An Hour on Rodeo Drive with the E-M1

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by kevinparis, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    sorry for those of you coming here expecting pictures of bucking broncos and cowboys... I am talking about Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, a treet of expensive shops selling often ugly expensive things... Still it is a tourist magnet, and a fun place to practice some street shooting.

    I had an hour to kill while my other half did some shopping, so I went for a wander with the E-M1 and the 17 and 75 lenses.... these were the results

    comments and criticism always welcome

    the full set here...

    and soem highlights

    P2170102 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    This has a see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil vibe about it

    P2170047 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    P2170067 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    P2170046 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    Just want to add I am not employed by Olympus, nor do I receive any consideration from the shop owners of Rodeo Drive :)


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  2. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Real Name:
    As always, great shots. #1 is my favorite, but I like all of them.

    Oh, except for that little sliver of a light fixture at the top of #1, which I might have cropped or cloned out.
  3. Air-Cooled

    Air-Cooled Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    Wait, does that mean the 17 is NOT 1/3 EV brighter than the 75 under Rodeo Dr light?? :wink:

    Good pics, I like #2, good job capturing the vibe!
  4. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
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    Brian Y.
    the last one is my favorite!
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium

    good catch... i tend to PP quickly and get something out as soon as I can

    I always regard these as a work in progress

  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks air cooled and f/stop

    I strongly believe that posting pictures is way more useful than debating how many angels can dance on the head of a pin :)

  7. redington

    redington Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2012
    Not to be different, but #3 is my favorite. Something about the look of the guy, that it's an ice cream truck, and the writing on the right hand side of the truck do something for me.
  8. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
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  9. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    the ice cream truck guy!
    he almost comes across as creepy n pervy
    love the shot
  10. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    Interesting ambiance you captured. Thanks for sharing. I'm curious about the framing - what was the thinking behind cutting off the head of the driver in #3 and the shoe of the walker in #4?
  11. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Number1 is so camp, my favourite.
  12. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    bad framing when shooting from the hip !!!!! no where else to go in PP :)

    its how I roll !! I am not what you would call a precision photographer!!!

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  13. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    One of your best set!
  14. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    I like the vibe shot.

    Nice set.