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California ‘Cation

Chaos, Belmont Park
Chaos, Belmont Park
Panasonic DMC-GF1, 20mm f/1.7

I just got back from vacation in San Diego. This shot is from the Belmont Park amusement park on the Mission Beach boardwalk. I took the GF1 and the 20mm and left the D200 and G9 behind. Overall, I’m very happy with the camera… and blown away by the lens. In spite of the lcd washout, and a few cases where some zoom would have been nice (at the Zoo), I had a lot of fun with the camera.

This shot was taken with a circular polarizer which accounts for the blue skies. I used Lightroom 2.7 and a calibration profile I found in this DPReview Posting (Direct link to daylight profile). It definitely gave the image a little more punch over the default Adobe profile.

Below is a full resolution crop of the same image located just below the “S” near the center. The 20mm lens is really delivering on detail…

GF1 100% Crop
100% Crop
Panasonic DMC-GF1, 20mm f/1.7

I’ll be posting some more images from the trip when I get some time.

Looking Back – Columbus Circle Fountain at Night


Fountains at Columbus Circle

Fountains at Columbus Circle

I took this photo back in October of 2006. I had taken my wife to dinner for her birthday, and took this shot as we were leaving the neighborhood. I braced the camera on the edge of the fountain, turned off the flash, and got a pretty good result for a quick grab. I’ve been going through my catalog to get a set of shots ready for some B&W printing… I’ve added this one to the collection for consideration.