Monday, April 17, 2017

Colors of R&R Rest Stops, Olympus LT Zoom 105

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Olympus LT Zoom 105, Olympus Zoom f/4.5-8.9 38-105mm

Colors of R&R Rest Stops, Olympus LT Zoom 105

'Analog Diary - Five frames with the Olympus LT Zoom 105'

Olympus LT Zoom 105
Olympus LT Zoom 105 Panorama QD
My film photography adventure continues. This session is with the auto-focus Olympus LT Zoom 105 Panoramic QD (Quartz Date), an Olympus Leather Tech product of the '90s, 1997 to be exact.

The LT Zoom 105 camera is a cute little fella, very compact, comes in a rich burgundy leather-like covering and silver-finished edges and corners.

The LT Zoom 105 Panorama QD is the final version of the LT (Leather Tech) series cameras introduced with the launch of the LT-1 (1995), LT-1 QD (1996), and the LT Zoom 105 (1997), and is fitted with a 38-105mm, f/4.5-8.9 zoom lens which focuses from 0.6m (2 feet) to infinity. How I wish that the camera is digital because then it will come with at least a 2.7 inch LCD instead of the minuscule diopter-corrected viewfinder which is really a squint to use.

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The images here were shot at a couple of R&R Rest Stops on the East Coast Highway, which was only recently completed (the R&R's) and opened to the public. With a highway that has very little traffic, the R&R's too are neither populated nor crowded. The two that I stopped at on the way and back from the trip have all the rest and recuperate facilities to cater to the public but neither have all their food and refreshment outlets occupied and operating.

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Being fairly new means that the facilities and paintwork are still looking fresh and clean. The first location was in ochre and orange with a closely spaced structure reminiscent of the colors of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha, while the second location has colonial architecture influence with cool highland colors.

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The scanned images were post-processed on Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3) and tweaked with edits which include Auto Tone Correction, Tone Curve, Brightness & Contrast, Gamma, Color Balance, Hue & Saturation, Sharpness & Blur, and Noise Reduction.


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