Sunday, March 25, 2012

Garrykennedy Woods

trunk and vine

These photos are from the Mother's Day trip our family took out to the woods on Lough Derg. It's challenging to render botanical matter in an interesting way. It might look great to the eye, as one is enjoying a stroll. But it can be confusing and messy within a frame as the camera sees it. Here are four samples I think are successful. Two are in B&W and two are in colour, since I can never settle on one approach or the other.


flotsam

green hollow

rock with moss

These are taken with the Olympus E-P2, which I can set to square format, so my compositions can be made in-camera. I am still loving the manual G. Zuiko Auto-S 40mm f/1.4 lens. One part of me is itching to compare it to a Contax Zeiss 50mm f/1.4. Another thinks the M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 is more appropriate. It would be fun to make a considered comparison!

In the meantime, it's fun to keep shooting -- a nice break from all the applications I've been filling in.

P.S. Way back when I reviewed this lens in a two part article. You might want to check that out!

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