...today an bw impression with Ricoh GX200 from "Rudbjerg Knude" located at the shore of Jydland in northwest of Denmark:
Beautiful processing on the last one busch63.
great colours and exposure on your shot.Was Superman grounded by Volcanic ash too?
( saw date shot on flickr)
Busch63- thats magic. I could see this one as a huge print hanging in my front room. Its a great picture.
Canon s90 at 105mm
The Old and the New - 300 SL + SLS
>great colours and exposure on your shot.Was Superman grounded by >Volcanic ash too?
>( saw date shot on flickr)
Hehe, it seems so.
Here are three GRDII shots from Berlin.
M3photo, the photo of those Merc's is excellent. I just bought a new Mercedes truck for
where I work . Strange how the trucks cost less than the cars.
Sizifo, love the marble statue . Great diagonal , texture ,focus and the colour too.
Will the slug shot is marvellous. Details and exposure all spot on.
Heres one I took after visiting the Ferrari Museum. Some quite and relaxation.
Chiaravalle della Colomba
Ricoh GX100, Manfrotto Mini braced against a column,Rawtherapee and Gimp PP
All the best
Ricoh GRDII with 21mm auxillary lens
Very nice Will. The GRD2 gives a really alive image which your composition has made real.
I've been around with my Oly c5050z as well as the GX100.
C5050z "The emplyees cloud of Fantozzi" All on its own.
c5050z window and balcony shadow
GX100 BnW conversion with FASTONE
GX100 colours from the Ricoh
The 21mm is great, and I love the 40mm best. But then it's no longer a compact cam.
With buildings I always wish that some perspective control would be possible, but am not quite ready to get into large format There must be some software method to do this, but I haven't come across it yet. Anyone know?
Here's one from Westbourne Park, London. GRDII
ShiftN is freeware and works. In GIMP there is a simple perspective control too.
ShiftN has a Flickr group where you can see many examples.
All the best
In this particular case, I actually tilted the lens back to increase the distortion. The idea was to make the building appear even more gigantic than it was in relation to the size of the people. Not sure if it worked 100%, but that was the idea.
It worked. You could even have been more adventurous in exaggerating that perspective.
I do feel sorry for those people. Their demonstration does look a little like pi**ing against the wind
The photo is still awesome, don't get me wrong!
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what I do with shiftN is to run it automatic, see what it looks like then run it with manual control and mostly reduce the perspective correction or tilt.
Do this until I'm happy.
A blurry one (Camden):
A grainy one (Geneva):
Shooting people unawares; one of GRDII's strong points. Both were shot in the ferry across the Bosphorus. Heavy post-processing with Color EfexPro.
First post: a few weeks back I was stuck in Beijing for some days, due to the volcano ash cloud. All the Nikon DSLR stuff was at home, but I had the G10 with me. All were taken close to the Gate of Heavenly Peace near the Tiananmen Square.
Not ready for kissing yet:
Flag with an Attitude:
The Higher Command:
Marvelous shots, captured with humor.
Thanks for sharing them.
Drinking RAKI, the most popular spirit in Turkey, along the Golden Horn. Subdued evening light, boat traffic lessens, friends gather...
Courtesy DP1 and a few sips of raki.
the second shot is magic, for me, Sunlight, birds, old guy, moon, blues and reds. lots of lines cutting across too.
My daughter brought me a bottle of Raki from Lebanon a couple of weeks ago, along with Baklava. Great stuff!. Yet to try Turkish Raki.
Thank you Paul, I'm glad you liked the shot.
The raki they have in Syria and Lebanon is called arak, very similar to our raki. The Greek version, namely the ouzo, is a bit sweeter.
As for baklava, the king of our sweets, all I can say is that it is a cholesterol booster of the most effective kind!
i tried home distilled Raki ( its called that in Crete) on a trip to Crete. It is less sweet than the Ouzo and Pastis which is the french one. Italy doesnt seem to have this civilised way of keeping cool while imbibing alcohol... The Baklava is amazingly rich!
Eddie- really like your chinese shots- The First is a gem.
Osman and Paul, thank you very much for the comments.
Yesterday I tried shooting b/w with my DP1 for the first time. I have mixed emotions. Ricoh GRDII does a better job in this respect, utilizing noise to artistic effect, whereas the DP1 suffers above 400 ISO. On the other hand, DP1 has a three-dimensional feel. A sample (heavily post-processed):
Yesterday, shortly after Germany vs England 4:2 Shot out from the World Cup 2010, in Germany it become tradionell after victories fans driving around thru innercity streets for Autocorso......take a look how it was in Bielefeld: (all ooc, made with old Fuji F100fd, look at Exifs)
Thats what comes from choosing Italian coaches.....
Seriously good luck to Germany! It was deserved. But why are they taking on these Italian
habits of being silly when winning a match?
Popularizing sports have been an efficient way to divert public attention from serious internal and external political affairs for millenniums. Football is no exception, with international colors thrown in for good measure.
I've read a book review about the founder of Spartak Moscow. The author states that attendance and tension in the stadiums have fallen since Soviet times. Food for thought
Digilux 2 on a rainy day...
I Sing The Camera Electric....
This is fantastic!
I haven't been following this thread for some time, and wow are there some amazing photos here!
Here a couple from my GRD3 from months ago.
Very good shots with the GRD III, Scott.
I agree that there is a lot of good stuff in this thread but your cloud image is exceptionally good.
Amongst other things the reflection of the clouds in the water is beautiful.