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Potato Project with OMD EM5 and M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8

Keen Eye (Shutter Speed – 1/100 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 250 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

Well, let me first clarify that, this was no project. This is just a result of hanging around with my camera all the times. This time I am trying to create a collage of images which is related to the Potato loading season around the eastern province of India. Incidentally, as I am marginally related to this trade; I had an access to it and these images are the result. I was trying to get a subjective view of the whole incident, as I always watch things in that way. The whole essence of dust, soil, potatoes, hard working farmers, labours, transport-men create an orchestra of such a puzzle of million pieces, it is quite hard to be selective and create a story. Well, that is a problem of India, and I am living with it as millions of DSLR holders of this country! :P

Steering it Right (Shutter Speed – 1/500 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 200 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

Waiting Trail (Shutter Speed – 1/2500 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

Loads of Souls (Shutter Speed – 1/100 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 640 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

If you are following this space for some time, you may have well noticed that I use this amazing 45mm f/1.8 along with my OMD-EM5 most of the occasions. Why? Well, it is so perfect a lens to work with! Many will convince you that this lens or specially its focal length (i.e. 90mm in full frame format) is not at all suitable to work with in most of the occasions; like Shooting Street, shooting landscapes etc. And I respectfully disagree! Apart from being a ‘great’ portrait lens, this tiny thing can surprise you with its brilliance if you try some out of the box concepts with it. If you are a new-bee, take a look on my Landscape work with this lens (Click Here) and shooting streets from my car (Click Here). This 90mm focal length grew around me so well… I have the freedom of subjective selection of objects in my frame. This is because I used this lens while shooting this event.

Kid’s Play (Shutter Speed – 1/4000 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 200 ; UNEDITED)

One Lazy Afternoon (Shutter Speed – 1/30 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 800 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

News of Sunshine (Shutter Speed – 1/400 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 200 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

45mm f/1.8 is a lens well-known for its blazing fast AF and accurate colour output. You can witness many occasions which I framed in low light and the AF just worked like a BELL! About 99% of the times I had a prompt lock on the subject I wished to focus in low light and in that unusual 1%, I had a perfect focus lock just retrying. This lens is a pro-performer.

Checking for the Odds (Shutter Speed – 1/80 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 800 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

The Onlooker (Shutter Speed – 1/100 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 500 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

At the end of the day, thing matters to me the most is, I am having fun or not… And this awesome combination of OMD and M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 always leaves me smiling with its picture quality, responsiveness and awesome hit-rate of usable pictures. If that is not fun, I have no idea what is!

Far from the Glittering Crowd (Shutter Speed – 1/100 Sec ; Aperture – f/1.8 ; ISO – 800 ; EDITED in Photoshop CS5)

:)

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