photographing flowers, simply

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

A very small flower out of the garden, and a test of taking photos directly from my camera and into WordPress without any of the post-processing workflow I’ve been dealing with for over a decade. The photo was taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1.2 with a Panasonic Lumix G Macro 1:2.8/30mm.

I have been wanting to drastically simplify my photography, working on my camera technique to compose and expose properly in-camera, then to move the resultant JPEG right from the camera and into the post, such as this one. This is a “work-flow” that many pros perform, especially at fast-moving news events such as the Olympics. Pros don’t have time to post process, they need to move photos out of their cameras as quickly as possible to the news services that have hired them to be at those events. While I certainly don’t need the speed, the simplicity certainly appeals to me.

Once again, I wrote this post using the WordPress editor on the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook. The photos were transferred from the SDXC card to the Chromebook using an Xcellon three port USB-C adapter with SDXC reader, model USBCR-4311-A.

dr. p. phillips hospital

Dr. Phillips Hospital Entrance

Out with my wife, driving her to see one of her doctors, I took a stroll outside to see what was available to photograph. The entrance to the hospital, combined with the time of day and the lighting, was an interesting presentation. Combine that with the Line Art filter and I produced something that looks like an abstract ink and acrylic illustration.

My “go-to” camera these days is the original Olympus E-M5 and the m.Zuiko 14-42mm EZ pancake zoom. It’s a very small, light-weight and discrete package.