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Old Dec 15, 2010, 6:39 PM   #1
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Default I took my plasticam out today

This was the first day in some time that the sky/clouds/sun was interesting enough to go out and brave the temps and wind. And boy it was cold-around 21degrees (F) with the wind howling.

I took along my E-30 plasticam, with the 12-60mm SWD lens. Boy, do I love using the 12-60mm SWD. I forget sometimes just how dependable and sharp this lens really is. It is the almost perfect wide angle zoom lens for landscape photography. It would be perfect if it started at 9mm.

The following are some shots taken today around mid-day. All are HDR enhanced with each being made up of 5frames at 1/3 exp comp.

These are the places I go to in the Summer. It's a different world in the Winter.
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Geez, that is a nice lens. Nicely composed shots too. Looks like a great place to shoot.

Got to 80 something this afternoon here.....!!!
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You've become quite proficient with your HDR process, Zig. Beautiful, sweeping vistas. The sky in #2 especially is really dramatic.
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Not bad for a "plasticam". See? It's all in the lens!

Seriously, Zig, those are mucho goodo images.
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Hi Zig,

You're killing me. I used my placticam and 12-60mm lens all the time but I could never got pics like these. What's the secrets?
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great shots Zig, I like 3&4 the best, bet you could get some dramatic sunrise captures there, with that partial s curve.
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Geez, that is a nice lens. Nicely composed shots too. Looks like a great place to shoot.

Got to 80 something this afternoon here.....!!!
Hi Ken,

Thanks much....80's hmmm sounds really nice
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You've become quite proficient with your HDR process, Zig. Beautiful, sweeping vistas. The sky in #2 especially is really dramatic.
Hi Greg,

Thanks, for the comment on HDR. I've been working a fair amount on trying to improve my results with that effect. I've come to the conclusion that I like the depth that it adds to a scene. This is especially true of clouds and sky. But, I don't want to overcook the shot. Photmatix Light is all I use, preferring it to the HDR option in CS5. Mostly because I'm more familiar with it.

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Seriously, Zig, those are mucho goodo images.
Good morning Gary,

Thanks, and yes it really is in the lens. One of the things that keep me happy with Olympus.
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Hi Zig,

Those all are outstanding. You have a great eye for the scene, great skill in getting the shot, and have become very proficient in getting the most out of the pics in post.

As the owner of two tincams.... in the words of Snidley Wiplash, "Curses, foiled again".

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