Grimsby Harbour Sunrise

As is often the case, I was up before dawn this morning and working in my office. I happened to look out from my second floor window towards Lake Ontario and saw some incredible colours developing. I quickly grabbed a camera and headed out to capture a few images of a Grimsby harbour sunrise.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO @ 12 mm, f/8, 1/10, ISO-200, straight out-of-camera jpeg

After returning from Grimsby harbour this morning, the first thingĀ  I noticed when I opened my OM-D E-M1X files was the amount of colour and shadow details visible in the straight out-of-camera jpegs. That indicated to me that I’d have a lot with in the OM-D E-M1X RAW files.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO @ 12 mm, f/8, 1/10, ISO-200, image processed to taste from RAW file

While there is a learning curve with any ‘new to us’ camera, I found the Olympus RAW files relatively easy with which to work. Obviously when processing a RAW file there is a lot of latitude for creative interpretation of an image.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO @ 12 mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-200, straight out-of-camera jpeg

Ideally I would have liked to have captured these images with the Olympus 7-14 mm f/2.8 zoom lens. I didn’t want to take the time to dig through the Olympus Loaner Gear, then end up losing the light. So, I rushed down to the harbour with the M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO which was already mounted on the E-M1X.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO @ 12 mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-200, image processed to taste from RAW file

As it was, by the time I arrived at Grimsby harbour the light was starting to shift rapidly. It would have been better if I could have arrived about 20 minutes earlier.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO @ 12 mm, f/8, 1/60, ISO-200, straight out-of-camera jpeg

One of the things that I noticed working with the OM-D E-M1X RAW files was that I didn’t have to be nearly as aggressive with them as compared to those from my Nikon 1 J5. Having more dynamic range and colour depth in the files is quite noticeable.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 12-100 mm f/4 IS PRO @ 12 mm, f/8, 1/60, ISO-200,

I will need to create a number of custom profiles in DxO PhotoLab 2 should I decide to move forward with some Olympus equipment.

Technical Note:
All photographs in this article were captured using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Many of the photographs displayed in this article were produced from RAW files using my standard process. DxO PhotoLab 2 now supports the Olympus OM-D E-M1X.

Use of Olympus Loaner Equipment
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2 thoughts on “Grimsby Harbour Sunrise”

    1. Thanks Joni… I’m glad you enjoyed the images!

      As far as the E-M1X being a ‘keeper’… it will really come down to how it performs during some onsite client video tests that I have scheduled for it. Anything that the camera can do from a photographic standpoint is secondary to the needs of our industrial video business. The sensor is likely the same one that is in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, so similar results can probably be achieved with that camera as well.


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