Sometimes at or around the office…

… inspiration strikes, if you allow me that term without sounding too blasé.

For instance, when I sat at my colleague Gunther’s place lately and saw the sun forming a pattern of light on his desk, then sure, I’d loved to have – maybe parts of – a gorgeous nude female body in the frame. But that would have been too cliché (Lucien Clergue did that perfectly already), and after giving it a thought or two, I liked what I saw enough to just take it as it was:

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Zebra office, March 2015

And if you think about work, don’t you also sometimes think that somehow everything is wrong, like turned upside down? Right – so do I:

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Look down to look up (and to see floating stones), March 2015

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Some photos taken with the kit zoom

Today Zuleikha was invited to her friend Alina’s birthday party. So at around 3 o’clock (pm, that’s 15 o’clock here), we dropped her at some commercial indoor playground. Then we went for a short walk around “Oberwaldberg” (which is the official name of the hill, we people from Mörfelden and Mörfelden-Walldorf call it what it is – the garbage hill).

Mitchie had the 45mm/1.8 on her E-PL5, and I had the 14-42mm kit zoom of my E-PL5 mounted onto my E-M10. With that, I took some photos during our walk:

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I had to drive Mitchie home, so we missed what I would describe as one of the best sundowns of this year (so far). But that’s life – the lamb she prepared at home was fantastic as well.

These photos aren’t sharpened during post processing, so that kit zoom really is that good.

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Some photos in black & white

I had my E-M10 camera set to black & white lately. So here are some photos mostly like they came out of camera already (except the first one which I cropped into a 7:6 format which the camera cannot do by itself):

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Self portrait, grim, b&w, 7:6, March 2015

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Tuna the cat, March 2015

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Crossy road

For the last one I set the camera to crop into a 3:2 format internally, so it looks a bit more like that old Leica format (which is used in every other APS-C and also “full frame” (film-sized) camera today).

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Zuleikha in concert

Today was the annual spring concert of the local music school. And for the first time, Zuleikha gave a piano solo of two classical pieces. As usual, the light within our town hall wasn’t that good, but still we had to take some photos of course. Here is one I took:

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Zuleikha in concert, March 2015

Update from March 2nd, 2015:

Mitchie took a hand-held video of Zuleikha’s short performance, and uploaded it to Youtube. And Zuleikha wrote about it on her blog, where you can see the video as well.

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A remote controlled camera

Like many of the newer cameras, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 has WiFi. Which I haven’t tried until today, when I borrowed Mitchie’s tablet PC (a Google Nexus 7) for it. So here are some shots from this evening, including the very first one:

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Charlie and the great glass elevator

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Tuna the cat, February 2015

– and last not least, a self portrait:

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Wolfgang, February 2015

For longer sessions, I’d suggest to set up the camera so that it doesn’t fall asleep after some inactivity (like caused by picture viewing on a remote 7 inch display).

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The baby OM-D

A friend saw it only yesterday, but I have it since a week now (thanks again to Mitchie and Zuleikha for this wonderful present). And like every Olympus camera, it’s great: the OM-D E-M10, shot by my E-PL5:

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