A Bridgewater sunset

Sunset, Bridgewater, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Sunset, Bridgewater, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Rolling hills, trees, and stone fences; I never tire of the landscape in this part of Connecticut. We are starting to see new leaves and buds on the trees, and in some cases the first blossoms have opened.

I mentioned in the last post that I have been learning the ins and outs of my new EM1, and last evenings outing was to that end. For those who might have been wondering why the addition of the EM1 I’ll try to explain. The EM5’s images were/are just fine, what I was having trouble with were the ergonomics. The fact that the buttons on the EM5 are just that much closer together; the camera is smaller and harder for me to hold even with the grip I added, was the main reason. The EM1 is slightly more spread out and is easier for me to hold, and the extra dial and improved layout on the top is easier for me to use. There are numerous other small differences, but they all add up to something that works better for me. I’m not certain that the images are better, but for me, the experience using it is. Lastly, with my Parkinson’s tremor, any little thing I can do to make things easier is worth it, and the EM1’s in body stabilization is still considered as good as it gets.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 20mm f1.7 lens processed in Photoshop CS4 from two exposures merged in layers and run through Nik Color Efex Pro2. A grateful thanks to my friend and excellent photographer/teacher Susan Reinberg for a quick tutorial in some PS tricks. I invite you to visit her site at  susanreinberg.wordpress.com.


6 comments on “A Bridgewater sunset

  1. Beka says:

    reminds me of pix of Ireland…beautiful

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  2. Thank you for that!


  3. It looks like a painting. Wow – amazing.

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  4. Marc Isolda says:

    Looks familiar, very nice!

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  5. Thanks for the shoutout Mr. Willard, but truly I may just gain more than I give whenever we sit down for some tech talk. Here the aesthetics of the image and the way you “lead the eye” (your words) to the bright band of green and to the pivotal spot of red are so masterful I am embarrassed to take any credit at all.

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  6. Your tech info helped me realize my vision for this image and will surely be invaluable to me in the future. Thank you for that. As to the other, if I gave you something you can use, you’re welcome to it; an exchange where I feel I’ve profited most.


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