Atomic Force Microscopy has been used to study the early stage evolution of the free surface of annealed symmetric poly(styrene-b-n-butylmethacrylate) diblock copolymer thin films. As the lamellar ordering propagates through the film thickness, Islands or holes are formed on the free surface. It Is shown that, depending on the Initial film thickness, I.e. on the fraction of the film surface occupied by the islands (or holes) In the ordered state, the existence or non-existence of spatial correlations characterizes the ordering kinetics of both islands and holes. However, the limit between these two regimes is not the same in the two cases : in the case of holes, spatial correlations occur for a higher value of the surface coverage than In the case of islands.