I had a few minutes to spare during my lunch break, so I played around with the E-PL1′s filters, just for a laugh.
Sometimes the E-PL1 just lets you turn off your brain and stop worrying about your settings and simply turn the dial to Art and shoot away. The results are sometimes just as pleasing. But then again, I like all the Lomo / Filter stuff :0)
It was time for one of our horses, Lord Easy, to have his hooves looked at by the blacksmith. A great opportunity to get some candids of the “smithy” at work:
All photos taken with the Olympus E-PL1 – Kit 14-42mm lens – Processed with Olympus Viewer2 and RAWTherapee.
I should really start using the Nikon DSLR again, it’s getting seriously neglected since the Olympus arrived ;0)
I had been waiting desperately for the post to arrive before last Saturday. I had ordered a used Olympus Pen E-PL1 through the Amazon Marketplace on Monday and was hoping it would arrive in time for my trip to Switzerland on Sunday.
Al + Chris (that’s Chris and I ;0) had to travel to Dübendorf on Sunday for a meeting, then on to Zürich for a photoshoot on Monday. I didn’t want to lug my DSLR Kit with me for the trip as we had a lot of clothes and other gear to take with us anyway. Having been reading Wolfgang Lonien‘s Blog for a while, I decided the Olympus Pen E-PL1 was the right camera for me.
Thankfully, it arrive on Saturday just in time for me to fire off a few test shots and to dial in the settings recommended by Wolfgang for using the camera.
So off we went on Sunday, heading South at about noon…
On the road.
We soon had our hopes of getting through without delay squashed as we hit our first tail-back. And taking the A5 was a mistake, there are roadworks every 2 kilometers.
Crossing the border.
We arrived on time though and checked into Hotel Assinello in Dübendorf for a quick freshen up.
Oh well, it's only for one night...
We were then met by our producer who took us to an interesting restaurant which sported a distinctive “Country and Western” style…
A saddle tee-light holder...unusual to say the least.
Steak on a hot stone....no, not mine!
A look at the rear of the restaurant (the front was full and we had to sit in the overflow area).
The waiters were dressed up well, too!
A strange couple.
So the picture above was the view out my window when I got back to the hotel. This was the rear area of a neighboring restaurant. Funny old couple really…
The next morning I awoke to clear blue Swiss Skies as I haven’t seen in a long time…
But the view out my window looking left didn’t get better…
The dining room (and reception)
After breakfast, I decided to take a quick walk around the town to further test my new Pen. With skies like those and a sunrise to match, who could resist?
Those blue skies...
What a combination.
Flowers on the Couch
We then made our way into Zürich for the photoshoot.
Beauty Retouch ;0)
Checking the Results
All images are SOOC Jpegs shot in aperture priority with no additional processing, resized with Digikam to 800 pix.
I am very pleased with the results I’ve achieved with this little camera. As far as image quality, sharpness, and colours go, this beats my entry-level Nikon D3000 DSLR for OOC-Images hands down.
I shot in RAW and JPEG, so I’ll be editing a few RAWs soon to see what happens then…