These are all handheld images taken this afternoon (after a long day of commercial shooting) with the Olympus EPL2 and the kit lens or the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens. This is what I do to relax after a day at work.....
I knew I would get in trouble when I posted this afternoon's blog. Apparently, I just didn't understand that, while the red dot might not affect me personally, it would render the EPL2 ineffective for skyline shots at night. This is the Frost Bank Tower. At twilight.
And this is the Frost Bank Tower about 35 minutes after sunset. Wicked flare from the street light....
Funny what you'll find in a typical parking lot in Austin, Texas. Kit lens.
I love the clouds in the winter and I love the view from the pedestrian bridge. You could tell we had a nice 60+ degree day in Austin because the downtown hike and bike trail was packed with runners, walkers and bikers. Sorry, no HDR.... Just good timing.
We Austinites are fascinated with high rise buildings. Especially condo and apartment towers. I guess it's because we had so few in the city until recently.
Someone questioned my last test with the sun over to the side. "What would happen if the sun was in the center of the frame?" they asked. This is what it looks like with the sun in the center of the frame.
Pretty Sky. Softlight. Fresh Cookies. Sumatran Coffee.
I've lost my chance to show the red dot at sunset for today. But I was already out walking and the camera felt so good around my neck I just kept going.
I thought I got it. I thought the dot showed up. See the street light on the left? Look about one third down from the top and the same amount to the left and there's a soft, white dot. On further inspection it's really the light on top of the moon tower in Clarksville. Foiled again. But nice OOC black and white...
I walked from 5 to 7:30pm and then it was time to go home. Dinner. An interesting one. Lentils and rice with a yogurt sauce and grilled onions. A salad of fresh avocado and grapefruit slices with a drizzle of oil and vinegar dressing and fresh shallots.