A couple of days ago my wife and I made a quick visit to the longhouse at Crawford Lake Conservation Area, as well as taking a short forest hike. This article shares some handheld, longer exposure images of the interior of the longhouse.
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This was my first visit to Crawford Lake Conservation Area. My wife accompanied our children here during various school trips when they were still in grade school.
We both enjoyed the couple of hours we spent at the location. On the way home we talked about the possibility of buying season passes to the network of Halton Region conservation areas.
Hopefully by next spring things will have returned to a more normal state. If so, then we’ll likely buy a couple of season passes and explore all 8 conservation areas.
This image of the inside of one of the longhouses will give you an idea about how some of the display materials are presented.
It has been a while since I’ve done any slow shutter speed test photographs, so it was a good opportunity to brush up on my technique. We didn’t have much time at Crawford Lake Conservation Area so we basically did a pretty quick walk-through of the longhouses.
Since my M.Zuiko PRO 12-100 f/4 IS only recently arrived, this was my first opportunity to go out to use it.
Given the dark interiors of the longhouses it was a good opportunity to give the lens a bit of a slow shutter speed test.
I was definitely a bit rusty and it took some time for me to find my groove.
Just for the heck of it, I tried a couple of Handheld Hi Res images at a bit higher ISO values.
I’m looking forward to the possibility of future visits to Crawford Lake when we won’t be quite so rushed.
The last photograph in the article is one of my favourite slow shutter speed test images. Given the amount of detailed webbing in the snowshoe photograph below, I was pleased with this 4 second handheld exposure.
As owners of Olympus cameras we can sometimes take the wonderful technology in our camera bodies and lenses for granted. Visits like the one we did to Crawford Lake serve as a good reminder of the photographic versatility and capability we hold in our hands, made possible by leading edge technology.
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
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