Lovely portraits, Don.
Abandoned farm machine. G1 + M-Rokkor 40mm.
You're right, Leica77, my friend, those are sunflowers that we grow to press our own sunflower oil. In that we bake our "french fries"
Here's another pic of some sunflowers :
and some random B&W conversions from our farm and from Moscow :
E-M1/GH2/G1 Full Spectrum & lots of lenses
The Sunflower Oil you obtain from your own farm must be really nice for baking "French" fries. The new B&W images are gorgeous. I especially like the images of a cat and the impressive church in Russia. The bokeh behind the sunflowers is very nice and smooth! We would like to see more images of Russia! All the best!
G1 + Kit Lens. Western China. Recorded earlier in the spring this year.
a quick shot of a pottery student in my studio, edited in LR. GX100
These are outstanding black and whites in this thread. Makes me almost hesisitant to put forward mine, but here are a couple of recent efforts.
The first is "Old Man and the Sea"
The second is "One O'clock"
Thanks for looking.
I forgot to mention both taken with the E_P1 and kit zoom.
Doner Turkish Food restaurant on Bedford St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Oly E-P1 f/3.5 1/50s ISO 1600 kit lens at 14mm
Black and white conversion is High Detail with Silver Efex Pro.
These are all great. Some amazing B&W's in here. So much so I need to get involved too
This is an older photo taken with the e-1. I consider it to be one of my best portraits.
Moon lit castle.
[Oly-D 17/2.8 + Ricoh GW-1 (0.75X converter) ISO1600, few seconds exposure, color image is horrible-noise, banding and flare from the light source]
Vivek, Aaron, Mark and Others,
Very nice B&W images. We would like to see more!
From Barcelona, last month.
Great images here in mono, love the portraits and scenics, all well done, have to use this unobtrusive little camera more...here is another mono conversion I just did this a.m.
G1+CV Ultron 28/1.9
John - many thanks for your kind comments. I guess that is what these little cameras are all about....so small, one can always have them with you. The more I use this little gem, the more I like it. Good light is a big help too like in this sunrise Ft Bragg beach scene. I am still thinking about picking up a G1 also, but was kind of waiting to see what Olympus would do next. I would love for someone to come out with a 4/3 format sports camera. That tied to these tiny sharp lenses would be great. Time will tell. I certainly enjoy not having to carry around my big Canon gear all the time, and this is far less intimidating to any subjects also.Thanks again, will keep checking back to see all the fine portraiture etc, something I do not shoot but enjoy very much. Don
Panasonic G1, 85mm f/1.5 Canon RF lens, 1/125 & F/1.5 @ ISO 1600 (I think)
Nothing special about this except that I liked the way the edge light picked out Brett's striking profile...
...okay, that and that I was getting tired of reading all the bloviation on the M9 image thread about the "M look"... there are some excellent b&w images in that thread, but at web size the mystical qualities they're all talking about are purely in the eye of the beholder, and I don't think they look any more "rich" or "deep" or "rounded" or whatever than many of the images posted in this thread!
Decisive momentum (no reference to the new member) comes at a premium.
In my case, everything is a lucky grab since it is done with a 5 Euro Computar-TV lens and I have not "upgraded" my firmware for faster focusing..
Image shaker would have come in handy here?
Shake reduc wouldn't do much for motion blur though..
I want something that would make people pose with a cheerful smile.
How about that for a Combicam feature?
Good ideas, Ranger but what good is a Combicam if it does not incorporate those features?
My curious subjects mostly wonder about what sort of an ugly toy I am holding..
(Fujinon-TV 25/1.4 @f/1.4 anyone use this gem? focuses blazingly fast as well.)
there is another good one():
lots of great ideas around.
What I would like to see is some getting incorporated in the Combicams.
Fabulous framing, Momentum!