365-313 An Olympus in Huntington

I’m still away from home and I still have the Olympus E-PM1 with me so I may as well use it. I had a chance to swing through Huntington, WV today and I snapped a few photos while I was there. Literally snapping. I was in more of a snap shot mode just taking casual shots without much setup. Maybe it was the small camera that put me in that mode, or maybe I’m just in that mode due to my “blue” period 😉 . Either way, the camera came through today and provided some decent shots. Granted I am using just the kit lens, so I’m limited as far as focal length and aperture choices. It was a tossup between the Beetle shot or the black and white boats shot for my 365 photo. I liked both but since I did a reflecting boat photo not too long ago I went with the Beetle shot, even though it looks a little “iphoney”.


With the exception of the boat photo, where I did a black and white conversion, most of the photos are jpegs straight out of the camera. I did a little tweaking of contrast and sharpness on some of them and a few were shot using the cameras “art filters”, mostly pinhole and diorama.

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  1. November 10, 2011 at 7:06 am

    A nice collection here, David. I especially like the B&W marina shot–do much texture. Love the new header!

    • November 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks. I put that header up just for the interim but I’ve grown to like it and I think it fits my work. I like the marina shot also. If it wasn’t for the one I did earlier I would have used it for my 365.

  2. Charlotte Lehman
    November 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I really love the vignetting and the colors in all of these shots…but I must say, I’m partial to the beetle picture simply because I’ve got a ’69 bug 🙂

    • November 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Charlotte. A ’69? Nice. I haven’t been in a Beetle in a long time but I spent a lot of time in various ones in my youth. I think they are pretty cool cars.

      • November 26, 2011 at 8:33 am

        I don’t mean to be a total nerd but the Beetle in the shot has ‘Export’ fenders. They had additional bars on top so one coud get ‘the natives’ to lift the car out of mud holes. Developed for use in Africa, I believe. I had 5 Beetles at one time, a long time ago. One of them was a ’63 one of them a ’65 with a pristine cream interior. I loved that car until my brother ran it through a hedge and a fence, into a tree. Such is life,

      • November 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        Thanks, I always appreciate insight on my subjects. I’ve always liked the Beetles (and the Beatles) and It’s a shame that I don’t get to see too many anymore or, worse yet, get to ride in them. But I had lots of fun times in the Bugs when I was young, including off-road adventures!

  3. November 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Such crisp, beautiful pix…love ’em!


  4. November 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Oh, those golden trees… just lovely.

  5. November 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Nice photos, especially that of the fall yellow leafed trees. Thanks for sharing. Connie

  6. twishiimii
    November 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    these pictures are beautiful… i especially love the beetle and the wood with pink writings (i can’t remember the term used… hahahaha..)^.^ thanks for posting them..:)

  7. twishiimii
    November 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    …on second note… i love it all..:)

  8. November 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Great pictures. Is the one of the yellow trees and park bench using a tilt-shift lens?

    • November 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks Neil. No, unfortunately I can’t afford such exotica, although it would be fun to see what I could do with such a lens. This is just software manipulation.

  9. November 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    V nice indeed. Keep going back to the avenue of trees. The strong definition of the tree trunks contrasting with the fuzzy tree tops keeps calling me back – amazing effect on the eye and brain.

  10. November 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    My favorite is a toss-up between the birds flying and the walkway of yellowing trees, although siince I love VW bugs the first pic is pretty cute. 😛 And by the way, what is that last picture? Were people protesting?

    • November 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks. It’s the camp of some occupiers / protesters (Occupy Wall Street – Huntington)

  11. November 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Very nice. Beautifully done.


  12. November 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    That photo of the yellow trees lining the promenade is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  13. November 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    love the vivdness of ur photos

  14. November 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Awesome pictures.. i love the post.. 😀

  15. Red Toenails
    November 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Good job. Loved your pics.


  16. November 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    lovely photos… my favorite is the park.. i love the autumn setting, trees with yellow-orange leaves, park benches, the sight is simply cool and relaxing..

