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Moscow in color and B&W

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Pim, May 6, 2012.

  1. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Took a trip to Moscow last week, great city for photo opportunities. Especially the metro system is absolutely wonderful, although very crowded and almost impossible to get a "clean" shot... Anyway, I attach a small selection of some B&W and color shots, hope you like one or two. Mostly taken with Oly E-PL3, but there night be an occasional NEX picture in there, please forgive me...:) 

    Thanks for looking!

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    NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    33mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 100
    P4291637-Edit-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    140mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200
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    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6    100mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200
    P4291694-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    11mm    f/8.0    1/400s    ISO 200
    P4301736-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 640
    P4301813-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 320
    P5021877-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200
    P5021891-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    9mm    f/8.0    1/400s    ISO 200
    P5032011-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    18mm    f/5.6    1/30s    ISO 1600
    P5032045-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    10mm    f/5.6    1/50s    ISO 1600
    P5032054-Edit.
    E-PL3    OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6    16mm    f/5.6    1/8s    ISO 1600
    P5021926.
    E-PL3    ---    53mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    ISO 200
    P5021849.
    E-PL3    ---    135mm    f/5.6    1/800s    ISO 200
    P5021910.
    E-PL3    ---    11mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200
    P5032007.
    E-PL3    ---    9mm    f/4.0    1/80s    ISO 500
    P4301802.
    E-PL3    ---    15mm    f/5.6    1/4s    ISO 1600
    P5021886.
    E-PL3    ---    10mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200
     
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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Stunning series! :smile:
     
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    You've done it again Pim...amazing set. For the life of me I can't pick a favorite such is the strength of the set. You really do excel at architectural/urban compositions.

    Would you mind going on a little trip to Prague for us ?

    ;) 
     
  4. G1 User

    G1 User Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jul 20, 2010
    Absolutely majestic buildings and great framing to show it off.
     
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  5. Nameer

    Nameer Mu-43 Regular

    48
    Feb 2, 2012
    UK
    Amazing set Pim, would you mind letting us know which lenses you used. Thanks.
     
  6. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Livnius. Sure, email me the Prague ticket...:) ! Actually I was in Prague about six months ago, but did not have a camera with me at the time, but will very likely go back soon to shoot some pictures, it is a short and cheap flight form where I live, so definitely on the roadmap for later this year...:) 
     
  7. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    These are stunning shots, ditto for the which lens request!
     
  8. Muntjack

    Muntjack Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    Jul 26, 2010
    Fabulous set. Don't know why but the Train picture really does it for me - atmospheric!
    M
     
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  9. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Wow, what a great set of images that capture some of the stunning architecture, and infrastructure - thank you for sharing.

    I bet you didn't get hassled by power hungry security guards saying you cannot take photos, or be scared to take street shots ..........unlike living in paranoid UK
     
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  10. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
    In fact, it's very common in Moscow... Especially around the governmental building.
     
  11. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Actually I was quite surprised at the easy going nature of the security, only the inside of the countless churches was off limits for photography (at one of them I was even asked to check in my camera bag before entering), and also one time inside the Kremlin we were urged to vacate a certain area due to some rehearsals for the inauguration of Putin I believe. Apart from that security forces did not really bother us or restricted any photography.
     
  12. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Jan 25, 2012
    Nice images.
    For those interested in lenses, EXIF is mostly intact. He used Nex 5N and Oly E-PL3 with Sony 18-55, Oly 40-150 and Oly 9-18.
     
  13. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Troll! I was gonna look up the info tonight for those interested, did not even realize the EXIF's were there...:)  But yes, of the top of my head the first one was with the NEX 5N and kitlens, the rest is E-PL3 with a split between the Oly 40-150 for most of the outside shots and 9-18 for the interiors. I also brought the Panny 20mm for inside shots, but found it to be not wide enough for most of these, so ended up using the 9-18 for those (probably my favorite lens actually).
     
  14. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Very nice set, makes me want to go visit Moscow :smile:.
     
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