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Monthly Archives: August 2012
Canon 5D f13 1/180s ISO400 EF24-105mm IS
Having had most of my photographic equipment stolen I have had the time to review my library clean out a lot of rubbish and get down to learning Light room. I have been using Photoshop since version 2 and Illustrator from day one! I like a lot of the out put features that LR has to offer but I am so used to CS5/6 LR seems quite primitive… Moving out of LR and into PS seems so cumbersome or am I missing something. Aperture was better in this regard but it had other limitations that were problematic for me perhaps LR version 4 is better. I guess Scott Kelby will put me right eventually!
Olympus OMD f8 1/320s ISO 250 12-50mm lens,
It has taken over a week to return to some form of normality after some miserable bastard deprived me of the tools of my trade. Fortunately all my twenty years of work digital and scanned film work reside on a couple of hard drives which were stored of site – cheap insurance… I have still got a hundred or so architectural images captured on my recent trip to Singapore. Hopefully the Over Fifties Insurance Co will see fit to pay out before I run out of images to post here. It just might be an opportunity… I still have a couple of very capable film cameras and a freezer full of film then there’s my iPhone
On Wednesday this week my home was broken into by two dark skined youths. They took most of my photography equipment, lap tops and personal items of jewelry including my wedding ring! The thing that makes me puke about this theft is that I am a working photographer and artisan these are the tools of my trade. Whoever you are, when you broke into my home and trashed it not only have you created a huge disruption to our lives you are depriving me of my lively hood. It has taken two days to clean up the mess you left and you have severely distressed my wife.
Olympus OMD f6.3 1/200s ISO200 12-50mm lens
So many square windows…
Olympus OMD f8 1/500s ISO200
Curved matrix, an interesting building in Singapore on the formula one circuit. People have criticised quite harshly the Olympus 12-50 kit lens but I am finding it to be better that average and far superior to kit lenses from Canon and Pentax the two that I have had experience with. Its tack sharp at f5.6 and the colour rendering (on colourful subjects) is as good as some of my Canon L lenses. All considered a good everyday lens. The Oly lens that I am really waiting for is the 60mm Macro if they get that right any competition from other manufacturers becomes quite subjective…
Olympus OMD f8 1/640s ISO250 12 – 50mm
Olympus OMD f8 1/10s ISO1250 (hand held) 12-50mm kit lens
Sometimes there is a gift around the corner, this was todays gift. It was dark in this corridor and ISO 320 was insufficient so up went the ISO to 1250 that was the lowest speed I could make the image at. My apologies to the artist who painted the wonderful image of Mao for the lack of attribution, email me and I will gladly post your name.
Olympus f8 1/1000s ISO250 12-59mm lens
Singapore at this time of year tends to be very humid with a mix of cloud and heavy rain in the afternoons as a result the skies are flat so images made at this time might as well be made in monochrome. There was a bit of a yellow cast on this image my guess was that was pollution tinted by the smallest break in the clouds and a shaft of sunshine…