Lives in United States
Works as a Landscape Architect
Joined on May 22, 2009
Director of landscape architectural design for a planning/engineering firm headquartered in Massachusetts and with offices from New Hampshire to Florida.
My interests include sailing (Catalina 27), watercolor painting (predominantly landscapes), photography (again, predominantly landscapes), music (eclectic, but lean towards jazz/blues), autocrossing my Miata and travel.
I've been into photography since the late 70's and have always used compact lightweight SLR's. My first was a still fondly remembered Konica TC with 50mm Hexanon lens (loved it) which I took all over South America, then an Olympus OM2S with 40mm prime, 50mm prime and 28-135mm zoom, and last a Minolta 5 bought on the eve of the digital deluge.
I now shoot with Olympus E-510 and E-620 DSLR's (a natural choice given the cameras I owned earlier), an E-PM1 mFT and various lenses (14-42 kit, 40-150, 9-18, 70-300 and M14-42) and accompanied by an iPod 4S which I use mostly for construction photos (always have it with me).
I enjoy Olympus DSLR's/mFT's for their great color right out of the camera and their take anywhere size. My favorite time to shoot is at dawn, my oasis on weekends.
/I will be buying more lenses but am waiting to see how this whole m4/3's deal shakes out. An Olympus version of the G1, combining its full features with IBIS and Truepic V might make me jump over. But the E-620's improved DR caught my eye, so I went there first./
Update: the E-M5 has exceeded what I was looking for as an upgrade path and I will likely buy one. My question now is whether to sell my E-510 and E-620 along with the kit 14-42mm to help finance the move.
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