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First upload with my new toy - Olympus OM-D. I took advantage of the swivel screen to shoot from the low angle. Colour enhanced (dramatically) in Lightroom

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jul 2012 - 11:54 AM
Focal Length:9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Roadside
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:30 Jul 2012 - 10:09 AM
Tags:Bear, Memorial, Photo journalism, Roadside, Teddy, Tragedy, Tribute
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K_T
K_T  2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 - 10:19 AM

Such a tradigic photo with an added vibrancy that life continues.

Enjoy the new toy =) I have a thing about straight verticals atm, I'm sure it will pass though. Thought I'd give you one of my very prestigious awards though for all your hard work, I am very selective who gets my award and they are very rare...much rarer than ECs you know .

Enjoy the day

KT x

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64438 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:33 AM

What a great find. The bits and pieces look good so close to the grasses/bushes.
I think the dark blue sky could have been toned down just a tad though.
Smile

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:55 AM

I love the colours but the pov is absolutely perfect. A very clever and well composed shot!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318443 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the comments and votes, and KT for the award Smile
Chris, I toned the sky up to volume 10 on purpose - original added for comparison.
What do others think... as is (V1)...as was (V2)...or somewhere in between?

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Stuart463
Stuart463 e2 Member 6561 forum postsStuart463 vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 - 11:19 AM

Definitely V1 for me - such impact (even the thumbnail)

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ElaineGregg
30 Jul 2012 - 12:20 PM

Well it certainly works, very interesting image, enjoy your new toy.
Elaine

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Graham_Rainham
30 Jul 2012 - 12:33 PM

Used at 9mm to produce dramatic compositions as good as this, really shows how CSCs have developed to an exceptionally high level of capability. The 9-18 has become the default lens on my "walkabout" system for capturing "discovered" subjects such as this.

Very impressed with the emotional content of this subject, presented in a very sensitive composition.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 12:41 PM

V1 looks very much like the sky, and the light, outside my kitchen window a few minutes ago as the clouds rolled in from the Pennines. No problems there.
I love the angle, it's the child's eye view in a way, plus the rising diagonal of vegetation actually gives a positive, upbeat feel. But I'd definitely get rid of the stray bit of grass coming in from above top right.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 30 Jul 2012 - 12:43 PM

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:34 PM

I just love the boldness of V1.....
looks like you have a pretty good new toy to play with as a bonus ....

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:40 PM

A very thought provoking and so very emotive piece of photography, which I am sure will ring bells for so many viewers.

Regards Nathan.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:51 PM

I am sure you will have better opportunities to try out your new toy Wink

Albert

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
30 Jul 2012 - 2:14 PM

like v1 nice colours GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 4:09 PM

A great perspective. Very nice.

Gerry

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 4:11 PM

There superb these screens Pete, brings back some originality to photography. Poignant.
Ron.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:19 PM

V1 is excellent Pete, and great subject matter.
I don't have a swivel Screen, so I have to stoop low for some of my shots, but then you know that Smile

John Smile

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315379 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:20 PM

A good find indeed Pete.

This week I`ll be picking up either an EM5 or an EP3.

How are you finding that 9-18.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 8:23 PM

I have a swivel screen on the Leica and find it very useful - great shot Pete, your an old softie at heartWink

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Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 8:43 PM

V1 deffo, sad subject but a good capture, I love new toys............

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318443 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 8:54 PM

thanks all Smile

Quote: How are you finding that 9-18.

Jury's still out. I really like the angle of view but I'm not 100% sure about sharpness yet. More playing needed before I'm convinced.

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
31 Jul 2012 - 11:47 AM

Interesting shot Smile
Re: LR. Closer to V1 than V2 for me - but it's the blown highlights that slightly distract.
Also looks like you have some serious green/purple CA on the corners.
LR4.1's superb CA adjustment should iron that out nicely... and then your perceived sharpness should increase too Smile
(I know the DA12-24 looks incredible with LR4.1 Wink )
Matt

Last Modified By mattmatic at 31 Jul 2012 - 11:48 AM

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Paul Morgan
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31 Jul 2012 - 6:29 PM


Quote: Jury's still out. I really like the angle of view but I'm not 100% sure about sharpness yet

Guess it will be just fine closed down a few stops.

I`m tempted by the 12mm, but a little voice keeps telling me to look at the x100 Smile

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