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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by spatulaboy, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    I just got back from a trip to Charleston. I ended up taking about 1300 photos(!), so I will continue to update this post as I get them processed.

    I brought along my PL25, Panny 14-42, Oly45, Minolta MD 50mm f1.4 with tilt adapter, and my Minolta MD Telerokkor 135mm f2.8. I have to say carrying and switching all those lenses was a huge pain! I can really see the appeal of a good zoom like the Panny 12-35 for travel.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780138622/" title="P1370876-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7780138622_d144a20594_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370876-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780155096/" title="Charleston, SC by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7780155096_bac1b6f3d1_c. "600" height="800" alt="Charleston, SC"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780130272/" title="Haunted Charleston by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7780130272_69c3887d10_c. "600" height="800" alt="Haunted Charleston"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785619648/" title="P1360769-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785619648_191d90ac9a_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1360769-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785616756/" title="P1360802-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785616756_99623d298e_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1360802-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785629980/" title="P1360666-2 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785629980_32e992c528_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1360666-2"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780149190/" title="Charleston, SC by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7780149190_147435fac5_c. "600" height="800" alt="Charleston, SC"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785622766/" title="P1360765-2 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785622766_4a181e32a6_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1360765-2"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785590938/" title="P1370013-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785590938_e8070d3618_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370013-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785592702/" title="P1360997-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785592702_baf71d08dd_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1360997-1"></a>
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  2. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    Great pics Vin. My wife and I were married there in 2000. We took wedding pictures on the water front in your 5th picture. :2thumbs:
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  3. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Very nice pictures!
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  4. Nice work, Vin. I think my favourites are nos 5 & 6 (excepting the pesky car in no 5).

    I like the way you've used some tighter compositions to focus on the building details.
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  5. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785579534/" title="P1370023-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785579534_957ca1a9c0_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370023-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785583268/" title="P1370036-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785583268_19196cb602_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370036-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785581182/" title="P1370021-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785581182_7bd65273b4_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370021-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785624564/" title="P1360762-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785624564_e75bee5546_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1360762-1"></a>
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  6. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Ahh, the South! I miss home.
    Thanks for sharing.
  7. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 10, 2011
    Great series. I travel internationally several times a year and seeing photos like these makes me question my lack of travel here at home. I've lived in the Carolinas for most of my life and it's a shame I haven't even seen the light of Charleston, of all places.
  8. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Nice shots Vincent. 6 and 11 are fine shots but the crazy tunnel vision weirdness going on in 7 is just crazy surreal....love how that big old branch stands out.
  9. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Thanks Joe, I really like that shot as well. It was taken with my tilt adapter, had a lot of fun with that thing.
  10. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Love the tilt effect in those shots! Mind telling me what adapter you use? The 50/1.4 work the best?
  11. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Some portraits and candids of Laura.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780136262/" title="P1370907-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7780136262_66da9c0c5d_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370907-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785632940/" title="P1360656-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785632940_7070ef09f3_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1360656-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785572958/" title="P1360819-2 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785572958_8d7efbcd7f_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1360819-2"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7785605952/" title="P1360856-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7785605952_07f870b053_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1360856-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791268022/" title="P1370079-2 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7791268022_2c29586699_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370079-2"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791298354/" title="P1370128-2 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7791298354_c94c68ec17_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370128-2"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791270072/" title="P1370143-2 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7791270072_17ce55d5e0_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370143-2"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791295676/" title="P1370211-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7791295676_1e06dc0b3e_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370211-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780147518/" title="P1370697-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr"> 7780147518_6df99d2d6d_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370697-1"></a>
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  12. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Very cool!
  13. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Thank you! This was my first trip with photography in mind... so I just took pictures of everything. lol.
  14. nianys

    nianys Mu-43 Regular

    Now DAMN you, you made me want to go there !! Never crossed my mind before but now I've gotta go. Just when I had to say no to my favorite Smith Mountain Lake vacation due to outrageously expensive airfare... Pfft.. Not fun :( 
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  15. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Great series - you got some excellent shots, great color and lighting. Nice!
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  16. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    I don't remember the actual brand, but it was a generic one I found on ebay. I have all Minoltas so I bought the MD-M4/3 one. As far as which focal length, I haven't experimented too much, I've had my 50mm on the whole time. Seems to work well. The thing is with the tilt adapter it doesn't focus to infinity at all if you shoot it with no tilt as a normal adapter. It comes up short.

    Charleston is a cool town, a great place to go for a weekend.

    That's very cool Larry! Funny you mention that, while there I saw several bridal photo shoots going on.
  17. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    We were married in the gazebo you see in pic 17. BTW...my wife loves the pictures. You got more than we did when we were there :) 
  18. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    great stuff, Charleston is a photogrpaher's dream. Wish I'd had more time and better light!!
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  19. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Here are some more from the trip. This town has character.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791266614/" title="P1370044-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7791266614_634080a3f0_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370044-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791322550/" title="P1370047-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7791322550_9b3e767eba_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370047-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791315338/" title="P1370053-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7791315338_87451f7579_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370053-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791313740/" title="P1370054-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7791313740_1dba5a1f38_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370054-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791308718/" title="P1370064-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7791308718_e50f93c806_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370064-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7791283334/" title="P1370319-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7791283334_4d017d4db2_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370319-1"></a>
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  20. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7810094872/" title="P1370554-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7810094872_438c2cb971_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370554-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7810077764/" title="P1370565-3 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7810077764_14989fbf39_c. "600" height="800" alt="P1370565-3"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7810085800/" title="P1370517-2 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7810085800_df9797cfa6_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370517-2"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7810083280/" title="P1370482-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7810083280_92b0bbdb38_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1370482-1"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7865271300/" title="P1370921-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7865271300_2ac3d1408b_c. "800" height="599" alt="P1370921-1"></a>
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