Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to be invited to Great Ote Hall Manor house, not only is this 15th century Manor house beautiful but the grounds and woodland are equally impressive. So Saturday lunchtime the kids and I set off armed with my OM-D, the FL-600R and a lastolite brolly grip.
The gate leading to the woods, captured at ISO200, f/3.5 & 1/100
I wanted to capture a few images with the speedlight off camera so I set-up the OM-D to trigger via IR and yes before anyone thinks it there are limitations using IR outdoors. So let me explain why I chose this set-up, having two children with me I wanted the simplest and easiest set-up so I could still have fun and also control speedlight power output in camera. Mounting the FL-600R onto a Lastolite Brolly grip enabled me to diffuse the light whilst directing and controlling it either by holding it in one hand or propping it up in a tree.
Heading deeper into the woods we came across a sea of Bluebells, captured at ISO200, f/3.2 & 1/200
The little pixies that live beneath the old English oak tree's. Captured at ISO200, f/3.2 & 1/100
A game of hide & seek, captured at ISO200, f/3.2 & 1/100
The next few images were captured with the flash on camera. Walking through the bluebells, captured at ISO200, f/4.5 & 1/100
Looking through the woods out to a sea of bluebells.
As we reached the edge of the woods the kids came across an old rope swing, with my son and daughter swinging towards me, I increased the shutter speed to 1/200 and let the OM-D work it's magic and it certainly did that. Both captured at ISO200 f/3.5 & 1/200
Picking petals, He loves me, He loves me not, captured at ISO200, f/3.5 & 1/1250
After a great adventure we arrived back at the manor house for the kids to find a double swing in the grounds. Captured at ISO200 f/3.5 @ 1/100
Looking back towards Great Ote Hall Manor House.
A fab day with plenty of smiles all round, it was great to be able to have the camera in one hand and the speedlight in the other, OMG OM-D.