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A trip to Italy with OM-D

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by ballcall2, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. ballcall2

    ballcall2 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 11, 2012
    I was in Italy for two weeks and I took many pictures, so I wanted to share a few chosen ones with you. Tell me your thoughts :smile:

    Saint Marco-Venice
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988517330/" title="Venice Coffee (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988517330_f528cb3958_c. "800" height="495" alt="Venice Coffee (1 of 1)"></a>


    Venice
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988524580/" title="Venice (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988524580_20f04b20b4_c. "800" height="600" alt="Venice (1 of 1)"></a>


    A street in Rome
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988524823/" title="Rome Street (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988524823_7d35232e2c_c. "627" height="800" alt="Rome Street (1 of 1)"></a>


    Italian Pizza
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988540992/" title="Pizza (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988540992_2d28d50a58_c. "800" height="600" alt="Pizza (1 of 1)"></a>


    Dolomites mountains
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988541395/" title="Mountains (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="Mountains (1 of 1)"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988548799/" title="Flower (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988548799_c2b9a7874d_c. "800" height="687" alt="Flower (1 of 1)"></a>
     
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  2. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
    Lee Osenton
    Great! We are going next spring and this just makes me more anxious.

    Lee
     
  3. ballcall2

    ballcall2 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 11, 2012
    More...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988788591/" title="Grapes (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988788591_fa070b0f41_c. "800" height="600" alt="Grapes (1 of 1)"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988797483/" title="Church (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988797483_f099bab05a_c. "544" height="800" alt="Church (1 of 1)"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988769032/" title="A cute dog (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988769032_bdac65db2e_c. "800" height="568" alt="A cute dog (1 of 1)"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87240035@N03/7988754304/" title="יונה (1 of 1) by ballcall2, on Flickr"> 7988754304_0b88ac8333_c. "800" height="353" alt="יונה (1 of 1)"></a>
     
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  4. kchau

    kchau Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2012
    Seattle
    what lenses did you bring?
     
  5. ballcall2

    ballcall2 Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 11, 2012
    The 20mm and the Panasonic 14-45mm
     
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  6. kylebraun2005

    kylebraun2005 Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Apr 19, 2012
    Those are some very nice shots. Hear great things about the 20mm, have to get one of those.
     
  7. ballcall2

    ballcall2 Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 11, 2012
    Thanks! And welcome to the forum :smile:
    The 20mm is a really great lens, but I recommend that you will buy the 25mm f/1.4 instead if you can spend a little more.
     
  8. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
    That pizza looks bomb!

    Lovely shots. Just a small suggestion, if i may. Bump up the exposure a bit on the bird and the cup, and turn off "keep warm colors" (i think you have it on). I see you maxed out your shutter speed on the cup. Try experiment with different metering modes to get better exposures
     
  9. melonbread

    melonbread Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Aug 27, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Jannette
    The photos look beautiful! I'm heading to Italy in winter and these were a great teaser. Thanks!

    Sent using my phone. Excuse any autocorrect
     
  10. MikeR_GF1

    MikeR_GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Very nice pictures. From the locations, it looks like I will be following your itinerary. I'll see if I can do as well as you with mine.
     
  11. ballcall2

    ballcall2 Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 11, 2012
    I really enjoyed this trip. If you need any help planning your trip, I will be glad to help.
     
  12. ballcall2

    ballcall2 Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 11, 2012
    Thanks for the suggestions. The colors of the photos I uploaded are really warm, because most people tend to like warmer pictures than colders.
    A question: what do you think would be a better metering mode for the cup? Spot metering? center metering?
     
  13. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

    106
    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Scott
    Enjoyed your photos

    I also was fortunate to be in Italy (Slovenia and Croatia) these past couple of weeks. In Italy, we were in the lake district area, specifically near Varenna in Lake Como.

    Here is Varenna from some olive groves above:
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    Another part of Varenna at sunset:
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    The obligatory wine/food shot from picnic we had:
    P9070130r.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  14. ballcall2

    ballcall2 Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Aug 11, 2012
    I really like these pictures.
    One thing that I want to criticize if I may- it seems as though in the third picture, the plate is out of focus. I belive that the problem is that you focused on the wine bottle, and because of the shallow DOF, the plate is out of focus. Did you do it Deliberately?
     
  15. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Scott
    Thanks Ballcall2. Your criticism is definitely valid, and I agree that it detracts from the photo -- it needed a little more dof to ensure that all the food and wine were in focus. It was hard to judge at the time, especially b/c we were more excited about the eating and drinking than the picture.

    Here are a couple of others that may have more in focus, but unfortunately do not contain any context in the background. Thanks for your comments.

    P9070127r.

    P9070128r.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  16. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Scot,
    In Italy they enforce a zero alcohol policy of so next time don't drink and shot. :thumbup:
    Great photos give me the urge of packing and going there again.