Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Utah

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    Red rocks with Pine Valley Mountain in the background. Taken with a Panasonic Lumix G1 with a Elmar 50mm f3.5 (Leica screw mount) lens. Direct from camera, no post adjustment.
    The lens is over 60 years old but shows what fine lens they were. Only drawback is manual setting of focus and aperture. Just like the "good old days."

    1. izzy's-photos 59 months ago | reply

      Came out pretty well!

    2. CFBSr 59 months ago | reply

      Thanks izzybel, it did work well. At an effective 100mm angle of view, it sure isn't going to be a landscape lens unless I do a lot of panoramas. Also I'd forgotten how much I use the zoom feature on our modern lenses. Even a usual 3X makes a difference for landscapes, groups and portraits.

    3. snappit! 58 months ago | reply

      Great pic it shows how well the old can work with the new

    4. photontrappist 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Panasonic Lumix G1 and GH1 - max 2 photos per day, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. CFBSr 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks Newbekey and PhotoTrappist, Looks like a good group and I'm pleased to add the photo!

    6. photontrappist 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks for posting!
      Seen in: Panasonic Lumix G1 and GH1 - max 2 photos per day

    7. utahpubliceducation 24 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Thanks for posting it with a CC license. I've used it to illustrate a blog post on If you ever change the license or want us to remove the photo, please email Thanks for sharing! -Elizabeth Ziegler, Utah State Office of Education

    8. CFBSr 24 months ago | reply

      Thanks utahpubliceducation (ALA Elizabeth), as a retired Dean of Education at the University of Michigan, I'm particularly honored to have my picture included in your posting.

    9. utahpubliceducation 24 months ago | reply

      Well that's serendipitous! You've just gotta love flickr and Creative Commons. Thanks again for sharing this image. It is beautiful and we are honored to have it on our blog. -Elizabeth

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