This morning I went out to my local forest and witness the Dockey Wood bluebells through an SLR magic 12mm f1.6 on my Olympus PEN E-P5. The Dockey Wood bluebells are well-known locally, they are beautiful and plentiful. But please stay on the paths, don’t trample them. This year is busier than ever before, and with their success comes destruction.
Dockey Wood Bluebells
Dockey Wood is part of the Ashridge Estate and a wonderful place to look at bluebells. Make certain you arrive early in the morning as it gets rather busy. The rest of the forest and Ivinghoe Beacon are also a worthwhile visit whilst you are out there. I consider myself lucky that I have all of this in our “back garden”. You can find out more information here.
SLR Magic 12mm F1.6
Whilst this lens is a joy to use, and before I’ve primarily used it for video work, I’m missing something with it for photo work. It is just ok, a lot of work being fully manual, and seems to be lacking some resolving power. I definitely prefer it for people and video work.
Photos were shot on my Olympus PEN E-P5 mounted on my Three Legged Thing Brian tripod.
Where to buy
If you are interested, you can find this equipment nearly anywhere for sale, these links will take you to Amazon.