Three from three

Photo by Joey Spadoni

Photo by Joey Spadoni

“People only see what they are prepared to see.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just over a week ago.  It was a sunny and atypically wintery Saturday morning here in New England.  Atypical insomuch as I’m sitting here in mid-January amidst 62 degrees of near-Spring weather (Note 1).  Not so a week and a half earlier, though, when the three of us landed in a nearby state park to photograph the snow and ice filled landscape.  Joey, Ed, Rey.  Three photographers with three visions.

We invite you to tour the park through our eyes.  Ed shot with his new Sony NEX 6 while Joey put the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to good use.  I used the Fujifilm X-E1.  Coincidentally, these three cameras are the three hot (and much acclaimed) mirrorless systems as we speak.  We previously reviewed the OM-D (see here) and NEX 6 (here).  Look for an X-E1 write-up soon.

We’d love to hear your feedback and feel free to comment at the bottom of the post, after the jump.  Thanks!

Photo by Ed Spadoni

Photo by Ed Spadoni

Photo by Rey Spadoni

Photo by Rey Spadoni

Photo by Joey Spadoni

Photo by Joey Spadoni
Photo by Ed Spadoni

Photo by Ed Spadoni

Photo by Rey Spadoni

Photo by Rey Spadoni

Photo by Joey Spadoni

Photo by Joey Spadoni

Photo by Ed Spadoni

Photo by Ed Spadoni

Photo by Rey Spadoni

Photo by Rey Spadoni

 

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10 Responses to Three from three

  1. Ed Shields says:

    My favorite is the 2nd image, the frozen lake B&W by Rey

  2. Prentis says:

    All of these are nice shots and show off three very capable cameras.

    This exercise reminds me of my experience in a Scott Kelby “World Wide Photo Walk” whereby I joined 30 other photographers (or should I say people with cameras) and spent the afternoon shooting around the target rich environment of Pioneer Square in Seattle. The equipment used ranged from high end DSLRs to a Fisher Price camera. We compared each others results on a photo sharing web site later on. What stuck me was not what the various cameras could render (particularly with the limitations of viewing them on a computer screen) but what each photographer saw and chose to shoot.

    I see three different sets of eyes here. Joey sees the macro view of the world. Ed goes for the mood of the place…zen like. Rey tends toward the artistic view. All are valid approaches. I think these photographs say as much about the person shooting as they do the subjects being photographed.

    • Rey says:

      Prentis – thank you for your thoughtful comment. I particularly liked: “What stuck me was not what the various cameras could render (particularly with the limitations of viewing them on a computer screen) but what each photographer saw and chose to shoot.” Very well said.

      Any idea where I can get that Fisher Price camera?

      Thanks,

      Rey

  3. Prentis says:

    Absolutely:

    http://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/brands/kidtough/products/63396

    $40

    Somebody actually brought one of these to the photowalk to make the point we have been discussing. It isn’t the camera, it’s the photographer that makes photographs.

  4. Prentis says:

    Upon further thought you guys should really get one of these and review it along with your other cameras. After all it is mirrorless camera!

    Seriously, the guy that brought the Fisher Price camera to the photowalk happened to be the leader of the thing and a bit of a card as you might imagine. Among other amazing shots he got some great shots of people on the street. It was sort of a spin on street photography whereby he would approach people with this toy camera and they didn’t take him seriously. They willingly posed for shots…all of them grinning ear to ear.

    • Rey says:

      Prentis – it would be an interesting challenge. Have you seen the series on digitalrevtv (Kai and company, irreverent camera reviews) where an accomplished pro shoots with a low-end camera (e.g., a lego camera) and gets, of course, very credible results? Though the digitalrevtv reviews can grate, this series is actually interesting.

      The idea of the FP camera being used to get shots is interesting. I notice very different results and reactions in a crowd with the X100 than with a full DSLR kit.

      Thanks,

      Rey

  5. Clanmother says:

    I love the knot! It strikes me as being a safety rope…something to hold onto.

    • Rey says:

      Thank you. It’s a basic knot, but the colors and lighting really grabbed my attention. Both I emphasized in post.

      Rey

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