#OlympusBackRoads is on the Road

By October 8, 2015 Backroads No Comments

Okay. This is it. The #OlympusBackRoads project is on the road. The concept is simple: ride a motorcycle down Norway from north to south using back roads as much as possible. Take lots of photographs, and visit 50 camera stores and photography clubs along the route. How long will it take? Weeks. How many kilometres will I ride? Thousands.

So far, so good. I’m heading south from Tromsø towards Lofoten in perfect conditions, shooting fisheye selfies on the move. Follow this page, Instagram @mortenhvaal, @olympusnorge for updates and photos of more interesting subjects than yours truly.

This is it. #OlympusBackRoads is on the road. Heading south from Tromsø towards Lofoten today, in clear, crisp beautiful autumn weather. Snow on the mountains, but dry roads. A good day for selfies with the Olympus M.Zuiko 1.8/8mm fisheye lens.

Heading south from Tromsø towards Lofoten today, in clear, crisp beautiful autumn weather. Snow on the mountains, but dry roads. A good day for selfies with the Olympus M.Zuiko 1.8/8mm fisheye lens.

 

There's an expression in Norwegian about slow local buses which translates into something like "stopping at every milk stand (melkerampe)". I'll be making around 50 stops at camera stores and photography clubs during the #OlympusBackRoads road trip, and hopefully at a few milk stands. I certainly couldn't resist doing a fisheye selfie with this neatly decorated example. Cool light effect on my face is courtesy of the sun reflecting in the Kawasaki mirror.

There’s an expression in Norwegian about slow local buses which translates into something like “stopping at every milk stand (melkerampe)”. I’ll be making around 50 stops at camera stores and photography clubs during the #OlympusBackRoads road trip, and hopefully at a few milk stands. I certainly couldn’t resist doing a fisheye selfie with this neatly decorated example. Cool light effect on my face is courtesy of the sun reflecting in the Kawasaki mirror.

 

Here's the setup for shooting somewhat fishy fisheye-selfies whilst on the move on the Kawasaki: an Olympus OM-D E-M5 MkII with an M.Zuiko 1.8/8mm mounted to the handlebars. The camera LCD screen is rotated so I can quickly check composition, and an RM‑UC1 remote control mounted so I can shoot with my left thumb without moving my hand from the bike handgrip.

Here’s the setup for shooting somewhat fishy fisheye-selfies whilst on the move on the Kawasaki: an Olympus OM-D E-M5 MkII with an M.Zuiko 1.8/8mm mounted to the handlebars. The camera LCD screen is rotated so I can quickly check composition, and an RM‑UC1 remote control mounted so I can shoot with my left thumb without moving my hand from the bike handgrip.

 

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