E5 at up to ISO 6400 - Molly at 121 Animal Therapy
This gallery is dedicated to images taken with the Olympus E5 camera whilst Molly was undergoing therapy, post operation.
Molly had an operation about 4 months ago on her rear left leg joint. She has spent the time since the operation recuperating. She is now receiving water therapy at 121AnimalTherapy to rebuild the nuscles in the leg which was operated on.
The therapy consists of standing on a surf bird and balancing, swimming and using a submerged tread mill. The whole session is completed by spending time in a jacuzzi to relax after the strenuous exercise.
The owners of this facility are very good and knowledgable. Great care is taken to exercise Molly without causing stress and harm.
I thought I would share some of the experiences Molly has had and try my hand at a new challenge for the camera.
The water temperature is kept between 30C-35C. The humidity within the building is very high! Bringing the camera equipment in from the outside instantly causes the lens to fog.This was a test of the camera seals too. Had the humidity penetrated, the mirror would also have fogged up as would the internal lens elements. As it was, only the external surfaces were affected.
I had forgotten my external flash and tried to use the built-in flash. This proved to be ineffective so I was left with trying to get images without a flash. I decided to use f7.1 throughout as this would give me the widest aperture for the best sharpness. I tried various ISO values and finally settled for ISO 6400 to an acceptable shutter speed. My aim was to get images that would be acceptable for standard photos and web.
The nine images below were taken on Molly's second therapy session. I have learnt from this experience and will try to improve on these for subsequent visits.