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Walkin' the Pooch with the O15mm

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Gary, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I really enjoy this lens. All my images can be improved if I had observed some basic photo rules. Instead of slapping the lens on and shooting willy-nilly, keep an on your shutter and settle yourself before releasing the shutter. I shot on the move, in 'A', assuming the Auto ISO would keep my shutter speed sufficiently high ... it didn't and my images suffered from the experiment. Be that as it may, Day One with the O15mm, a daily walk with Cookie:

    #1
    GRAA0090.

    #2
    GRAA0097.

    #3
    GRAA0104.

    #4
    GRAA0106.

    #5
    GRAA0124.

    #6
    GRAA0129.

    #7
    GRAA0138-XL.

    #8
    GRAA0143.

    Happy Year Year Y'all

    Gary
     
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  2. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

    223
    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    Hi Gary,
    I assume this is the lens cap lens?Very nice.Keep this up and I'll have to buy it myself.Handsome dog there, the cute girls think so as we'll.# 6 & 7 are priceless.I like the reflection in the underpass.
     
  3. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Thanks David,

    Yep, the Lens Cap. It is fun to use because you don't have high expectations ... so anything you get is a a pleasant surprise. I'll tell The Cook of your compliment (she needs a groom). The kids were all up in the tree (#5) and came running when they saw Cook. The kids made a fuss over her and she made a fuss over them.

    GRAA0134-L.

    Gary
     
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Happy New Year Gary, #3 suggests she's well used to waiting for you as you stop to take photographs.

    Barrie
     
  5. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Happy New Year, Barrie. I walk Cook, typically, without a leash. She appreciates the freedom to explore and is responsible enough to not run into the streets, she waits for me at corners to cross. When we run across a dog we don't know I leash her up. In #3 she's checking to make sure that we are following the path to see Mariposa, (her horse friend and the goats).
    _1030786-L.

    GRAA0119-L.

    Gary
     
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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice series Gary. Really sweet dog you have - ours can't go anywhere near a street without a leash. I love the shot with the horse. And that in the tunnel. Fun little lens, no?

    -Ray
     
  7. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Fun litte lens, yes.

    It makes me feel like a tourist with a disposal film camera. I've been using it without the grip, which adds to the sense of a disposal film camera. The Cook is the best dog I've ever adopted. She is an exceptional pooch from an exceptional breed (Wheaten Terrier).

    GRAA0100-L.

    Gary
     
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  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Nice shots Gary. Sadly my two are not keen on kids, so i need to keep my eye on them.
    The do cut my grand daughters some slack ! I wonder if they know ?
     
  9. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
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    Cook is the most benign creature I have ever met. She loves everybody and every animal. She's extremely tolerant. Hell, she has befriended stray cats that we have met on our walk. Now, the cat and dog run up, touch noses, the cat rolls over on their back, The Cook will nuzzle their belly and the cat will bat Cookie with their paws. Cook is a lot of fun and very interesting to know.

    Gary
     
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  10. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Wonderful series, Gary, and not just because it's of a dog, though she seems like a sweetheart!

    I might have to get this lens. For the price, and the fun one can have with it, it seems downright silly not to. And I just sold my XZ-1. That's supposed to offset the cost of the X10, but --- ya know......
     
  11. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Can't put a price on fun.

    GRAA0121.
     
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  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The story about Cook is a lot more interesting than the lens itself. She sounds like a real sweetie.
     
  13. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    MLP-Cookie%203-L.
    The Cook is absolutely wonderful, highly intelligent and communicates extremely well ... she doesn't shed and rarely barks. If someone is looking to adopt man's best friend, I recommend you look into a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.

    Gary
     
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  14. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Lovely series, Gary
    Great doggie!
     
  15. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    What a wonderful series Garry, The Cook is beautiful! We have 5 doggies ourselves and each has a different personality but they all love kids and are also very tolerant of newcomers to their house :)

    I have the O15 as well and will have to get out and use it a bit more now you have mentioned the shutter speed idea, thanks for the tip!