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Old Jul 17, 2014, 6:23 AM   #1
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Default E-M1 and mZuiko 40-150 on Parliament Hill in Ottawaa

These were taken on Parliament Hill at the changing of the guard. It is quite a grand event.

The processing in Aperture was a simple cropping and modest sharpening. One might like more isolation of the subjects, but I chose DOF for including the main subject matter successfully.

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Old Jul 17, 2014, 8:44 AM   #2
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At $199, and often for $149 or even $99, the optical quality vs. price ratio of the 40-150mm f4-5.6 M. Zuiko is about as good as it gets, and it weighs nothing.

There's a lot going on in this image, so I like the depth of field here. Maybe if there was some centralized "thing" happening a narrower depth of field would be better, but I believe you got it right for the subject.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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Great shots with a bargain lens. I have the 4/3rds model, the older style. So that's where the Beatles got their hair idea from. :-)
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Great shots of a wonderful tradition. Though I agree with Greg, maybe a shallower DOF might have improved the especially the first shot. The fellow in the LA Kings hat just seems to jump out.
Could be wrong but I believe these are the lads of the Black Watch, the Royal Highland Regiment. Story was these fellows did not wear anything under their kilts.
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Love the color, brightness and sharpness.
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Colorful pictures! Nice and sharp! It says a lot about the camera!
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