Sea Lavender Skies

Sea Lavender at Holkham in Norfolk
Sea Lavender at Holkham in Norfolk
Sea Lavender at Holkham in Norfolk

 

Sometimes muted grey skies can be a blessing in disguise, as was the case with this shot. High contrast full summer light can be tricky to contend with during the day. This soft pastel palette of sea lavender in Holkham bay was only possible thanks to some heavy leaden grey cloud skies creating soft even light conditions. Taken with the new Olympus 300mm pro-lens.

Wild Carrots and Red Admirals

Wild carrot flower bud

A first play with a new lens – the Olympus 300ml f4.0 pro. After a crazy circling autofocs experience I’ve updated my EM4’s firmware and can now focus without seasickness.  With a minumum focal range of 1.4m it works for less confiding butterflies. Yes its sharp. Yes you can get bokeh….

Wild carrot flower bud
Wild carrot flower seed head
Red admiral butterfly nectaring on garden privet hedge
Red admiral butterfly nectaring on garden privet hedge