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Ian
20th November 2007, 06:09 PM
I think we all had a good time at the Oly UK E-3 press event today. I'll add more pictures later today, but here is a start - group shot with David Bailey:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/522/PB204899b.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/480)

This was a slow shutter speed, hand held by a volunteer but the exposure was wronggly set and we were really not in the right place for the lighting (some right under the lights and some in shado), so I have had to post process this quite heavily to recover both burned out highlights and shaded areas. With this in mind, I felt mono was the best way to present this shot :)

Ian

Ian
20th November 2007, 06:25 PM
I think we all had a good time at the Oly UK E-3 press event today. I'll add more pictures later today, but here is a start - group shot with David Bailey:

This was a slow shutter speed, hand held by a volunteer but the exposure was wronggly set and we were really not in the right place for the lighting (some right under the lights and some in shado), so I have had to post process this quite heavily to recover both burned out highlights and shaded areas. With this in mind, I felt mono was the best way to present this shot :)

Ian

Here is the camera JPEG so you can see what went wrong :rolleyes:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/522/PB204899o.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/481)

Ian

Westy
20th November 2007, 06:31 PM
Boy doesn't David Bailey look excited:rolleyes:

Barr1e
20th November 2007, 06:34 PM
I think we all had a good time at the Oly UK E-3 press event today. I'll add more pictures later today, but here is a start - group shot with David Bailey:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/522/PB204899b.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/480)

This was a slow shutter speed, hand held by a volunteer but the exposure was wronggly set and we were really not in the right place for the lighting (some right under the lights and some in shado), so I have had to post process this quite heavily to recover both burned out highlights and shaded areas. With this in mind, I felt mono was the best way to present this shot :)

Ian

No doubt we will learn more as the day goes on. At least you were all smiling. Is the guest always that moody.

Names behind the smiles would be appreciated, unless of course folk wish to keep thier anonymity.

Regards. Barr1e

Ian
20th November 2007, 06:47 PM
No doubt we will learn more as the day goes on. At least you were all smiling. Is the guest always that moody.

Names behind the smiles would be appreciated, unless of course folk wish to keep thier anonymity.

Regards. Barr1e

I'll have a go, but the user names and real names have addled my brain :eek:

Do correct me if I'm wrong - From left to right: Art Frames, emirp. Ian, Mr.Bailey, sapper, dlinney, vokesie, (front) MusicMan.

I do hope that's correct!:rolleyes:

Ian

theMusicMan
20th November 2007, 06:59 PM
Hey All

Here's another one from today, same rules apply to this one I'm afraid - needed to tweak and show best in b&w.

I hope I have all the names correct, not sure if the gent in the middle was another Peter...? Sorry if I have it wrong guys...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa14/themouthpiecedotcom/e-system.jpg

Barr1e
20th November 2007, 08:12 PM
Hey All

Here's another one from today, same rules apply to this one I'm afraid - needed to tweak and show best in b&w.

I hope I have all the names correct, not sure if the gent in the middle was another Peter...? Sorry if I have it wrong guys...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa14/themouthpiecedotcom/e-system.jpg

Thanks for the pic. DB is smiling in this one, how much did it cost you lol.

I am a little cross today. BG phoned five minutes past the four hour slot (engineer will call between eight and twelve) to say sorry can't come to fix central heating, he has an emergency on!
Thanks BG for not allowing me to attend this event today.

Yours :mad:

Ian
20th November 2007, 08:26 PM
That's not Peter - he's David :) (sapper)

Ian

Ian
20th November 2007, 08:31 PM
We were missing one person - PaulPP? Sorry if we missed you, Paul?

My colleague, (another) Paul Watkins - was too shy to get into the picture!

So the site had a representation of ten people.

Ian

Paulpp
20th November 2007, 08:46 PM
Apologies - had to slip away to another appointment - missed the lunch as well

art frames
20th November 2007, 08:48 PM
To redress the balance a Bailey shot without the group!!

I was playing with a very expensive very big lens and having fun. The group may have been there but I'd have needed to get into the car-park to shoot it.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Bailey.jpg

A great day Ian. Thank you so much

Peter

PS I have 90 pictures to sort through! Some good ones for a first touch of the camera. I'm so impressed.

Ian
20th November 2007, 09:01 PM
To redress the balance a Bailey shot without the group!!

I was playing with a very expensive very big lens and having fun. The group may have been there but I'd have needed to get into the car-park to shoot it.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Bailey.jpg

A great day Ian. Thank you so much

Peter

PS I have 90 pictures to sort through! Some good ones for a first touch of the camera. I'm so impressed.

That's a lovely study of Bailey - the lens quality shows through nicely too. That was the 150 f/2 wasn't it?

Ian

emirpprime
20th November 2007, 10:52 PM
Thanks for the invite Ian. It was a great day and I really enjoyed it :). Good to put some faces to names on the forum, and meet like minded people generally. Also an excellent chance to play with the kit, especially the lenses. I absolutely fell in love with the 150mm, and reaffirmed my want for the 8mm.

Weirdly, the CF card they gave me would'nt work in either of my CF readers. Just not seen. I had to leave it in camera and transfer via USB. Perhaps it needs formatting in camera... Anyway.

I didn't go in much for the models etc being caught up chatting and drooling over lenses and technobabble with reps, but I grabbed a couple of snaps:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/thumbs/olylaunch-1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=490)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/thumbs/olylaunch-5.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=498)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/thumbs/olylaunch-2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=492)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/thumbs/olylaunch-3.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=494)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/thumbs/olylaunch-4.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=496)

All the best,
Phil

theMusicMan
20th November 2007, 10:56 PM
Some super shots there Phil... great work.

