Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Mortality - Slavia Cemetery
Slavia Cemetery appears to be in much better shape than Drawdy Rouse to the south. While I was there a family came to pay their respects at one of the grave sites. I gave them a wide berth as I walked and photographed.
I used the Olympus E-1 with the ZD 50mm macro and the Olympus E-PL2 with the Leica 25mm. Post processing was done in Lightroom 4.1. I'll tell you that the E-PL2 photos were post processed with Aged Photo and they're the first three photos. The rest were taken with the E-1 and post processed a bit less heavily.
Using the Leica 25mm wide open has motivated me to resurrect the E-1 with the 50mm. While the 50mm may be a full stop slower wide open, it's twice the focal length such that it it provides the same short depth of field effect. It's interesting that I've gone to using nothing but fast primes at base ISO on both cameras. My love for zooms has been considerably dampened, although I'm sure it will come back over time. I got a lot of good work out of the ZD 12-60mm and 50-200mm.