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nice day in sf

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by sugoi, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. sugoi

    sugoi Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2010
    hey guys went out for a walk yesterday and took some pictures. Comments, suggestions and critiques are welcome. I think a lot of the pictures got "blown out" or "over exposed." I'm heading to the UK in a few weeks and am trying to practice as much as possible. Thinking about getting the vf2 so I can get a better idea of what settings to use when shooting since I had a hard time with the lcd screen. Let me know what you guys think!
    these were taken with an epl1 with the kit 14-42 and 20mm 1.7.

    E-PL1    ---    15mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    E-PL1    ---    31mm    f/11.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    E-PL1    ---    20mm    f/9.0    1/2000s    ISO 200

    E-PL1    ---    20mm    f/5.0    1/2000s    ISO 200

    E-PL1    ---    20mm    f/11.0    60s    ISO 200

    E-PL1    ---    14mm    f/3.5    60s    ISO 200

    E-PL1    ---    20mm    f/5.0    1/2000s    ISO 200

    E-PL1    ---    20mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200
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  2. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Part time philistine

    Aug 10, 2011
    Really like no 3. But !!:smile:

    Can you guess what the but is ?

    Love the colour & detail in the sea. :smile:
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  3. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    You'd like the horizon to be level?
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  4. sugoi

    sugoi Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2010
    lol, yeah I don't know any of the people in the pictures, and have a fear of creeping people out so I took them as quickly as possible.
  5. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Typical exceptional "crispness" of E-PL1 jpegs. E-PL1 seems to be superior to any other Pen and even the E-M5 in that regard.
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  6. shiaokun

    shiaokun Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 4, 2011
    i like #3 as well and i think the level thing can be fixed with post-processing.

    also great shot with #6. i would take a few more experimenting with different settings. night shoot is always tricky.

    can you share with us the locations?
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  7. sugoi

    sugoi Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2010
    Thanks for the input

    the day shots were up Ocean Beach called "Land's End" in SF.
    The night shot/stairs are called the Mosaic Steps in the Sunset district. I think 6 could have turned out better but it was very windy and shook my tripod a bit.
  8. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    It's nice to see someone else's perspective of my hometown. Of the ones that you posted, only #6 has a lot of blown out highlights, but it was tricky to get detail in the dark portion without blowing out the streetlights. #2 is just a bit oversaturated, and #3 as someone already mentioned, needs the horizon leveled. I really like the contrast, B&W treatment, and atmosphere of #1, and I like the guy's pose and expression in #7. Overall, really nice! :) 

    thanks for sharing these.

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  9. shiaokun

    shiaokun Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 4, 2011
    thanks for the location info. will add them to the SF-wish-list. :) 

    i hang the (camera) bag on the tripod to weight it down, but i know it could get really windy in SF...
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  10. sugoi

    sugoi Mu-43 Regular

    May 18, 2010
    @Warren- I'm sure you can agree this weekend was a true gift from the weather gods here in SF (or at least in the Sunset where I live)

    @shiaokun- thanks for the advise on hanging the bag on the tripod. I will def do that next time I'm out in the wind.
  11. kenmei

    kenmei New to Mu-43

    May 1, 2012
    very nice :) 
  12. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Very nice shots indeed.
  13. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    I love #6....there is something about that photo that is very appealing to me!!
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