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Krabi with OM-D and E-PL5

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Richella, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    267
    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    I've just come back from a short vacation in Krabi, Thailand. This was my first trip with my OM-D and new E-PL5. I'm still just starting to PP but thought I would post a few shots of the trip. More to come plus some lessons learned from my experience of using the OM-D in a beach location.

    Railay Beach is a short long boat ride from the town of Ao Nang. This was shot with my OM-D and 12mm f2.0 with polarising filter.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30570315"> 4. "Railay Beach Long boat by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30570315">Railay Beach Long boat</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>

    Ao Nang beach shot at sunset. I just made it to the beach as the sun was dipping below the horizon. This was a 5 frame HDR shot with the OMD and 12mm.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30260497"> 4. "Ao Nang Beach by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30260497">Ao Nang Beach</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    Another 5 frame HDR shot from Ao Nang Beach.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30574537"> 4. "Untitled by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30574537">Untitled</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    This was from earlier in the day at Ao Nang beach. These kids were playing in the surf near the shore. As is passed by the one on the left shouted, "photo,photo,photo!!!". SO I felt obliged. Quickly switched to my OM-D and 45mm. Again this was a 5 frame HDR. I used HDR quite a lot because the sun and contrast were so intense it was difficult to always get everything.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30203841"> 4. "Ao Nang kids by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30203841">Ao Nang kids</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    And finally, for now, a portrait of the 2 brothers from the group above. They were quite confident and loved to see their photo on screen. Wish I could have shared it with them. Again this was shot with OM-D and 45mm. No HDR this time.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30203779"> 4. "Brothers by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30203779">Brothers</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    I'll keep posting some more once I get them post processed.
     
  2. hypnomatt

    hypnomatt Mu-43 Regular

    149
    Nov 4, 2011
    Great shots. Love to see more.
     
  3. ZulSim

    ZulSim Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Mar 27, 2013
    Kuala Lumpur
    You did the 5-shot HDR hand-held? I like your HDR tone-mapping. What software did you use?
     
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Very nice set! :thumbup:
     
  5. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    267
    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur

    The top 2 shots were on a tripod. The 5 shot HDR of the family in the sea was handheld. I used Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. However, I think I have a calibration issue, or something, with my iMac. The images look richer and more contrasty when I'm editing them in HDR Efex Pro 2 but when I upload to the internet the colours seem more muted and less contrasty. Anyone know why this is?
     
  6. yourguitarhero

    yourguitarhero Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Jul 29, 2011
    iMac screens are just like that - quite hard to post process on.

    I went to Ao Nang for my honeymoon in 2010. Amazing place to take pictures. I had a Ricoh GX-1 back then. Just been looking back over my photos - I've come on a lot since then.

    I do like this one, it was the bungalow where we stayed:
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    I like the portraits - gonna have to get a 45mm
     
  7. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    267
    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    A few more of the shots from my recent vacation to Krabi.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262379"> 4. "Coming Ashore by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262379">Coming Ashore</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30260985"> 4. "Long Boat Captain by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30260985">Long Boat Captain</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262327"> 4. "Railay Beach by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262327">Railay Beach</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262237"> 4. "Long Boat by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262237">Long Boat</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262281"> 4. "Moored by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262281">Moored</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262341"> 4. "Long Boat by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262341">Long Boat</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262357"> 4. "Walking Street by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262357">Walking Street</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>


    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262363"> 4. "Smoothie by Richard Ella (richardella)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/30262363">Smoothie</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/richardella">Richard Ella</a></font>
     
  8. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    267
    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    I've decided to ahead and buy the Spyder Pro 4 monitor calibration thing to see if it makes the iMac screen more reliable for editing and printing.
     
  9. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

    256
    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Hi,
    Great compositions & locations but the colors are dull;
    Hope you don't mind :
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

    256
    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    [Double post]
     
  11. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    303
    Jun 22, 2011
    Sydney
    nice set/ I really like the boats on the beach last one.
     
  12. SpecFoto

    SpecFoto Mu-43 Veteran

    310
    Aug 28, 2012
    So Cal
    Jim
    Would like to hear what your experience was with the OMD at the beach.

    Great shots by the way, makes me want to go there again soon. Railay Beach is one of the all time best beaches, very scenic. On my trip a few months ago we stayed north on the gulf side near Hua Hin. Nice, but no way as beautiful as Krabi.
     
  13. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    267
    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    Thanks for the feedback. As I mentioned previously I've been having difficulty getting accurate colour reproduction on my iMac screen. When I upload to other sites the colours apear much duller than when I PP in Lightroom and Nik. Would you share what further PP you applied to the image.
     
  14. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Great stuff! :drinks:
     
  15. JesperBN

    JesperBN New to Mu-43

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    Apr 14, 2013
    Great set of pictures!:2thumbs:
     
  16. mr_botak

    mr_botak Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2011
    Reading, UK
    David
    Really nice job - I'll pay your HDRs due respect by saying I wasn't convinced they were HDRs until I saw your caption :)
     
  17. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Wonderful set and beautiful colors!
     
  18. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Great Krabi images Rich. Well done.
     
  19. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Wonderful, vibrant set. Nothing wrong with the colours on my iMac :) Love "moored" especially.
     
  20. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2012
    Denmark
    Morten
    Excellent work - love them all