As summer is coming to an end, we have been trying to take advantage of the (still) nice weather, so we decided to take short day trips every weekend. If we are in town, that is. So, we spent the second day of September scouting eagles, magpies (scientific name Pica Pica 😆 ) and other birds, in order to test a new lens we got our hands on: the 45 -200mm (full name is Lumix G Vario 45 -200mm, 4.0-5.6 O.I.S).
I mostly use my GH5 for filming, but lately, I have been trying to get back into photography. Before leaving the house I decided I would only take photographs that day, no video whatsoever. I will admit that it was tempting to shoot video – the location was so beautiful. We woke up at 6 a.m., and after half an hour of sleepy getting ready and a one hour drive we arrived at our destination: Stufărișul de la Sic (The Reed Field of Sic), Sic being a village in Cluj County.
This was the first outing with the new lens, although I did test it before in our garden, on our new neighbour, the squirrel! After a few hours in the reed field, we also checked out the village festival and visited the nearby countryside house, so I will also add some photos taken there with the GH5 and the 45 -200mm lens. Disclaimer: This is not a review post, nor a sample raw photos post. I edited the photos in Lightroom, doing the necessary basic corrections, then applying a preset (from this collection) and tweaking it to my liking.
Here are a few shots from the local festival:
And some furry and not so furry creatures from the countryside: