My last and short bicycle tour didn’t cause any additional problems to my shoulder, and so I decided to try another one, this time a bit longer. I started at about 10 past 10 am (CETWTSCTSTS; Central European Time without that stupid conversion to summer time shift) and went to Gross-Gerau and back, which is a round trip of about 30km (~20 miles or so). I took only 10 pictures all in all, using both my cameras and all my lenses.
The first thing I thought about after getting out was Kirk Tuck’s way of always taking some roof tops when out for a walk. I took my E-PL1, set it to “P” (like “P”rofessional ), and with using its kit lens at the wide end, I didn’t only get a roof top but a whole building including a direction sign in front of it, on the other side of the road. The camera decided on ISO 200, 1/500th of a second and f=11.0, which was perfect. I brightened it up half a stop later in RawTherapee, but at least I didn’t have any blown-out highlights. This is also slightly corrected for perspective in post:
When I took the next photo, I was out of Mörfelden-Walldorf already, and had just passed Mörfelden close to a (very loud) shooting club. In all that noise I heard ripples from a creek when passing over it, so I stopped and went down with my bicycle. To actually get some image of flowing (instead of frozen) water, I took my E-520 and its kit lens, and combined two ND filters – one with a factor of 4, the other one with 8x. That gave me a combined factor of 32, and I could use 1/5s instead of 1/160s at the selected aperture of f=4.5:
The other two photos I show here were taken when I was almost back home again, in the wood very close to Frankfurt airport. First I took a group of trees, then I changed to my 50mm macro lens and picked out a single one of that group:
All in all my little bicycle tour took less than 3 hours, with lots of breaks. Very nice. I want more of those…
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