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Nov 27

A Cold Evening

For the first time in a long time, I really got a chance to go out and shoot for a bit.  I went downtown after work and got some shots of the sunset and the city at night.  I’m very much a proponent of the ‘gear doesn’t make the shot’ crowd, but on evenings like this, new technologies in gear certainly make things more fun and easier to get.  I didn’t have my tripod with me, so longer exposure night shots wouldn’t have been possible, but with image stabilization and pretty darn good higher ISO capabilities made it so I could shoot the whole evening handheld.  It was a bit chilly this evening, but I’m definitely glad I took the time to go shoot!

A Smoldering Sunset – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 @ 35mm, f/5.6

Main Street Bridge, Columbus, OH – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12mm f/2 @ f/5.6 (click to enlarge)

Main Street Bridge, Columbus, OH – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Leica 25mm f/1.4 @ f/2.8 (click to enlarge)

Sunset in Columbus – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 @ 35mm, f/3.5

Columbus at Night – Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 – 5 image stitch at 35mm, f/2.8 (click to enlarge)

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Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

3 comments

  1. Esa Tuunanen

    How is it chilly when water isn’t frozen and ground covered by snow? ;)
    Good to know that at least one city has some nice colour in its lights instead of everything being same boring colour. Those colourfull lights and their reflections from water make those bridge shots special.

    And this is exactly the reason why I would want to have camera with IBIS.
    Sad that Panasonic insists on not having IBIS because GH3 is first mirrorless with high end ergonomics and should be usable with some gloves and as such would be good upgrade from GH2.
    Photography should be fun and not make you curse freezing fingers and bad ergonomics.

    1. Jordan Steele

      :) I’d normally agree with you about the snow, but it was about 30 degrees and windy, so it was plenty chilly. I agree that IBIS has made shooting a lot more fun. While the shots with the 35-100mm f/2.8 would have been fine without IBIS (in fact, the panorama with that was taken with the OIS on instead of the OM-D’s IBIS), the 25mm shots benefited greatly.

      1. Esa Tuunanen

        Deduct 20 degrees and try again.
        That barely freezing temperature needs some wind to avoid being too hot to work outside…
        Here in Finland we have temperature scales depending on place/time and right now barely freezing temperature would be very warm.

        Though toe nail which took accidental damage in yesterday’s Jujutsu training and looks to be planning of dropping away isn’t going to like thicker socks pressing on it while otherwise being surprisingly painless.

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