Just a few of my favorite landscape images from the last few weeks. No real theme. Just shots I saw out and about during my days here on Vancouver Island.
Vancouver Island has been experiencing some crazy Spring weather this week. Lots of unsettled weather patterns with wind, rain, and then blasts of warm sun. Here is an image of a lovely little storm system moving in over Nanoose Bay as seen from Sebastian Beach in Lantzville.
I just installed the latest firmware release (2.0) for my Olympus OMD EM5 this week. The major improvement for me was that Olympus added 100ISO (yippee!). They also added smaller focus points which I will try out soon as well. I decided I had to see what kind of a difference the 100ISO made to my long exposures as opposed to 200ISO and then I also turned off the in-camera noise reduction. The in-camera noise reduction was adding crazy processing times to each long exposure shot and frankly was driving me crazzzzzyyyy. I went out with my fotofrend Sucha Ollek and we did some early morning/ pre-dawn shots at Brickyard Community Park in Nanoose Bay. As always I seem to like the pre-dawn shots more than the actual sunrise! My verdict on 100ISO? Well I think there is definitely less noise in the shadows than I saw before.
Took a gamble that the fog might break up and let the sun peek through for the sunrise this morning. Lost that bet big time! I went out to the Brickyard Regional Park in Nanoose this morning and parked myself on the beach in the dark. There were plenty of stars and clear sky on the drive up but sadly the Nanoose Peninsula itself was socked in with the never-ending fog we seem to have had all winter. So here are some foggy pictures from one of my favourite sunrise beaches!