There has been some chatter on the web about reworking older pictures, so I thought I might have another look. I took this picture in Tunisia in 2010, the year before we moved to Homewood, with an Olympus E-P1 and the 14-42mm kit zoom lens. I only have jpeg files from which I converted this one to B&W. I really liked that old camera. With good light and a better lens it could still be making good images. The key is good light, low ISO, and f/9 (in this case).
Look close, and several of you should recognize someone. I remember how quickly I went up those steps to get this picture, as well as how high and steep those steps were. I could never go that fast now.
This theater must have been great when it was built and used by the Romans. It had a great view and captured the breezes nicely.
My real reason for going back through some old pictures was that I was looking at images I had made with micro 4/3 cameras and different lenses. I have been thinking about a backup camera and have wondered about whether an older used one might work good enough. I doubt I really need a backup camera so I tended to look at some of the smaller, more range-finder like cameras and general purpose zoom lenses as well as prime lenses that I had used in the past. I really don’t want to get back to having more cameras and lenses then I need so I’m going slow as I think this through.