Blue Hour & Dust

I have yet to capture a good sunset with the G9 – not because the G9 isn’t capable but because I have not seen a decent sunset for what feels like months – we really are having some odd weather in Western Europe this year with spring seemingly bypassed and summer still some way over the horizon.

So with little hope of a firey sky I thought I would have a go at something more subtle – mixed success as I left it rather too late (more blue hour than sunset) and the shot I really wanted I couldn’t get without  also capturing my own shadow ! Still I did manage to capture the last embers illuminating a chatacterful rustic wall.

As an aside I have been seeing an issue with my Pana Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 with a few blobs appearing in some of the images when stopped down to say f/8.0 – I am hoping that this was just dust on the rear lens element so I gave it a good rocket blowering to see if that helps (I think it has), I hadn’t noticed it with other lenses so hopefully it’s not sensor dust.

Went with a square format with these as of late I have been very portrait orientated with all the building focussed shots I have been doing – it is really useful to be able to set the evf to show whatever format you want to try out  and equally useful that you can still revert to the full 20.4mp four thirds format in post if you shoot raw as I always do.

As always click on the images to see them bigger and better.

PL 8-18mm f/2.8-4 @ 8mm – f/5.6 – 1/60s – iso 200
PL 8-18mm f/2.8-4 @ 8mm – f/8 – 1/40s – iso 200
PL 8-18mm f/2.8-4 @ 8mm – f/8 – 1/30s – iso 200

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