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A grey and wet weekend in London...

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Pim, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Spent a few days in London this Easter, a grey and at times wet weekend; typical B&W weather. It did make me rethink my opinion about the importance of weatherselaed camera's, bring on the new Oly...:) !

    All pics taken with Oly E-PL2 and E-PL3 and assorted native lenses.

    Thanks for looking, hope you like one or two...

    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/4.0    1/200s    ISO 200
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    11mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 200
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 200
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 250
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    40mm    f/5.6    1/100s    ISO 1250
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/5.6    1/60s    ISO 640
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    66mm    f/5.0    1/125s    ISO 250
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    82mm    f/10.0    1/250s    ISO 200
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    89mm    f/5.6    1/1600s    ISO 200
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    45mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    ISO 200
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    89mm    f/4.9    1/160s    ISO 400
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 200
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    145mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 500
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  2. eltictac

    eltictac Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 12, 2012
    I love all the symmetry!
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  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Fantastic images! Love the last one - London in one image!

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
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  4. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Holy crap those are good. One of the best sets I've seen in a long time. Absolutely love #7 and #11. Nice job!

    (Rain, gray, London? Who would have thought!)
  5. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Mellow! Yeah I have visited London more often than my creditcard cares to remember, and I have to say grey and wet seem to be a recurring theme... Yet statistics say it does not rain more there than in for instance Paris, then again statistics also say 90% of all statistics are wrong...:) 

    Thanks again for the nice comments!
  6. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Pim - thanks for sharing. Your photos are elegantly composed, very well-thought out. Excellent job!
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  7. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    I bet its not loaded. :tongue:
  8. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    +1 :2thumbs:
  9. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Part time philistine

    Aug 10, 2011
    Top shots ! Every one of them.
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  10. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Lovely series !
    C U,
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  11. p.h

    p.h Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 5, 2012
    What a good eye you have. I have shots of every subject here, but none nearly as good. I didn't think it possible to be creative with such well photographed landmarks, you've just shown I was wrong. Another excellent demonstration that it's not about the camera and how the image needs to be about more than recording what's in front of us. And I'm not sure I should thank you, it's also a sharp lesson that although I now have a great camera it's only the start of the road.
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  12. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    Great set of images !! excellent..
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  13. Jemski

    Jemski Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    Excellent captures of London's landmarks.
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  14. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Great set of strong graphic images that show the capabilities of Mu43 in the right hands.
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  15. b-bernd

    b-bernd New to Mu-43

    Dec 27, 2011
    I like #6 best, because the arch appears straight and parallel to the upper border. I know how difficult it is to get perfect symmetric pics. Did you use a tripod? (... and are you not as lazy as me who doesn't like to schlepp around with it)
    Best, Bernd
  16. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Great series Pim.....really enjoyable viewing.
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  17. anidel

    anidel Mu-43 Regular

    May 13, 2011
    Twickenham, Uk
    Well, it's been NOT raining for AGES.
    This weekend (actually only Easter Monday) has been rainy, but it hasn't rained for ages.
    Actually a few weeks ago we enjoyed LOVELY warm and sunny weather and today's been sunnier as well.

    UK is experiencing a few years of dry weather :) 

    So, no, I was actually expecting a drier weather :p 

    London, contrary to what you'd expect, is drier than what most people think. Just avoid August :p 

    Btw LOVE the images. I love the symmetry and the St. Paul Cathedral one (not to mention the stairs!)
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  18. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Bernd, no I did not use a tripod. I do always carry a tiny table tripod (that just fits in my bag), however don't use it very often. You would need a wall or bench or something like that to mount it of course and those are never around when you need them (or not in the right place). These shots were all handheld, and the only way to get the pictures as symmetric as possible is to take some time, find the centre of the subject and check all corners of the picture to ensure you get the desired symmetry. I find the VF2 viewfinder very helpful for this, it allows you to focus more on the subject.

    Even so, I do quite often have to retake one after reviewing the final picture on the LCD...:) 
  19. Fantastic study of architecture, geometry, and symmetry. The last shot is a great way to finish the set off!
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  20. Ah, yes! The camera takes a fraction of a second to focus, and then you take another ten seconds to compose it just right :tongue: I know the feeling...
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