(Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape

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Re: Cabo San Lucas
In reply to Bobusa, Dec 26, 2012

Bobusa wrote:

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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Typical 7-14 shots.  I love that lens.

My favourite is the second, and the way that the statue seems to lean into a windy sky.

You picked a good vantage point for that one.

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Re: (Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape
In reply to minniev, Dec 26, 2012

minniev wrote:

I didn't hear about the special olympus blues till some years later but I SAW them in the first picture I took with my first oly camera, a 510, at the reservoir near my house. I still see them with the EM5, in the shot below it taken at Lake Tahoe in October.

EM5 in 2007, shot in jpg with default settings, all I knew how to do at that time

EM5 in 2012, RAW with default settings in lightroom

The second with the boulders is OK, but I do feel that they dominate the scene a bit much.

So my favourite of those shown here, is the first, especially because of how the person is framed by the horizon.  Super good composition.

And such nice blues!

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Re: Cañon del Chicamocha - Colombia
In reply to Nicolas Isaksson, Dec 26, 2012

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A "canyon" always makes me expect steep cliff edges.

I would call this almost a valley.

But I do like the blues, and how the little puffy clouds emphasize how blue the rest of the sky really is.

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Re: (Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape
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John Iversen wrote:

Two more for the blue stew . . . from ireland:

A Detail of the Samuel Beckett bridge; Dublin -



And the Skelligs on a hot and sunny, but very hazy day (nonetheless, it was the haze which, to me, gave the image real legs);



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"Shoot with what you got"

Two very striking images.

The lines in the first are awesome.

And the second reminds me of a trip to Ireland we did maybe 10 years ago.  We visited the Skelligs then, but I almost did not make any photos.  Imagine that !  This was the time of analog film still.

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Hi Kevin
In reply to Kevin Sutton, Dec 26, 2012

Kevin Sutton wrote:

And all without a polariser...

Cheers, Kevin

Can you be more specific on where in Utah this is?

We will be coming in that direction next summer !

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Re: Some Blues along the Ri Grande, Los Lunas, New Mexico
In reply to Roger Engelken, Dec 26, 2012

Nice blues.

And great definition on those dry trees with that lens!

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Re: Blue Lake Tahoe
In reply to Digirame, Dec 26, 2012

Digirame wrote:

Those are good ones Roel.

Here's a picture of Lake Tahoe that I took with the Olympus E-500 this past summer.



Great blues in the water and sky, and the rocks are a perfect foreground interest, while the humans provide a sense of scale.

A perfect landscape IMHO.

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Re: Blue Lake Tahoe - Peyto Lake is pretty good too...
In reply to Kevin Sutton, Dec 26, 2012

That is a more milky kind of blue, like the one we witnessed while travelling Iceland last summer (2011).

After a big climb we reached a pass and saw a lake glistening in the valley down below.  A magical moment.  Your shot reminds me of that moment.

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Re: Roel... since you asked for it.....
In reply to faith_ps, Dec 26, 2012

faith_ps wrote:

Here's a a deeper blue...

Blue or nothing at all....

Jakop

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Thank you very much for adding something else than a landscape and reminding us of other kinds of blue.

You have a stunner perfomance image here, with just great expression, rich colour and a very good off-center composition.

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Re: (Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape
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Re: (Olympus) Blue Landscape & Cityscape
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taitai wrote:

Blue ridge parkway.

I'm glad I "revived" this thread, so that you could add these two wonderful images.

Stuff to dream away with.

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Re: Blue Lake Tahoe
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Re: Blue Lake Tahoe
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Lake Tahoe Blue with the 8mm.

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Re: Cabo San Lucas
In reply to RoelHendrickx, Dec 27, 2012

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Typical 7-14 shots. I love that lens.

My favourite is the second, and the way that the statue seems to lean into a windy sky.

You picked a good vantage point for that one.

Thanks Roel. 7-14 is my favorite.

These were quick shots with high winds, but worked out pretty well. Notice the last one is OOF!

Appreciate your kind comments.

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Re: Blue Lake Tahoe
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Craig from Nevada wrote:

That is a gorgeous shot! Love the blues shifting to greens. Thanks for sharing.

Bob

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Re: Blue Lake Tahoe
In reply to Bobusa, Dec 27, 2012

Credit goes to Lake Tahoe.

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Hi Roel - Arches NP
In reply to RoelHendrickx, Feb 9, 2013

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Kevin Sutton wrote:

And all without a polariser...

Cheers, Kevin

Can you be more specific on where in Utah this is?

We will be coming in that direction next summer !

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Hi Roel

Sorry for the delay replying - didn't see your question.

The picture was taken in Arches National Park.

Cheers Kevin

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Arches NP - Thanks
In reply to Kevin Sutton, Feb 9, 2013

Hi Roel

Sorry for the delay replying - didn't see your question.

No problem

The picture was taken in Arches National Park.

Thanks, Kevin.  It is one we will be visiting (from Moab)

Cheers Kevin

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