Self Portrait – 2

Self Portrait - 2

Self portrait – 2, Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont, CA

What\’s this? Yet another self-portrait? 2013 is after all the year of the \’Selfie\’. And I am now shamelessly copying Vivian Maier\’s self portraits. Many many more of these to come. Be warned.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/320s at f/9
Focal Length: 17mm (35mm conversion – 34mm)
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8
ISO: 200
Date: Dec 7, 2013

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Dizzy Dried Grass

Dizzy Dried Grass

Dizzy Dried Grass, Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont, CA

Playing with camera motion on the golden dried grass on Mission Peak just after sunrise.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/20s at f/22
Focal Length: 17mm (35mm conversion – 35mm)
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8
ISO: 200
Date: Dec 7, 2013

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Mirrors and Windows (and a camera)

Mirrors and Windows (and a camera)

Mirrors and Windows (and a camera), Kotetsu Ramen, Santa Clara, CA

Never realized \’selfies\’ are this much fun! What fun eating ramen for lunch, good conversation with friends and taking photographs. This is from Day One of LMMM.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/800s at f/?
Focal Length: 50mm (35mm conversion – 100mm)
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
ISO: 1000
Date: Dec 23, 2013

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Man checking phone

Man checking phone

Man checking phone, Outside a restaurant, Santa Clara, CA

Taken through a mesh screen at a Japanese restaurant – Kotetsu Ramen in Santa Clara, CA. The man in the photograph was sitting on a bench outside the restaurant while waiting for his table. I was, luckily, seated right by the window.

This was day one of the LMMMs. This is hard. I am realizing how much I don\’t know about dialing in the right shutter speed and focal length for a given ISO. I never knew I depended on the in-camera metering this much. Setting the ISO fixes to 1000 was a good idea.

Why did I choose 1000? Well, I know it is pretty high. But if I am to take photos every day, it will mostly be indoors, and I need a decent ISO to make low light photographs, and my camera can handle it. Day one has been very enjoyable so far. I am loving the look of my Konica Hexanon lens. It is not perfect – flares easily, soft wide-open….but so what! I love how the photos look. Someday I will have the vocabulary to describe what is so different, so nice about images from this lens.

What to change / add tomorrow? I need to start noting what aperture I\’m using for my photos somehow – for every frame. Is this going to be a phone app , or old-fashioned pen and paper? I am also using focus peaking a lot for manually focusing. However, after a couple of weeks, I am hoping I\’ll get the hang of manual focus without needing the focus-peaking crutch.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/800s at f/?
Focal Length: 50mm (35mm conversion – 100mm)
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
ISO: 1000
Date: Dec 23, 2013

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Tree without leaves

Tree Without Leaves

Tree without leaves against dawn sky, Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont, CA

Training hike on a cold cold morning. Training for hiking, training for photography. Winter tree, no leaves against sky before sunrise. Black and White in post-process via Lightroom.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/6400s at f/1.8
Focal Length: 17mm (35mm conversion – 35mm)
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8
ISO: 2000
Date: Dec 7, 2013

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Sunset Chilling

Sunset Chilling

Chilling at sunset, Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

A couple enjoying sunset on Carmel Beach on a Wednesday evening.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/800s at f/1.6
Focal Length: 25mm (35mm conversion – 50mm)
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G Micro 4/3 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm f/1.4 Leica Aspherical Lens
ISO: 200
Date: 10/9/2013 evening

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Dogs on beach – 3

Dogs on Beach – 3, Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Carmel beach, at sunset – on a Wednesday evening was filled with people and dogs and kids. It felt like it was a weekend. It was fun o see two passing dogs playing, chasing each other – just having fun.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/640s at f/1.8
Focal Length: 25mm (35mm conversion – 50mm)
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G Micro 4/3 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm f/1.4 Leica Aspherical Lens
ISO: 200
Date: 10/9/2013 evening

Dogs on Beach – 2

Dogs on beach - 2

Dogs on Beach – 2, Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Olympus E-P5 with Panasonic Leica 25mm. Whats not to like with this combination? Light beautiful camera, the prettiest I have ever owned. Amazing lens – I cannot articulate why I like the images from this lens so much – but I do. My current favorite lens – the one with which I shoot most of the time. This was shot in Raw + JPG. What you are seeing is the \’straight out of camera\’ jpeg image.

