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Yesterday, in the early morning, Big A. texted me asking if I could pick her up at school around 6 pm or so.
“Sure kiddo,” I told my first-born child.
After work I had about an hour and a half to spend and normally I would have gone home to read before leaving again for a 20′ drive to her school. I didn’t.

In stead I drove to a nearby park and went for a walk. With my Olympus E-PM1 that is and some glass.
It felt good as it had been for ages since I deliberately went somewhere with the intention of taking photographs.

Is it coming back? I sure do hope so as I find it easier to make images than to write. But then again maybe I’m just lazy.

I had my favorite Lumix 20mm/1.7 mounted but for this shot I used my 25mm/1.4 CCTV lens I got very cheap on eBay.

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Thoughts – January 6, 2013

This past week has been very intense and busy and as Little A. was with me I didn’t have much time to write. She’ll be leaving this evening and as always I will feel sad after having her company for two weekends and a whole week in between.

Last Thursday in the late afternoon I accompanied Princess and we fetched her eldest daughter and the baby. It was a very intense evening that ended far past midnight. I hope to write about this experience very soon.

Princess stayed overnight twice this past week but we didn’t play but enjoyed plain old vanilla sex.
When little A. is around whipping, cuffing and so on is not an option.
It made use realize though that enjoying each others company at my place with no kids around is pure luxury.

The weather hasn’t been very good these past few days. Clouded, dark, almost a constant drizzling rain so I haven’t had the opportunity to use my new Olympus E-PM1 much.

Yesterday I went for a walk in my hometown and made a few shots, just for fun and added some to this post.

Later on this evening there is the annual fireworks and Princess and I will attend and maybe I’ll try the movie option on this neat little camera.

The Olympus Viewer Software has lots of RAW-developing options but is, compared to Photoshop CS 5, rather slow.

On e-Bay I found an adapter that makes it possible to use my Nikon lenses on my new camera and I guess I’ll be ordering it somewhere next week.

My shoes

Crushed can

L&M

Green leaf and yellow

Yellow leaf

Dead leaf

The King is dead. Long live the King.

My trusted Canon G10 died unexpectedly. Found it broken in my briefcase.

I needed to replace it and opted for a 4/3 camera with interchangeable lens. Value for money was an important aspect, image quality a second and photographic possibilities a third.
Today I acquired a Olympus Pen E-PM1 and it is my third camera from this brand. The Camedia C-21 was in fact my first digital camera; I bought it in 2000, a few weeks before I became a father for the second time.

Later on I owned an Olympus E-20 and for its time it was an awesome camera until I dropped it once too much.

So now I have the E-PM1 and I haven’t done much with it except unpacking it and charging the battery. It comes with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens. I’ll probably buy a prime lens in the not so near future.

The camera is very small yet if feels very comfortable in my hands.

Image quality, even at ISO 1600 is wow and so is sharpness and contrast. The possibility to crop your viewfinder to 6×6 is great. The photographic filters are fun but I prefer working on originals.
One thing though and I hate this so much I don’t have words for it… when I extract the battery and insert it again the camera has lost the date settings. Horrible.
Made only two shots for this blog.

An image of my iMac keyboard at ISO 1600.

Keyboard - 1600 ISO

A 60″/f16 exposure from my window, photographing the infamous “30” with, off course, a tripod.

30 once again

More later on as I’m really exhausted, had only a few hours of sleep, third night in a row. Need to catch up.