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One of my frustrations has been that I sometimes see things I want to photograph when I’m driving but in locations where I can’t stop. In addition, I have thought that I might, over time, come up with some interesting pictures of Hanover and vicinity while driving or riding in the car. The only thing was that I didn’t think it would work well. In the past I took some pictures using my Lumix LX7 and micro 4/3 cameras but hadn’t been pleased with the results.
Since I had an errand to run yesterday, I decided to try again. I used my X-E1 hanging from a strap around my neck and preset the camera in shutter mode with a shutter speed of 1/500 sec since I wasn’t driving fast. I put the ISO and aperture in auto mode and set the camera to focus automatically using the center focus point. I then drove around and occasionally picked up the camera and snapped off pictures like I was using a P&S camera. I paid no attention to the focus point or anything else other than driving. I used the 27 mm pancake lens.
When I got home and put them on the computer to look at them I was mildly pleased. I used auto WB in LR5 and it did a pretty good job of removing the slight tint from the windows. In addition, I cropped them into 1×2 format to remove the edge of the car dash and some of the sky and leveled them. The above are a sample of the pictures. I was really pleased to find that none of my pictures had focus problems. It focused plenty fast. But, next time I’ll clean the windows before I go.
I hope to make more pictures this way and then eventually I might select some for a video tour of Hanover and vicinity.