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    I can't see them, John
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    Now I can, not too contrasty, nice, specially like the social-wisdom glance from the wheelchair-man
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    Give me time. I'm taking it slow and looking for suitable subjects.

    I don't usually ask to take photos on the street, but I stopped and chatted with this guy. He's a street harmonica player who sits in the sun at the opening of a tunnel under Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, using the tunnel as his amplifier. It sounds amazing. I tipped. We talked. Before 9/11, he said, he could make $400 on a Saturday. Now he's lucky if he breaks 50. "That changed people," he said. "Made us all suspicious."

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    no pressure..!...and no promises
    Yes times has chanced, a strange sort of combination of going in mental shelters and being more selfish at the same time...we all might need to reinvent some sort of "sense of community" and social empathy if we want to get our different societys around the World back on track...
    ..hope to get out of my shelter this weekend too..
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    PS..my litle story from the #130 Picture was, that he stopped and asked for an adress, while he was going to meet his polical spin-doctor, while he was going to run for the municipal election in Copenhagen for the love- and anarchy-party (..!) at the 19. of november this year.
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    I don't know about this, but I said I would give it a try. It feels a little forced and pretentious. I admit, though, that it has a story and suggestiveness that likely would not be there in a straight treatment. I like that.

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    I like that one, John. Nice atmospherics.

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    Thank you, Maggie.

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    With the wide angle adapter:
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    Oh Lord, tell me it's not truth.....it's closed....hopefully only for today...I would have shown you this little marvel of a shelter…





    now I'm going to overload you..please let me take you by your hand just for a tiny walk in my beloved Copenhagen..while I ask for forgivenes...
    Theres a blues-festival in town...and Nyhavn is filled with people...lets hurry through..

    No thank you, your pancakes looks wonderful but I have to preserve the figure..





    but thanks heaven, this place is open, but way too crowded
    (Every sort of trading buisines and carrying groceries by the main stair is forbidden…it says)




    so people had to smoke and drink their beers outside...




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    ...so, then out on The street Again, hurry up.....well, well....couldn't help a hasty way-under-hip shot....for those boots were...walking....passing by, don't look back...




    just on the left..around the corner.....shelter in almost total darkness...




    eyecontact....she's coming

    Yes, please...well can I just do without a beer?...just a cup of coffe?..she looked strickt...oh, make it two, no not at once, but later...hhmmm, she looked like..







    just sad down and enjoyed the colours of the darkness, it was sort of.. precious...very relaxing...just some few minutes of mental wellness and relief






    and this last one, I just have to show you, just because the feeling of a little painting, colours of the darknes..




    now my bed is calling...and I will let your hands Loose...and sleep well when it suits you..


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    Berry picking before the storm.

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    retow; those look like the Engadine, yes?
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    retow; those look like the Engadine, yes?
    Yes, that is correct.
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    Something different, and in the interest of keeping the thread going.

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    At book launch and exhibition in Copenhagen of Jan Grarup (standing outside) ”Marked for life” about Danish soldiers in Afghanistan


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    Nice, thorkil. Like the tonality and the last one, in particular. The portrait on the wall pulls it together for me. A little irony, too, I suppose, with the photograph being the only one engaged with the photographer.

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    General question for GR users. Has this camera changed the way you shoot? It has for me.

    28mm is fairly new to me, having always preferred 35 or 50. But I'm enjoying trying to get closer and fill the frame. I would say it has emboldened me. It has also made me much more attentive to figure groups and setting, as opposed to individual subject. Both are welcome changes, I feel. And I'd say the GR has opened me to a much freer way of shooting, with less concern for technicals and more for expression, if that makes any sense.

    I have not touched my Nex 7 kit since getting the GR, but I'm reluctant to part with it. As a last-ditch experiment I just bought the new black Sony 50 1.8 and am going to give carrying them both a try. 28mm and 75mm seems like a good combo. I'd love to see Ricoh offer a 50mm GR.

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    just in a hurry...therefore just 3 sec. tweaks at this from another exhibition today



    John, yes it has. And no it hasn't(which Means YES still), while it has sometimes let my dreams come through (together with the GRIV) in a way perhaps no other camera has done before, but I'll have to explain tomorrow...will hurry down in the living room
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O;540501[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mediawench/10111197466/
    specially like this one, Maggie. And I'm sure that the second oceanside-Picture ought to be in B&W too
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    Thorsten Overgaard ??


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    specially like this one, Maggie. And I'm sure that the second oceanside-Picture ought to be in B&W too
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    Thanks!

    And I think you might be right about the Oceanside photo.

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    Cycling Fun!!

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    100% crop (slightly sharpened) of photo above:







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    Nice, thorkil. Like the tonality and the last one, in particular. The portrait on the wall pulls it together for me. A little irony, too, I suppose, with the photograph being the only one engaged with the photographer.
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    Yes...we caught each others eyes, the Young soldier and me, perhaps both in the feeling of being somewhat lost, but I guess that might be the inner life of all receptions, the main attraction, the Pictures, seems to get lost, while all people seems not to care about them, turning their backside towards, and just looking at the others, who also are looking for who might be looking at themselves... (apart from the Young girl who was sneeking herself to look at the naked tatoos....)
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    Thorkil, excellent images, all.

