three days in the mountains with the Olympus E-1

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. kind of a follow-up post to my previous post from the beach :)

    We recently spent three days in the Central Oregon Cascades (mostly around the Three Sisters Wilderness - an area which we love).

    I decided to use the Olympus E1 exclusively, as I was intrigued to see what it would get me.
    Not having a display that can be used for anything almost felt a bit like a throwback to film days - we had to wait until we were back home to see if any of the photos came out well :)

    The biggest "downside" I felt was not having a live exposure preview in difficult lighting situations (-> take a picture, click "review", click "info" for a rough histogram, adjust exposure if necessary, take picture again, click "review", ... etc.)
    Then there are a few smaller niggles compared to a current m43 camera, like not having live-view on the screen (for ground-level shots), or a digital horizon (got some wonky horizons :) )... Some of which can be simply "fixed" with better technique - others are definitely a shortcoming...

    But, on the whole, I'm really happy with the results. It's mostly fun to use the E1, and the images come out mostly well (and sometimes really well :) )

    (full set on flickr
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tilman_paulin/albums/72157657631837329

    [​IMG]Broken Top by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    21033809626_d86535cba7_b.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    21048993882_f9c6bd4680_b.jpg Monday - Todd Lake to Broken Top hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20996845522_47947eac4c_c.jpg "Tim Burton trees" :) by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20982569582_370ea82fe3_h.jpg Saturday - Sisters Mirror Lake Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20996850632_21477dfdeb_c.jpg Sisters Mirror Lake by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20818806238_3ba2b2c8f2_b.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    21006706845_f29d616963_b.jpg extreme fire danger by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20966180176_e836c6b24d_b.jpg Saturday - Sisters Mirror Lake Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20391420824_ecd8b9a261_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr



    21004148692_6d33acf798_b.jpg Tenas Lakes by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20396800474_aaf2e8106a_b.jpg Scott Mountain by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20847274779_0601fa8591_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20804499058_c5a4ab6c53_b.jpg Saturday - Sisters Mirror Lake Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    21057436691_402c3b13e4_b.jpg Sunday evening - McKenzie pass by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    21020326555_ffccf52199_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    21061341605_bca0524c3b_b.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20438981903_00d8d7876b_b.jpg Broken Top crater lake by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    20873432248_03c18f4cfd_c.jpg Tuesday - Todd Lake second breakfast :) by tilman paulin, on Flickr
     
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  2. rbelyell

    rbelyell All-Pro

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    some really fine shots here. the colors are stunning on these old 4/3 cameras. what lens did you use?
     
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  3. Thanks Tony! I was using the Olympus 12-60mm. My favourite all-round lens... I was using that on the E-M1 too before I got the E-1.
     
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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Those completely sucked me in. 5 or 6 made me say "oh wow" out loud. That's an area of the country I've only briefly visited, but I was amazed.
     
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  5. Thanks Kyle!
    Yes, they weren't exaggerating when they picked Oregon's state slogan "Pacific Wonderland" :) It may not have the most spectacular natural features, but there's still natural beauty abound...
     
  6. jssaraiva

    jssaraiva Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Dec 31, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    José
    This is a lovely series, really liked it.
     
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  7. Thank you, José! Gad you liked it!
     
  8. Mass. Wine Guy

    Mass. Wine Guy New Member

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    Nov 22, 2015
    Thanks so much for these. I went to college in Washington and spent a lot of time in the forests and mountains of the region. God's country, as they say.
     
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  9. Thank you! Yes, words really can't describe the beauty of the Pacific Northwest... We enjoy it's forests and mountains and coastlines and deserts very, very much :)
     
  10. Lovely series, lovely hike
     
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