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2 weeks in Italy with the EM1 (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by madtownkeith, Apr 15, 2016.

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  1. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 28, 2013
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    It's been a long time since I posted anything here. Been busy with a job change and just not on the forums as much lately. But, I finally finished processing my pics, and thought I'd share them here.
    I used the EM1 for most of my pics (also had my iPhone 5s and a Panasonic LF1 for days/times when I didn't want to bring the EM1/lenses), and primarily used the 12-40mm 2.8 and the Panny 7-14. This combo worked out great. Lightweight, and covered just about every photo opportunity I came across. Really happy with the results.
    This was our first trip to Italy (Europe, really), and we were travelling with two of my wife's sisters and their husbands. It was a fantastic trip. We visited Sorrento, Capri, Rome, Cinque Terre, Luca and Venice. I'd go back in a heartbeat. The food, wine, sights and people were all incredible.
    On to the pics...
    First off, a few from Sorento and Capri:
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    Sorrento%20and%20Capri-47-X2.
    Sorrento%20and%20Capri-9-X2.
    We also spent a day exploring Pompeii. Incredible to walk around the ruins, and think about what happened there:
    Pompeii-23-X2. Pompeii-8-X2.

    From there, we traveled North to spend a few days in Rome. What an awesome city! So much history everywhere you turned:
    Rome-6-X2. Rome-5-1903x1071. Rome-58-X2. Rome-67-X2.
    This one is from the Panasonic LF1:
    Rome%20LF1-16-X2.
    From Rome, it was on to Vernazza, part of Cinque Terre on the coast. A huge change from the big city hustle and bustle of Rome, but every bit as incredible in its own way:
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    Next, we traveled back inland, and spent two nights in Luca, a walled city in Tuscany, with an abundance of bicycles, colorful doors and lots of vino:
    Lucca-11-X3. Lucca-3-X2.

    Finally, it was on to Venice for the last couple nights of the trip. Venice has to be seen to be believed. A maze of confusing "streets" and pathways, and unlike anything else I've ever seen. Awesome:
    [​IMG] Venice%20%28EM1%29-35-X2. Venice%20%28EM1%29-23-X2. Venice%20%28EM1%29-12-X2.
     
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  2. DaveEP

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    Great set. I love visiting Italy and recognise almost all those places. Good job! :)
     
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  3. NCV

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    Nigel
    You have done a great job with this set.
     
  4. Hypilein

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    Love the shot of the couple in venice. Not usually into people shots but this one is magic.
     
  5. DWS

    DWS Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2014
    Very, very nice. :)
     
  6. siftu

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    siftu
    Very well done. These are the threads that keep me coming back here. How did you process these?
     
  7. madtownkeith

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    Thanks so much Dave! Hope to get back there to visit again sometime soon.
     
  8. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

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    Thank you Nigel! You have a beautiful country, and the people were wonderful!
     
  9. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks a lot! I remember taking that shot, and my traveling companions thought I was weird, but it's a city known for love, so I wanted to get a shot or two like that. It's one of my favorites from the trip. Here's another shot along those lines from Venice:

    Venice%20%28EM1%29-4-X2.
     
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  10. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

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    Thank you!
     
  11. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks siftu! That means a lot. I processed these all with LR. I use it for 95% of my processing these days, and really enjoy using it.
     
  12. siftu

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    siftu
    Any color specific color presets? They look a little different
     
  13. madtownkeith

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    Nothing I recall on these. I shoot RAW, and usually start with adjusting the WB to my tastes based on what I remember. Then I pull back on highlights, and pull out shadows a bit (both to taste). I feel like there's a good amount of headroom with the EM1 RAW files. I usually adjust whites and blacks next, add some clarity and contrast, and that's pretty much it for my basic workflow. Depending on the image, I might adjust exposure, or do some localized stuff with the adjustment brushes.
     
  14. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Brent Watkins
    Great series!. Gorgeous photos.
     
  15. James23p

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    James
    What a fantastic series very well done. Its been 20 years since I was in Italy but I really enjoyed it.

    Jim
     
  16. madtownkeith

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    Thanks so much Jim!
     
  17. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

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    Thank you - really appreciate it!
     
  18. MNm43

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    Nice shots. Rome was our first trip to Europe a couple years ago and feel the same way - we'd go back in a heartbeat.
     
  19. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
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    Nicely done, you have some great photos.
     
  20. madtownkeith

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    Thanks! Hope you get to go back soon.

    Thanks Harvey!