Exploring Kalvebod Fælled

NB: Repost from old version of my website

In the beginning of 2019, I spent a couple of cold winter mornings and afternoons exploring Kalvebod Fælled, a large common close to my home.

I gave myself the challenge to shoot a little video with a minimal kit: My Panasonic GH5, a 12-60mm f2.8-f4 lens, a Syrp Variable ND filter, a small Manfrotto table top tripod and a Cam Caddie.

Panasonic GH5 with 12-60mm f2.8-4, Syrp ND filter, Manfrotto tripod and Cam Caddie
Panasonic GH5 with 12-60mm f2.8-4, Syrp ND filter, Manfrotto tripod and Cam Caddie

It all worked well: Stabilization on the GH5 was awesome – it was at times very windy at Kalvebod Fælled, and the tripod and Cam Caddie provided enough support for making relatively smooth footage.

One thing wasn’t good, though: The Syrp ND Filter had some severe issues with oddly colored spots and faded colors, especially in backlighting situations.

Syrp Dark Variable ND filter – notice the faded color in the left half of the image and the green spots in the hay
Syrp Dark Variable ND filter – notice the faded color in the left half of the image and the green spots in the hay

Essentially, the footage looked better when stopped down to a very high f-number as compared to when using the ND-filter, and I had to spend a bit of time correcting the colors with filter masks.

Anyways, have a look at the short video of Kalvebod Fælled in Winter;-)

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