Yunnan

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Michael in China, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Michael in China

    Michael in China Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Zhuhai China
    Michael
    My wife & I managed to get away for 10 days in Yunnan (Kunming, Dali Old Town and Shu He). Photographically, I had a frustrating time, bumping up against the limitations of my own talent and the effects of altitude sickness (Shu He is above 2400 M ASL).

    9698839002_353ae018b2_b. Kunming

    9714868771_e5115662ec_b. Between Kunming & Dali (through the bus window).

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    North Gate, Dali Old Town

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    Dali Old Town

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    Lake Erhai, Dali

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    Market, Near Lake Erhai

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    Market, Near lake Erhai

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    Mah Jong, Shu He

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    More Mah Jong, Shu He

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    She He

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    Market, Shu He

    Equipment - EM-5, G 14mm, Rokkor MC 50/f1.4, Oly kit 12-50mm zoom
    feel free to be merciless.
     

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  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    These are absolutely great Michael! Thanks for posting.
     
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  3. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 19, 2012
    NYC
    Hot chili peppers from 50/1.4 I assume...great pictures!
     
  4. Michael in China

    Michael in China Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Zhuhai China
    Michael
    Not quite. Actually it was the kit 12-50mm, @ 12mm and f/9.
    The fuzziness to the left is due to the lens, but the vignetting is, I confess, added post. I also cropped it slightly. I decided to amp up the lens's faults a little and make them a feature, kind of like a 50mm 1.4 wide open:wink:

    Thanks for the positive feedback, and to Tom too.
     
  5. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 19, 2012
    NYC
    :biggrin::biggrin: still good
     
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  6. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Beautiful "painterly" colours in the bottom right quarter : what does a crop look like?
    Totally great SET :2thumbs:
     
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  7. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
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    Takis
    Beautiful set! Thank you for sharing!
     
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  8. Michael in China

    Michael in China Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Zhuhai China
    Michael
    Thanks all for all the kind & supportive comments.

    re the "painterly effect" of the last photo, I'm besotted by modern digital cameras and their ability to shoot at night.

    Coming from an E6 (slide film) background, I've tended to underexpose - I'm always looking for the feeling of seeing an Ektachrome 100 6x6 tranny under the lupe for the 1st time.

    I am, however, learning to evolve, and have been noodling around with ETTR, having found reference to it (and Pekka Potka) on this group. Which is the best thing about being a member here; learning about new (to me) techniques as well as new gear. Whether or not I use ETTR, using the highlight and shadow blinkies in live view has been a revelation. it has made shooting with the EM-5 very close in experience to using my old Nikon F3 on manual, i.e., ergonomic perfection. I can't believe it took me a year to click onto this way of using the camera.

    I've not tried cropping the above image of the boy at the BBQ (I did straighten it slightly, to get the gate's roof horizontal). I've been a bit undisciplined with cropping lately which, as an old E6 shooter, irks me a bit (cropping is for farmers). The full sized JPEG can be seen here for those who do want to see the detail. It was made with G 14mm, wide open on my E-M5, ISO1600 and probably about 1/50th, hand held. I don't know if the lens flare is off the lens or the cheap piece of Hoya glass I had on the front. Must remember to unscrew that when shooting at night.
     
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  9. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Thanks for the full-size!

    I could suggest a "cropping is for farmers" version of this ;

    HunnanMichaelsCrop1.

    I really like the lighting and the browns, I'm more than happy to delete this suggestion ... don't know what you think about it. :redface:
     

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  10. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    Great that you got to Shu He.... it's quite a place. You got some great ones of the locals and nailed the night shots... which I failed to do.