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Washington DC, Interiors at 14mm. Loving that 14!!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alanroseman, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    We were in DC over the past weekend. While there we had a nice tour of the US Senate Offices.

    I kept the 14mm on the GF1 for most of the tour. Here are some interiors.

    GF1 / Aperture 3 very little PP all Camera RAW

    Reagan federal building view right

    Regan_Building_14mm.


    Reagan federal building view left

    Regan_Lobby_14mm.


    US Senate Offices

    US_Senate_Offices_14mm.

    US Senate Offices

    Senate_Building_H_14mm.


    US Senate Offices

    Senate_Building_14mm.

    Spiral Staircase US Senate Offices

    Spiral_Stairs_Senate.
     
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  2. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    So that's where you went on your road trip! Excellent composition and lighting, Alan. The structures are amazing. Did you do any post on these (with all your recos re: Aperture and the Nix packages, I find myself studying images on this site more closely to determine if any PP was done on them).

    Thanks for sharing these.

    Ed
     
  3. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi

    As mentioned, very little post involved. Just Aperture 3. Straightened and 6x2 sharpening, and definition.
    That's it. Nice combo for indoors. Gf1& 14mm.
     
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  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Like it was said you had some killer composition. You exposed all of the shots perfect IMO. Very sweet shots Alan

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
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  5. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Alan... awesome images, man! Very nicely done. Puttin' that 14 to good use.

    I see our government is going all out to take good care of... "numero uno". :rolleyes:
     
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  6. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    424
    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    The staircase is an excellent shot. One of the better I've seen on this forum. I have the uncanny feeling that I'm looking horizontally into a tunnel. I love it.

    Also, I tried a slight crop on the second:
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Very nice set Alan. And that spiral staircase couldn't be a more appropriate image of where those folks seem to be headed and trying to take the rest of us (actually might be more appropriate on the House side than he Senate, but you get the point)... :cool:

    -Ray
     
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  8. Oh crap. Now I've got to get another one of these and try it again.

    BTW, nice images.
     
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  9. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Ray, you're usually the gentleman poster--what got into you? (That last comment is just so WRONG, on two levels . . .)
     
  10. Just call him Mr. 14mm
     
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  11. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Great set Alan. That last shot is really fun. And with the 14mm, any camera is compact!
     
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  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks All!

    Thanks for all of the very kind words..

    I've not had much time this past month to get out and shoot, and it felt good to wonder around with a camera bag for a couple of days.

    I continue to be impressed and sometimes amazed at what can be accomplished with our tiny little mirror free cameras.

    The ability to create even a semblance of architectural representation with such a bottle cap sized lens, as the 14mm pancake, is beyond what I had imagined when I discovered ยต43 format.

    It's very gratifying to hear such kind words from such a talented group.


    ps. Ray. That little dot at the bottom of the spiral staircase is our 401k.

    pps. s0nus: Your crop is an improvement on my post of number 2. My image was not cropped at all, in fact none of them are cropped, all full out.

    Cheers, Alan
     
  13. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    last shot of staircase = lovely
     
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  14. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    579
    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    I like them all, but the first and last are just stunning!

    I wish you'd put that 14mm away Mr Roseman, or I'll end up seriously wanting one..... :eek:
     
  15. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    As I said a little earlier in the thread. I'm literally shocked at what nice work such a tiny, inexpensive lens will produce.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Alan
     
  16. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    I can't help but be reminded of Oly's focus points (when face recog is turned on) by that white squares. Too much "looking at the world through an LCD". :biggrin:
     
  17. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    hi Huybie,

    That's a pretty funny observation...:smile:

    No kidding, as soon as you said it it made perfect sense.

    Alan
     
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  18. drp

    drp Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Dec 13, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    David
    My home town.

    When I was a working stiff, car pool parked where the Reagan Building is now. Much fun to see the early 20th or late 19th century foundations unearthed when that building was beginning to go up.
     
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  19. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Wonderful shots Alan!
     
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  20. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks Walt. I'm still waiting to see a few Myrtle Beach sunrise / sunsets...

    Did we sleep in on vacation?