Images from a Medieval Festival

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Luckypenguin, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    For the second year in a row I attended the local annual Medieval Festival. This is quite a cool event where the re-enactors really get into character and it's a great place to take a camera or two.

    This year I was armed with the Olympus E-M5 and Leica 25/1.4 and occasionally the Panasonic 14-140mm, plus an Olympus E-PM1 and Olympus 45/1.8 which are both new to me. The E-M5 and 25/1.4 is now my standard street setup and the E-PM1 and 45/1.8 were for more portrait style and longer shots. I have had my eye on the 45/1.8 for a while but the E-PM1 wasn't an entirely planned purchase. I ended up being very impressed with both. I love the tiny size and minimal interface of the E-PM1 and even with no grip it balances very well with the 45mm. It was also responsive and fast to focus, as are the E-M5 and 25/1.4. At an event like this I didn't want to be waiting for a camera to respond.

    The day was mostly overcast with some rain which makes the colours in some images a bit more subdued than they might otherwise have been at an event like this. Some images below with the camera and lens combinations noted.

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  2. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I can appreciate these having done the Ren faire this weekend. I took some photos, not a ton, will be going back in a couple weeks and then I will take the dslr.
     
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  3. Some very nice shots. These fairs always have so many photo opportunities.
     
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  4. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    Very nice shots! Did you boost clarity and/or contrast in PP?
     
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  5. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    A Bruce Gilden style 'in yo face' flash attack would have ended poorly in #1 !!
     
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  6. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    That looks a lot of fun Nic. You have many wonderful shots. I'll have to have a closer look on your flickr photostream.
     
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  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Thanks everyone. It was indeed a lot of fun.

    Thanks Julien. These shots coincided with my first use of Lightroom 4.1 which I have downloaded as a trial and will most certainly purchase based on how I've liked it so far. I didn't do much in the way of specific contrast or tone curve adjustments, but I was using the clarity slider to varying degrees. In terms of colours these are some of the least processed images I have done in a while. I just kept to some vibrance/saturation adjustments as opposed to any filters (e.g. Color Efex). I was quite happy with how the images from the little E-PM1 came up in comparison to the E-M5.
     
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  8. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I love them! The EPM1 certainly did a great job! Hmmm it may go on my look at list :)

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
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  9. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2012
    great shots, love the sharpness and colours
     
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