Fan Of… Olympus Cameras

A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of… #54 challenge and a ramble about some of the Olympus cameras I have used over the years.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

A trio of my Olympus OM system cameras, fom left to right, my OM1 from 1976, my first OM2N from 1981 and my OM4T from 1998. I gave the photo an old fashioned film look with Snapseed as it seemed appropriate.

 

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

An early photo taken with the OM1 in late 1976 or early in 1977. Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire. I had previously taken a very similar shot with my Zenit E camera but something happened to the negatives so I had to reshoot the scene the next time there was snow.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

One of the last shots I took using the OM system. Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario on Canada Day 2007. Taken with a telephoto lens from nearly a mile away.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

44 years of Olympus cameras. The back row consists of the three OM system cameras in the first photo. The front row is, on the left, my E-410 from 2007 and on the right my OM-D E-M10 Mark II from last year. The photo was given a Polaroid type border with Snapseed.

 

Friendly Friday: Sunrise.

The fourth shot taken with the Olympus E-410. The Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at sunrise. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River is also visible in the Canada Day fireworks photo above.

 

Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

The sixth shot taken with the OM-D E-M10 Mark II. I was still on crutches after my accident and had only been out of rehab for about a week. One of the few photos taken with the kit lens that came with the camera.

 

January Squares: Range-light

This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge and I’m back to hyphenating words together for the penultimate day.

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton, Ontario at dawn. There are two of these lights on the river, the other is up the river a few hundred yards and higher. The two lights can be used to guide boats into the dock in the mouth of the river from out on Lake Huron.

January Squares: Range-light

Lake Huron Shoreline at Dawn: WWE #12

This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere: #12 Photo Challenge.

I have to admit that I had completely overlooked this photo. It was the eighth shot taken with my then new Olympus E-410. The fourth shot was used in a tourist guide to the area and I was approached by a camera magazine wanting to use the eleventh shot which I had posted online. I have no idea why I overlooked this shot until now.

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline at dawn. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge 12

Fishing off the Dock

Throwback Thursday travels back 12 years this week.

A couple of people fishing from the end of the dock at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

What’s interesting about this shot is that since it was taken the water level in Lake Huron has increased quite dramatically. The stony patch of shoreline in the foreground is now under water.

Throwback Thursday, Lake Huron shoreline at dawn.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Countryside and/or Small Towns

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Countryside and/or Small Towns.

When I first moved to southern Ontario 19 years ago I lived in a small town for 8 years before moving to the countryside.

This is a section of High Street, Southampton, Ontario early on a Saturday morning. I lived a few yards off High Street for around 7 years.

One Word Sunday: Window.

 

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. On the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Taken from Dominion Lookout at the bottom of High Street.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

 

This is a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario near where I have lived for 11 years.

A spring back road.

 

An old barn on a back road on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Evening light on an old barn.

 

A bush section of a local back road on the South Bruce Peninsula on Christmas day a couple of years ago.

Snow covered back road on Christmas day.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Tourism.

Despite living in a tourist destination and on a route for tourists heading to northern Ontario or western Canada I was drawing a blank on this challenge. Then I remembered these two photos of the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Around 12 years ago I was approached by a local tourism organisation about using this photo in one of their guides. As this shot was already being used as a postcard they decided not to use it and asked if I had anything similar.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

 

A month or so earlier I had been down on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton testing my new Olympus E-410 and the plastic kit lenses it came with. This is the fourth shot taken with the camera and is the one used in the guide.

Friendly Friday: Sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore.

Having been living close to various lakes since settling in Canada in the late 1990s I had rather a lot of lakeshore options for this challenge.

So I decided to go with a selection of shots of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. I lived a few blocks from the lakeshore for a few years in the 2000s which means that the photos are a mix of film and digital.

Storm clouds over Lake Huron at sunset. Chantry Island and its lighthouse is on the horizon. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

Canada Geese and Canadian flag at sunrise from The Long Dock in Southampton. The flag is 50 x 25 feet and the flagpole is 135 feet high to celebrate the town’s 135 anniversary.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout looking north.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

A section of the shoreline at dawn. Looking north from The Long Dock.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.