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Interesting locales

Nathan’s Famous

Coney Island Nathans
Coney Island Nathan’s

Summer is over… but the hot dogs will live on forever. I’ve had a lot going on the past few months… a new job, a quick site redesign, vacation to Niagara falls and other fun stuff. I also purchased an iPad to play around with. This photo was taken with a Panasonic GF1, uploaded to the iPad, edited with PhotoGene, and watermarked and uploaded with FilterStorm. I’ll be following up with a post about an iPad workflow in the near future.

The new site design is a slightly modified version of a theme called “ePhoto” from ElegantThemes. It’s a little more visual than my old theme… let me know if you like it.

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.