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    Cretan Monochromes with the E3

    Hi there
    I've had a request for some monochrome pictures of Crete for a dramatic room. I'd not spent much time trying to convert to monochrome with 4/3 shots, but I think these do well:

    Monochrome pictures of Sfakia

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    Re: Cretan Monochromes with the E3

    Jono,
    They all look nice, and some are excellent, but the close-up of the car ferry is very different in style from the others.

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    I like 17 Jono ,if only it didnt look so flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Jono,
    They all look nice, and some are excellent, but the close-up of the car ferry is very different in style from the others.
    Hi Jorgen
    Thanks - I guess the difference is that I took the car ferry shot BEFORE breakfast

    It's a nice little project - a friend with a very beautiful house wanted four black and white prints of Crete for their 'ballroom' (now a huge sittingroom). It got me in gear about the pictures from our last trip (which I haven't finished processing yet). I'd never really thought of them in B&W, but it's been good fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    I like 17 Jono ,if only it didnt look so flat
    No No NOOO.
    It's the way they feed the goats there, they have to be very flat to stand on the thin ledges on the cliffs.
    Nothing whatever to do with being digital I can assure you

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    Lots more here - not all monochrome

    Hi there
    Still working on these (shame on me). It does bring back thoughts of summer sunshine though:

    Livaniana is a stiff walk up from the coast, currently there are two people living there, the Taverna owner (I wish I could remember his name) and an old lady who used to run the Taverna.

    Fresh orange juice in iced glasses is very welcome after walking up the exposed path in the heat, and you're guaranteed a good welcome.
    The Taverna at Livaniana

    Beach Fisherman

    Between Chora Sfakia and Soujia the white mountains come right down to the sea - most of the villages can only be accessed by boat. Loutro is set in a pretty bay, you either get the boat (the Daskiologiannis) or else you walk along the cliff path past Sweetwater beach.

    Loutro

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    Re: Cretan Monochromes with the E3

    Fabulous conversions Jono... really great style to these.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Hi Brian
    thanks for dropping in. Glad you like the shots.
    How's the E620 then? If ONLY it were weatherproofed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Jorgen
    Thanks - I guess the difference is that I took the car ferry shot BEFORE breakfast

    It's a nice little project - a friend with a very beautiful house wanted four black and white prints of Crete for their 'ballroom' (now a huge sittingroom). It got me in gear about the pictures from our last trip (which I haven't finished processing yet). I'd never really thought of them in B&W, but it's been good fun.
    I was thinking more along the lines that it looks like something from the twentieth century, while the others look more ancient. To me, Greece is an ancient country, but then I've never been there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I was thinking more along the lines that it looks like something from the twentieth century, while the others look more ancient. To me, Greece is an ancient country, but then I've never been there...
    I See what you mean. In truth, that ferry is the link with the modern world - Loutro has no cars (no road) so you either get there by boat or you walk.
    Finix, which is just around the headland, and where we stay, was an old Phoenician port - now it's one rather basic hotel and some ruins, silent and relaxed (except when the sea gets rough).

    We went once for a week in 1999, and have been back for a fortnight every September since. I simply love it there.

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    Probably the place to go when the Big City becomes too much. I'll try to remember, thank you

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    You are a great cloud specialist! Therefore the castle picture looks almost like England.
    Very nice serie.
    Did you know you are on top on the Oly slr forum at dpreview with an old thread from last october?
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    What a fab Series....
    Love the Goat, the last shot of the Tree,the Greek Church off the Water /DIVINE

    So was that w/ the E3 ?

    Been to Crete but got soooo sick
    at first they thought it was Cholera but then correctly diagnosed w/severe Dysentary
    lost 12 pds & two weeks bedridden before I got Home
    so my Trip to Greece has Haunted Me ever since.....

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    Hi Jono, the E-620 is the best Olympus DSLR I've ever used... fantastic size, just perfect for my preference.

    The new glass-fibre reinforced plastic is an excellent decision imho, strength without the weight.

    If, as I suspect this format becomes a monster success for Olympus... perhaps we'll see a high-spec version in this shell, I would love to see weathersealed with flagship performance - perhaps a late generation large scale EVF?

    The OVF is much better than the E-4x0/E-5x0, but I think we're going to see dramatic progress in EVF technology as ELVIS takes off

    Cheers

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Probably the place to go when the Big City becomes too much. I'll try to remember, thank you
    Fly to Chania - cab to Sfakia - boat to Loutro . . . stay at Porto Loutro and get walking (lunch at the sweetwater beach taverna :-)

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    What a fab Series....
    Love the Goat, the last shot of the Tree,the Greek Church off the Water /DIVINE

    So was that w/ the E3 ?

    Been to Crete but got soooo sick
    at first they thought it was Cholera but then correctly diagnosed w/severe Dysentary
    lost 12 pds & two weeks bedridden before I got Home
    so my Trip to Greece has Haunted Me ever since.....
    HI Helen
    Glad you liked the shots
    yes, all with the E3 - lovely camera, and tough as the proverbial old boot.

