Samgold Photography | Portrait Photographer | Orlando, Florida

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Offshore Series: The Western Neptune Part II

Spy-hopping

MZD 45mm f/1.8

After a long while on land enjoying Florida's mild winter, I was shipped back out to the

Western Neptune

for work. I was introduced to this vessel during the Fall of last year and published some photos from the trip 

here

. In this field it is always nice going back to a familiar ship because you "know the ropes" and preparing for the voyage is easier. However, when it comes to photography, it is difficult to document the same scenery and still keep things interesting. I am always up for a challenge though and no matter what the situation, try to dedicate a couple of hours every week to practice this craft. I decided to leave my OMD EM5 home this trip and spend some quality time with the Panasonic GX7. It is the absolute perfect offshore camera due to its native 1/8000 shutter speed for those extra sunny days. In addition, it is small and becomes extra inconspicuous when switched to silent mode. Since I almost always shoot from waist level with the articulating screen up, I'm sure the people I encounter while shooting think, "Wow, he still hasn't figured out how to use that thing". ;) Hope you enjoy this set. -Sam

Daily Notes

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Calm Before the Storm

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

Port Wing

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

Foam System

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Geometric

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

High Seas

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Almost Symmetrical

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Wheelhouse

Sigma 60mm f/2.8

NSDB

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Vignette

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

Communications

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

Panorama

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

Saltspray

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Red

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

Western Geco

Lumix 14mm f/2.5

Gasmask

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, Start, Select

Lumix 14mm f/2,5

The View

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Calm Seas

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Coffee vs. Coke

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Typing for Two

OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Purple Sunset

OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 + generic focal reducer

The Pod

OM Zuiko 28mm f/2.8 + generic focal reducer

Under the Sea

MZD 45mm f/1.8