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Izumi's Diary Page 17      Wednesday 2 February 2011  
         
         
With PEN on the Streets
         
     
 

Hello again. It is Izumi here for you and pleased to have been walking along different streets as I told you I was going to do.

There are some things that are looking similar to the other streets I have already walked and shown you what I find there, and there are other things that are not the same, so I think I am not repeating myself in a visual manner so much that I am worried and have to talk to myself again.

But see what happy photographs I have captured here and you can have your own decision if I am right or not.

 
     
         
         
 
 
 
On Watch
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/500 sec, f/10, 200 ISO, 300mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Bangles
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, 200 ISO, 34mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
Red Tin
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/125 sec, f/5.4, 320 ISO, 112mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
         
 

When I am walking to somewhere new for the first time I like to be alerted for a Decisive Moment that may happen suddenly so I do not think it is the time to take one of the hand operated lenses with me in case I have to be quick like the lioness to capture my image.

And also I do not have in my mind yet if I want the spacial look of a wide angle lens or the closeness squeeze of a telephoto but it is in the sunny part of the morning so I know I do not need the speediness of some of my lenses. The best one for these times I think is the 14mm to 150mm lens (28mm-300mm eqiv) so I am prepared for many different photographs if they appear in front of my PEN and me.

As you can see from the photographs on this day I am using looks from both ends of the lens and also plenty of looks from the middle, so I think it was the right one to bring along with us. I think my PEN enjoyed having him on, too.

 
         
         
         
   
   
Café Chairs II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/125 sec, f/5.6, 320 ISO, 116mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Café Reflection VI
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/60 sec, f/4.9, 250 ISO, 58mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Café Reflection VIII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/125 sec, f/6.3, 200 ISO, 72mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Café Reflection IX
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, 200 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Café Reflection VII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/80 sec, f/4.5, 200 ISO, 40mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
King Street Morning IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/400 sec, f/8, 200 ISO, 300mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
 

Here above is a photograph that I think is happier as a black & white one than in his original colours. It helps with the compressing of the distances and I like that it is now in all different shades of greys rather than like a rainbow with all different colours.

And I think M Cartier-Bresson and Jeff Carter like it this way also.

 
         
         
         
   
   
Street Reflection IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/250sec, f/9, 200 ISO, 50mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Sunnies
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/125 sec, f/5.4, 500 ISO, 112mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Window Model XXIV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/200 sec, f/8, 200 ISO, 50mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
Stepping Out IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/250 sec, f/7.1, 200 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Torso Style I
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/200 sec, f/7,1, 200 ISO, 36mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Torso Style II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/200 sec, f/8, 200 ISO, 44mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
         
 

There are many models in the shops on this part of the street too but I think if the light is interesting and I can have a happy photograph then it is all right to capture images of them.

After all, many photographers have themes or projects of just one subject and even Mr Ansel Adams spent years photographing one tree near his house which I saw in a book that my uncle had.

I think perhaps I can think of them as like different people and M Cartier-Bresson or Jeff Carter would never say that he should not photograph any more people because he has already photographed many in previous days or weeks or months. As long as every new photograph is different with activity or light or personage then it can be interesting and worthy of capture, whether it be by famous photographers such as I mention or learning and enquiring (and walking) ones like your friend Izumi here.

 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Emperor King
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/100 sec, f/5.4, 1600 ISO, 104mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Window Model XXIII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/100 sec, f/5.6, 200 ISO, 62mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Window Model XXIX
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/320 sec, f/10, 200 ISO, 62mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Window Model XXVII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/160 sec, f/7.1, 200 ISO, 78mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Window Model XXVIII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/500 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 98mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Window Models XXV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, 200 ISO, 34mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Window Models XXVI
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/200 sec, f/6.3, 200 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
Gossip I
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/640 sec, f/11, 200 ISO, 40mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Gossip II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/100 sec, f/5.6, 200 ISO, 62mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
     
 

I have found it very interesting and enjoyable to go to another new street like I did the last one and I hope you have found it interesting too to see what I found there.

Like the lioness who goes over a different hill in her territory to see what she can find, now that I know what is there I can go back with the challenge of just taking one lens to see what we can come across and what Moments it may attract towards us.

Thank you for coming with us again and I hope you can join us for the next time I go street walking with my PEN and his different lenses.

Thank you,

Izumi.

 
     
 
 
 
 
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