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Mission in Carmel, California

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Brewster, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce_l_snell/6078284386/" title="EPL1 480 by brucelsnell, on Flickr"> View attachment 174164 "500" height="500" alt="EPL1 480"></a>

    Another shot from my recent trip to California. I've pretty much always been a RAW shooter, but on this trip the emphasis was on fun and relaxation, so I chose to shoot JPEG. My thinking was that I would eliminate all post processing, get more images on a card, carry less gear and just enjoy the trip. If some images weren't up to par, I'd just delete 'em. No worries. I carried my E-PL1 and two lenses (14-42 and 40-150) and the VF-2, just one battery and one sd card.

    One of the most pleasant surprises for me about the E-PL1 was how handy and useful the art filters became. I tried them on a lark and ended up using them quite often. Another big surprise was the iAuto mode (which looks like an automatic contrast and saturation adjustment to my eye). I almost passed iAuto by thinking it would be unreliable and unpredictable, sure glad I didn't!

    So, long story short, I came home with hundreds of images from the trip, deleted a very small percentage and didn't do any post production at all. This little PEN camera from Olympus really is terrific and perfect for travel.

    Photo-geek stats: Olympus E-PL1 using the 14-42 kit lens. Shot in jpeg mode using in camera art filter "pinhole" setting and 6x6 format. No post processing other than resizing for the web.
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  2. drp

    drp Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    How about more pics?

    Fellow E-PL1 iAUTO fan.

  3. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    That looks really great! Makes me want to try iAuto some more. i already go everywhere between manual focus legacy and/or raw and "regular" auto (with dedicated lenses of course) depending on mood and patience and whether it is a poto outing or trip snapshots. And the OOC look from Olympus is a lot of what made me choose my E-PL1 to begin with, to have that possibility. On holiday, one's S.O. Can also get pretty annoyed if one takes too long with the camera

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  4. Very, very true!
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