    This one..well seen and shot.

    Best regards.

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    Thank you very much Rayyan!
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    General question for GR users. Has this camera changed the way you shoot? It has for me.

    28mm is fairly new to me, having always preferred 35 or 50. But I'm enjoying trying to get closer and fill the frame. I would say it has emboldened me. It has also made me much more attentive to figure groups and setting, as opposed to individual subject. Both are welcome changes, I feel. And I'd say the GR has opened me to a much freer way of shooting, with less concern for technicals and more for expression, if that makes any sense.

    I have not touched my Nex 7 kit since getting the GR, but I'm reluctant to part with it. As a last-ditch experiment I just bought the new black Sony 50 1.8 and am going to give carrying them both a try. 28mm and 75mm seems like a good combo. I'd love to see Ricoh offer a 50mm GR.

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    John, the GR seems to be a strong camera in a very attractive package, its simple, extremely unobtrusively, almost feeling primitive, yet sufficient (and actually very) complicated to please almost any wished setting.
    And it lies just so good in your right hand, you don’t need anymore than your right hand, and you can point it almost up in peoples face (but there comes the inner conflict with ones inner shyness, but the reward feels huge when you are able to overcome this inner shyness).
    But back to the point, yes it has changed my possibilities with a camera, while I have always been dreaming of doing things, for example just like this:



    I was walking very quickly, and just without slowing down, just took the GR up from the belt, turning it on, just one shot, no setting, no control, no looking down at the camera, just looking at the subject, and then passing quickly by. And afterwards the picture were almost 90% of what I could dream of, the moving lines, the energy, the moving half-dream-mood (not just old-pig-thoughts about skinny legs). That’s just a feeling of, as if life is intruding upon you or in you, and you are intruding in life. Perhaps it’s about undefined associations, a strange thing when the visual thing, like soft guitar-playing are playing around with your undefined mental-strings in the back of your head. Apart from our very structurated parts of our mind, that we use most of our time, there is a lot of anarchistic things going on inside there, too. And when visual impressions spontaneously are playing games with these parts of our brain, strange things are happening.
    And getting a camera that sometimes can fulfil (or even capture) that part of our unspoken dream is very seldom.
    And I think the GR (and before the IV), for me, perhaps is the closest thing.

    When I was about 19˝ I drove around alone in an old VW-bus in east-Europe for a couple of month, and ended up in Amsterdam. Here I sat at the Rijks-museum, for a whole week, where one could get delivered, in the reading-room, at your table, and carefully look at, all the original drawings and etchings from Rembrandt.
    His paintings are of course fantastic, with that special, special light. But, it’s in the drawings of the old masters where life get through. Very loose sketches, very artistic hints, where shapes, moods, dimensions just are hasty and casually, even though surprising precise, maintained and preserved in the mind and on the paper, often just with the use of very simple and Spartan lines.
    (One drawing, I just have to tell, where the lost son is coming home to his father and he is dismounting his horse in front of the stone-stairway, and the father pathetic is reaching his arms towards the son, Rembrandt, in the right corner, nearest to the audience, had placed a dog sitting, hard pressing and shitting... I guess that was his way to survive the tiresome complying of different orders).

    But what I meant to say, is, that it’s not always the disclosure of the actual life that gives me satisfaction, but often more, when you once in a while succeed in catching the warm wind that suddenly occurs in a fraction of a second in your mind or towards your skin, and you visualize that feather-lightness that occurred in your anarchistic part of your brain, at that moment, and you reach out and grab it, and your capture transform that strange thing in a sort of communication…
    and perhaps the GR is the nearest thing, the nearest tool, the most friendly little camera (and often succeed in taking these uncontrolled chances), to come close to being able to do so…
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    And it lies just so good in your right hand, you don’t need anymore than your right hand, and you can point it almost up in peoples face (but there comes the inner conflict with ones inner shyness, but the reward feels huge when you are able to overcome this inner shyness).
    I can really relate to this point of view.
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    Thanks for your thoughtful and poetic response, thorkil. Very nicely stated. Shooting with the GR has made me realize how left-brained my work has been. So much of creativity is breaking free of structured and patterned perception, and this little camera contributes to that mentality in ways no other camera has for me. This applies to both front-end capture and back-end processing.

    Of course, the risk is sloppiness. But that's OK with me, as I push my personal envelope a little. In her book, "Bird by Bird," Annie Lamott writes that the key to good writing is "shitty first drafts." In other words, we've got to be loose and spontaneous enough to create, without our inner censor stiffling us. So your reference to the freedom of drawing is right on.

    Sean Reid's explanation of the GRD line as sketchbook cameras was one of my main motivations for buying in. Maybe I'm giving the GR too much credit. Maybe it's more of an internal change for me. But the camera has certainly been a catalyst to my own creativity. Sketching is not something I've done before with a camera, but I'm really enjoying that mindset.

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