|Staghorn Cholla and the Superstitions - OM-D EM-5, 7-14 @ 2mm, f/5.6, ISO 200|
One of the reasons I love shooting hand held is that it allows me to quickly explore interesting perspectives and angles which is exactly what I did here. With the swiveling screen of the Olympus EM-5 I could frame the shot without getting on my belly. With the on screen level, I made sure to be level on the horizontal axis and with sensor based image stabilization and high FPS, I could hand hold all 5 frames of this HDR.
I took a lot of cameras with me on my recent trip, so that I could shoot with them all to get a good feel for all of them and to see how the image quality holds up. In this case, the image quality holds up very well. I have a 16x20 print I just made of this image and the results are simply outstanding; it could hang in a gallery. The only criticism I would have is the excessive lateral chromatic aberration on the 7-14 which required quick work in Lightroom and then further masked desaturation in Photoshop.