Rome in Italy

•February 19, 2010 • 1 Comment

At the beginning of February we had 4 nights in Rome. We had variable weather but just enough sunny days to test out my newly acquired Lumix 45-200mm lens. Needless to say I am very happy with it, ok, its not as sharp as a Canon 400mm 5.6L but its a lot easier to carry!












Normandy in France

•January 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

For New Year I spent a week in Normandy France, renting a chateau near Deauville. The weather was variable but we had good friends to pass the time with. The highlight visually was the coastal town of Honfluer, shot here with the GF1 and 20mm 1.7.










Harris in Scotland

•January 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Over Christmas I went to the Hebridean island of Lewis. On Christmas eve at around 10am I set off on what would normally be a one hour drive to the south of Harris, the neighbouring island. This was my first chance to try out the GF1 with the 14-45mm in a truly wild place.

The snow had been falling for days but today it was icy cold with a brilliant blue sky. About 20 minutes down this road I reached some amazing hills with frozen lakes. I used a circular polariser as usual and although I had the tripod I knew there would be more to shoot over the next hill so I cut corners to save time and shot wider open than the book would say was prudent. I’d do the same again as the vistas just kept getting better and better.

All shot with the GF1 and 14-45 lens








Paphos in Cyprus

•November 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

In late November I had a weekend in Paphos, Cyprus where the weather was deliciously warm and sunny. This was my second trip with the GF1 and I took along my new light-weight tripod in the hope of getting some low-light images. On the second night I was presented with an amazing sky at sunset set off nicely by the silhouetted castle in the distance and a lone fisherman in the foreground. The 14-45mm lens did a great job of sharpness and colour but there were times when I could have used a longer lens to great effect, will be buying longer lens soon!










Bucharest in Romania

•November 3, 2009 • 1 Comment

At the end of October I went for a weekend in Bucharest, Romania. This was the first time I had been abroad without a DSLR in many years and the first test of the the GF1 in a city environment.

Although I had never really been into street photography, this unobtrusive little camera with its flip up electronic viewfinder, lends itself well to this task and you soon find yourself taking pictures of people in the street and in restaurants without the subjects being too aware of it. Many people however, see you looking into the camera facing in a different direction to them, seem to suspect “isn’t that a lens pointing at me?” and end up with a slightly quizical look on their face.

shot with GF1 14-45mm at 1/2sec ISO400