Lake Valley, NM. A true Ghost town shot with a EPL-1.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by littleMT, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Me and my hubby loaded up Chantilly Lace with the gear, and water, drove South and found Lake Valley, a true abandoned ghost town, in fact, even the ghosts left..

    we took the expensive Sony A65 SLT 24 megapixel, and the Olympus EPL-1.
    The Sony never came out of the bag, as Lu did all the shooting with the Olympus, using a 14mm pancake lens, wide open at f/2.5, and a Hoya linear polarizer.

    Now, the town that time forgot, Lake Valley:




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  2. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    a lovely place of worship..


    if only these walls could talk, what would their story be?

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  3. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    a killer old ride, a GEM.... Lu was all over this.....he called it the mother lode!







    you can see Lu in the reflection, using the LCD screen framing the shot on the cheapo Olympus...

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  4. Roger

    Roger Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2011
    Western PA
    Great shots. I really like the car pics.
  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great find! Thanks for sharing the cool images.
  6. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    I think would be fun to show a group of randomly selected people pairs of jpegs shot with the $289 E-PL1 and $2,500+ DSLR's from Nikon and Canon. Then ask the folks, which jpegs they think were taken by a $289 camera and which by a $2,500 camera? I bet most folks would end up thinking the E-PL1's photos were shot by a $2,500 camera.
  7. rstrader

    rstrader Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Apr 12, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    Awesome set of pictures, thanks for sharing them. I love subject matter like this and I too really like the car shots. Is it a Buick?
  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    I live in this state, and I've never been. You inspired me to get there sometime before the rains come (if they ever do).
  9. bitmatt

    bitmatt Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    So nice. Love all that rust.
  10. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Great pics!
    I love all the wonderful junk in NM{and the southwest in general} and how a camera can turn them into jewels. The car by the way is a 1935 Plymouth 4-door sedan.

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  11. Cath59

    Cath59 Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 29, 2012
    Love the car shots!:smile:
  12. fljoe

    fljoe Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2011

    Are the shots post processed using software or are they OOTC jpegs?

    BTW this wonderful E-PL1 body only cost $150 at Cameta .. what a wonderful camera if you are beginning into learning photography.
  13. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez

    they have minimal post processing, such as resizing for the web, and slight color correction, the amazing blue skys were in large part thanks to the Hoya linear polarizer...
  14. MexicoMik

    MexicoMik Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Polarizers - I remember them! Haven't used one since I got into digital in the late 90s but your pics bring back some fond memories of some great Velvia shots...

    Might have to consider it again!

    Nice shots!
  15. Pap

    Pap Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Fleetwood, PA
    Wonderful set of images! Beautiful detail and color. Was a polarizer used on all images?
  16. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    yes, once the Hoya Linear was put on, it never came off...
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