A little experimentation with image stacking, 1 August 2022

A little experimentation with image stacking, 1 August 2022

As planned over the weekend, on Monday I wanted to take out the Olympus Pen mirrorless and the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit and try a little image stacking on the beach, making multiple exposures on a single frame. This is possible on the Olympus Pen with the use of the Experimental Lens Kit by setting the shutter to 'bulb' on the camera and holding down the button while making separate exposures with the independent shutter on the lens. 

The only downside to this is that the lens shutter is fixed at 1/100s and the aperture is a fixed f8, so you need reasonably low light to make it work properly.

Fortunately, the day got off to a fairly miserable start, as a sea fog rolled in early in the morning and persisted for the rest of the day. The downside of this was that the sky was a uniform grey, at the least I had wanted some blue sky to give the images a little ... punch.

Nevertheless, I made a stab at it. Under the trees the light was subdued enough to gain two or three multiple exposures, but in the main, and especially on the cliff overlooking the beach, the stacked images were grossly overexposed. The lowest exposure setting of the Olympus Pen was 100ASA and really this was too much for what I wanted to achieve with my image stacking.

What I think I will have to do is invest in a dremel and a couple of small neutral density filters and smooth down the rear of one of the lenses to fit a filter and minimise the light getting in.

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