    I'm sorry to hear about you and Crete - I've not had a problem there, but I guess it can happen anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    You are a great cloud specialist! Therefore the castle picture looks almost like England.
    Very nice serie.
    Did you know you are on top on the Oly slr forum at dpreview with an old thread from last october?
    Kind regards, Michiel
    HI Michiel
    Ah, the clouds . . . we live in a flat place, so there's nothing but clouds . . . have to make the most of them

    Thanks for the tip of on the Oly forum . . I think someone resurrected it to slag me off for liking that lens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Hi Jono, the E-620 is the best Olympus DSLR I've ever used... fantastic size, just perfect for my preference.

    The new glass-fibre reinforced plastic is an excellent decision imho, strength without the weight.

    If, as I suspect this format becomes a monster success for Olympus... perhaps we'll see a high-spec version in this shell, I would love to see weathersealed with flagship performance - perhaps a late generation large scale EVF?

    The OVF is much better than the E-4x0/E-5x0, but I think we're going to see dramatic progress in EVF technology as ELVIS takes off

    Cheers

    Brian
    But does it have a silver shutter release button?

    As for EVF - sorry - it was what did for the G1 for me, I don't mind having both, but I can't get over the fact that when you see it on an EVF it's history. I just don't like it. I really don't believe anyone will ever be able to sell a professional grade model with an EVF.

    Still, how does the 620 Viewfinder compare with the E3?
    When are they arriving in the shops?

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    Jono - looking good indeed.
    Just a subjective opinion - perhaps be careful with the blue sky going completely black from digital red filter. My personal preference is to hold back on the effect to just avoid full density.
    Monochrome: http://mochro.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    Jono - looking good indeed.
    Just a subjective opinion - perhaps be careful with the blue sky going completely black from digital red filter. My personal preference is to hold back on the effect to just avoid full density.
    HI Lars
    Yes indeed - You're probably right, tis easy to get intoxicated with these things, and having learned how to do it without the noise it can be hard to hold back!

    In this case though, if you saw the room . . . the person concerned wanted high drama, of course, it remains to be seen how she sees these (she has prints, not internet jpgs, which are a little less unsubtle!).

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    Nice "Contrasty" images, which I ilke. well I think they are as I'm house and cat sitting at the minute so viewing on an old CRT.
    Been a while since I was I Crete, around the time a blond Canadian singer was there. Remember with fondness the Lasithi plateau and drinking far too much of the local drink and visiting the cave Zeus was supposed to have hung out in. Think he was hidden there, if my memory serves me well. He was well hidden because we didn't see him, oh that's right he'd moved on by then.
    David and the two cats. (I have no idea what these will look like as this is not a colour managed system.)
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    The cats look fine David.

    Shall we just call you Carey?

    Where's the cane?

    and was she good in bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    The cats look fine David.

    Shall we just call you Carey?

    Where's the cane?

    and was she good in bed?
    Unfortunately I wasn't Carey so I don't know.
    They were strange but wondrous days. I remember, as we left Matala a bunch of GI's were heading for the beach. Then we met an amazing looking girl with short bleached hair, who turned out to be a Native American. You kind of don't expect them to look like that, well not when you've been bought up on John Wayne style films.
    So you beat me to the 135 f1.8. Not for me at present as work is non existent at the minute, except for the odd studio shoot. I've just got an old sigma 14mm to amuse myself with. Makes me want a 14-24 but I'll resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    Unfortunately I wasn't Carey so I don't know.
    They were strange but wondrous days. I remember, as we left Matala a bunch of GI's were heading for the beach. Then we met an amazing looking girl with short bleached hair, who turned out to be a Native American. You kind of don't expect them to look like that, well not when you've been bought up on John Wayne style films.
    Hi Dave
    I know how handsome you are, but red hair and a camera thief? I didn't really have you down as Carey!

    Did you meet Ms Mitchell then?

    I went to Matala in 1976 or 77, everyone had gone, and the caves were full of goat crap . . . I went for a walk on the cliffs up to the east, and found a pile of faded clothes held down with a stone, when I looked underneath there was an English passport, terribly poignant. I took it to the police in Matala, but they were clearly uninterested. Nowadays I would have taken down the name and checked when I got home.

    It sends tingles down my spine thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi there
    Still working on these (shame on me). It does bring back thoughts of summer sunshine though:

    Livaniana is a stiff walk up from the coast, currently there are two people living there, the Taverna owner (I wish I could remember his name) and an old lady who used to run the Taverna.

    Fresh orange juice in iced glasses is very welcome after walking up the exposed path in the heat, and you're guaranteed a good welcome.
    The Taverna at Livaniana

    Beach Fisherman

    Between Chora Sfakia and Soujia the white mountains come right down to the sea - most of the villages can only be accessed by boat. Loutro is set in a pretty bay, you either get the boat (the Daskiologiannis) or else you walk along the cliff path past Sweetwater beach.

    Loutro
    I enjoyed 25 from Loutro ..... gosh what a taskmaster making your wife walk such a long way on a rough path in the heat of the sun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gordon View Post
    I enjoyed 25 from Loutro ..... gosh what a taskmaster making your wife walk such a long way on a rough path in the heat of the sun!!!
    Hi There Bill
    "making my wife" . . . there's a concept! More like the other way around I'd say!

    I hope you're well, I'll miss your May jaunt this year.

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