*** This Week through YOUR m43 2013.04.01 ***

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*** This Week through YOUR m43 2013.04.01 ***
Apr 2, 2013

Good Afternoon, I'll be your Guest Host for the week.  Let's see now. . . [please. . . hold the cards right side up. . .  there. . . ]

[cough]   Good Afternoon, I'll b. . . wait. . . next card. . .

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South to the sun
In reply to Bob Tullis, Apr 2, 2013

Got fed up with the rain up North, so spent some time down in Murcia in SE Spain (not sure why the EXIF data isn't showing - gallery page is completed)

Olympus 9-18

Puerto de Mazarrón harbour

Bolnuevo

Samyang 7.5

Isla Plana

Olympus 12

Aledo

Sierra Espuña natural park

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f8 and be there.
In reply to Bob Tullis, Apr 2, 2013

It is not coincidence that BCL-1580 15mm Body Cap Lens is fixed f8.

I took these pics with OM-D E-M5 and BCL-1580. Forgot to change mode to A, so all pics were taken with P-mode. Exif is intact. No other pp than resize.

Have to say I like this toy lens. 

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Apr 2, 2013

April 1st is the start of the "new year" in Japan, so all public employees face the possibility of transfer in the days leading up to it.  Makes finding a moving company a real ordeal.  In my case, being on an island, the final sendoff is inherently public with ferries going out at the end of March all accompanied by fanfare, with dancing, streamers attached to the boats and people on the dock holding onto rolls of ribbon.  I never thought to shoot it before, but I always have my m43 bag on me (raison d'être), so I took out the 7-14 on the GH2 and 45-175 on the EM5, and had fun.  Had so much fun in fact, I went back on Sunday and shot with the 45-175 on the EM5 again and the 135L on my 5D2.  You really can't tell the image quality apart, but the give away is that the EM5 results are RIGHT UP IN THE FACE while the 135L has the same kind of separation shot without so much compression.  It would have taken my 300L to manage these kinds of closeups with the FF gear, here the reach difference clearly favors the (almost pocketable) EM5+45-175.  The EM5 shots were at ISO400 the first day, but f5.6 this time of the year is still a bit dark in the late afternoon, so I bumped it to ISO800 on the second (considering the lack of noise, I should probably have gone to ISO1600 for the sake of subject movement).  Anyways, here are some of the m43 shots:

Friday morning, I also (finally) managed to get the moonset on the west coast behind cat rock.  Maybe one or twice a year possible with this angle in early dawn with a near full moon but I have never seen this image before (pre-tourist season, and you have to go deep in the snow to get to this coastal spot)... March weather permitting.

The IBIS worked pretty well.  130mm at 1/100s, and it is pretty sharp to the pixel level.   The moon was soon swallowed by the rising sun/atmospheric haze, so the side-by-side shot at 200mm+ will have to wait till next (next,next,next?) year.

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Apr 2, 2013

Shot these Easter Sunday. The light and sky conditions were not very good. They will help with my next attempt.

These were made in a very small community of around 50 residents. It has obviously seem more prosperous times. The meeting house is from the mid to late 1800s. The General store and post office appears to have been open until some time in the early 1960s.

Added in one obligatory image of Spring to keep the mood light.

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In reply to Chez Wimpy, Apr 2, 2013

Very nice series. Good emotional content in the people shots.Not an easy thing to express in photographs.

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Apr 2, 2013

I came upon this building a few weeks ago and was intrigued by it, so I took some photos, then came back a second time when the weather was more cooperative.  It was still a grey afternoon, but the building has color which offset that somewhat.  I plan to go back again and explore some more.

(Here's some info about it: http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2010/12/15/historic-albanys-endangered-building-list )

And one from the marsh near me:

-J

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Re: In the Texas Outback
In reply to kgwhite, Apr 2, 2013

Where is this, if I may ask?

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In reply to cfh25, Apr 2, 2013

Nice series.


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Pleasant pictures.


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In reply to fotophool, Apr 2, 2013

They were shot in Katemcy TX. It is on Ranch to Market road 1222 between Mason and Brady. I shoot up in that area every Spring. There a number of interesting places along hwy 71 and in various small communities on county roads. Generally the wildflower bloom in this area is very spectacular. Unfortunately the drought has kept the bloom down this year.

Here is a link to photographs I made along hwy 71 in recent years.

http://www.pbase.com/kwhite/highway_71

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kgwhite wrote:

Very nice series. Good emotional content in the people shots.Not an easy thing to express in photographs.

This was my first time out using the EM5 for a typical 5D2-people-job.  The EM5 was a bit frustrating for focus point size with all of the ribbons streaming in the way (switching to the smallish box helped a bit, more button presses resulting), but the WYSIWYG viewfinder was a fantastic aid to exposure.  People with an overwhelming amount of black clothing tripped up my 5D2 on a number of shots, causing long shutter speeds, and going past the point of raw recover in a few instances.

For the curious, here are the 135L shots (aka the reason I can't fathom the 75/1.8)

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Also, the digiteleconverter helped!

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Apr 2, 2013

Thanks for keeping this going, Bob.

A couple from my trip Saturday. First, a fishing boat wreck just off Inverness:

It was a gray day, but Topaz (dynamic Brightness preset, IIRC) managed to extract a bit of life from the sky.

This was five shots in burst, combined in Photomatix. HDR without too much of the over processed look, IMO.

Seen from the road on the way back. Processed with one or Trey's Lightroom presets.

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Spent a week in Bali with an E-P3 and three M. Zuiko lenses - the 12/2.0, 17/1.8 and 40-150 ED.

I've already posted my best black and white shots elsewhere, so the following shots are mostly in colour:

Hindu Devotion

Sad-Eyed Palace Guard

Beach Boys

Morning Devotions

Paddy Person

Fruitseller

Infinity and Beyond

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Looks like a nice place.

Do I detect a Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye?

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You did well with your focusing - especially in those shots with streamers in front of people's faces.

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Nice location. Liked all the pictures.


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In reply to kgwhite, Apr 2, 2013

Thanks, some really good shots there!

I'm from San Antonio is why I ask.

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