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A morning walk with the EPM1 and the Oly 17 2.8

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by LDraper, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. LDraper

    LDraper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Somewhat on a whim I grabbed my EPM1 with its attached Oly 17 2.8 when I went out for a walk this morning. I thought it would be interesting to limit myself to what is an older equipment choice, but also one that I have enjoyed using in the past. With all the focus on cutting edge equipment choices and critical comparisons of this lens' sharpness vs that lens' rendering I thought it would be a good reminder that a good photographic experience is perfectly possible with a camera and a lens that are not likely to float to the top of anyone's list of "best choices." I had a good time!

    Here's the first image of my walk heading into the sun.

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    At the end of the street I come to the ditch (Albuquerque's valley has a network of irrigation ditches that carry water from March to October).

    I've taken dozens of photos of this tree and I still enjoy trying to capture a good image of it. This is not the best - but the light is nice.
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    Every section has its own character. Some are more picturesque than others. Some parts of the path are pretty industrial.
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    Everywhere are the elm and cottonwood trees
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    I couldn't get the autofocus to lock on the leaf so I had to resort to mf - which I can only activate via the menu. But it works!
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    Here's my art director. Waiting expectantly.

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    . . . . and one more shot of trees, leaves and reflections.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
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