A very fine set of images here, in what they show and how they are composed. I especially like the last one, quite real, quite genuine with a real message and bond.
LaMesa: With all due respect for the photographer's skill of arranging, taking and post processing attractive pictures, I do agree with some of the posters, who are not so enthusiastic about her work.
To me the pictures do not represent real life, but an unreal postcard type idyll of a dream world, not to be found in Russia, nor anywhere else - too sweet, too flawless. As opposed to the marketing claims, these pictures do not represent anything typical of Russian country life.
As an alternative, please find attached a link to a picture of Army photographer Bill Permutter, taken in Spain in the fiftees, one of my favorites forever.http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-523258-galleryV9-dmcr.jpg
So all pictures must represent real life, or real life as you see it? Really? So they do not represent real life to you, oh well. Reality is often our own perception, as is clear in your post. And while I have no personal knowledge of life in Russia, or in many other places for that matter, I see no need to find an alternative, these pictures suit just fine.
The photograph has an almost painting quality to it, and that makes the image stand out. A very fine capture there. You are right, the photographs we take are a reflection of who we are and our personal inspirations, likes and dislikes. I would not mind hanging this image framed, you captured the setting well.
Countless wars have been fought on land and sea visible in that image, yet we are one species, on one world, in one very large universe. Images such as these show that far better than words can say. Yet we continue to war in the name of power, wealth and ideology. One fragile world. Will we ever figure that out.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images of a pivotal era in the history of this nation. It is truly beautiful to see these images in color, both of war time and of peace time. It is through efforts such as this that we can look back and see those times, the very times that shaped this nation in the decades to come. Kodachrome and film in those days took a great deal of effort, and the results produced are a gift to the ages. Thanks again for sharing these and the link. I was not aware of their existence.
jozhua: They should have done this way before, its been years since the E-5. I think they are doing the right thing here but they should have done it sooner than this.
Well I suppose two years and five months can in the strictest sense be considered years. That is a symptom of our must have it yesterday mindset. Time (oh that word) alone will tell what comes of all of this.
TimK5: "the benefit of Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds is compact size"
So, why continue develop 43rd? A total waste of resources! I would never buy a 43rd cam, but I got an OM-D. The only reason was small size and weight. If 43rd were the only choice I'd stick with a standard DSLR. For me, to abandon DSLR completely, the next OM-D must not be larger and heavier than the current model and needs serious improvement in high ISO and cont. AF performance! And 20+ MP would be great.
You may consider it a waste of resources, while others may and do not. There is more than just body or lens size and megapixel count to consider in a system, there is the end result of a quality picture that displays the benefits of the system and the eye of the photographer. Many systems out there can reach that end result, and many of those systems you, and likely others, will not like. I may not care for one system or another, but I have seen the results than human skill applied to a technology can produce, and in the end, that is the joy in photography, whatever the source.
schaki: Problem is that there is probably not many users left which still actively uses their E-4x0, 5x0. May be different for 600-users and diehard E-1, E-3 and E-5 users.Many have may have made the switch to other dslrs which offered better high iso and Dr and maybe even switched to Olympus m4/3 or some other mirrorless system. The future in general for Dslrs aint looking very bright with the mirrorless system beginning to catch up in AF-speed which many of them still lagged behind.
Well here is one that uses an E-420, E-620 and E-5. Whatever any new system may or may not hold, if it makes full use of the beautiful line of four thirds mount Zuiko digital lenses, that is the bottom line. There are many strong systems out there, and I for one would rather see Olympus and the major manufacturers not abandon the world of photography to the smartphones and the like.
Thank you for posting this article and interview. As an E-5, E-620 and E-420 user, along with several of the Zuiko four thirds mount lenses, I would welcome continued investment in the line by Olympus. Time alone will tell.
Beautiful capture with exquisite detail.
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