At My Window
Nightlife in Paceco / Sicily
GRD ( the original one and only )
Some really nice diverse images on this thread.
Another one from the original one and only GRD
John, your photograph is so simple and yet so stunning and intriguing.
These photographs are from the 65th commemoration of the Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation of all time in an attempt to seizure bridges in the Netherlands in September 1944. After nine days of heavy fighting the plan to seizure all bridges failed and the lives of almost 3,000 young men from the UK, Canada, United States, and Poland lost their lives. Due to the optimistic planning of the Allied forces to war in Europe continued for another half year until it was ended in May of 1945.
evocative shots, wouter. especially showing the whole through details and the way it looks to the people involved. this is extremely skillful work.
Kweide, particularly like your first shot from Sicili, great detail, the legs under the table
and the boys eyes, lots going on there but not much drinking!
Wouter, impeccable quality. The GRDIII is working well. The second shot has great detail, well they all have !
More fun for me with my GX100
Heres one of my first pictures with the GX100, Innsbruck station, straight JPEG
with the GX100 balanced on someones parked bicycle.One of my first night shots with the GX100. It was pretty chilly.
Someones Granma in Seregno
All the best
Really like that Innsbruck Station shot Paul!
Took the boys to Coldplay at Wembly stadium. It was a bit damp!
GRD2 in camera b&w
Really cool to come back after a few days and see so many excellent photos. The cross on the window is very touching. The leaves, amazing how good the grd macro can look. And I really like the fourth one in the military series, with the heads cut off.
First off - Cold play was really Wet play , Will.
Nicely captured. What a great Dad you are, taking your boys despite the rain!
This one I took a few months back. Finally got round to looking at it.
I think I may have been worried what I would do to the picture which stopped
There was a tremendous amount of reflected light which weakened the details.
I tweaked a lot with Rawtherapee, wanting to keep the glow at the heart
of the flower and as much detail as I could. Any tips on ways I can do it better?
heres the original jpeg straight from the camera (only resized).In the original DNG file there was a tremendous glow in the flower which was lost to an extent with the Ricoh JPEG file. I tried to keep it along with the details.
All tips gratefully (graciously?) accepted
Awesomely good work here, very nice to see GRD and GX still in Play
Very small sensor here; camera phone. It was frighteningly windy so I decided if I could not beat it I would go with it.
Another from the same outing.
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the sky on your second pic and how you caught the clouds curving with the colour coming in too. Very nice.
But not only the GX100 holds its own- my little Oly c5050z with a picture taken in May. Handheld.
Camera: Olympus C5050Z
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Focal Length: 11.9 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
all the best
Yeah, there is no reason to dismiss the old compacts with a low pixel count, on the contrary.
Here's one from yesterday. Still trying to make my mind up about it, as it is experimental, so comments are very welcome.
And one from a wedding I went to this weekend.
(The strategy was long exposure, and hope that the wedding photographer's flash goes off).
Reposting two of the earlier photos. Replaced the old versions on flickr, so they probably won't show soon (although they still are).
Your Oly does very well indeed! Of course your eye is what guides it. I think the War PJ Majoli uses/used the Oly 5050...
Sizifo, nice series, I lke the monchrome and the movement in the one on your flickr site!
F200EXR Homage' to Bokeh
And another one from my phone
Your flower shot is very beautiful Lili.
Yes, a very very nice flower.
>>Sizifo, nice series, I lke the monchrome and the movement in the one on your flickr site!
Which one do you mean, so that I may post it?
Here's one from the Thames festival that I like more the more I look at it (unlike the "dalmatian" above, which I like less now).
Taken by GRD2
"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." - Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970).
A Dutch politician introduced a plan to raise taxes for wearing islamic headscarves. Feared are those not being different, but those who spread fear among others.
Sizifo, thank you, I was referring to the Dancers at the Wedding
Will Thanks awfully It was very windy again and I had to wait for a pause.
MHC I like the railing shot best, nice use of selective focus, composition and lighting.
Another flower from same group, I am not sure about the OOF bit just above the blossom
and the obligatory sunset
both with the Fuji F200EXR
I see Italy doesnt have a monopoly on crazy buggers. Perhaps a tax on wooden shoes
in Italy to protect the leather workers? or a tax on Nuns Habits? theres plenty of tax on my habits, so fairs fair! lastly a tax on ccd sensors to make up for lost vat on film sales.
Possible as Italy put a tax on blank cd's and masterizers... Shame we cant tax stupid ideas.
BTW lovely pictures, your flower shot Lili, the Homage to Bokeh, magic! Sharp flower with a network of stems behind.
Wouter your muslim ( is she or is she just keepng her head warm?) lady is a nice picture, with the sign Women visil+ble and the shoe publicity all the little details all in their place.
MHC the railing shot and the lipstick advert are marvellous. Not sure i like the fish and salad.
Sizifo- I've a few like this flash shot, normal its beer and operator errors with me although a couple I have done on purpose.
This one on purpose
This one was an accident, but Lucifer here is perfectly interpreted! yes he's an evil one!
here instead Someone let loose with his DSLR just when I was taking a pic , I end up almost taking an upskirt shot worthy of the Tokyo Subway! Really why take pictures of stage acts with a flash, If I had had the DSLR and a fast lens....
Gosh, Wouter, You posted just before me and I missed that shot; lovely moment you caught! I just cannot tolerate intolerance and fear-mongering! I doubt this Lady is threat to anyone!
