December 21, 2012

The Flow of the Season

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I took my son Ryan out Christmas shopping. It is one of the things I really dread. That is the shopping part, not the Ryan part. Most of my christmas shopping is done online and much of that is in the form of ordering prints (my Mom likes my work). So to alleviate the pain of shopping, I brought my new toy — the Olympus OM-D — out for a spin. I picked it up late last month but so far have used only sparingly. This seemed like a good opportunity to take it for a ride.

The camera is small and easy to carry. It has a retro SLR form factor closely resembling the Olympus OM series from the 70s, as an homage. It is far lighter that my D700, making it much easier to take along almost anywhere. It has too many features to explore in one night of candid shooting let alone write about in a quick blog post, so here is what I did.  I set the aspect ratio in camera to 1:1 (how cool is that!) and cranked the ISO to 1000 and see what I could come up with. These are pretty much right out of camera. I slightly cropped one and added a vignette.

So the images here are my attempt to get into the flow of the Christmas Season … one night in the mall.

This is likely to be my last Blog post until after Christmas so Merry Christmas to you all!

I’ll be back on December 26 with a roundup of my favorite 12 images from 2012.

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  1. Hey Bob, those are great. I especially like the first one. I’m going small myself. I’ve got the Fuji X-E1 coming today. It’s got a really nice 18-55 kit lens. I was also looking at this camera and the NEX 7. All are really nice. I’m so looking forward to not lugging around my DSLR. Enjoy!