It's Arty Photo Monday!

Elevator Migraine
"Elevator Migraine"
Olympus E-P2 with Zuiko Digital 9-18mm
10s, f/8, ISO 200, 13mm, +2 EV

Sometimes you just need to do the weird. Like run exposure up a deliberate 2 stops (+2 EV) to make the images overexposed. Blows out the highlights something wonderful. And then there's all the post processing in Lightroom 3 you're not supposed to do because it's ... Just Not The Proper Thing To Do.

Long multi-second shutter speeds. Distorted compositions. Composing for 1:1 or 3:2 instead of 4:3, and loosing precious pixels in the process. Make for lousy IQ, but wonderfully weird photos, which completely swamps the IQ issue.

Delusional Stop
"Political Statement"
Olympus E-P2 with Zuiko Digital 9-18mm
1/200, f/5.6, ISO 200, 9mm, +2 EV

Maybe tomorrow I'll take more pedestrian photos. Or not. I now have more lenses than I know what to do with. And I need to really explore what they can produce with the E-3 and the E-P2.

Olympus E-P2 with Zuiko Digital 9-18mm
1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 200, 9mm, +2 EV

Everything today was taken with the Zuiko Digital 9-18 FourThirds UWA zoom. It sits for too long in my bag, along with a lot of other equally capable lenses. It's time to take more with everything, not get into a rut with a single lens. In the case of the E-P2 it's the pedestrian 17mm. Although, to be honest, I've thought of grabbing a copy of the Panasonic 20mm. But not right now. Too much Real Work to do, and my budget is significantly mapped out for the next two months.


  1. I love the Oly 9-18 -- such an incredible performer for it's size/cost, one of the great successes of the Olympus standard grade line. Since getting some new HG lenses, my own 9-18 does not get used as often as it used to, but I've created a new "travel kit" with the 9-18, and 18-180, that is putting that lens back on the front burner.

    These photos are wonderful. It's always fun to play around with cameras, lenses & exposures and see what you come up with, not to mention those fun little "art filters." :-)


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