Landscapes near my home....

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Terri, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Terri

    Terri Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    I got a new camera yesterday. The beautiful Olympus OM-D E-M5. Last night we took a drive through an area that is very near to my home. We can see some of these windmills from our front yard.

    Mirrorless cameras have rekindled my love of photography. Packing all my DSLR gear had really become tiresome to me. But the EPM-1 and now this new camera has made photography exciting to me.

    In some of these you can see some distant mountain peaks. Those are the Grand Teton Mountains.

    I have been pushing my contrast and saturation a lot more lately. Wondering what you folks think about whether or not I am going too far....








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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Incredible colors! Nice work.
  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    Terri, your photos are so beautiful I feel like my E-M5 is not functioning properly!
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  4. Terri

    Terri Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    I didn't change the WB on any of these. I've increased the saturation, but these are the Olympus colors.
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Really fine shots - I love the light in the second photo! I like the use of contrast/saturation, the photos "pop" for me. :thumbup:
  6. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    Great pictures! The second is my favorit one.
  7. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
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    Gorgeous photos!
  8. dcassat

    dcassat Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2011
    Since I'm buying an E-M5 to replace my E-PL2 to shoot landscape, these are of particular interest to me, (oh, and I'm from Wyoming).

    These shots are realllly good. You've done an excellent job with the composition and the contrast is amazing. So, good, thanks for sharing them!
  9. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Great shots Terri.
  10. abl33

    abl33 Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 2, 2010
    I love the contrast and saturation on these. My favorite is #3 in which the reddish orange contrasts with the green of the grass in the foreground.

    May I ask what lens(es) you used for these? Thanks!
  11. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    Great shots! I agree, my favorites are #2 and #3
  12. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    It states Olympus 14-42mm and 40-150mm in the EXIF info for the shots..... the 40-150mm for #3

    Great shots, all of them.....
  13. Terri

    Terri Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    I just had a beautiful location to photograph. A lot of the final product is in the post processing...

    Thanks, Bob. Glad to hear you don't think I am overdoing it.
  14. Terri

    Terri Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    I think the second one is my favorite, too!!

    Thank you so much.
    Hello to a neighbor!! I bet you will love the E-M5. I've only had mine for a day and a half, but I am impressed so far. I have the EPM-1, too, but don't think I will keep it now.
  15. Terri

    Terri Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    Thank you so much!!

    I used the 14-42ii, and the 40-150. These lenses work pretty well for me.


    Thank you. You are right....shots with kit lenses. I also have the 20 f1.7 and 45 f1.8, but like zooms for landscape shooting.
  16. AlexH

    AlexH Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2012
    Arkansas, U.S.
    Wow, very nice set. Great work. You have an eye for landscapes! :2thumbs:
  17. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Very nice photos.
  18. jff1625

    jff1625 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2012
    wow. just wow.
    I love the glow from the grass in the foreground of #2.
    And I love to learn what you did in PP to #5 in particular - I'm guessing compressed dynamic range (levels) and then boost the saturation/vibrance - anything else?
  19. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Nice! Very nice images! Thanks.
  20. brianvickers

    brianvickers Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Contrast and saturation look great to me, beautiful images....any of these I would have expected to see on a landscape calendar.