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Izumi's Diary Page 23      Friday 6 May 2011  
         
         
Manually Handling the Ancestors
         
     
 

Hello, Izumi is here with you to tell you something and have a little confession.

I know I said that I felt I must don more the shoes of M Cartier-Bresson and walk the streets as he did seeking the Decisive Moments but also I felt the ancestors calling me that I had not finished capturing all the photographs that could be had at their resting place. And I had only been there with the automatic zoom lens and the Pinwide so I thought I should put my talents in the middle of them both and go again with the manual primes.

You can see here if I did the right thing to go back and if there were new and happy photographs to be discovered and captured.

I have put rather a lot of photographs on this page but I think they are all happy ones and if there are too many for you to look at all at once you can have a cup of tea and come back later on. Even if I have gone by then my photographs will still be here and you can enjoy the viewing of them.

 
     
         
         
 
 
 
Headstones V
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/100 sec, f/6.3, 200 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Headstones IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/5 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel XIII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 35mm, 1/2000 sec, f/1.7, 160 ISO, 70mm (eqiv)
         
         
     
 

I think there must have been a lot of powerful negative ions from the sea that morning as I did not have to hunt for my happy photographs - they were all around me as I looked.

Or perhaps it was the ancestors putting opportunities in front of my PEN and I as we walked around. I know from the names that they were not truly my ancestors but perhaps all ancestors talk to each other about such things and help people like myself wherever they may be.

Because of this there are many happy photographs here for you to look at. Perhaps a nice cup of tea would be a good idea at this time for you?

 
     
     
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel XVII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/10 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Morning, Jesus II
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/1000 sec, f/9, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Morning Glory III
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 35mm, 1/2000 sec, f/1.7, 125 ISO, 70mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Morning Glory V
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 35mm, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, 200 ISO, 70mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Dawn Angel XII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/1000 sec, f/1.4, 200 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Hello, Jesus IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, 200 ISO, 200mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
Morning Glory II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/2000 sec, f/1.4, 100 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel XV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/2000 sec, f/1.4, 2000 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
         
         
     
 

You may have noticed that I have been having a little play with Photoshop. I only do it when the photograph is made happy, or perhaps a bit more happy, because of it. I think it works in situations such as here because it is not the reality of a normal place like the street but more a place that has its own reality which I am respectful of while I am being in it and also with the images that I take away from it to look at and to show other people like you later on.

 
     
     
         
         
   
   
At Rest with Moon
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 35mm, 1/320 sec, f/5.65, 200 ISO, 70mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
Hello, Jesus V
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/640 sec, f/4, 200 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Morning Angel VIII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/2000 sec, f/1.4, 125 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
   
Morning Angel IX
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/2000 sec, f/1.4, 160 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Morning Angel X
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 35mm, 1/2000 sec, f/2, 160 ISO, 70mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Morning Glory VI
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 35mm, 1/2000 sec, f/2, 125 ISO, 70mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

As it was a morning to be playful with the different lenses so it is all right to experiment a bit when I am processing in Photoshop. If I go back to the cemetery I shall ask the ancestors what they think but I am sure that they will be happy with such things as I have done for them and their resting places.

 
     
     
         
         
   
   
Cherub X
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/80 sec, f/2.8, 200 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
Cherub XI
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/80 sec, f/2.8, 200 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel XVI
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/800 sec, f/8, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
Morning Angel XII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/4 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Morning Angel XIII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/10 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Morning Angel XIV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/640 sec, f/8, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel XVIII
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/640 sec, f/8, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Morning Glory VII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/2000 sec, f/22, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

Are you feeling the different emotions from looking at the results from the 11mm pinhole lens and the 14mm automatic lens and the 26mm and 35mm manual prime lenses?

I have tried to make more strong these feelings by what I can do in Photoshop but still keeping the truthfulness of the images that were in front of us. In a way it is like taking the photograph again but with different aspects to play with and see what is happy for the photograph and what is sometimes not.

 
     
     
         
         
 
 
 
Cherub and Angel VI
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/6 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Red Flower Cherub I
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/10 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Red Flower Cherub III
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/13 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Red Flower Cherub V
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/1000 sec, f/10, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Red Flower Cherub VI
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/1600 sec, f/11, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Red Flower Cherub VIII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/2000 sec, f/2, 400 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

I am liking the Pinwide more again during and after this time of shooting. He is really on his best behaviour when there can be objects close to him and other things further away. I found that he is not happy when all is distantly away, and those things are not rendered with the sharpness that I would like.

Also please bear in mind that the manual lenses do not tell my PEN about the aperture that they are on so I have to try to remember what it was by thinking if I was taking the photograph again and by looking up the shutter speed that my PEN does note down and tell me.

 
     
     
         
         
   
Yellow Flower Cherub I
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/5 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Yellow Flower Cherub V
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14mm, 1/800 sec, f/9, 800 ISO, 28mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Yellow Flower Cherub VI
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 26mm, 1/2000 sec, f/2, 400 ISO, 52mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Yellow Flower Cherub IX
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/15 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

The photographs with the yellow flowers can show you the differences and samenesses with the different lenses on the same subject. I think they are all happy photographs in their own ways and if I have a favourite one over the others it is because of the framing or the light.

I hope you are enjoying the different ways that the lenses see what is in front of them. Is it time for another cup of tea? I had several while I was processing all the photographs and then introducing them to the website page.

 
     
     
         
         
 
 
 
Yellow Flower Cherub II
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, 1/5 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

When I finished the shooting it was still early in the morning but I was pleased that I had got up so early to capture and return with the photographs you can see here.

On the way home I went and had a coffee at my friend's café and if you go there too it is like we are meeting after a successful hunting and capturing of the images. I hope you are enjoying them.

Thank you for being with me again,

Izumi.

 
     
     
 
 
 
 
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