nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

May 13, 2014

Rush Hour

Taken at the Palm Parkway bridge construction site June 2012. I came across it in my Flickr collection while pulling photos to illustrate an earlier post about the finishing of that bridge. To some people it looks like a collection of beat-up earth moving equipment. When I first saw them lined up on the hill I immediately thought of Theodore Sturgeon’s Killdozer, a science fiction novella I’d read as a kid in elementary school. Now when I look at them I think of machines of the apocalypse, descending on us all.

I like this photo for another reason: it was taken with the Olympus E-P2 and the then-new Olympus 45mm f/1.8. The combination of light, subject, lens and modest 12MP sensor produced this image. I’ve since purchase more hardware, including the E-M5, but in good light nothing matches the combination of the Olympus E-P2 and 45mm lens.