I'm still hanging around here Michiel!
Shot with my GXR and Leica 40mm.
Ah Good Kit, do so!
Here is one from Amiens to keep afloat.
Ricoh GXR/Leica 40mm | Triple Falls, Dupont State Forest:
Triple Falls | Dupont State Forest « Duane Pandorf
More superb photos.
I've been out of the shooting loop the past few weeks for a couple of boring reasons. Hope to get back into the groove soon.
Duane - that triple falls shot is great!
Godfrey - into the groove!
Michiel - Nice architectural shots
Godfrey, we are waiting
Duane; nice compo with the waters through the green.
Here are two from Queensday in Amsterdam. So much in the streets that one doesn't know anymore what to shoot.
Two from yesterday.
Why you should always have a camera with you ...
Full set of photos and a video: Fire! - Santa Clara www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/7172720508/in/set-72157629669918112/lightbox/
That's the condominium complex next door to where I live in Santa Clara. I saw the blaze as soon as I exited the freeway at Winchester and headed north to Santa Clara ... It was huge! Didn't realize it was right next door to home until I turned down the street and saw our street blocked off by police and fire services.
Photos and video made with the Ricoh GXR + A12 28mm camera unit.
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We're fine. There was no danger to our place as the wind was luckily going the other direction ... most of the danger was from airborne embers. Our condo is an older, concrete and steel high-rise anyway, unlike the more modern all-wood structures that burned.
The smoke danger would have been nasty, but with the prevailing wind it didn't present any issues.
There is an interesting rumor floating around about a possible collaboration of Ricoh and Leica. If a black and white sensor for M mount appears, I will get it.
I've just spent a few months away from my GXR focusing my attention on my Nex cameras. I picked up the 'GXR yesterday because my half case for my M mount arrived, and was again reminded that the overall design, feel, and interface is better than either the Sony 5n or Nex7. I do need more pixels though, because I do a lot of cropping.
I'd just work on using longer lenses and doing less cropping, Keith. :-)
The photo of the firemen above is about 50% of the frame and holds up well enough for a good 6x8 print. Visiting the store and playing with several other similar cameras, the GXR remains superior in feel and layout to me too. I've debated going entirely to the Leica but the GXR is simply too competent and versatile to want to let go of.
I'm sure as a specialty piece the M9M is brilliant. I don't get the same wow factor from looking at the samples you do, tho. It's just not tickling my gotta have it buttons at he moment. Who knows? Never say never.
I'm very happy with my current gear, just wish I had more time to work with it. Life is busy as heck right now.
Don't get too busy Godfrey, we're missing your stuff around here.
Shooter has got me fired up with the way he sets up his A12 28 (on the other forum), so I'm going to brush the dust off mine and try to get some more images here. All of my pics have been going into the Sony threads.
Although I'm not shooting much at present, my photo book workshop is in progress and I've been spending all my limited free time working on the book I'm making out of the Communicating series. I did a first draft output of the book to work on the sequencing and verbiage, prepping for a proof cycle, just the other evening.
This is a first draft cover ... preliminary title, not quite finished layout, but the idea is there.
The cover photo is a three-exposure GXR panorama stitch.
The results of the workshop will be featured in a reception and book signing event at Modernbook Gallery, 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA on the evening of August 2, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase, of course, and there should be both hard and soft bound options. I'll be sending out formal announcement and invites in the next four to five weeks.
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Yes - you picked the best one(s) for the cover!
Looks very good, Godfrey!
I assume this is the front and back cover.
I was just wondering ; why not have the photograph as a whole over the side ( or how do you call that side of a book in English ) of the book as well?
Thanks for the comments!
Of course, I might change my mind ... ;-)
Beautiful shot, Duane
That's a very cool, dramatic photo!
Cool picture, Duane!
Would love to have a set up like that to travel !
Here is the latest on Windowdressing. Been there before but it changed.
And some first trials with two Jupiter M mount lenses which I bought (by accident) from a fellow Dutch forum member
Very nice, Michiel. I love my Jupiter 9.
I was processing some Panama shots last night. Can't get over how big these car carriers are
GXR with P10
GXR with P10
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Real nice, Keith. Well you know I like freightships, but the tropical background makes it more appealing.
Here is a postcard overview of Heidelberg. And one from te zoo in Heidelberg and one from the museum Inseln Hombroich.
Another fine shot, Duane! Wonderful color.
The year flies by, and crawls at the same time. Memorial Day coming up already. Wow.
I was in Portland, Oregon last weekend. There was a thriving Japan Town in Portland as World War II broke. The Oregonian headline on a sad day shortly after December 7, 1941 announced "Portland: First Jap Free City!" as thousands of Japanese were trucked off into internment camps.
This sculpture, in a park by the Willamette River in downtown Portland, honors the memory of the innocent Japanese Americans who suffered as war criminals for the duration of the war. It affected me, and affects me still. We must not forget—without remembrance, without history, we will all repeat our mistakes over and over again.
Thanks for looking.
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Had 4 days and 3 nights in Madrid due to a mechanical problem so I took advantage of my free time there.
I've posted my views of the city on my Wordpress blog and was Freshly Pressed yesterday.
Here's one to get your attention:
Madrid, Spain in B&W | Day 1 Part 1 « Duane Pandorf
Madrid, Spain in B&W | Day 1 Part 2 « Duane Pandorf
Madrid, Spain | Day 1 Part 3 « Duane Pandorf
Madrid, Spain | Day 2 « Duane Pandorf
That is indeed a history that should not be forgotten Godfrey.
That Photo looks really Spanish, Duane!
Here is a portrait of my Canadian niece when she was here for a quick visit.
Shot wide open with the Jupiter-8 which turned out to be a beautifull lens for portraits as well.
Nice pictures Godfrey, Michiel, and Duane!
This is Cartagena, Colombia taken with the GXR P10 and with a Velvia 50 look supplied by DxO
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GXR P10. B & W conversion with dxo filmpack 3, rollei retro
Keith, Good to see some more from your trip. The DxO filmpack application looks interesting. Do you have the DxO RAW developer as well? Never here much about it.
One from Yesterday. I was shooting this shopwindow when these two people walked into the viewfinder. The other ones I shot were no good.
A stroke of good timing, Michiel!
I just have the DxO Filmpack 3. Someone on the Pentax Q thread had done a nice image with it, so I thought I would give it a try. It's lots of fun!
Duane, nothing better as a good book except may be a nice camera
One from Picardy, France.
So I'm now in London and heading down into the city to see Cristian Sorega. I'm also renting the Biogon 35/2 for week when I get home tomorrow.
Ricoh GXR A16 Zoom
1/75s, f5.6,Iso 200
GXR A16 zoom
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Duane; that Summicron can probably be repaired and get a complete CLA at the same time. I brought some lenses here and they did a great job. He is a Leica specialist.
Before I had another camera repair shop doing things for me and they were no good at all.
Looked at the blog of your friend, Cristian Sorega in London. Interesting, I visited his site before I noticed.
Keith; You got that A16, I see. Looks good as well as your garden, I presume.
From my evening windy walk along the fields.
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