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Secret Proposal Viral Photo taken with OM-D

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Stewmander, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Stewmander

    Stewmander Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 16, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
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  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    AH- nice. I hadn't seen or heard of that photo before. Here's an article from the Statesman.

    It seems like he was just a guy strollin' around with his OM-D and 20mm Pancake- nice light weight system capable of being walked around for anything :wink:

    And his Blog.
  3. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 All-Pro

    From his blog:


    98% of the time: Olympus OMD-EM5, Panasonic 14mm f/2.5, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Leica Summicron 50mm f/2
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  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Isn't he a forum member? :wink:
  5. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Oh- hah, I didn't think of that. Is he?
  6. pesto

    pesto New to Mu-43

    Jul 16, 2012

    (Woops, don't have a signature linking to anything! hah, well it's me! http://patlu.com)
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  7. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
  8. Stewmander

    Stewmander Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 16, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Nice capture! I saw the video and was like, hey, that's an OM-D haha.
  9. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    awesome story man!!! good on ya!. and great capture!. congrats!.
  10. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    OMD... Oh My Darling!

    Superb catch Patrick
  11. aikidoka

    aikidoka Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
  12. mperete

    mperete Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    NSW Australia
    Nice one Pesto :) 
  13. fljoe

    fljoe Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2011
    Surprised that the rattling sound of the 20mm didn't give away the photographer :) 
  14. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
  15. cputeq

    cputeq Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Nice grab ;) 
  16. Brownian

    Brownian Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2012

    Yours is a great photo. It is in my eyes a greater shot than other famous 'captured moments' which turned out to be crafted setups which makes them as admirable in my eyes as clipping a frame from a movie with actors.

    I am thinking in particular of a couple famous shots: "The Kiss" taken by Robert Doisneau's The Kiss .

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    For years this photo was touted as a 'impromptu moment' that captured the feeling of a city, blah, blah ..... It's enough to make you sick. For this 'impromptu moment', the photographer hired two actors and staged it.

    Another staged 'captured moment'. Is the 'cheeky' :wink: photo of the 'Tennis girl'.

    So hats off to you!
  17. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    It is really a great photo. I'm reminded of a famous quote from Louis Pasteur: “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” because I know capturing a shot like that is more than just being in the right place at the right time.

    While I'm sure you are ecstatic at all the attention being paid to your photography (and you should be!) the cynic in me wonders how much money CNN is making off your story. Hopefully they're sending you a cut.
  18. TheCreativeD00m

    TheCreativeD00m Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Congrats and ^^interesting point
  19. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    What an awesome shot - the look on her face is priceless. What a gracious gesture to work so hard at finding the couple. :2thumbs:
  20. pesto

    pesto New to Mu-43

    Jul 16, 2012
    I'm pretty sure they aren't going to send me a penny. I've been on the front page for 2 days now, and I think it's the number 1 video now... jeeze.
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