Friday, January 20, 2012

Praia de Miramar (XIV)
(The Dog Trainer)

Trivia (XXIX) - Pro Advice

"It’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion in the ocean."
by Tyson Robichaud

"I’ve had a little time now with the absolutely minascule Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 pancake lens and I have to say, I have no problem proclaiming that I have a tiny lens.  A truly impressive optical feat considering it’s being used on a 17.3mm x13mm 4/3 sensor.  Of course, there is the beautiful Olympus 12mm f/2 lens, but at 2.5x the cost, could one be satisfied with the trade offs and savings?  Beyond that you have the much ballyhooed 20mm f/1.7 pancake which is amazing in its own right, but for a bit more coin you can get the Panaleica 25mm f/1.4… And then of course, the Oly 45mm f/1.8 which has been universally praised for both quality and price, but the other Panaleica lens, the 45mm f/2.8 macro should certainly get some attention too.  Folks, I think we have a few candidates for the micro 4/3 holy trinity."

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Media Markt retail store
(The Freeplay)

Street Photography Now (V): Cristóbal Hara

b. Madrid, 1946, lives in Cuenca, Spain

'Colour images of the type I do would not be possible without the discoveries of Cézanne and I use things from abstract expressionism, from surrealism, and from de Chirico for the urban landscapes. Avant-garde jazz helps me with dissonance, jaggedness, texture and especially with unconventional structures, which I can use in my books. Literature provides an atmosphere within which to work. I often try to look at things with the eyes of D. Quixote'.

Thames & Hudson

Trivia (XXVII) - Lightroom 3

I have a new, unopened, sealed Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for sale on ebay with no reserve price.
If you're interested, drop me a note at portostreetshooting cof cof
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