  17. November 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Love the Depth, the colors, the textures, the intriguing subjects that sends a message…congratulations!

  18. kyohinaa
    November 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    My favourite is the second picture. I have an olympus pen and love the art filters as well!

    • November 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Thanks. It really is a quite capable little camera. The handling was a little hard to get used to. Other than that, I loved the results. The images have a special character about them.

  19. November 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    These are really pretty. I like the editing

  20. November 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    You’ve definitely put your hardware to good use! Nicely done! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  21. Author Shauna
    November 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm


  22. November 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Nice photos. I like the first one and the birds best.

  23. November 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Great photos!

  24. November 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Is that a flood water marker (the vertical list of numbers)? Really liked the avenue of golden trees.

    • November 26, 2011 at 12:20 am

      Yes, I believe it is. A wall separates the river from downtown. Thanks.

  25. November 23, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Stunning photos. My favorite is the one with yellow-leaved trees along the pathway with the boats in the background. Beautiful!

  26. November 23, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    The consensus is that the golden tree shot is the most popular of your photos. I agree, but also love the black and white water scene with the boat reflections in the water.


  27. November 24, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Respect rather cool pics!!!

  28. November 24, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Really fresh !

  29. November 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I liked the yellow-leaved trees shot, bit for some reason, I keep going back to the one called “depth”.

  30. November 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Nicely done! it would have been better, if you have added some innovative comments as well. I would have been like icing in a good freshly baked cake…
    BTW, Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

    • November 26, 2011 at 12:21 am

      Thank you. I like to do innovative comments at times but doing a daily shot, it gets to be a grind sometimes. I have my ups and downs.

  31. Julio Eiffelt R R
    November 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Great images like Pro.

    Have a Freshly Pressed Day. 🙂

  32. November 24, 2011 at 8:46 am

    These are some really amazing shots! Love the ship one. The black and white effect with clouds and the reflections in the water makes it WOW! 🙂

  33. November 24, 2011 at 9:34 am


  34. November 24, 2011 at 10:31 am

    So nice

  35. November 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Stunning photography, the blend is just perfect, very expressive and inspirational. Well done!

  36. November 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Congratulations, Dave. you deserve it! Great array of photos.

    • November 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

      Thank you. A little recognition is always nice.

  37. November 24, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Nice shooting! I like both your top picks, the feel of the water in the boats shot is great tho. And I really like the tree-lined path shot in the park too 😛

  38. November 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Wow, they are all really great. When I grow up, I want to take pictures like you.
    (or when I learn what all the functions are for on my camera!).

    • November 26, 2011 at 12:23 am

      LOL, thanks. Just keep looking and snapping.

  39. November 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I love the tree photo. Living in So Cal I don’t really get to see Fall. Beautiful. Congrats!!!

  40. November 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Great pictures! I especially LOVE the one with the park and its benches in the fall. It might be because of its location by the water, or it may be the fact that it looks like a diorama.

    Either way, beautiful, and congrats on the FP!

  41. November 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Oh wow, those are magnificent. The black and white one was gorgeous and I thought nothing could top that one- but they were all perfect. Congrats on FP!

  42. November 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Great photos! I’m a big beetle photo fanatic. I had me a couple of beetle photos on my portfolio..


  43. November 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Fantastic shots. I also like the tilt-shift effect applied to the golden trees/benches shot.

  44. Prettylittleraindrops.
    November 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Wow! these are amazing especially the one with the yellow trees!

  45. Bosstiger
    November 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    i really like the orange yellow trees, i do like your photos, keep up the good work 😀

  46. November 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Cool photos…

  47. November 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm


  48. November 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Great collection of photos. The reflection of the boats on the water is really good. Thanks for sharing.

  49. November 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Some lovely shots there!

  50. November 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Astounding pictures!!!

  51. November 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Honestly I never enjoyed looking at photos before I found wordpress
    There are always so many great photos everyday.
    Just like the ones above
    Great shots 😉
    How to DJ

  52. November 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Absolutely wonderful, those are very well taken!

  53. November 25, 2011 at 12:19 am

    you. are. talented. very nice. thanks for sharing. they are worthy.

