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Don Thompson

Don Thompson



Welcome to MysticEyeStudios, I try to combine my love of travel and photography to create images that are pleasing to your eye. I have a broad range of subjects and styles and here are a few for you to peruse. I guess because of my Scorpio nature I am drawn to scenes that include water and you will see that represented in my work. In recent years I have also been quite interested in capturing motion and a softer output. Thank you for stopping by.... The photos here are just a small sample of what is available. If you have a subject, place or specific color you are looking for contact me. Some photos listed cannot be sized to fit within this vendor's constraints but, if you contact me there are other sizes, mediums and options available to you. Aloha and Mahalo Don Thompson
  • D700, G12, S90, D800, OMD E5, Fuji x100, OMD em5mkii, OMD em1k2
  • olympus EM5mk2, olympus EM1 mk2
  • 35-70mm 2.8, 14-24mm 2.8, 70-200 VRii 2.8, Sigma 50m 1.4, SP 90 Dii,
  • Oly 12mm f2, 60mm f2.8, 75mm 1.8, PL 25 f 1.4
  • Oly 25 f1.2, Oly 12-100 f4 , oly 40-150 f2.8
A different shot this time converted to B&W using DXO Filmpak.

Bay Bridge Night Series

Published February 8th, 2014

I enjoy travelling to the Bay Area and the Golden Gate almost always hogs my attention. This trip I decided to shoot the poor little sister, the Bay Bridge. The new lights make it an attractive image especially in the evening. For this trip I brought along my m 4/3 kit and my D800 with the new Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Series lens. I hate to admit it but, the size and bulk of the D800 and gear has made changed my way of shooting FF. To me FF still is the winner in IQ but, if you aren't shooting the IQ differences don't matter. My compromise has been to bring the D800 and only one or two lenses unless I am travelling somewhere that is for photography only.

I was pleased with the images I got from this shoot. I feel the Olympus 12mm showed once again that it is one of the under appreciated lenses in the m 4/3 lineup ( the 60mm Macro is the other). Of course the 75mm 1.8 held up well but, that lens gets all the glory and my two cents worth is not important.

The D800 , Sigma 35mm combo perform ...

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