All this week we’ve been having some great sunsets. So last night seemed like a good time to go out again with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens for some more familiarity and testing. The more I experiment and use the new camera the easier I will find it when I need to take that all important photograph without thinking about what I need to set on the camera.
My favourite outdoor testing place is Talacre Beach and the abandoned lighthouse. Wide open beach, some good pools of water if the tide has just receded and the sunsets are generally pretty good. You’ve also got the lighthouse to add that little bit extra.
I like to think that I’m a pretty considerate photographer. When I’m out with my camera I’m usually aware of my surroundings and the people around me. If someone is taking photographs, even with their phone, I won’t walk in front of them. I’ll either wait or go round the back. Just as equally I expect the same consideration. OK, you don’t always get it with your average smart phone user, they are usually blithely unaware that you are taking photographs, even though the camera is on a tripod. But hey, I don’t have an exclusive right to any view. It’s something you have to live with, especially in tourist hot-spots.
But you would expect someone with fancy Canon DSLR, filters and a tripod to have come consideration. Not this guy. He came onto the beach, almost as the sun had set, walked right past me and proceeded to start photographing all round the lighthouse. In effect “photo-bombing” He didn’t care that he was in my frame. Oh No! He was Mister Important and he was going to get that photograph no matter what.
Sunset last night was about 21:40, so I was only waiting around for another ten minutes or so anyway before packing up to go home. Note that time. Anyway I left him on the beach busily snapping at everything in sight. As I walked through the now deserted beach car park I couldn’t resist taking this final photograph. “What goes around comes around”.
Have you ever had anyone “Photo-Bombing” your photograph. Did you do anything about it? I’d love to hear from you.
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