  54. November 25, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Those golden trees are gorgeous! 🙂

  55. November 25, 2011 at 2:20 am

    nice pictures .

  56. November 25, 2011 at 3:14 am

    great work buddy. i’m new to blogging world
    http://luckylens.wordpress.com – my link
    your suggestions will help me a lot.

  57. ihsanashi
    November 25, 2011 at 4:45 am

    wonderful. beautiful photos! 🙂

  58. November 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I feel i am in the photos! very compelling pictures

  59. November 25, 2011 at 7:53 am

    The “empty benches” shot is breath taking.. thank you so much for sharing!

  60. OMG
    November 25, 2011 at 8:06 am


  61. November 25, 2011 at 8:34 am

    beautiful colours!

  62. November 25, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Great shots. The first is quite stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  63. November 25, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing these…

  64. November 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

    You take very awesome pictures! 🙂

  65. November 25, 2011 at 10:11 am

    My favorite is Leaves on Grass…..they look as if they are waltzing to the music of the wind. Thank you!

  66. keltrustsnoone
    November 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    beautiful shots

  67. November 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Great photos…even with just the kit lens. 🙂

  68. November 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Hmm lovely interesting photos.

    Although not a photo blog. I took the one of my Reflections Blog – rather proud of it.

  69. November 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Love your pics. My favorites are the tree lined walkway along the waterfront and the leaves scattered in the grass. Thanks for sharing your work!

  70. November 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Absolutely love the first photo…epic! Love the composition and the colors…just too good!

  71. Elizabeth
    November 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Great photos!!!

  72. November 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    The yellow leaves are fantastic!!! And of course everyone’s going to love the bug 🙂

  73. November 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    All of these photos are fantastic! But, I must say the first one, of the VW, is my absolute favorite. I love the antique look it has and I like how the Bug is VERY slightly off center. Just barely enough to notice. Awesome job!

  74. November 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    What a great collection of photographs – they’re more than just decent. In your hands, the E-PM1 captures so much emotion!

  75. Andrés Erre Dos
    November 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Congratulations, nice pics, really, that´s true photography, a basic kit, just camera and eye, no accessories, no further photoshop. Love them all.

  76. November 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I’m kind’ve in love with these

  77. Nastasja
    November 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Par excellence!

  78. someone who cares
    November 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Great photos all. My favorite is the capture of the cloud texture in your black & white marina photo. Seems like you almost had a texture theme going with that one, the fall leaves, and the grass gutter. Thanks for sharing the info on your camera & set up, too. Congrats on FP.

  79. Katia Singletary Art and Photography
    November 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Beautiful, simple and elegant. Great work!

  80. November 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    i am in love with the fall tree shot. absolutely stunning

  81. November 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I’m completely enchanted by the tree lined walk… Reminds me of Moscow in the Fall…

  82. November 26, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Great shots!

  83. November 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Great photos! The one with yellow trees are amazing! Did you use some kind of Tilt-shift lens or is it post-processed? Great pics!

  84. November 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Cool photos. I like what you did.

  85. deb
    November 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Graet series. Love the colors and moods.

  86. November 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    All I have to work with myself is a simple digital camera so most of my photographs are snap shots. I especially like your golden leaves, walkway with the benches. The homeless picture speaks volumes too, but in a different way. Each of your pictures captures different emotions. You might just be snapping away, but you’re still working with a full palette.


  87. N
    November 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I wish I had the fifth one down and frame it. The pictures are so beautiful.

  88. November 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Love the birds in flight and the wood texture/composition of the bench

  89. November 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Love them!

  90. November 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    the pinhole filter is something quite different -worth experimenting.

  91. November 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Such beauty in the ordinary. Fabulous job!

  92. November 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Really awesome shots

  93. Christian Debbie Cheerilee Alvarez
    November 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Very nice!

  94. sunclarabest
    November 27, 2011 at 1:40 am

    great photo

  95. November 27, 2011 at 2:02 am

    what kind of camera do you use?

