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Old Jul 31, 2011, 1:44 AM   #1
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The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town this week and I went with a few friends this evening. Unfortunately, this is about a month too early or I would have been trying the 45mm f1.8 Olympus lens I do not have yet ...

That being the case, I took the 20mm f1.7 Panasonic with the E-PL2 and did a little shooting from about 5 rows off the floor, still not close enough for most of the acts so I did some slight cropping. I left the VF-2 at home, not knowing how close security might be watching the type equipment being brought in. That's one of the nicer qualities of the Pens....they can really be dressed down to look a lot like a point & shoot and in some cases could be the difference between getting in with or without a camera.

The LCD on the E-PL2 is a significant step up from the LCD on the back of the E-PL1 and worked just fine in using spot metering to capture these and a few other images I will be processing over the next few days..














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Old Jul 31, 2011, 1:56 AM   #2
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Perfect exposures! I like your use of angles!
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Greg,
Not even close enough distance, I could still feel the details, colors and sharpness. Great shots and the great job.

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Hi Greg

Looks like you had fun at the circus. Didn't know that Ringling Bros. still was in operation.

I had a chance to look at your EPL-2 gallery this morning. I can't help but notice how clean all the images are.

Very nice set indeed.

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wow all of my shots at night suck. I could learn something if I could hang out with one of the veterans here.


Great pics Greg. I love the one of the ball.
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Hi Greg

Looks like you had fun at the circus. Didn't know that Ringling Bros. still was in operation.

I had a chance to look at your EPL-2 gallery this morning. I can't help but notice how clean all the images are.

Very nice set indeed.

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Thanks, Zig.

This year marks 200 years of continuous operation for Ringling Brothers. I bet they make it to Boston from time to time. I would bet the grandkids would go nuts in seeing this show. It's continuous action from the first minute.

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Excellent shots Greg!
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Greg: what can i say. you have become a maestro with the Pen. What good shots under bad lighting conditions!
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