Google Photos Anyone?

by Don Baldwinson

Sounds great, unlimited storage of full resolution 16mp image quality, free.
An emergency additional backup for my 2 desktop hard drive backups I thought.
Until the first test images took 90 seconds each to upload! An hour and a half for a very minor shoot today.
Don't think so!
Don

Camera in hand/pocket while walking downtown.
Olympus E-PL5 w/14-42 kit lens











Cremation Urn

by Don Kondra

I had the pleasure of shooting a cremation urn made by my friend Leon Lacoursiere of Dalmas, SK.

The wood is figured cherry. Leon turned the cylinder, hand and power carved the details, threaded the lid and made a wax casting of the dove and it's base.







Cheers, Don

Random Street Pics

by Robert Watcher

a couple of random street pics I had never noticed before





Spent a nice time this weekend with my wife at the Cleveland Botanical gardens, and finished off with the best pizza in Ohio Mama Santas in Little Italy. The Caddy was parked at the Botanical gardens parking garage under all the greenhouses,,,love the sign above the car.
EM-1 and 50mm f2 macro.

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It's true - - - one of the coolest aspects of the work that I do of photographing the people of foreign countries - is returning and having them not only remember me, but provide huge hugs and considering me a friend. That is the case even if I have only met and interacted with them for a few moments.

My photography allows that to happen . . .

. . . I returned to the city of Granada 2 years later, after taking a few pictures of a family who lived in the area where we were staying for a two month stint there. Anne and I saw them outside their house and kind of snuck up on them from behind. We had no idea if they would remember us or not - - - but the response was immediate with hugs and crying.

The man Juan immediately went into the house and came out with his photo book full of family memories. He proudly opened to the pages where prints that I had given him where placed. One day two years earlier, I had asked to take a couple of photos of their family.

I then handed him my camera (as I often do) and had him take a couple photos of Anne and I. He had those prints as well in his book. Then he pointed the photo out of Anne and I squeezing in tight with funny faces, and implied that a great photographer (him) took that awesome photo of us, and laughed and laughed - really rubbing it in. That photograph was his favourite and he is proud that he took it with a professional photographers camera.

A few moments later we left. Some day in the future it will be time to visit again hopefully.









E-M1 + 75-300 II at 300mm, 1/15 second, through a wet and dirty double glass window, hand held:

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Doesn't seem to have helped here though.:no:

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Also 1/15th.

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[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]Can an E-1 be “tethered” to an iPad just to be able to “see” each picture “big” right after being taken?[/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]Long version is:[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]I have never had the need to do this, but I’m trying to help a friend of mine.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]He shoots table top images of a small item he manufactures.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]His photography setup is in his basement.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]His computer is two levels up.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]He finds himself shooting a picture, climbing two flights of stairs, downloading it to his computer to see how the picture came out, then back down to the basement to (often) re-shoot.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]Up the stairs, down the stairs, rinse, repeat.[/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=Hiragino Mincho Pro][FONT=verdana]He can’t realistically bring his desktop computer to the basement, but he does have an iPad.[/FONT][/FONT]
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P.P.S. Or... I'm brainstorming myself here, can you hook an E-1 to a USB port in a flat panel?
Smallish size flat panels are pretty dang cheap.
Just have the flat panel as a "viewer"? Show you whatever your display on the back of the E-1 is showing?
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My E-M1, Death By IS?

by Don Baldwinson

UPDATE BELOW!

My first Olympus failure. Upon startup, there was an unusual click, a normal looking screen except the S IS icon was flashing orange, and after 5 seconds during which no control worked, it shut down.
Changing batteries and lenses made no difference, so off I took it to my Olympus shop.
The very knowlegeble lady who also uses an E-M1 had the same result. Then she tried a reboot, except nothing worked so she could not. Next as she went to put the body cap in place and pack it off, she said look at this. Sharp eyed she was! The sensor was slightly skewed, which is why the icon was flashing. No, I had not dropped the camera. It worked perfectly the night before, and was not dropped between then and picking it up and turning it on this morning.
Could it be that a shaking sensor can shake itself out of true? I can't think how else it could have got out of alignment.
I guess it will be up to Olympus to decide whether to honour my 3 year extended warrantied otherwise immaculate E-M1.
Cheers,
Don

Took this last week at a theme park in MO using the grainy b/w art filter - Silver Dollar City. I did some very slight adjustments to the exposure.

Thank you for viewing.


P5150009 by Lorey Barnum, on Flickr