Berlin through a Pen-F

We did Berlin again, 21-10 we started our 10 day trip which ended in the nice city of Zeitz. We started at Beelitz Heilstatten and did some more urban exploring. But that is not for this blog post.  Just before we left i bought a new camera, said to be a real street shooters cam. An Olympus Pen-F with a free 25mm 1.8. So be it, i used it a lot during this holiday. A real joy!

All the above shots are taken with the 25mm on the Pen-F. What a combination it is! All photo’s edited with Capture one Pro 10 which i think does a great job on the Olympus raw files.

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Dickens.

Saturday December the 18th my daughter and i visited ”Dickens Festijn” in Deventer. This is a yearly returning event and a lot of spectators from the Netherlands but also surrounding countries like Belgium and Germany visit. Crowded, well yes. 150.000 people over the days you can visit. This meant we had to wait for an hour and a half before we could enter and photography was difficult, everybody wants the prime spot to watch!

Above a series converted to black and white. I used Adobe Camera raw for the processing of the two series. Two days before this event i acquired a Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm 2.8 Macro. I read in reviews this lens was also useful as a portrait lens so i only used this one. I immediately fell in love with this lens, wide open rendering and sharpness is on high level, a very good purchase to accompany my E-M10 MK2. Below a series processed in color.

You can view high resolution versions at my Flickr account:

Dickens Festijn Deventer 2016

Hope it was fun reading and watching!

PZ

Static things in Camden Town.

Another series shot during my stay in London for the concert of The Cure. Camden Town was mostly sunny that sunday, so we were out and about walking around. Shot a lot of photographs there. Here a serie of static stuff and a few views. All shot with the Olympus E-P1 and the m.zuiko 45mm 1.8.

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The Cure…

…at The Royal Albert Hall, 29-3-2014. Teenage Cancer Trust concerts.

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People in Camden Town, London UK.

28th of march we went to London. The Cure was performing at the ”Teenage cancer trust” concert at the Royal Albert Hall, we had tickets for the 29th. Decided we would make a long weekend from this trip. Sunday we went to Camden Town. I tried to do some ‘street photography’ during shopping. The E-P1 and 45mm 1.8 seemed perfect for that!

The Cure was great, London felt like summer, 3 days almost 20 degrees and our mood was good. A trip to remember. Ik will show more from this trip in an next post as a different serie.

PZ

Amsterdam, some color thoughts…

After the black and white set from Amsterdam here some color versions. Most are processed in Photoshop CC to my satisfaction. It is less of a serie and more a collection of single shots set side by side. All shot with my Olympus E-P1 and 14mm 1:2.5 Lumix asph.

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In Amsterdam

The weekend of the 7th and 8th december i was in Amsterdam for 2 concerts at the Ziggodome. We stayed in town in Hotel van Onna during these days. I brought the Olympus E-P1 with 14mm Lumix attached hoping to be able to do some streetshots. In this post you can see some results. Hope you enjoy. It’s what i saw walking the streets, we walked around a lot and i fell in love with Amsterdam again.

Some shots were edited to correct perspective in PTLens, used the out of camera jpeg in Photoshop CC for this.  The rest are out of camera jpeg’s with a border added.

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ESA at A Human Adventure

Short time ago i posted a blog entry about ‘A Human Adventure’ That was about the world wide part of this exhibition: NASA.

But we dutchies had an extra part to this expo, about ‘ESA’ I guess other countries have some addition to, but with Andre Kuipers we have a big NASA celebrity. So here are the shots from that part of the expo. For my daughter this was better because there were interactive parts here wich she really likes, always at expo’s or musea. So a big bunch of shots here, hope it’s fun to watch if you ae interested in Space and spacetravel! For the dutch, go visit while you can!

All shot shere with the Olympus E-P1 + 14mm 1:2.5 Lumix ASPH. Shot with b&w preset at iso 1600.

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NASA: A Human Adventure.

On saturday the 23th of november my daughter and i visited the expo NASA: A Human Adventure. The Jaarbeurs in Utrecht was hosting this expo. We made a day out of it going by train and have dinner in Hoog Catherijne afterwards. It was a great expo wich i can recommend to anyone with a interest for space or just basic human history. I brought the E-P1 along with the lumix 14mm. Well the camera was struggling to catch enough light, all is at 1600 iso with max aperture f4 to get steady shots with an compromise on dof. All is in black and white, the higher iso noise is better camouflaged in b&w. Again not my best, but as a serie it should provide an interesting look into this expo.

This blogpost consists of the NASA part of the expo wich is shown around the world. For the dutch there was an extra expo about ESA. I will show some pictures of this in a next blogpost.

PZ

Walls

Follow up on the ‘As seen around me’ project. Walls are everywhere. In this post a collection of walls in some form i saw in my neighbourhood. All shot with the Olympus E-P1 with the Lumix 14/2.5 asph. attached. Used a preset in the E-P1 for black and white conversion. Only post processing in PS consists of PT-lens actions for straightening etc. and off course border maker for the border. 1200px on the long side for blog.

‘As seen around me’

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