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fotomatpix August 10, 2016
I love seeing someone else taking great shots with a really underappreciated camera body! Not too many E5 shooters around, and it doesn't help that the system is abandoned for the most part...
kjfishman February 24, 2017
Old Neon makes great subject matter! You could enter this in the Neon Lights Challenge. If you go to my profile then click on Challenges you will see Created just to the right click on that and you will see the challenge.
mihrt June 21, 2017
Congrats on your March Award for this old sign, well deserved, Beautiful !
BlackDogCountry July 19, 2017
Consider entering your image in the Silly Signs Challenge

Classic Sign





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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in Pasadena, California.
The photo was taken around mid-day.
I've passed by this sign many times and made it a point to photograph finally photograph it when weather permitted and the lighting was conducive to delivering some interesting shadows and overall detail.
Camera: OLYMPUS E-5 Aperture: 4.5 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/1000 Focal Length: 200mm No tripod or flash was utilized.
I tend to be drawn to subjects that contain a lot of texture and detail. Peeling paint, rust and weathered are the best. In this instance a rich blue sky with clouds gives the image some nice color contrast as well.
The sky in the original shot was a little plain, so in Photoshop I replaced it with sky with clouds from one of my other images. There was also some minor clean up on the sign as well.
In my camera bag
I like to travel as light as possible, so usually I carry 1 camera body, 2 lenses and maybe a small flash. With the in-body stabilization on my cameras, I rarely have the need to use a tripod.
My advice is to slow down and look for elements within a subject that can spark some unique interest. Some of the most, what appear to be mundane subjects can actually yield elements with strong visual impact. If you find a subject that's interesting, play with the composition, and exposure too. Proficiency with photo editing software is also a must as it's a tool, like your camera, that can help you take your images to the next level. Being able to manage a shot from the moment you press the shutter, through post processing and presentation or display can be the most rewarding.

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