Good afternoon, you.
As you may have read, i went to Vienna recently on a trip with Olympus to preview the latest camera in their PEN range; the E-P3.
While i was out there, i was given the camera to play with for a day. This was done while out on a sight seeing style tour of the wonderful city. As a group we were instructed that this would turn in to a little competition, so we all set about trying to get the best photos we could.
Now the deadline for this little competition is tomorrow, and i have just sent off my 3 entries. So i am here to show you them. I took upwards of 300 photos using the E-P3, and these 3 seem to have landed themselves at the top of the pile. There are many more that i could happily enter, but i think these 3 are diverse and interesting enough to actually put me in with a shot of winning. After all, what sort of photographer would i be if i couldn’t at least place in the top 3 out of our 30 or so strong group.
So here is shot number 1.
It is a 5 shot panorama of the courtyard at the Spanish Riding School.
It’s not the best panorama. I could have been stood in a better place, and i could have probably covered more of the important bits.
2. This shot is of the Hofburg, using the PEN’s in built dramatic tone art filter.
Once again not the greatest shot in the world. I did love this art filter though, and found myself constantly jumping back to it throughout the day. As you’ll see in the next photo…
3. This is a shot of the Stephansdom (St.Peters Cathedral) in the centre of Vienna, taken from the opposite building.
I have blown the highlights a lot here, but again i’m not bothered really. I think it is an interesting shot and so have entered it in to the competition.
So there it is, my 3 choices. There were probably ‘safer’ shots to go for, but i’m not sure safe shots are going to stand out in a crowd.
I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes. Probably.