Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 24, 2010, 3:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default Japanese Garden

This is part of the local Brookside Gardens. All shot with the ZD 9-18.

Ted
Attached Images
     
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 24, 2010, 3:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default

A couple more
Attached Images
  
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2010, 5:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: south west pennsylvania
Posts: 415
Default

Ted, nice shots looks like a great place to shoot. I like the framing & composition of #2 in the first series the best.

Charles
cshanaberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2010, 5:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cshanaberger View Post
Ted, nice shots looks like a great place to shoot. I like the framing & composition of #2 in the first series the best.

Charles
Thanks, Charles. #2 is the classic composition for a UWA lens. I like it too, and so you and I are confirming the advice we've been given for using UWA lenses.

The funny thing is, if you had been walking down there with me, I suspect that emotionally you'd have liked #1 the best. But it gets lost in that series. Take a look at it alone (next post).

Ted

Last edited by tkurkowski; Jun 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM.
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2010, 5:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default

#1 repeated, alone.
Attached Images
 
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2010, 7:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Steven R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,901
Default

Really nice looking gardens, Ted.

Was the wind blowing the leaves in the first series?? On my monitor the leaves look fuzzy in #3, 4, 5. But look sharp in #6. Or is it my monitor??

Steve R.
Steven R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2010, 7:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default

Steven, there was a big storm coming in. But I had the shutter speed up above 1/250 so I am as mystified as you are as to why some of the shots were fine and others weren't. I'm kinda feeling like a beginner tog on this series...

Ted
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2010, 9:28 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 34
Default

I'm agree with Steven on the pictures. Most of them look rather fuzzy and there is a considerable amount of noise in the majority. Maybe its my monitor but I dunno.

But, number one is definitely my favorite!
miskur505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 25, 2010, 12:38 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,093
Default

I looked at the EXIF data, shutter 1/125, ISO 800, f/22 and f/18 for photos #1 and #2. I suspect ISO and aperture contribute to the softness. I was about to ask if the softness was intentional, an impressionism effect to go with the subject.

A. C.
ac.smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 25, 2010, 1:46 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,625
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ac.smith View Post
I looked at the EXIF data, shutter 1/125, ISO 800, f/22 and f/18 for photos #1 and #2. I suspect ISO and aperture contribute to the softness. I was about to ask if the softness was intentional, an impressionism effect to go with the subject.

A. C.
Thanks, A.C. but no. I was going for maximum DOF but haven't used the ZD 9-18 all that much. It's clear that that lens isn't happy stopped all the way down. The ISO800 isn't a problem on the L1 - I shoot it there all the time.

That garden isn't very far from where I live - I'm just going to return and do it again.

Ted

PS: Oddly, if you look at the photo in the OP of the "Toronto Transit Commission #4603" thread I started, that was shot shortly before these, with the same lens and camera settings. Go figure...

Last edited by tkurkowski; Jun 25, 2010 at 4:03 PM.
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:17 PM.