Sydney: Last days of the E-PL1

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Luckypenguin, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. It was as long ago as May last year when I replaced my E-PL1 with an E-M5, but before that happened I did take it with me on a few last adventures including this one to Sydney, Australia alongside my Panasonic GH1 and Canon 500D (also since sold). Coinciding with the end of my time with the E-PL1 it was also my first opportunity to use the wonderful PL25mm f1.4 Summilux.

    The images from this trip have languished on my hard drive until recently when I started to catch up with some long overdue processing. This was an interesting exercise because it meant that I had the opportunity to convert the E-PL1 raw files through Lightroom 4. With my older software I would often just edit the rather good E-PL1 jpegs, but LR4 certainly makes much better use of the raw files than was previously the case.

    This was a nice trip down memory lane for the trip itself as well as reminder of what a fun camera my little E-PL1 was. The images below were shot with the PL25/1.4 and P20/1.7 pancake lenses, with possibly one or two from the 9-18mm or 14-140mm zooms. Locations are as noted.



    1. A walk along the beaches at Cronulla
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    OEPL1-P3231207-P2R Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3231208-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3231220-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3231221-P2R Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3231249-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    6. A day trip south to Bonnie Vale in the Royal National Park
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    OEPL1-P3241275-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Bonnie Vale Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3241277-PR Olympus E-PL1 Bonnie Vale Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    8. Further south again at Stanwell Tops which looks out over the Pacific Ocean and south towards Woolloongong
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    OEPL1-P3241283-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3241288-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Stanwell Tops Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    10. Back in Sydney, inside the lovely old Central Train Station
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    OEPL1-P3251298-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251301-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr


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    OEPL1-P3251302-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251308-P2R Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    14. Out on the Sydney streets
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    OEPL1-P3251309-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    15. The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) in the city centre
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    OEPL1-P3251314-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251318-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251321-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251323-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251326-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251328-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251330-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    22. The seaside suburb of Manly
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    OEPL1-P3251337-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251346-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251352-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251354-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251361-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251362-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251374-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251381-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    30. Passing by the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the return ferry from Manly
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    OEPL1-P3251384-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    31. Hyde Park
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    OEPL1-P3251397-PR Olympus E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3251398-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    33. Statue outside of Central Station
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    OEPL1-P3251407-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    34. Back in Cronulla for one last time before heading home
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    OEPL1-P3261430-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3261433-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    OEPL1-P3261437-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Sydney Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr
     
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Ok! I am just going to say that if you payed me a million US dollars, I couldn't get my pictures look anywhere near these with an OM-D!!!! :eek::eek::eek::rofl:

    I really need another "hobby" where my shortcomings are not this obvious. :biggrin:


    You my friend know your stuff and I love your "eye" and pp work. Fantastic set.:2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:
     
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  3. dnightingale

    dnightingale Mu-43 Regular

    131
    Oct 12, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    Hi... Some really nice shots. I particularly like #2, 10, 17 & 32.
     
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  4. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

    721
    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
    Nice colors and sharp results. I was dissapointed by the E-PL1 and sold it 2,5 years ago because its jpegs weren't that good at the time..But your photos prove that its RAWs have potential.
     
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  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    #8 looking along the coast over Stanwell Tops is very nice indeed.


    So does this mean your avatar will change ? ;)
     
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  6. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog Mu-43 Regular

    Hi Nic,
    writing this on the night when Brisbane is expecting really awful weather, trust your either safe or shifting very quickly to Sydney The place that looks so beautiful and calm in your photo essay. Well done, we all love to see the world, but forget how lovely our own world around us really is, whatever brand or model camera we use.
    Cheers
    DUD
     
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  7. Thanks guys. The weather certainly has been bad here, and I don't think Sydney is a lot better right now either. As I say that, I can now see some patches blue sky which has been missing for the last few years.

    It was actually a pleasant experience to play around with the E-PL1 files again. I can see what separates it from the GH1 and the E-M5, but it still holds up pretty well. I liked the E-PL1 for it being such an honest, no-frills camera that teamed particularly well with the Panasonic 20mm.

    Joe, you remind me that I no longer own either the camera or the lens in my avatar. That was my first fully native Micro 4/3 combination.
     
  8. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    424
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Great shots!

    4, 8, 11, and 21 are my favorites of the set, in no particular order.

    Very nice set. Consistently good compositions. I can recognize your style.
     
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  9. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
    Oh, Nic, these are truly gorgeous! I especially like the shot looking along the coast over Stanwell Tops, but the bathhouse doorways is my favorite.

    Great shots! :2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:
     
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