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2011 November

Taking Out the Vivitar 135mm 2.8 for Some Photo Fun With the Olympus E-PL2

About a year ago I posted an article discussing my purchase of an OM mount Vivitar 135mm 2.8 lens to use on my four-thirds Olympus E-520 camera. Although I didn't go into much detail, I described the basic weight and feel of the lens and promised that I would eventually blog about it more later. So far I haven't, and I apologize for that. But now with the OM to micro four-thirds adapter I recently received, now is as good a...

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Foto Friday – 11.25.2011

[caption id="attachment_518" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Singer Ralph William Boone at the "Don't Tell Mama", New York, NY. (ISO 6400 26mm @ f/4.5 1/5...

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My Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner

Because I'm a vegetarian, a lot of my friends ask me about what's on my plate during Thanksgiving. Well here it is: Happy...

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When Strong Photographs Make Strong Advertisements

Although the New York City Marathon has run it's course throughout the five boroughs, the advertisements for it still remain, which to my benefit, was still fortunate to catch a glimpse of when entering the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station last Sunday. (Images shot with Olympus E-PL2 14-42mm lens.) I was struck by the collage you see above due to the combination of Gatorade cups, water bottles, energy bars,...

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Foto Friday - 11.18.2011

[caption id="attachment_411" align="aligncenter" width="655" caption="ISO 200, 42mm @ f/7.1 1/2 sec, manual...

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NYC Marathon 2011 - The Supporters

The NYC Marathon was in town this past Sunday, and as a native New Yorker, I have never covered the event before. Instead I always watched it via local broadcast from the comfort of my home. I wanted to change that. [portfolio_slideshow] Noticing that many of the photographers I encountered were focusing on the runners, most shooting for newspapers, I wanted to take a different angle that may at times be overlooked by the...

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Foto Friday - 11.4.2011

[caption id="attachment_253" align="aligncenter" width="551" caption="On the Bx. 33 heading towards Harlem. Bronx, NY. (Dramatic Tone Art Filter - ISO 320 @ 42mm f5.6 @ 1/20...

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