Monday, March 29, 2010

The Better Half

I think the Fujica Half is the better half-frame camera compared to
the Olympus Pen EES at least in terms of features.
Both have automatic exposures, zone focusing and uses selenium cells
for light metering but the Fujica Half has manual exposure as well.
It has more shutter speed selection from 1/30th to 1/250th sec.
as well as B for time exposure. It has an accessory shoe for attaching
a flash unit and has more distance scale on the lens for more precise zone
One nice feature also is the aperture/shutter speed readout
in the viewfinder.
I like the small pocketable size of the Pen EES better, the Fujica Half is
better built but heftier and slightly bigger than the Olympus 35RC.

Some samples shots:

Empty Deck

Water Fountain

Park View

Friday, March 26, 2010

Another Day with the XA2

A View of the City


The Parking Lot

Diamond Window

The Lunch Room

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lunch Break with the XA2

Working Artist

Green Shutters

Carriage House Parlor

Carriage House Parlor 2

Flooded Creek

My work place is in a small town in New Jersey and it's very difficult to find interesting subjects around the area in a very limited time. Lunch break is the only time I get to try some personal shooting. The weather had also been crappy for the past few months. Whenever a little sun tries to peek out of the clouds I try to go out and explore with my little camera.
I always try to challenge myself when I do go out.
Camera: Olympus XA2. Film: Fuji Superia 400.
Some images were converted to monochrome.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Shower Monster

Test shot. It looks like my recently acquired Olympus XA2 is working
well, even in a low light indoor shot like this.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deep Shadows

Tree Shadow

Lonely Shrub

A Row of Sheds

A Memorial

Empty Playground

The play between light and dark shadows always interest me.
I always try look for interesting graphic elements in my photographs.
These are recent shots from my Dacora Digna.

Thursday, March 4, 2010