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10/13/11
Lone Tree

Lone Tree

Taken somewhere in the Black Forest region of Germany. This was actually taken waiting for our car to be towed away with a dead battery. No fun at all during your holidays. At least something came out of it.

1096
E-P3
Focal Length: 120 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure Time: 1/640 sec
ISO: 200
Dil 10/13/11 19:28     comments (0)
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• Olympus 

10/12/11
Super Bike

Super Bike

This was a snapshot really. Just having a break and a coffee as this bike rolls in. The bikers we're probably in their sixties but looked really great in their bikers outfit. 10 minutes later these two ladies came by and stopped for what must have been 15 minutes, just admiring the bike. I think they were just reminiscing about the old days. Well, that's what I like to think anyway.

10062
E-PL1
Focal Length: 90 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 1/40 sec
ISO: 200
Dil 10/12/11 20:15     comments (0)
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• E-PL1 • Olympus • 14-150 • m4/3 • bike 

10/11/11
Light is what's it all about.

Light is what's it all about.

Light is what this business is all about. Get good light and you'll get a good image everytime. I've often looked at images where I've thought "How did the photographer get that image?". The truth is of course, the person waited for a long time to get the right light. By this I mean dramatic skies, sidelighting, alpen glow etc etc. You just don't turn up at a location (well normally you don't), set up your tripod , take a picture and go home again. Just doesn't happen. Well, it never happens to me.
In the image above I was sat opposite just looking at the flat light. 30 minutes later the sun suddenly came out and the light reflected off the grass onto the water. Quite amazing really. I wasn't setup on a tripod but luckily I had the camera in my hand. I wasn't worried about camera shake because there was plenty of light. Patience is a virtue.
15524
E-P3
Focal Length: 67 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
ISO: 200
Dil 10/11/11 19:13     comments (0)
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• Light • olympus • m4/3 • 14-150 • reflection 

10/09/11
Voigtlaender Nokton 40 f1.4

Voigtlaender Nokton 40 f1.4

Back to the Nokton again. I swear, I will never again put a filter on any lens I have, The one on the Nokton when I bought it was absolutely rubbish. Mind you, it could have been a cheap one but still.
It's strage but looking at the images I made on my first outing with the Nokton really put me off it. I didn't use it again for some time and I think that's true of everything. Your first impression of it will determine how often you are going to use it. I'm not just talking about photographic equipment here, but everything in general.
I'm really pleased with the images I'm getting with it now.
12345
E-P2
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
ISO: 100
Dil 10/09/11 19:07     comments (0)
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• Voigtlaender • Nokton • 40 f1.4 • E-P2 • Olympus • m4/3 • filter 

10/08/11
Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.7 III

Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.7 III

Another image from the Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.7. Again I like the finished image. The wife will probably kill me when she sees this, but hey, you only live once. This was also developed in Lightroom and finished off in Photoshop. I just can't get used to using Lightroom for everything. My Lightroom books have arrived and I'm trying to find time to start reading them. Sometimes I wish the day had 48hrs and I didn't need to sleep. I'll just have to find the time I suppose.

1656
E-P3
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
ISO: 200
Dil 10/08/11 16:47     comments (0)
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• Konica • Hexanon • 50 f1.7 • m4/3 • Olympus • manual focus 

10/07/11
Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.7 II

Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.7 II

Here's another from the Hexanon. Quite sharp I'd say. It amazes me how these old lenses hold up to their new counterparts. They also produce a different redering to the image. I like it and it really brings out the image. I think it must have something to do with the coatings used today, or looking at it another way, a lack of these coatings on the older lenses. Whatever they use presumably reduces flare etc but I prefer the older lenses. True, they are manual focus lenses and my quota of keepers has been reduced since I've been using them but...the keepers I get really seem to shine. Difficult to tell on a small image like these on the photoblog but the originals are really nice.

