kind of a follow-up post to my previous post from the beach
We recently spent three days in the Central Oregon Cascades (mostly around the Three Sisters Wilderness - an area which we love).
I decided to use the Olympus E1 exclusively, as I was intrigued to see what it would get me.
Not having a display that can be used for anything almost felt a bit like a throwback to film days - we had to wait until we were back home to see if any of the photos came out well
The biggest "downside" I felt was not having a live exposure preview in difficult lighting situations (-> take a picture, click "review", click "info" for a rough histogram, adjust exposure if necessary, take picture again, click "review", ... etc.)
Then there are a few smaller niggles compared to a current m43 camera, like not having live-view on the screen (for ground-level shots), or a digital horizon (got some wonky horizons )... Some of which can be simply "fixed" with better technique - others are definitely a shortcoming...
But, on the whole, I'm really happy with the results. It's mostly fun to use the E1, and the images come out mostly well (and sometimes really well )
(full set on flickr
Broken Top by tilman paulin, on Flickr
Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr
Monday - Todd Lake to Broken Top hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr...
The past weeks were spent traveling through China for the second time in my life, spending time in both big cities and rural areas. We had a great time traveling by trains, planes and automobiles. There was a bit of a language barrier, but hand and feet are universal, so we managed.
Some gear talk: Since this trip for us was experience first, photography second, after much deliberation I opted for the handy combination of an EM-5 with 12-40 or 25 1.4, and an EM-1 with 40-150, all in a small ICU in my F-stop Guru backpack. It proofed to be a great travel setup. Next to that we took a little waterproof TG850, and a RX100 mk1 for convenience.
I've made an album on Flickr with a first selection, but would also like to share one picture per stop here.
Beijing: hutong shop by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
Datong: dusk by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
Xi'An: Terra Cotta Army by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
Chengdu: Panda by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
Yangshuo: Rice field and Karst mountains by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr...
I recently had the privilege of guiding one of our 'winter walks' on Tasmania's Overland Track. As a company we have only run a few of these, and this one was particularly special as it came a couple of weeks after the heaviest snow that Tassie has seen since the early 90's. A pretty amazing 7 days!
All shot with the GR.
Our recent holiday to the Bay of Naples resulted in my taking along my by now usual setup for hols; the X-Pro1 and a lens or three, and my trusty Ricoh GR.
Sorrento GR The Couple 1 par Lightmancer, on ipernity
A combination of the excessive heat and the fact that our hotel was at the top of a hill on the outskirts of Sorrento meant that the GR got more of an outing than it usually does; even the relatively svelte X-Pro was just too much to carry on more than one occasion. We took in the sights of Positano, Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento itself - Naples is for another day...
Sorrento Museo Correale de Terranova GR The Music Teacher par Lightmancer, on ipernity
Sorrento Museo Correale de Terranova GR 2 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity
Capri GR 4 par Lightmancer, on ipernity
Pompeii GR 24 Cemetery curious Becky mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity
Pompeii GR 22 people - ancient and modern par...
I took a bunch of manual lenses for a walk at the Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. In time, I may try to be more purposeful with my photos but for now I'm still working on improving my skills.
Summer mellow (Rokkor 50mm macro)
Flower pillows (Rokkor 50mm macro)
Ravages of Rust (Contax 90mm)
Rust Variations (Hexanon 40mm)
Lavender Cone (Hexanon 40mm)
and last but not least, Be Happy (Hexanon 40mm)
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