  96. November 27, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Amazing pictures, good work 🙂

  97. November 27, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Great pics dude…:)

  98. November 27, 2011 at 6:46 am

    wooww.. great pic

  99. November 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Really enjoyed your collection of WV photos! . . . Used to take long drives on weekends, up to eight hours at a time, through WV when we lived in Washington, DC! Glorious place! Congrats on being “Freshly Pressed”!!


  100. November 27, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Amazing ! The last photograph is my favorite. Good Job..!

  101. November 27, 2011 at 9:04 am


  102. November 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Awesome shots!!

  103. November 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I really like the bug picture and the trees with the yellow leaves. Nice work.

  104. November 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Awesome photographs. It would be difficult to pick a favorite, all are beautifully interesting.

  105. November 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love the Beetle and leaves on the grass!

  106. November 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Your photos speak for themselves. No commentary needed. Brilliant.

    • November 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks, I appreciate that.

  107. November 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Good job on the photos! They look so artsy!

  108. Wacky Jokes and Pics
    November 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Simply beautiful thanks for sharing

  109. November 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Hi, just saw your great pictures. There is however, something apart from the pictures that impresses me:
    YOU!. Yes, you. Your spirit SEES things in such an uncommon way. That is what makes your work so powerful!
    Congratulations. I will offer you a Zen name: 目仏 Budha eyes! Paul Quintero (Zen Monk)
    Visit: http://www.miraestoseethis.wordpress.com

    • November 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks! I appreciate the comments (and new name).

  110. November 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I love the first picture though all of them are just wonderful. The first doesn’t look “iPhoney” to me. If anything, the compare-contrast theme between modern and ancient is fascinating. The backdrop seems to imply that they all end up in the same place…:-)

    • November 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you. Yeah, I guess they all eventually end up there! 😉

  111. 3rd Culture Children
    November 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Definitely deserved to be FP… Congratulations… I stopped by because of the “bug”, parked in front of the house… and then I fell in love with your second, third and fourth photos… amazing colors! love fall colors… 😮
    Cheers from Brazil!

  112. November 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Love your photography…. I am into it too. Not as much as you, but love a great pic, or two or three… etc. ~ Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    Blessings, Kevin

  113. victry1
    November 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I found you on Freshly Pressed and enjoyed your blog and photos. That fall tree one is awesome-not just because of the colors but the way you bring the eye down the path. The boats add a nice peaceful contrast to the brightness of the leaves.

  114. November 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! The colors are incredible, the contrast is perfect.

  115. November 28, 2011 at 12:51 am

    its like like liike

  116. sisterofangel
    November 28, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  117. November 28, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Great shots. T am in love with the fall tree shot

  118. November 28, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Simply superb! You have captured great snaps!

  119. November 28, 2011 at 4:57 am

    amazing color depth. Great shots!

  120. November 28, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Olympus is great! I have one too!! Great pictures! the autumn in your picture is much more beautiful!

  121. Cave Story
    November 28, 2011 at 5:45 am

    The picture of the array of trees with golden leaves brings me back to memory lane…

  122. November 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

    cool Pic

  123. November 28, 2011 at 7:09 am


  124. November 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

    tilt shift is well made. This APN is pretty amazing!

  125. November 28, 2011 at 8:39 am

    A Beautiful Creation of depiction…

  126. November 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Love the ’empty benches’ picture! It could be a postcard or jigsaw puzzle…

  127. November 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    1st and 4th Photos is just … wow !! great photography .

  128. Cassie
    December 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    BAH! Those yellow trees – so perty!

  129. K
    December 6, 2011 at 6:14 am

    amazing shots. loved the b&w

  130. December 6, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The picture of the trees with the yellow leaves and the boats in the background is my favorite, but all all nice photographs. Sometimes, the “snapshot” approach gives the best results. If you’re anything like me, sometimes I over think a shot and don’t get the results I’m hoping for. This is a very nice series. Makes me want to get up to Huntington. 🙂

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