1881
E-P3
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
ISO: 200
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 Viewed 1881
• Konica • Hexanon • 50 f1.7 • Olympus • E-P3 • m4/3 • manual focus 

10/05/11
Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.7

Konica Hexanon AR 50 f1.7

This is one taken with Konica 50 f1.7 manual lens adapted for m4/3. I found it a little more difficult to manual focus and it showed by the amount of out-of-focus shots I took. The image above was taken on the same outing as the previous Nokton 40 f1.4 images in the previous posts (had a great day out). Also developed with Lightroom and very little processing needed in Photoshop. I really am amazed at the quality I get from Lightroom. Just ordered two books to get to know the ins and outs of it. I'm still missing a few things within the general workflow. But I'll get there.
More from this lens in a couple of days.
 
By the way, the babys name is Birke and is one month old. Sweet huh?
1586
E-P3
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
ISO: 200
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• Konica • Hexanon • 50 f1.7 • Olympus • m4/3 • manual focus 

10/04/11
Lightroom 3.5

Lightroom 3.5

I decided to test the latest version of Lighroom with the Nokton images I took the other day. I've been using Silkypix for a number of years and I've quite happy with the output it gives me with my Pasasonic camera. I wasn't very impressed with the earlier versions of Lightroom but I did keep it up-to-date thinking that Adobe would get it';s act together sooner or later. Well, I had quite a surprise. The output is simply superb. It's still quite fast on my old machine (maybe an excuse to upgrade?) and Silkypix keeps getting slower and slower with each update. Could be my imagination though.
My normal workflow if to develop my raw files in Silkypix and do the rest of the work in Photoshop. What I experienced was that the files from Lightroom required a LOT less work in Photoshop, actually very little work needed doing. The image in this post had no work done at all in Photoshop apart from reducing for web use and a little sharpening. I'm amazed. I think I'm going to have to some more work with Lightroom. The learning curve is quite steep coming from Silkypix but I think it's going to be worth it.
2129
E-P2
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/640 sec
ISO: 100
Dil 10/04/11 19:57     comments (0)
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• Adobe • Lightroom • Voigtlaender • Nokton 40 f1.4 • Silkypix • Olympus • E-P2 • m4/3 

10/04/11
Voigtlaender Nokton 40 f1.4 Revisited

Voigtlaender Nokton 40 f1.4 Revisited

This is the first time in weeks I've have had a chance to test anything. The past weekend was just glorious, hotter than summer (what summer some might ask), and perfect for testing my Nokton 40 f1.4 again.
Some may remember one of my previous posts about this lens stating that I was not really impressed by the image quality. Bought off ebay I was wondering about the reason the seller was actualy selling the lens. After looking at the images I thought I'd bought a dud. I realized that there was a cheap UV filter on the lens and maybe that was causing the problem. This is my first time out with the lens after removing the filter and boy, what a difference that made. All my previous images with the lens lacked contrast and I was getting very soft images. Well, all that changed with the filter off. Very good contrast and colour rendition. Sharp in the center and good in the corners. What a difference a filter can make.
I am very happy with the lens at this stage adapted right now for m4/3 cameras.
1224
E-P2
Focal Length: unknown
Aperture: f/1.0
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
ISO: 100
Dil 10/04/11 19:46     comments (0)
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• Voigtlaender • Nokton 40 f1.4 • Olympus • filter • E-P2 

10/02/11
Vari ND Filter IV

Vari ND Filter IV

Dopn't want you all to get bored so this will be the last of these long exposure images for awhile.
Things did improve as I took more and more images. I think the camera plays a big part here, you have to know how YOUR camera reacts to long exposures. I had to Olympus camera with me and both reacted differently. My advice is take one camera, get to know it, and stick with it for this sort of thing. I found it took me some time to get into the particular camera I was using at the time. That's what I'm going to do in the future. The only thing I have to find out now is which camera is best for these long exposures. Does format count? Probably because of pixel count and format, dynamic range and a couple of other things. And here's me thinkting I had this subject beat.
Oh well, back to the drawing board.
963
E-PL1
Focal Length: 60 mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure Time: 13/1 sec
ISO: 100
Dil 10/02/11 12:05     comments (0)
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• Olympus • m4/3 • 14-150 • Vari ND • filter 


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