We spent Saturday at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk with friends.
It has been a glorious weekend and we have made the most of the earlier summer sunshine.
I took the Pen f with my Pro lens and had planned to capture some long exposures of the house as it sits within a moat.
Sadly the moat was full of algae and the house is undergoing major restoration (there is large scaffolding sitting in the middle of the moat as a trail for future works).
I therefore decided not to take the planned shots but focus on the landscape and the wildlife.
Mainlt the family of swans that gracefully glide around the moat.
I am always wary of swans as they are large birds with quite a temper.
The scale of the adult male was quite a shock when he got out of the water to shake off his wings (above).
I couldn’t resist trying to get a couple photos of this majestic family but did keep my distance.
The view of the exterior of the house may be obscured but you can still take some interesting photos from the inside out.
Norfolk is a lovely part of the country and I’m always pleased it’s not that far from us.
The Pen f did a great job in the bright sunlight and the pro lens was quite a difference from the normal pancake or prime lenses I attach to the Pen.
It’s a little front heavy with the Pro attached but not too bad.
I’m still getting used to the dials when compared to my EM5 MKII. Especially the ISO dial which I keep moving by accident!
I’m surprised how quick the Pen is. Continuous High burst is very fast but I need to invest in some faster cards as I had to wait once or twice for the camera to finish writing to them.
A lovely day out and I’m pleased with the selection of photos I took to capture the day.
Update Oxburgh Hall contacted me this week to ask if they could use my swan photograph 🙂