A happy dog fetching his ball, running full tilt back to his master, on a gorgeous beach against the setting sun.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-P5
Exposure: 1/8000s at f/1.8
Focal Length: 25mm (35mm conversion – 50mm)
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G Micro 4/3 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm f/1.4 Leica Aspherical Lens
ISO: 200
Date: 10/9/2013 evening

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Trees

Trees

Trees on Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose, California

Last spring, there was snow forecast down to 3000ft here in the bay area. There was snow on Mt. Hamilton (just like this spring). One Sunday morning, I decided to drive up there and see what I could photograph. Alas, the road all the way to the observatory was closed. And it was raining. And it was foggy. So, on my way down, I stopped by a couple of places and took a few photos. This is one of them. I love how these trees look in the fog – and the minute I saw these, I knew I had to try a black and white conversion.

Post Processing: Raw image + Lightroom 3 processing. I used this develop preset called Soft Highlights by Joop Snijder as a starting point and then did the black and white conversion. Here is the sample image and download link at Joop\’s blog. This lightroom preset is highly recommended – one of the staples in my workflow.

Other photographs in this series:
Barn: www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2250
Lake: www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2253

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/160 at f/4.0
Focal Length: 33mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: February 19, 2011

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Lake

Lake

Lake on Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose, California

Last spring, there was snow forecast down to 3000ft here in the bay area. There was snow on Mt. Hamilton (just like this spring). One Sunday morning, I decided to drive up there and see what I could photograph. Alas, the road all the way to the observatory was closed. And it was raining. And it was foggy. So, on my way down, I stopped by a couple of places and took a few photos. One of the photos on this trip was this lake.

Post Processing: Raw image + Lightroom 3 processing. I used this develop preset called Soft Highlights by Joop Snijder as a starting point and tweaked some. Here is the sample image and download link at Joop\’s blog. This lightroom preset is highly recommended – one of the staples in my workflow.

Other photographs in this series:
Barn: /www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2250

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/160 at f/4.0
Focal Length: 36mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: February 19, 2011

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Barn

Barn

Some barn on Mt. Hamilton Road, San Jose, California

Last spring, there was snow forecast down to 3000ft here in the bay area. There was snow on Mt. Hamilton (just like this spring). One Sunday morning, I decided to drive up there and see what I could photograph. Alas, the road all the way to the observatory was closed. And it was raining. And it was foggy. So, on my way down, I stopped by a couple of places and took a few photos. One of the photos on this trip was this barn.

Post Processing: Raw image + Lightroom 3 processing. I used this develop preset called Soft Highlights by Joop Snijder as a starting point and tweaked some. Here is the sample image and download link at Joop\’s blog. This lightroom preset is highly recommended – one of the staples in my workflow.

Technical Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Exposure: 1/400 at f/4.0
Focal Length: 40mm
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f4.0 L
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: February 19, 2011

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Berries and Shadows – 3

Berries and Shadows - 3

Berries and Shadows, Santa Clara, CA

One afternoon, walking from one building to the next, I was entranced by the trees which had shed most of their leaves and had lots of berries. What leaves were remaining were with the berries. This tree was casting a shadow on the wall and also on the shiny glass wall. Perchance, I happened to have my camera, and shot this scene knowing I was going to turn it into monochome…

This is the last in this series.

For the previous images in the series, check out
Berries and Shadows – 1 : http://www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2084
Berries and Shadows – 2 : http://www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2087
Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/500s at f5.6
Focal Length: 42mm
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm II f3.5-5.6
ISO: 200

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Berries and Shadows – 2

Berries and Shadows - 2

Berries and Shadows, Santa Clara, CA

One afternoon, walking from one building to the next, I was entranced by the trees which had shed most of their leaves and had lots of berries. What leaves were remaining were with the berries. This tree was casting a shadow on the wall and also on the shiny glass wall. Perchance, I happened to have my camera, and shot this scene knowing I was going to turn it into monochome…

This is Part 2 in the series. For the previous image, check out
Berries and Shadows – 1 : http://www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2084
Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/60s at f5.6
Focal Length: 42mm
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm II f3.5-5.6
ISO: 200

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Berries and Shadows – 1

Berries and Shadows - 1

Berries and Shadows, Santa Clara, CA

One afternoon, walking from one building to the next, I was entranced by the trees which had shed most of their leaves and had lots of berries. What leaves were remaining were with the berries. This tree was casting a shadow on the wall and also on the shiny glass wall. Perchance, I happened to have my camera, and shot this scene knowing I was going to turn it into monochome…

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/4000s at f5.6
Focal Length: 41mm
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm II f3.5-5.6
ISO: 10000

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