**** This Week Through Your M43 April 28, 2012 ****

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**** This Week Through Your M43 April 28, 2012 ****
Apr 28, 2012

M43 Onion Rock-Paper-Scissors

A trusted friend of mine has just sent me his official Oly EM5 fanboy version of the game Rock-Paper-Scissors.

It's called Rock-Paper-Scissors-Fuji-EM5. Here's how it's played
Rock smashes scissors
Scissors cuts paper
Paper wraps rock
Rock smashes Fuji
Scissors scratches Fuji
Paper bags Fuji
EM5 is too quick for Rock (FAST AF)
EM5 is too sealed against scissors
EM5 hump blocks paper
EM5 5-axis IBIS chops Fuji

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Re: Reflection of a bygone era
In reply to SLOtographer, Apr 28, 2012

While walking around the Junkyard, I sw this puddle and worked my way around it to capture several different angles and compositions. I liked this one best.

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Yellow stuff
In reply to SLOtographer, Apr 28, 2012

Yellow stuff again. The oil made of it now gets added to diesel fuel and then chokes the delicate engine's injection nozzles and freezes during harsh winter...

Luckily, my car craves the good old petrol...

GH2 with manually focusing Zeiss 135mm f2.8 lens set to f16 (hence 1/125) not to blur the background completely.

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Constable Country
In reply to SLOtographer, Apr 28, 2012

Nice intro Stan!

Self-portrait
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These reminded me of a John Constable painting.

First is a tweaked raw image, second is HDR. Interested to know which of the two you prefer. People tend to be a little sniffy about HDR in here but often I find it slightly more interesting if somewhat unrealistic. I guess I'm drawn to it as I really enjoy the processing with HDR.
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Re: Yellow stuff
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Re: Reflection of a bygone era
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Good stuff - I like it.
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Re: Yellow stuff
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Wormsmeat wrote:

Rapeseed?

Yes, sir.

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Re: Constable Country
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Wormsmeat wrote:

First is a tweaked raw image, second is HDR. Interested to know which of the two you prefer.

First one.

People tend to be a little sniffy about HDR in here but often I find it slightly more interesting if somewhat unrealistic. I guess I'm drawn to it as I really enjoy the processing with HDR.

It looks unrealistic to me. Just my opinion.

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Historic Wetland
In reply to SLOtographer, Apr 28, 2012

I experimented with a slightly different subject & approach this week. And, the processing style is perhaps a bit more heavy handed than my usual work. C&C Welcome!

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GF1 visits Vienna in beautiful spring time (20 images)
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A re-post so that the images do not get lost in the old thread, I hope you do not mind.

I spent the week in Austria's capital city, Vienna, for a conference and managed to take some pictures with my GF1. Lenses used were the 20/1.7 and the 45/1.8.

The images were developed in LR 4. I am quite satisfied by how much Lightroom has improved since I started using it (Version 2 if I remember correctly), it handles the GF1 RAW files much better then in the beginning. Especially the handling of highlights has improved enormously.

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Re: Constable Country
In reply to Wormsmeat, Apr 28, 2012

Some excellent work this week, Wormsmeat!

Wormsmeat wrote:

Nice intro Stan!

Self-portrait

Very nice. I especially like the framing & shadow here.

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This one is a strange image. It is much stronger viewed small; Once enlarged, I find that it looses much of its impact. That said, I do like it a lot .. when viewed small.

2

Very nice, but I'm still drawn back to the first.

3

Interesting concept.

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These reminded me of a John Constable painting.

First is a tweaked raw image, second is HDR. Interested to know which of the two you prefer. People tend to be a little sniffy about HDR in here but often I find it slightly more interesting if somewhat unrealistic. I guess I'm drawn to it as I really enjoy the processing with HDR.

I think the processing present a totally different mood. They are almost different images to me, if that makes sense. The thing with tonemapping that I'm not fond of is the unrealistic lighting & halos. I quite like the effect when it's used to enhance existing lighting; Just not quite sure when used to create lighting that isn't there in the first place.

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Re: Historic Wetland
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Really like 'em.
This is like a model:-

Another good 'un

Fascinating spot that.

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Re: GF1 visits Vienna in beautiful spring time (20 images)
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Interesting series, vibrant colours. But ironically I like the B&W best:-

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Re: Historic Wetland
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jh404 wrote:

I experimented with a slightly different subject & approach this week. And, the processing style is perhaps a bit more heavy handed than my usual work. C&C Welcome!
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I like the subject very much, I would definitely revisit the place when the light is more favorable, for example in the late afternoon when there would be some nice long shadows and good contrasts on the building and the boat.

As for the processing, the sky looks a bit over-processed to me, especially in the first three of your b&w images. When you compare the contrast of the sky to the contrast of the rest of the picture (house, vegetation) they do not fit together very well, I think. The sky is very dramatic but the landscape rather "flat" because of the cloudy sky and lack of shadows.

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More Spring Blooms
In reply to SLOtographer, Apr 28, 2012

I posted a few of these in a separate thread last week, but the rest are new. They are from Tulip Fest, an annual spring flower display which culminates on the first weekend in May with a BIG festival and crowning of the annual Tulip Queen (I kid you not). It begins the Friday before Mother's Day, with the ritual street scrubbing of State Street, and then proceeds from there.

Yeah, it's an odd one. But it's so miserable here most winters (we had an unusual balmy one this year) that this tradition is a most welcome "good riddance" to Winter and welcome to Spring.

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The first is an overview of some of the beds with Corning Tower of the Empire State Plaza in the background. The rest are the stars of the show....

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Viva Italia...!!!
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My lovely Leica M9 has gone on holiday to Germany. It was hit by a Cosmic Ray and a whole row of pixies died....lay down.....stone dead!

My son sent me some instant coffee for Christmas; all you have to do is arrange the green beans in the correct way, roast them until black and greasy, grind them (by hand) and stick the dust in the espresso machine. It was raining when I did this and the baro-alt showed that Bristol had risen (relatively speaking) by 1200 ft.

Down at the city centre today...lots of fun...Italian car show

Maseratis lining the streets

Ferraris everywhere

Alfas too...although this one is a home built from a bit of this and that, including an IKEA wine rack

and the wheel spats are converted buckets

My first ever car was a 1934 Fiat Topolino so I was glad to see some later models; this one is from 1937

While I was there I was mobbed by the FLICKR flash mob..about 40 of 'em...tagged along...fine folk of varying gender, some with dustbins attached to their waists to carry the extra long lenses for their NikCanon coffee mugs; staccato shutter sounds....eeeek! Slipped away only to be addressed by the fine Leica cavalry...this time only about ten of them....nicely spoken and very friendly gentlemen mostly sporting M9s and varying Summisomethings. Must be springtime.

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Re: More Spring Blooms
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Not normally a flower person but No.3 stands out as excellent....really excellent!

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Re: Constable Country
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2 and 4 for me.....you are right....Constable would be proud of you

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Re: Constable Country
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Wormsmeat wrote:

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These reminded me of a John Constable painting.

This one is very cool. I love the unexpected green.

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Yup, tend not to comment on flowers shots but #3 has something that lifts it out of the ordinary.
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