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Date: 20/05/2013 | By: Heather

‘Mirrorless Monday’ with Christopher Frost and the OM-D E-M5


‘Mirrorless Monday’ with Christopher Frost and the OM-D E-M5

In this week’s edition of Mirrorless Monday, English photographer Christopher Frost takes us to a place very close to our hearts – the country of Wales, where the definition of “colourful” is turned on its head. Never have we seen green hills so vivid, or grey seas so piercing as in this beautiful country. Hence our trips back there every year!

E-M5, 1/50, f/ 28/5, ISO 800
E-M5, 1/50, f/5.6, ISO 800

The photo he has chosen to share is of a child’s bicycle he found abandoned on the beaches of Criccieth. About the photo he states:

…here’s a photo taken on my OM-D in North Wales at the end of February during my 50th Birthday.

We were based in Portmeirion, and decided to have a drive along the coast. We saw a sign for Criccieth, and decided to see what was on offer. We headed for the beach, which seemed very stoney; just like at Brighton. Whilst looking about, I came across this child’s bike that had almost rusted away in salty air. A great subject for my faithful Olympus.

Here is what he had to say about the settings, equipment and filters:

I used the Dynamic Tone filter with just a little tweaking in Lightroom. I just had the kit lens with me at the time, although I do have the 45mm and a Panasonic 20mm pancake. The technical details are 35mm, f5.6 1/50sec at ISO 800.

Christopher has also been writing a daily photography blog for seven years. (How could you not admire a photographer who has maintained a blog for so long?) Every day, he posts a photo, coupled with the story behind it. About his photographic journey, he states:

My journey through cameras have included Canon, Panasonic, Nikon and for the last six months I have used an Olympus OMD for my shots. I have recently started using it on model shoots, and the results have been surprisingly good; certainly on par with my Nikon D3s, which has more or less just sat on the shelf gathering dust.

Christopher’s photographs and passion for his work remind us that photography is, first and foremost, something to be enjoyed. The fact that he always finds new subjects in his area to photograph teaches us that one doesn’t necessarily have to travel half a world away to take great images. Often, the best images are sitting and waiting to be captured in your own backyard.

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About the author: Heather Broster

Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

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