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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.

Red Light on Blue Wall


Red Light on Blue Wall

Red Light on Blue Wall

There is a school of photography called “Miksang”. The image above is my interpretation of a Miksang photo. When I took the photo, I didn’t see anything but the wall, the light, and the contrasting colors. After working with the photo, I can see several abstract interpretations of the scene… probably from staring at it so long. But thats not the point. The point is, there is nothing here other than what I saw… a red light on a blue wall. I’m not making a deep statement about life, or trying to sell you something. It is what it is… nothing more… nothing less.