Pretty just didn’t work

I took photos of some tulips the other day and, although they are pretty, they look like every other tulip photo I have taken. Or every one that everyone else has taken also.  I was still in the early spring mood and thought some nice colorful flowers would be nice to feature here.  After uploading to my PC and viewing them on the large screen I was underwhelmed. They are colorful and were shot somewhat well, although I didn’t take any “chances” when shooting, which I should have in order to push myself towards a unique photo. Instead I got generic greeting card pics.

So, how to counteract the fact that I don’t have any new photos to post? Look in the archives! OK, actually I was looking in my archives for a purpose. I’m starting to think about getting a smaller camera setup specifically for travel and I went into my files to view the photos I took last year with an Olympus E-PM1, that I got to use briefly. I remembered that I liked the image quality, at least for most situations, but I didn’t particularly care for the handling. Since I’ll be using this camera during vacations, I figured the handling issue is relatively minor since my shooting while on holiday is a little more relaxed.  Anyhow, I checked some of the photos I took with the Olympus mini and I came across a few shots that I thought would be fun to post.

I was in Nitro, West Virginia when I took these photos. I also had my Pentax with me and my Pentax photos of the truck ended being used for that particular days 365 post, 365-315, and I’ve shot the bicycles before for another 365 post, 365-258,  so some regular readers may recognize the subjects. The truck and the store that sold the old bicycles are around the corner from each other and the remnants are in between, so I was able to walk in a circle and shoot everything within a couple of minutes. The processing is different on each of the photos because I didn’t plan on putting them as a group, so I just processed them to what I thought worked best for the particular image.

All in all I think the little Olympus did a commendable job and it’s definitely in the running as my travel camera choice. I’m still going to do a little research on other models before I make my decision but looking at these photos makes the job a little easier.

3 Diamonds

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Hot Rod No.3

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Low Mileage

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  One thought on “Pretty just didn’t work

  1. March 26, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Powerful shots.

  2. Chloe
    March 26, 2012 at 4:25 am

    interesting series, i loved your tulip photos as well

    • March 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Chloe. I’ll probably end up posting some of the tulips later.

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