The Southern Cross. I can not thank Queet and Matt from Olympus Australia for their help and their enthusiasm on Friday night.Just when you thought you knew your camera they popped up with a gem that you did not even know was there. One feature I knew of but had not played with was Live Composite on my EM-1. Matt was a little disappointed that Adelaide did not put on the nice clear sky he was looking for so we were unable to attempt it in the city. So after the meet up I dropped in to the lookout near my house and I had perfectly clear skies.
After a couple of test attempts I set the camera to task, sat in the car (with the heater on, I forgot a jumper) and 100 shots later this image came out. I had to use the torch on my iPhone to light up the tree for about 20 seconds as I found after the test exposure that there was not enough ambient light at 30 sec to light the leaves.
After the 50 minute exposure the camera processed the image remarkably fast. Disclaimer here... I did have NR and Noise filter off. At home put it into LR and did a little tweak here and there, cropped and exported. In all I am very pleased with the result. When you look at the time to do this before, 50 minutes of shooting, then the loading of images at home, opening in PS and blending 100 photos. Takes ages, with the Live Comp the whole process is done in a quick and easy. Now to find some interesting foregrounds for my new passion. #olympus #OlympusInspired #olympusau #OMDem1