A day in the life of a PAD...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Brian Mosley, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    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
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    E-PL1 + PL 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
    1/640s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso200
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    E-PL1 + PL 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
    1/250s f/8.0 at 125.0mm iso200
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    ...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
    [​IMG]

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

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  2. E-PL1Shooter

    E-PL1Shooter Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Mar 21, 2010
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Wow, what a sharp photos here, I just acquired the Pana 45-200mm, I don't think it will be as sharp as this.
     
  3. steve

    steve Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    203
    Jan 18, 2010
    Havertown, PA
    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.
     
  4. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    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
     
  5. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    The colours in these photos are very nice indeed. Are they ooc or did you change the profiles somehow?
     
  6. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    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
     
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  7. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    great thread .... solid stuff
     
  8. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    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
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    E-PL1 + mZD 14-42mm f3.5-5.6L
    1/40s f/5.0 at 22.0mm iso100
    [​IMG]

    E-PL1 + mZD 14-42mm f3.5-5.6L
    1/30s f/5.6 at 14.0mm iso200
    [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Very interesting Brian. I'd have had a much more difficult decision if I had such great choices.

    I may have to employ you to "print" my photos.:thumbup:
     
  10. pointoneeight

    pointoneeight Mu-43 Regular

    86
    Feb 11, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    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:
     
  11. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Your Greenhouse needs a bit of attention Brian

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

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    I don't know Bill, but there were a number of CD's hung in these greenhouses... bird scarers?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  13. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    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
    [​IMG]

    E-P2 + 20mm f1.7
    1/80s f/1.7 at 20.0mm iso500
    [​IMG]

    E-P2 + 20mm f1.7
    1/40s f/3.5 at 20.0mm iso200
    [​IMG]

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

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  14. Chris

    Chris Mu-43 Rookie

    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....

    [​IMG]
     
  15. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Chris

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

    Cheers
     
  16. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    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
     
  17. Chris

    Chris Mu-43 Rookie

    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!
     
  18. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    And another view of the amazing Luminous Wood...

    E-PL1 + mZD 14-42mm f3.5-5.6L
    1/13s f/5.0 at 14.0mm iso200
    [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  19. Chris

    Chris Mu-43 Rookie

    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?

    [​IMG]

    GF1+Canon FD 50mm f1.8

    Cropped version is my PAD Blog....
     
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  20. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Chris, I think you made a difficult, but good crop... your PAD image works better for me.

    Cheers

    Brian