Birmingham Walk with the Olympus OM-D

Taking advantage of some reasonable weather (well it wasn’t snowing though still pretty cold considering it’s now April) I decided to head out to Birmingham and take a walk along some of the historic canals whilst trying out some of the features on the Olympus OM-D. First stop however was at the Birmingham markets with this colourful shot of one of the fruit and veg stalls.

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Next stop at the new Library of Birmingham. Still under construction (opening in September 2013) hence the wooden fencing so difficult to get a good shot yet but this one seemed to work fairly well taken from the war memorial.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext to the canals themselves, around Gas Street Basin. Time to try out one of the creative filters on the OM-D. First off Dramatic Tone looking at The Cube

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…and then looking down one of the canals with the Hyatt hotel in the background.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext some barges taken with the Diorama filter.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand another barge with an alternate form of transport.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally to The Cube itself looking up at one of the art works in the main building.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the reasons I have decided to invest in the latest Olympus technology was because of its compact size yet full featured, professional capabilities. Having spent four hours walking around Birmingham with the OM-D as well as my Panasonic GF1 and a couple of lenses in my Billingham Hadley Pro camera bag I have to say so far this seems to be a good decision, my shoulder not suffering from the usual aches had I been lugging my heavy old Canon gear around.

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