Sami Serola

Sami Serola

Posted on 07/27/2014


Photo taken on July 27, 2014


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Sun sets...

Sun sets...
...also behind the buildings. I used old Olympus OM-1n SLR film camera equipped with 16mm fisheye lens. Getting the film developed and scanned turned out rather slow and expensive, and also the quality of scanning was not too great when it comes to resolution. It is a pity because Olympus never made full size digital camera sensors, and this lens works as a pathetic 32mm lens on Four Third system.

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39 comments - The latest ones
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
I love the outcome, and the flare is the icing... for me anyway!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Shuttering Yukon
At least it is extraordinary =D I took plenty of better sunset shots with my DSLR, but decided to give a chance for this old fisheye lens. It has somewhat funny history. I bought it back in 1980s and waited that lens for six months! When the shipment finally arrived, I was told it got stuck into a railway car somewhere in Soviet Union (yes, that long time ago...).
3 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Exceptionally interesting photo, including the lens flare.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to charlie b
Thank you Charlie =)
3 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Love the flare, Nice one Sami.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Yvette Chew
Thank you Yvette =)
3 years ago.
H C
H C
Beautiful shot, with all the great silhouettes and reflections.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to H C
Thanks H C =)
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Great work
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Janano -
Thank you Janano =)
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Like how you've captured the reflection of those trees, :)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Clickity Click
The lens did the job =D Thank you Chris =)
3 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
The fish eye effect works well and the reflections have been nicely captured Sami!
The central lens flare is a tad too dominant for me, but I love the whisp of cloud reflection in the water! :-)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Goffy
Yes, the flare surely is dominant, I agree =D Thank you Goffy =)
3 years ago.
Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
One way I've found to handle a too-prominent flare is to sample its colour and start desaturating it. It kinda minimizes it, but you have to be careful. It also can help if you use the old painter's trick of "neutralizing" it ... desaturate the flare itself, and add its complement.
I like the shot.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Der Wandersmann
That sounds like a photo manipulation... =P =D But yes, by selecting the area of flare and using some color correction it could be made less obvious.
3 years ago.
Der Wandersmann has replied to Sami Serola
Yes, it's largely a matter of cut-and-try. Luckily, with digital, it's easy to chuck out the stuff that doesn't work, and start over.
BTW, Photoshop has a manipulation labeled "Lens flare". I thought "Aha! At last! An answer!" so I tried it. It works perfectly. Unfortunately, it MAKES flare!
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
I love the color, and actually like the flare because it is well located and shaped. It adds to the color and depth of the scene :)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Valfal
Good point, thanks Valerie =)
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Love the reflection Sami! Great photo!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Thanks Norm =)
3 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
That's nice
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Michelle Ress
Thank you Michelle =)
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Fire in the water !!! fascinating !
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Nylonbleu
Thanks Isabelle =)
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
i do like a fisheye lens sami! - i'm just not certain this is the perfect scene for one though

congrats on EXPLORE
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Jon Smith
This is more like a documentary, Jon =P I walk around this park every day with our dog, and I wanted to show as much of it as possible in one shot =D
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Fascinating colours and light over the water.
3 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
superb, so busy, so colourful, so many shapes, so much happening . . .
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
congrats on explore:)
3 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Interesting shot, Sami. I haven't been converted to fish-eye yet. I think there's actually too much going on here for me. I can't really work out what I'm supposed to be looking at!
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Definitely pretty and interesting Sami. :) It's nice that they hid the "ugly tower hotel" behind the trees. That was thoughtful.
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
interesting shot, a lot to look at
3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Great shot...love that flare :)
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Great colours and effect Sami ... nice work! :)
3 years ago.
Yvonne
Yvonne
An unusual amount to look at for a sunset shot - wonderful!
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Kudos for shooting it on film - it's quite lovely!
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
I love that blur and the red flare.
3 years ago.
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°…
Stimmt, die Qualität ist schon ein wenig pixelig. Das stört den Fotoeindruck aber in keinem Fall, der lebt von diesen grandiosen Farben, die nur ein Sonnenuntergang zu erzeugen in der Lage ist. Und die sind gut sichtbar. :)
3 years ago.