Here's a few more from me before I check-out for the night...

One of the female models:
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/503/model.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/502)

... and the James Bond lookalike...
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/503/james_bond_lookalike-1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/501)

emirpprime
20th November 2007, 11:02 PM
The model shot is a stunner! Great work John. The Bond is good too, classic Bond. But the pose, reflection and angle of the car work particularly well together in the first. WB/Exposure seems retro too... don't know why, it has more atmosphere.
All the best,
Phil

theMusicMan
20th November 2007, 11:05 PM
Thanks Phil, appreciate the comments.

I envy you though... you know why :):) After seeing your shots above, I am really looking forward to seeing what comes out of your beloved E-3... :)

Ian
20th November 2007, 11:05 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/522/PB204893b.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/500)

Would you ever have guessed this was taken at ISO 800?

Ian

emirpprime
20th November 2007, 11:09 PM
Thanks :) I just wish I could afford te lenses I shot most with today, the 150 and 8mm (all shots I uploaded were with those), and shot RAW, no sharpening/noise reduction etc.

I'm sure the E3 won't make me a better photographer... but I can hope ;)

Phil

emirpprime
20th November 2007, 11:12 PM
Never. You must have shot it on the Canon that was floating around ;)

The first thing that Sarah said as I flicked through my photos and passed one of him was 'whose that grumpy fisherman'... A reluctant celebrity I guess. Still. Nice to have a name there and batting for Oly, as it were.

Phil

Barr1e
21st November 2007, 08:50 AM
Gosh - some great pix, wish I had been there. I thought my friend in NZ took some pretty good work, non Olympus. http://sel.enternet.co.nz/photos.html (http://sel.enternet.co.nz/photos.html). I'll send him this link:cool:

Regards. Barr1e

Ian
21st November 2007, 09:56 AM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/522/PB205670b.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/528)

Ian

Ian
21st November 2007, 09:58 AM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/522/PB205683b.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/529)

Ian

This guy's poses were just priceless - a great sport :)

Ian

emirpprime
21st November 2007, 11:07 AM
Great shots Ian! I particularly like the second.
Yes Bond was really good at striking and holding poses. He seemed in character all the time too. I guess he was probably an actual impersonator whereas the girls were just models in costume.

Phil

Barr1e
21st November 2007, 03:49 PM
Great shots Ian! I particularly like the second.
Yes Bond was really good at striking and holding poses. He seemed in character all the time too. I guess he was probably an actual impersonator whereas the girls were just models in costume.

Phil


I note not swimming costumes.;)

Regards. Barr1e

sapper
21st November 2007, 04:23 PM
Hey All

Here's another one from today, same rules apply to this one I'm afraid - needed to tweak and show best in b&w.

I hope I have all the names correct, not sure if the gent in the middle was another Peter...? Sorry if I have it wrong guys...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa14/themouthpiecedotcom/e-system.jpg

Wrong, second Peter should reead, Dave, (sapper).
Forgiven, Dave.

theMusicMan
21st November 2007, 04:27 PM
Hey Dave - thanks for that! and sorry I got it wrong sir!

I am out of the UK at the moment so can't amend it just now, but I will do when I am back home on Friday.

sapper
21st November 2007, 04:32 PM
Hi John, no wsrries, you did better than I remembering all the names you did:-)

A very good day out.
Dave.

dlinney
21st November 2007, 07:55 PM
Ian,
Hate to break the news to you ............... but she smiled at all of us guys the same way!
Derek

Ian
21st November 2007, 08:20 PM
Ian,
Hate to break the news to you ............... but she smiled at all of us guys the same way!
Derek

Hehe! Yes - I know :D

Ian

emirpprime
21st November 2007, 10:11 PM
But I think all 3 smiled more for Bond ;) He seemed quite the charmer! Comes from having a gun I'm sure....

Phil

E-P1 fan
18th January 2008, 04:12 PM
Wow!!! I missed this thread first time round.

What a great event - Some of those pics are so good I almost want to take up something other than photography!! :eek:

Barr1e
11th December 2008, 08:49 PM
Going through some old pix and came across this one. I can't recall where I took it but have a feeling it was at Beaulieu. Not the greatest quality.

Thought I would resurrect this thread as I found it so interesting first time around.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/JB_007_car_copy.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=11040)

Regards. Barr1e

kidslateinlife
31st July 2012, 09:24 AM
Interesting thread, hope no one minds dragging it back up. I found the link on google whilst searching for some Oly info.
Seems some of you guys have been around a while.

Wish I had started earlier...

KyleSmith
31st July 2012, 09:59 AM
Nice photos, but Bailey doesn't look like he has two penny's to rub together, to say what he used to do you would of thought he would of got some decent clothes.

Ulfric M Douglas
31st July 2012, 01:43 PM
Shabby chic. ... sports casual?
He still has the most presence of all the folk in the picture, which is interesting.
Good thread to revive, Kids.
The lighting was indeed disastrous.

Phill D
31st July 2012, 02:21 PM
I certainly hadn't found this site at that time so hadn't seen these before. Yes it's good to revive threads like this from time to time.

kidslateinlife
31st July 2012, 05:33 PM
Some super shot's on this one, and I don't suppose many opportunities like this come around too often.

David M
31st July 2012, 10:15 PM
Does anyone on here remember David Bailey having an exhibition at the V and A in the mid 80's? I remember being at an exhibition opening that he was at but the only exhibition I remember seeing at the V and A was Don McCullen (sp?).