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Robert Watcher
October 1st, 2008, 03:32 PM
It was a really miserable day today - cold, wet, and dull - - - so I headed out for a drive to the beach on Lake Huron with my gear bag (I have lots of work to do, just didn't feel like doing it). I really wanted to challenge the claim of my E-3 and 12-60 along with 50-200 lenses weather proof sealing and ability. I also decided to try out the E-3's built in Black and White mode and used the Red Filter setting for at least some enhancement of sky.

I was really in a nostalgic mode and walking around in the rain and damp fully exposed, as well as shooting in B&W sure was a throw back to my Film Days. I really enjoyed it. Although I no longer have my darkroom to hide into for the afternoon and process my findings - I did try and maintain a mindset of working on these images as if I were in my wet darkroom - cropping, dodging, burning and other visual enhancements that were always part of my regime.

Here are a few - these were taken at midday today and were all shot with my Olympus E-3 and both the 12-60mm f2.8/4 and 50-200 f2.8/3.5:

1 )
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228957261160_E3010656.jpg

2 )
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228957497529_E3010669.jpg

3 ) This family were out in the rain too, at least for a few minutes
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228957675716_E3010676.jpg

Robert Watcher
October 1st, 2008, 03:33 PM
4 )
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228959103665_E3010684.jpg

5 )
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228959313753_E3010747.jpg

6 ) Cool illusion (the ground showing through the cutouts) - especially when it is flipped upside down
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228959548268_E3010701.jpg

Robert Watcher
October 1st, 2008, 03:33 PM
7 ) Dead Flower Decor
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228960917191_E3010679.jpg

8 )
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228961243734_E3010687.jpg

9 )
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228961410154_E3010692.jpg

Robert Watcher
October 1st, 2008, 03:34 PM
10 ) Really going back in the print technique now
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228961894644_E3010796.jpg

11 ) My Grunge Effect on fishermen coming in from the days catch.
http://robertwatcher.com/rsw_public/12228962061511_E3010817.jpg