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    Olympus Photo Thread

    Everyone else has one, we need one too. Also, I want to post some things that aren't necessarily regular threads in the gallery.

    First, some rules.

    Rule 1. I give myself the authority to make rules.

    Rule 2. Pictures here may be cross posted, on occasion, in the appropriate photo gallery section, since there isn't too much traffic here.

    Rule 3. Pictures may demonstrate the superiority of the Olympus system, the photographer, or be fun but otherwise suck. Or anything in between.

    Ok, enough rules... GO!

    (I'll start off modestly, then the rest of you can show me how its done).

    Moonset over Lake Schmiddel in Desolation Wilderness. E-410, 18-180mm lens at 180mm. f/11, ISO100, 1/13s, rock tripod. Converted to B&W in PP, then contrast increased.
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    E-410, 14-54mm lens.

    1. At 54mm 100% crop. I almost brought the super zoom, or at least the 40-150.

    2. An un-cropped panorama of a sunrise earlier that day.
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    3. Um... standard shot down a ditch. It doesn't quite seem as good as it could have been. Any suggestions?
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    Fun but suck :)

    Uh, yeah..

    Pick a better time of day when the light is better

    But, having said that, sometimes it's just a matter of being there, doing the best you can and learning from the experience...

    For me the borderline shots are a good excuse to get better at post processing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it

    Two examples, cross posted.

    Bad lighting and shooting south through a window, early morning. But hay, they were there and so was I..

    E-510, 14-54mm @ 50ish, f 3.5, 1/500, iso 100



    Late afternoon full sunlight on his back...

    E-510, OM 50mm f 1.4 @ 1.4, 1/2000, iso 100



    Cheers, Don
    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

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    Wireless shutter release arrived today....

    Shot this from the couch



    Manual exposure, Shutter priority AE, 1/1,000 sec, f/4, ISO 800, Compensation: +1/2

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    Last edited by Don Kondra; 08-17-2008 at 04:03 PM.
    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

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    The most recent one is very good. I believe you have improved a lot from the first two, I think couch photography should be the new trend based on that.

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    I dont blame you Don I often just grab garden shots through the windows. We don't get anything quite so exotic here though.
    Around every picture there's a corner & round every corner there's a picture
    - the fun's in finding them

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    Okay, Brace yourself now.....

    It's NOT another Big Red feeder with a tiny bird

    I present a hollow turned vessel in Maple burl by Michael Hosaluk, a Bronfman Award Winner.

    The set up and the piece... the light stand on the far right is not in use.

    ZD 50mm f 2 @ f 8, 1/30, iso 400

    Cheers, Don
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    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

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    Lovely pic Don... have you considered using a pair of smaller lights at table level, angled up to get a nice solid white background? It's a matter of taste, mostly, but it's something I tended to do a lot.

    Anyways, just something I grabbed today, excuse the odd blurred-out vegetation in the slight foreground, this was taken out of the window of a car going 70Mph down a freeway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jekostas View Post
    Lovely pic Don... have you considered using a pair of smaller lights at table level, angled up to get a nice solid white background? It's a matter of taste, mostly, but it's something I tended to do a lot.

    I've actually found that over the past half year or so I'm now leaning towards a gray back ground instead of white... I have a shoot coming up where I will have to use my white backdrop, it'll be interesting to see how I feel about it then.

    Cheers, Don
    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
    Product Photography

    Olympus E-3 ~ E-30
    ZD 50 ~ 7-14 ~ 14-35 ~ 14-54 ~ 12-60 ~ 35-100 ~ 50-200 ~ EC 20
    Velbon tripod/ball head
    Slik tripod/Jobu Jr 2 Gimbal

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