A day in the life of a PAD...

Brian Mosley

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Hello everyone,

here are a few shots from today's efforts to produce a shot for my PAD Project.

E-PL1 + PL 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
1/125s f/8.0 at 55.0mm iso200
View attachment 142447

E-PL1 + PL 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
1/640s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso200
View attachment 142448

E-PL1 + PL 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
1/250s f/8.0 at 125.0mm iso200
View attachment 142449

...and here's the image I chose for my PAD entry for today.

E-PL1 + PL 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
1/800s f/5.6 at 80.0mm iso200
View attachment 142450

I'm enjoying my photography more than ever before... with the Oly Pen and the PAD to keep me motivated!

Cheers

Brian
 

steve

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I really like this idea, Brian. There are days when it is surely difficult to choose one image to represent the PAD. As shown here, very good images must be cast aside. This may be a good exercise for our fellow PADers to show the thought process behind choosing an image.
 

Brian Mosley

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Steve, I would love to see sets of images from all of our PAD group members... I'll move this thread to the Open forum and please do add your sets as you see fit.

Cheers

Brian
 

Brian Mosley

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Hi Christilou,

my workflow is to shoot in raw, use Olympus Studio to select my favourite half dozen or so images from a session. My default jpeg parameters in the camera are
Colour : Natural
Contrast : -2
Sharpening : -2
Saturation : -2
Gradation : -2
Noise Filter : OFF
Colour Space : AdobeRGB

These parameters are read with the raw file by Olympus Studio and applied for the conversion... unless I decide to change anything, eg Noise Filtering if shooting high ISO. I'm most likely if anything to brighten exposure in Studio in order to bring the histogram more to the centre.

I then export to tiff with exif included, for finishing in Lightzone.

I have a special style which I've developed in Lightzone to add soft light to the shadows, which has the effect of softly increasing contrast by making the shadows richer and darker in colour. I developed this by looking at how medium format images look compared to small sensor digicams.

Finally, I export to jpeg 1024x768 in sRGB colour space for sharing via the web... Lightzone tends to sharpen images in the process of downscaling, so no sharpening applied.

Cheers

Brian
 

Brian Mosley

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Thanks cosinaphile, I'm hoping we'll see more shots from the PAD brigade here... I know that Bill really struggles to post just one shot to his PAD :biggrin:

Here are some shots which didn't make my PAD for today.

E-PL1 + mZD 14-42mm f3.5-5.6L
1/40s f/5.6 at 42.0mm iso100
View attachment 142465

E-PL1 + mZD 14-42mm f3.5-5.6L
1/40s f/5.0 at 22.0mm iso100
View attachment 142466

E-PL1 + mZD 14-42mm f3.5-5.6L
1/30s f/5.6 at 14.0mm iso200
View attachment 142467

Cheers

Brian
 

pointoneeight

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This is a great idea Brian, I love those days when you get a number of great and varied images, makes for a hard decision. Thanks for posting the background on your pre-lightzone processing, very interesting.

I'll join in shortly!

:drinks:
 

BillN

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Your Greenhouse needs a bit of attention Brian

what's that CD in there for?............. not another "photo" shoot
 

Brian Mosley

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I don't know Bill, but there were a number of CD's hung in these greenhouses... bird scarers?

Cheers

Brian
 

Brian Mosley

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This is ridiculous! I can't seem to go anywhere without a camera these days :rofl:

From this evening, waiting for my son to finish his game of warhammer at Meadowhall shopping centre.

E-P2 + 20mm f1.7
1/25s f/1.7 at 20.0mm iso200
View attachment 142488

E-P2 + 20mm f1.7
1/80s f/1.7 at 20.0mm iso500
View attachment 142489

E-P2 + 20mm f1.7
1/40s f/3.5 at 20.0mm iso200
View attachment 142490

Come on folks! what have you got to show? :smile:

Cheers

Brian
 

Chris

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Ok, a few that didn't make it...

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A colour version of the B&W version that did make it. Similar pics, very different feel.....
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Absolutely blinded driving to work this morning..
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This is an idea I've been trying to capture for the last 4 days... It was going to be my opening PAD entry, but I couldn't seem to 'nail it'. Here's my best attempt, from today....

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BillN

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Chris

IMHO - "bin" the third one - and the 4th - but that's just my taste

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Brian Mosley

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Chris, love the colour in your first shot... beautiful. I think the B&W rendition of your 2nd shot in your PAD was a good call.

Disagree with Bill regarding your 3rd shot, which I like...

Thanks for helping to get the ball rolling here, these are great.

Cheers

Brian
 

Chris

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Thank you both for you honest feed back. I think it's the way forward :D

The 3rd pic is probably more personal, as it's a road I drive down every morning, and for a few weeks a year, the sun is RIGHT in your eyes. I was expecting it, so grabbed the camera to see what would happen.

The 4th really is a bit of a disaster. I was trying to capture that 'drawer' that most people have in there homes, (well most people I know anyway) The one that has a tangle of battery charges. I think I'll give up on that one for a few days, and rethink my approach :D

Thanks again!
 

Chris

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Here's todays PAD, pre-crop. Originally, I put the vanishing point bang in the middle, but I think putting the horizon on the lower third works better.

Thoughts?

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GF1+Canon FD 50mm f1.8

Cropped version is my PAD Blog....
 

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