Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II - Temecula Old Town

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II, f2.8, iso250, 1/5th Handheld

I've been wandering the streets of Old Town Temecula, California recently, mostly testing out new camera equipment. Temecula became a city in 1989, but much of what exists today in Old Town existed over 100 years ago. It's only a few short blocks long, but is full of a rich and varied history. Although incorporated in 1989, the town is old, dating back 100+ years. The City Hall is new and about as modern and spectacular as it gets.

The photo here is a great example of the capabilities of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. I took this shot handheld, one take, simply waiting for the passing car to move into the field of view. 1/5th second without a tripod is no problem for the Oly E-M1 Mk II.

 

Ricoh GR II - Window Shopping

I was strolling the streets of Old Town Temecula again recently with the Ricoh GR II in hand. This handbag was inside a glass display. The shot was taken through a window, handheld. The Ricoh GR II has to be about the best camera ever made - for the price. This shot required no more than my usual 60 second workflow in Lightroom. No trip to Photoshop required. Look at the rich and true natural colors, the detail, especially for a handheld shot through glass at night. I have (and have had) significantly more expense camera bodies and lenses. I doubt I could have achieved any better result pulling out any of the 'big' gear. To see more street photos from Old Town Temecula, click here.

 

Fuji X-Pro 1 - A Long Way From Home

This classic Aston Martin convertible is not that unusual - especially in Europe. What is unusual is that this one was parked outside a cafe in Uzes, France one fall evening on a recent trip. Someone went to a lot of trouble to ship it from California, USA.

Camera: Fuji X-Pro1