Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 26

What I’m Working On…

I received a Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 for evaluation...

I haven’t forgotten about the site, I promise! I’ve been swamped at work and home doing all sorts of things and have had very, very little time to shoot or do anything photography related. That said, I am working on a few things. I have received a Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 from LensRentals.com to run through …

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Jul 18

Panasonic announces Lumix G5 and 45-150mm Tele-zoom

The new Panasonic G5

Pansonic today announced a bunch of new cameras…a small sensor superzoom with f/2.8 aperture (which is pretty cool, frankly), a new ‘premium’ compact in the LX7, and their latest Micro 4/3 camera, the Lumix DMC-G5. Panasonic Lumix G5 The G5 is the successor to the G3, and uses a similar, but not quite the same, …

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Jul 11

A Look at Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

Pier, Morro Bay, CA - Panasonic GH2 with 7-14mm, Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

The Nik Software plugins for Lightroom, Aperture  and Photoshop are among the best tools for giving an image that final touch up for the look I’m after.  They range from subtle to very in-your-face, and in my opinion Silver Efex Pro 2 is the best thing you can possibly use for black and white conversions. …

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Jul 09

Pittsburgh Skyline at Night

Pittsburgh, PA from Mount Washington - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12mm f/2

I was in Pittsburgh for a Pirates game, and took a few minutes to hop up on top of Mount Washington and get some shots of the skyline at dusk.  Glad to have the IS in the body of the E-M5, as I didn’t have a tripod with me.  Was able to get this shot …

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Jul 06

A Visit to the Senate

Staircase Lines - Ohio Statehouse - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12mm f/2

Today I stopped by the Ohio Statehouse to take some pictures again.  It’s been so hot lately that the thought of outdoor photography is frankly just unbearable, so I thought I’d swing by the statehouse again to see if I could get anything new.   I’ve limited myself to the rotunda in the past, which …

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Jul 04

Indoor Leaf Macros

I haven’t had much time to photograph the past week or so.  It’s been brutally hot, and I’ve been pretty busy at work.  Since I had the day off today, I had to do something photographically…but it’s another scorcher, and by the time I got up, the morning light had faded.  So, I went out …

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