Category Archives: Travel Photography

Chicago and Olympus

I must confess I wasn’t expecting Downtown Chicago to be as nice as it is: Wonderful architecture, great museums and parks. Very tourist-friendly.

Throughout the years I have traveled carrying my current dSLR with a normal zoom lens, but the lighter weight, expanded telephoto range and the record-breaking image stabilization of a Micro Four Thirds combo were perfect for city travel: I took all my photos with and Olympus OM-D camera (the EM1 mark II) and the M. Zuiko 12-100 f/4 lens (a 24-200mm equivalent in 35 mm).

Horses for courses of course… There will be times for big cameras, compact cameras or just smartphones… Just not this time!

 

The open space on the waterfront reminds me of some modern paintings... The open space here reminds me of some modern paintings…

 

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Chicago at night seen from the John Hancock Center. Photo by Eduardo Libby Handheld one to four seconds exposures are routine at wide angle settings.
Looking west from Hancock Center, Photo by Eduardo Libby Route 66 to California starts in Chicago…

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Fountain at Millenium Park A child walks by the fountain at Millenium Park seconds before the big face squirts water.
The Flamingo iron sculpture by Calder. Photo by Eduardo Libby The Flamingo iron sculpture by Calder frames the surrounding buildings.

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An approaching storm darkens the Chicago Skyline. Photo by Eduardo Libby An approaching storm darkens the Chicago Skyline

How to use a new camera?

When somebody asks me how to use a new camera my advice is always: set it in one of the auto modes and shoot away for a few days. Let it show you what it can do. Enjoy it.

I had to take my own advice some weeks ago. Continue reading How to use a new camera?

Santorini Album

Can you imagine a volcanic explosion so violent that creates a crater nearly 7 miles wide, a 700 ft. high tsunami that obliterates the Bronze Age Minoan Empire, and its remaining Caldera eventually becomes the most spectacular tourist destination of the Greek Islands? Continue reading Santorini Album

The Greek Island of Ios

It seems like each Greek Island has its own personality: a trip to the Aegean Sea in which one chooses to visit any of the Islands will always be a memorable and different experience. Continue reading The Greek Island of Ios

The Flowers and Rocks of Monemvasia

During a recent trip to Greece I spent a few hours in the ancient town of Monemvasia. The afternoon light was fantastic, and provided both strong contrast for the buildings and a delicate open shade illumination for the delicate flowers. Continue reading The Flowers and Rocks of Monemvasia

Photos I would’ve missed if I were not carrying a small camera

Let’s face it: DSLR cameras are not something you throw in your daily bag just in case you encounter a nice photographic subject on the way to work. Luckily we are in 2018… Continue reading Photos I would’ve missed if I were not carrying a small camera

New camera, new vision?

The small, unobtrusive, Panasonic Lumix GX85 camera is great for street and festival photography. This is an area where micro four thirds cameras really shine: they have just the right depth of field to show the subject and the environment. Continue reading New camera, new vision?