E-P1 and newbie does Miami.....and a story

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by 369, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. 369

    369 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 10, 2010
    I bought the E-P1 a week before my Miami trip with friends. I asked a lot of questions here and you guys helped a lot. This is my first real camera and I really enjoyed it during my trip and I am very satisfied with the results. My friends had never heard or seen this camera but they were very curious and were having fun taking pics with it, some even plan on buying it.

    I had an incident in the hotel, where I left behind the camera bag in the lobby, luckily the cam was with me, but two 4 gig memory cards (full) were in the camera bag. I realized it after we had reached lincoln street for dinner. So I called the front desk and someone went to the location I left it and found it, I was glad but when I went back after dinner to get it there was no memory card. They said they found the bag open without anything in it. We were all disappointed and asked to check the security tapes but they said the camera was not pointed in that direction and they could not do anything. We thought that it might be one of the hotel staff that took the SD cards. There was nothing we could do but asked them if they found it to call us as the next morning we were leaving.

    So all of us come back and after landing we get a call from the front desk of the hotel that they found the cards and we asked them to mail them overnight and we got them the next day. We could not have afforded to loose these pics, for me they are memories not pics.

    I know there is a lot that I need to learn, but that's ok because I was having fun with the camera. Composition is something I need to work on.

    Straight out of camera jpegs, only cropping and resizing and one or two sepia tone applied and art filter used.


    Sorry for the long post, but here is the link.

    Olympus E-P1 Kit Lens (Miami) - a set on Flickr

    Please leave a feedback.... here or on flickr it would help me.
     
  2. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

    892
    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Most of the pictures are pleasant (which in itself is an achievement), and there's a decent ratio of true keepers among them. You have a good eye.

    But there's just one cardinal rule in photography you must obey : the horizon line on water MUST be level, otherwise viewers become sea sick. Do whatever you please in composition, but as Judge Dredd would put it, *this is the law*. So you should rotate at least your pictures showing the sea to level that line, and crop to keep the ratio, just like you did on the last image of the set (unless you used the electronic levels for that one).

    This is not a critic ; I did loved those images. But they are like rough diamonds, they need a bit of polish.
     
  3. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    quite the saga with the sd card


    nice set