Tuesday, June 11, 2013

9 - 18mm view.....


On the way home from an appointment in Subiaco yesterday I pulled in at Lake Monger to test out my new wide angle M.Zuiko 9-18mm lens (exciting much!) Looking south across the lake to the city I took the first two shots before changing to the 12-50mm to catch a closer look at the city reflections in the smooth surface of the lake.....
I was hoping to catch a shot of one or two of the black swans that inhabit Lake Monger but this time had to make do with a pair of old Coots :) ducking and diving for food in the shallows! Btw it IS winter here in Perth, I don't know what it's like in the eastern states, but just check out those big blue Perth skies..just saying haha! Hope you had a good weekend...happy Tuesday, um! what happened to Monday :) take care.....




39 comments:

  1. What fun with the lens, Grace! I can't decide which shot I like the best.

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  2. The lens and the pictures you took are amazing, such detail! I love the gradual pulling-in to the cityscape. And they may not be black swans but they are just as sweet a pair:) (Also, loved the story of carpet-buying, haha, I almost succumbed to an amazing carpet in Morocco long ago, but my student-budget said no!;-)

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  3. Trying out a new lens is delightful! Great job.

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  4. What a beautiful panorama. Gotta get me wide angle although I am having fun with the new nifty 50.

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  5. Goregous BIG WIDE shot Grace! I love that blue sky and the reflections are a treat. Say hello to our British Lions.

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  6. So much fun! I need to take a few wide-angle photos now!

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  7. Such fun indeed!! Love your shots for the day! A really lovely panorama indeed! Hope your week is off to a fun start! Enjoy!

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  8. How does one spell envious? "An 9-18mm wide-angle lens!" These are superb photos and that lens got the colors right and the exposure perfectly!

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  9. Gosh. I think I know what I want for Christmas. Fab shots!

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  10. These are some great shots and I love that reflection. Those old "coots" seem to be every where these days.

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  11. Looks like you have a spammer, Grace!

    The shots are gorgeous. Looks like such a beautiful, serene place....

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  12. Very good shots and I love the winter weather!

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  13. Quite dramatic differences. Money well spent.

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  14. Wow! love these wide angle shots Grace .... blue on blue ... Perfect.

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  15. Yep big blue skies. We had grey skies and rain yesterday. Have fun with your lenses.

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  16. Lenses are fun but can get to be an expensive habit. All of my Chicago pictures were taken with the E-M5 almost all with the Olympus 14-42 mm lens.

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  17. "...a pair of old coots". I don't believe I've ever seen one, young or old. Don't know if we have the feathered kind in the U.S. We definitely have the "old" kind.

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  18. Lil' ol' Perth looking good (all down to the photographer!)

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful shots, Grace! What a great start into my Tuesday :-)

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  20. Your first photo really impressed me. The variation in the intensity of blue in both the sky and the reflection remind me of old Japanese woodcuts. Ergo, wow!!

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  21. Love the proportions of the image you took with the 12-50mm lens. Spot on Grace.

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  22. Girl, I'm envious here!The lens are fabulous, you got breathtaking compositions, one more wonderful than other!Well done!
    Léia

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  23. Love Lake Monger.. and your lovely captures of it.
    I have lens envy.. and possibly camera envy too as the one I use doesn't have an interchangeable lens.

    Taking photos is pure joy eh x

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  24. Beautiful blues on blues! So enchanting - especially in the usually dull winter season!

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  25. Great photos Grace, I love the first one with the wide lens.

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  26. We have a 10-24 mm lens and quite like it. Sometimes in tight urban spaces, or in slot canyons outdoors, it is the only way to capture the scene.

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  27. There are some blue skies overhere too at the moment. Keep our fingers crossed.

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  28. Very nice! Love the wide angle shot Grace.

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  29. Your shots are fabulous, Grace. All of them!!!!! Have fun :).

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  30. Beautiful shots, this lens is very interesting...bye, Arianna!

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  31. Nice comparison shots of the city skyline.
    I think I could get used to a winter with green trees and blue skies :)

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  32. Very nice photos! It really is an interesting skyline...

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  33. Wow! Liking the results of your wide angle lens :-)

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  34. Looks like a nice lens. I have only used my wide angle lens twice in one year!

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  35. WOW! These shots are absolutely beautiful! Fantastic, Grace.

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