Paul, thank you! I love the long exposure with flash look, I have always meant to try that. As to you comment on the DSLR Flash guy, I quite agree; DSLR's let you pick and choose your glass, for this work fast glass rules and with such flash need not be used!
The Northern extreme of the Bosphorus, a tanker coming in from the Black Sea. On the right, the Asian side. Courtesy DP1.
Sunset over the European side, near the second Bosphorus bridge.
Otumay ,that first shot is marvellous, clouds are so very well captured . the ship on the horizon makes it.
Osman, Lovely, so much history here....
osman, have you printed these up? i really like them.
wouter, have you done a gallery show? i think it's about time. the black and whites just great. i'm sure you could make a selection thematically.
Paul, Lili and Wayne, thanks a lot. Maybe I should mention that they were shot after feasting over delicious bluefish in a seaside restaurant with good old friends. Always helps you to keep up the spirit under those dark clouds...
Wayne, no I haven't printed them. Not that I do not like to, but I do not have much space left on my walls, so I make do with watching them on my screen.
Beautiful city. Would really love to visited again (was there for a few days now almost 10 yrs ago).
I tried to express my pride for my country with the landscape photographs in the past, but I am very worried though. I don't recognize the country I grew up anymore.
This is kind of how I feel with the current populism in the Netherlands.
I grew up in south london. My school was about 40 % white english. The rest was West Indian, Indian, Pakistan, Nigerian, then we had a the europeans, spanish, portugese, loads of Poles,We also had a few yanks and a couple of aussies and loads of Irish Strangly I cant remember any chinese. A school with 1700 boys. Racism couldnt really get much of a footing there as we were all in the same boat playing and working together.
There were problems but people found a way round them. Great thing about these forums is how so many of us can write to each other so easily.
We all enjoy looking at views from around the world.
Back to pix- Hiromi above in the flash in my previous post was pretty near in sequence to the following pic, which I took with no flash, mine or anyone elses
She doesnt keep still, I was shooting in HI which will take about 5 pics and then lose's time saving to the card. But look at the colour the flash was killing. Hiromi has a multi cultural band, Bass from UK, Drummer at the time of the pic was from Slovakia and the guitarist from USA. Now she has the same bass but a drummer from Brazil and another USA guitarist. She is VERY Japanese.
This one is Jpg from the GX100, just cropped 1:1 . I set the WB with a piece of white paper , set the aperture , adjusted the tripod, focused then let the camera do the rest.
Cropped to square . I took a DNG and jpeg file together.
This was a dng file run through raw therapee
But then a small sensor means a camera you can always have with you
for this sort of shot.
Ominous skies - that's what I tried to shoot. With the ever ready DP1 and a little help from ColorEfexPro (with a nod to Wayne), these are what I've got.
These are tremendous , especially the last 2. I prefer the colour bird pic to the BnW version,thats just me though.
The birds and the very last one are great.
Here are two from Athens. Very harsh light.
Sizifo, are they rebuilding!
That was strong light. Like the statue pic, not so keen on the Acropolis view.
Its not easy to get a pic of the Acropolis, I found that for myself.
Here are some pics of Milano Duomo, we took the elevator to the roof.
Its an incredible place to visit, so many staues, some of which would never
be seen unless you can go to the roof. So in centuries past many people didnt know just what was up there.
rest of the series (which i am going to re process) is on flickr at
Just love that golden sunset reflected on water and ship.
Thank you Lili, I'm so glad you liked them.
I find it hard to explain my affinity for this peculiar camera; its controls are awkward, it has sluggish auto-focus and insufficient high-ISO performance, but I'm still drawn to it. As you've noted, its IQ is very good and it produces dramatic pictures. It makes me happy, in short.
Thats the best thing any object can do for someone! Many people give as the reason they change cameras "not happy with..." which seems to also mean dissappointed
Certainly you got those clouds moving , well they seem to be to me, in your pix.
A couple from the GX100 , this camera makes me happy too as well as the Manfrotto tripod which is excellent .
Nicely put, Paul. Your GX100 images are like paintings that you'd want to hang on your wall. By the way, tried the CX1 last week and found it to be a joy to use with that impressive 920,000 dot screen.
Here are two photos from the street.
& London (I'm starting to put together a whole set of photos in this style on my flickr).
white clouds, white Morris and horrid london brick- Composition is very nice,
The little Madonna has me thinking- where is this place, Streatham? A picture that
works and has me wondering.
Also because I had a Morris like this once ( and a Morris Traveller one time). Great cars.
Shame they made it safe to break glass, when I was a kid we used to think twice cos you could hurt yourself badly . They used to flog us in school as well. Well caught that vandalised phone box- just as well we all have mobiles.
High Iso with the GX100
Went to the Blue Note last night to see Ahmad Jamal. Great music a non-stop performance with 2 encores an hour and 20 minutes of Great JAZZ!
I set the camera mostly at 1600 iso and wished I'd grabbed a stage front table . OH well not bad really as photography not allowed , I set up the GX100 with the evf ,LCD off and the focus assist OFF. Of course no flash, as its damned rude anyway to use flash when the artists are playing, apart from being a useless tool for this sort of work.
This I converted to BnW using Fastone:
A colour shot
The whole set is here
Given the little Ricohs limitations I'm quite happy . But I think the old Oly c5050z does it better at 400 iso, same venue but perhaps the lighting was different, nearly 3 years ago!
All the best