I went to Kansas with the intent of shooting landscapes. This is a bit of a departure for me as I usually shoot landscapes but with the idea that cyclists are part of the landscapes and a key part of the subject matter. What would I do if I remove this key aspect of my pictures? Can I find inspiration in shooting just landscapes?  Good questions that I set out to explore.    

For this trip I did bring 3 cameras, but truthfully I only shot two of them. I brought an old Pen EP1, an OMD EM5 and the new OMD EM1. By the end of the trip, I only shot the EP1 and EM1. Honestly, it is doubtful I will ever use my EM5 again. I know that doesn't help the resale value when I go to sell it, but truthfully, the EM1 is a stunning camera. Great controls. Speed. Agility. Image quality. It has it all.

I had a full range of lenses available for this trip. I shot the Olympus 17mm f1.8, the 45mm f1.8, the 75mm f1.8, the 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD as well as the Panasonic 25 f1.4 and 14mm f2.5.  Honestly, every single one of those lenses is a stunner on the new EM1. My ISO ranged from 200-3200. I shot hand held and with a tripod. It was a great first trip to really break in the EM1. I was pleased with the results, but I'll let you be your own judge. 

Here is a small gallery of landscape shots. Click on any of them to bring up the lightbox slideshow feature.   Enjoy.  I'll be back with more shots from my photo trip later this week.