D & A