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A Walk Around Southwold

It was a nice bright day on Saturday, so we decided to pay a visit Southwold. I wanted to travel light, so I fitted the 17mm f1.8 to my E-M1. As I rarely use this lens I felt like a fish out of water with it. Everything looked so small and I kept reaching for the zoom ring. This rather eclectic set of shots is the best I could do.




The heart of Southwold – Adnams Brewery




St Edmund's Church




Obviously not a pauper's grave




Village Pump




A Fishing Cliché




The Foot Passenger Ferry.
The ferryman has to row hard into the current to end up at the jetty on the left.


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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

A varied and interesting set, all photos are good but #no1 stands out for me. Thanks for posting
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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

A very nice set of a familiar location Ron.

The 17mm is a crisp little lens, just have to get used to "zooming with your feet"

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

Nice set and it is good to challenge ourselves by using lenses that have sat unused for a while (I am guilty of that).

After using longer lenses it is at first daunting o switch to a fixed wide angleas it makes you change your whole perspective of viewing the subject as well as remain conscious of the imapact o wides on tall buildings and persepctive control.

You have managed this really well and captured a great mix of colourful images.

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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

I think that lens has just proved how versatile it is - in the right hands, of course. The ferry is my favourite shot, a lovely picture.
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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

Nice set, it's a nice change to take a prime lens out, I like doing that with my 25mm, I like the first one expecially.

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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

One of our favourite places so thanks for posting these.

#1 for me as favourite too
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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

Many thanks for the encouraging comments. As most of my time is spent shooting at 300mm, the view through the 17mm was definitely a culture shock. I encountered the inevitable perspective issues with the brewery sign and figure, which were high up on the building, and the church tower. However, the lens correction feature in Lightoom sorted out the verticals quite well.

Looking at the first image again I have noticed one intriguing detail. All the letters are beautifully embossed, apart from the ampersand in the centre which is just painted using a different typeface. I wonder what the story is there? I imagine it was damaged and it was easier to repaint it, rather than recreating the embossing.

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Re: A Walk Around Southwold

I like the ferry.

I'm sure it is good for us all to do an exercise like this every now and again, especially with a prime lens.

I quite often only take my Fuji X100T to London (fixed 35mm equivalent) for use when I have time gaps between meetings, but that's pretty standard for me as a keen street photographer, so maybe I should take just a 300mm next time?

In fact I'm going tomorrow, and you've inspired me to take an E-M1 with just the manual 58mm f1.2 Rokkor that I bought recently. The weather's forecast to be foul, so the big aperture will probably be useful...
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