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First Shots with the EM1 and Oly 12-40 - Giant Mountain Andirondacks

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by langer318, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. langer318

    langer318 Mu-43 Regular

    83
    Sep 17, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Took my EM1 and brand new 12-40 out for some first shots on Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks in upstate NY. Processed in Photomatix, any CC are welcome I'm still learning!

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  2. Sela69

    Sela69 Mu-43 Regular

    Very nice pics, really appreciated !
     
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  3. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Wow, beautiful images! The color and contrast are really nice! :thumbup:
     
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    When you say, "while I'm still learning", I assume you mean you're learning this particular camera and lens? Because if you're just "learning" photography generally, you've got crazy talent! These are wonderful, as are many of the others from the day on your Flickr stream. Seriously great work!

    -Ray
     
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  5. langer318

    langer318 Mu-43 Regular

    83
    Sep 17, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Maybe I'm a bit hard on myself but I'd say I'm still learning photography in general. I've been taking pictures for awhile while hiking\climbing with a Fuji X10 on full auto mode and just pointing and shooting. I decided to go all out and purchased the OMD-EM1 along with the 12-40 Oly last month since m4/3 seemed like a good fit for what I do Small enough to carry and still capable of amazing things. I still feel like I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm reading as much as I can and playing around with various settings to see what works :) I'm having fun with it and its great to get some positive feedback.
     
  6. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    718
    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    While the colours are not what i tend to like, i LOVE your composition. Or as normal people would say "you have a good eye"

    sent from my Xperia Z
     
  7. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

    168
    Sep 16, 2012
    Northumberland
    Yeah, same. I like the composition and the views a lot, but a bit too colourful for my tastes. Would be interested to see what you came up with using just a raw editor rather than letting photomatix take all the contrast out of them, but that's just me :) Looks like a tremendous place.
     
  8. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    my exact thoughts.. You have "the eye" as they say. Over-processed?
     
  9. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    When the dragon comes over the hill don't forget to cast yer flame atronach.
     
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  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Well then you've got a hell of a natural eye for it. These are all really well composed and shot. The processing is a matter of taste (I personally like it, but I get why not everyone would), but you clearly know how to get the results you're after - if this wasn't what you were after you'd have stopped well short of this look. Bottom line, your images come off as very well realized work - they didn't just happen by accident. Lots of folks shoot for years and develop all sorts of technical chops but never really develop an eye - you've got that already and it's by far the most important thing for any photographer to "have"...

    -Ray
     
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  11. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I'd send the camera and lens back - these shots are complete rubbish!








    (only joking... stunning, wonderful - I'd hang any of them on my wall).
     
  12. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    356
    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    theyre 'overprocessed' for your taste.; not for everyones; not for me, i like them.
     
  13. langer318

    langer318 Mu-43 Regular

    83
    Sep 17, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I appreciate the compliments Ray. While I do like what I came up with I'm all for trying different things so I'm going to experiment with these a bit to see what I can do with them in general and see if I can come up some less processed versions.
     
  14. Bichon

    Bichon New to Mu-43

    5
    Nov 16, 2013
    I think they are wonderful (ok,maybe 1 notch too saturated for me), can you please tell me how you set up the omd for HDR. . Do you preprogram a myset with all your settings ? Any tips on settings ? RAW or JPEG for these pics. Etc. etc.
    I am currently using a d7000 with 18-200 VR. And am shaking like a leaf contemplating a change to your setup. I'm a bit afraid of noise in m4/3 but the overall quality and weight and size reduction is welcome. And did all the web 'it's tooooo expensive' warnings not scare you off ?
    Ps
    If my shots turn out 1/2 as good as yours, I'd be happy.
    Steve
     
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  15. Bichon

    Bichon New to Mu-43

    5
    Nov 16, 2013
    This type of processing is considered a 'look'. It's also used in commercial work as well. It will be seen as 'over processed ' by many but enjoyed by others.
    Look at Kraft Cheeze slices. It may be over-processed but it's really enjoyable when it's grilled with over processed bacon between 2 slices of over-processed white bread.
     
  16. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    Rich
    I have to add my opinion to this thread. These images are striking. I love the PP and look you have achieved. You went to a beautiful place and using your eye and post processing technique created some amazing images. Nice work.
     
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  17. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    I used to be an photographer like you until I took an arrow to the knee...
     
  18. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    In the knee. IN the knee! :biggrin:
     
  19. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    The greybeards will disapprove of his modern, digital camera. They still use TLR and brownies up there...
     
  20. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Awesome images, by the way :)
     
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