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tropical paradise

Rain or shine (and a lot more rain than shine due to a tropical storm out in the Gulf and headed our way), the Dr. Phillips Art Center continues to inexorably rise above the skyline and the elevated 408 expressway. I stopped by on the way home, parked, and walked about in the mist with the GX1 and 20mm lens. I'm in that mode where I use only one camera and one lens, and right now it's the GX1.
They're getting ready to add flying extensions to the zig-zag roof they've been working on since late last year. It will be interesting to see how it looks when it's finally attached. I'm kind of curious how the fly structures will be balanced. I can only imagine what the structural loads must be in a hurricane. This season's first tropical storm, Andrea, throwing wind and rain this far east while it still churns to the west of us in the Gulf, is a gentle reminder of the things to come later this year. I have a feeling we're in for a wetter hurricane season than we've seen since 2004/2005. It's about that time again. Need to check on the home generator.


Used the Panasonic Lumix GX1 and 1.7/20mm. Post processing in LR4.4 and Nik's Color Efex Pro 4. These aren't HDR processed, they just look that way. I was able to pull extensive detail out of the highlights and the shadows using a single GX1 exposure. Now that I've figured out how to do it with the GX1 I need to try it with the older Pens and especially the E-M5. What is interesting is that the GX1 has the same sensor scores as the E-P2 and E-PL1.


  1. Is this in downtown Orlando? I believe I have some time-lapse material of that site, shot on a business trip last fall.

  2. Yes it is, right at the north side of the 408 and between Orange Ave. and Magnolia.


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