(Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape

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RoelHendrickx
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(Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape
Dec 8, 2012

REcently there was a thread about "the mythical" Olympus Blue:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/29617726

I've always like the colours from my Olympus cameras, but why do people always talk about those blues, and not the yellows, reds, or the purples oranges and greens?

Well, maybe because BLUE, when it is predominantly present in natural circumstances, is such a smooth and soothing colour.

These two photos are from early one morning and late one afternoon, the first in the Cévennes region of France, the second in my hometown, Antwerp (both with Oly SLR).  I thought they were actually quite similar, despite the obvious diversity.

Expand for a good look.  C&C is welcome.

A Cévennes morning - more here:  http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p777837658

An Antwerp evening - more here:  http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p1070046277

Feel free to share landscapes/cityscapes, whether they be Olympus, and/or blue or not.

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In reply to RoelHendrickx, Dec 8, 2012

really nice shots Roel.

This is with a Olympus XA and some K64 just before the last processing ended.

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In reply to RoelHendrickx, Dec 8, 2012

I really like that first shot - for various reasons I don't have time to go into @ the moment. Would look great on someone's wall (mine).

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Both shots are very nice

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Harbour at the blue hour..
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Harbour at the blue hour | E3 14-54mm

Thanks for looking & comments

Lou

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Re: (Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape
In reply to illy, Dec 8, 2012

illy wrote:

really nice shots Roel.

This is with a Olympus XA and some K64 just before the last processing ended.


Love your psychedelic touch to it. Brilliant!

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In reply to RoelHendrickx, Dec 8, 2012

Roel, Both shots are fine, but my preference goes to the second picture. Remarkable Roel, about your second shot I find the compressed version or unopend version of your city image quite appealing and when we open the image a part of the magic get a bit lost due to more detail and visibility. Just a perception, but still my preference.

Lou

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On a clear day you can see forever, a bit of Aussie Oly blue
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Tulloch Ard Gorge lookout with Snowy River snaking through the valley below

Taken with the E-30 and 11-22mm.

I always thought the Oly blue was a myth. But a very good photographer friend of mine who shoots with top Nikon gear is always amazed by the colours I get with my Oly gear.

Cheers

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Oooh, Lou, that's a mouthwatering beauty!
In reply to LouHolland, Dec 9, 2012

LouHolland wrote:

Harbour at the blue hour | E3 14-54mm

Thanks for looking & comments

Lou

I love the definition and texture of the smoke against the sky.

I also love how you resisted the temptation to brighten up the dark parts: low key can be SO nice!

Overall, there is an obvious appeal to having a photo that is almost 50/50 divided into two parts with a different primary colour, that balance each other excellently.

Super!

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Roel: (Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape
In reply to RoelHendrickx, Dec 9, 2012

Like the rolling hills in the first and the fact that they fade into obscurity as you go deeper into the image. Interesting to see the skylines of different cities and how they differ from one another (or have similarities).

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Impressive scene.

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A very dramatic image, especially the sky.

Andrew

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Blue Cityscape: Seattle
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Oddly, Lake Washington appears more blue than the sky as a June sunrise catches the tops of Seattle skyscrapers beyond the lake and hill. View from Kirkland waterfront, southwest past Hunts Point.



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Go Giants!!!!  Look at that Blue San Francisco sky.

Shot with my E5 and wonderful 7-14mm lens

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Yes, very nice blue and scape, Thanks.

These are taken on the Dutch coastline near Alkmaar at Camperduin:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=52.735044,4.649849&num=1&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&t=m&z=11

As far as the eye can reach

These eyes aren't going anywhere

Dynamics, straight in the sun, hurts the blue a little

Used the great 7-14

Never realized the Olympus blue. I have always been in favour of the colours from Olympus in general. Every time  I see the OOC output of a Canon or Nikon I know I made the right choice.

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In reply to Bobusa, Dec 9, 2012

Nice images Bob.  Out of curiosity, what are the structures in the second image to the right and behind the statue?

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19andrew47 wrote:

Nice images Bob. Out of curiosity, what are the structures in the second image to the right and behind the statue?

Thanks for the kind words.

The structures behind the statue are part of the Netherlands "Hondsbossche Zeewering" which is an elaborate defence system against wind and water erosion and protection.

Here's a view from above of the same spot:



Statue stands at the end of lower portion of the dyke at the L shape near the building.

More at this website (needs translation of course): http://www.geosites.nl/publicaties/224

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Re: Oooh, Lou, that's a mouthwatering beauty!
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Hi Roel,

Roel you surprised me greatly because I totally did not expect this reaction at all, but am very happy with it. Americans would say "you make my day", especially because I find your work of a higher standard look, even these two blue shots you have now shown that in my eyes. The transparancy In those shots are way better to my feeling, so I am pleased with your liking of my shots, thanks.

lou

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Bobusa wrote:

19andrew47 wrote:

Nice images Bob. Out of curiosity, what are the structures in the second image to the right and behind the statue?

Thanks for the kind words.

The structures behind the statue are part of the Netherlands "Hondsbossche Zeewering" which is an elaborate defence system against wind and water erosion and protection.

Here's a view from above of the same spot:



Statue stands at the end of lower portion of the dyke at the L shape near the building.

More at this website (needs translation of course): http://www.geosites.nl/publicaties/224

Regards,

Bob

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Wow that's a nice shot Bob and that tells a lot either. What a great example of our coast, coastline and our defense against the water. Beautiful. (or is it not your image?)

Lou

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