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Fun with the Pen

5 December 2009 One Comment

We bought a Olympus Pen recently and of course it’s amazing. Absolutely beautiful and very compact–not bulky like other DSLR cameras. It actually isn’t a SLR but uses a micro four thirds system which you can read about here..) I’ve yet to master its myriad of controls and most likely never will but I’ve been experimenting with it and having a lot of fun…

With the dock, couch and bicycle stand photos, I’ve used this washed out effect, to give a sort of 1970s overexposed look.

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  • Tadi said:

    Thank you for this post, I was waiting for it after our last csrtenoavion. The perception that only our period has seen so many launches is not quite true in terms of history. Just looking back in the 20’s-30’s we can see an impressive number of brands/bottles that didn’t leave any trace. Only collectors book like those written by Christie Mayer Lefkowith, ads or even trademarks can show that even the past “suffered” from this. Of course not 700 but again a great number compared to the degree of novelty to which people used to be exposed to.Today we are less overexposed to single ideas and maybe the diversity in terms of fragrance types will change even the idea of “outdated”. It is funny to smell “old” ideas like a Youth Dew accord in a new Tom Ford (Moss Breches) or the White Linen musky aldehydic note in a recent celebrity scent. When bottle, communication and a small new note is brought up just to create a small diversion, the illusion is perfect. Who whould be able to tell the difference if not a fragrance connaisseur or somebody who had a strong personal experience/association with that type of perfume?My “problem” with both No5 and l’Air du temps – is not their age -(I have no “old lady” perception) but the fact that they were too much copied – I cannot stop remembering a certain famous brand of hair spray. Something very funny can be noticed in France in the personal care area. You would expect to smell new and “trendy” ideas for a new brand of deodorants mass produced. I had yesterday a great surprise, to find the entire smell range of a brand I used in highschool from Elida Faberge9 bottled in a new, modern, trendy range. And the owner of the brand was not the same. Now…. that’s a novelty for products supposed to sell because of their smell and not of their ads/dreams.

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