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    OK. Let me try and start off a "fun" thread that doesn't exclude any small sensor camera, as suggested earlier today. Hope it takes off.

    The first picture is indeed fun. An architectural experiment in front of the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens.



    The second is less fun. Autumn is coming to London fast. Although the forecast is high 20s tomorrow.



    Both taken with GRDI.

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    The first one had me puzzled for a while (well 6 am ) and I love the second one. I had enough of the summer now, so I am glad that the first signs of autumn are a coming now.

    Some photographs from a recent small project "Lines & Wires"











    All taken with the GX200

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    Like the opening pic of this thread, I was confused too and I cant blame drink as I'm off the bottle
    for now... Lovely view with the dead leaves.

    Like your observation of overhead wire wouter and the flats picture makes the drab monstrosity look good.

    OK here we go
    First my most viewed picture on Flickr
    Taken with the Olyc5050z at Mendrisio Opening night of Estival Jazz 2007

    Hiromi Uehara with her Sonic Bloom. her picture is here:-
    http://www.frontpage.co.jp/hiromi_ue...7947a32b_1.jpg
    I'm in the front near to the middle in the brown T shirt , next to the guy in a pinkshirt.

    Here she is wrecking the Steinway


    How does the olympic flame travel on aircraft- In a miners saftey lamp!
    Here it is in Bergamo transiting from the Athens flight on its way to Cologne then Hong
    Kong. We stopped in the truckers bar to have a few beers...

    i am one of the privileged few to hold the Olympic Flame!


    I didnt even lose my breathe!
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    I like the barbed wire one a lot. Never heard of Hiromi Uehara, will look her up. The second one is great though.

    My first confusing one is the 2009 pavilion in front of the Serpentine gallery http://www.serpentinegallery.org/200...ion_20_13.html . Every year a different architect, or group of architects, design something wacky. I just tried to pick as confusing a pow as possible Looks sort of like a comic word balloon. It's a good composition I think, but the light was unfortunately quite drab.

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    Fun with the small sensor- yes because you dont have to lug a large camera and lenses about nor worry too much about the investment.
    Great fun at parties!

    Here is the Company Xmas party 2007 with the c5050z
    This shot of the dance floor is too calm.


    and this one exaggerates


    Shes a big girl and either her knee or her foot (maybe both) have hit something


    all the best

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    Thanks for sharing Paul. That must have been exiting with the Olympic flame.

    Ricoh GRD3 yesterday.




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    Lovely Pictures from the GRDIII, I see you are warming up well.
    Yes the Olympic Flame was exciting , most immigration and security measures dissappeared with the Olympic Flames arrival, only for 90 minutes transit. It was accompanied by 2 DHL employees and tracked by the big knobs in DHL with their blackberries. The two employees were there to top up kerosene and trim the wicks.
    Here is the plane all set to go

    More fun . Here with my Ricoh GX100 this time, My daughter discuss's her thesis .

    Yes proud Dad!
    Here she is with her boyfriend (slightly jealous dad)
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    Excellent shots! Especially the second one is top class. Thank you for sharing them.
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    That second one is just great, for the expressions on the faces. Classic (pun intended). Can't help trying to guess the subject, just from the general look of the people. Don't think it's 100% hard science, not 100% humanities. So law, economics, (possibly medicine)...

    Thanks for the info on Hiromi. Will get back to you.

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    Philosophy. I couldnt understand much of her work or the questions she was answering.
    Guy on the left really gave her some tough ones to answer, she did well.
    Enjoy the Music!
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    "Don't no much about philosophy.." It is wonderful to a proud father!






    Taken with the Ricoh GX200.

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    Let me contribute to this thread with a DP-1 shot, though I'm not sure if it is qualified with its APS-C size sensor. Well anyway, ESP (Socialist Platform of the Oppressed) was holding a demonstration today condemning, well, oppression.
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    Nice one Osman, the picture concentrates on the lady with the mike so very well, perhaps the way she has her mouth helps too , but the rest of the picture points to her.
    Socialists are just normal folk it seems , at least so from this picture.
    If the DP1 and 2 fit in the forum for sure they fit in this thread!
    I dont think anyone really wants a small sensor, we all want a smaller camera!
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    Nice Street/reportage type shot Osman!
    It looks like the DP-1 suits your style very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollobarca View Post
    Nice one Osman, the picture concentrates on the lady with the mike so very well, perhaps the way she has her mouth helps too , but the rest of the picture points to her.
    Socialists are just normal folk it seems , at least so from this picture.
    If the DP1 and 2 fit in the forum for sure they fit in this thread!
    I dont think anyone really wants a small sensor, we all want a smaller camera!
    Thanks for nice comments, Paul and Lili. No longer active since my college days, I always feel drawn to demonstrations (with nostalgia?). This group by the way, is so obscure that it is the first time I've come across them.
    Cheers,
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    "Don't feed me baloney!" says she...
    Courtesy DP-1
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    osman,She's saying it loud too, the guy on the left seems to have heard. lots of interest like what goes on in the bar and under the umbrellas? Why use a balloon? Very Nice composition.
    Only fair that I post my other daughter on her Laurea day , this one is a chemical engineer. I have twin daughters , one a philosopher the other an engineer.
    This is really a quick snap to remember the day with. At the Milan poli its not very photographer friendly.


    Wouter i shouldnt be proud, even if I am, as my girls did the work! The engineer is in canada now working/researching. The philosopher is thinking about it ( no she's actually working as an "intern" in milan)

    Lovely BnW work again Wouter Specially like the wavy shadow , the way the lines from the foreground carry in to the shadow of the lamppost.

    Now back to holidays etc
    Two guys with venetian accents relaxing while their wives enjoy the sea.
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    Lovely daughters, Paul, how proud you must be. By the way, the sleeping guys are hilarious.
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    The demonstration photograph really pulls you in Osman. And the sleeping guys are great Paul.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    The demonstration photograph really pulls you in Osman.
    Men watching bicycles attentively. What a striking urban condition...

    Here's another urban peculiarity from Istanbul: Concrete obstacles, steel structures and barbed wire separating us from Topkapi Palace and its gardens. Eerie, isn't it?
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    Osman, more than seperate they channel us with obstructions. Try walking to a commercial center in italy. They only want people with cars.On foot or by bus people are not welcome.
    Wouter, love the shoes on the station shot. He fits in nicely between the people sitting in the background. I'm getting a lot of tips from you about composition!
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    Osman, I like those of the topkapi saray behind the concrete, and the red flags against the drab grey background (i would have been drawn to take one of just the flags).

    >>Philosophy. I couldnt understand much of her work or the questions she was answering.

    My guess was completely wrong then .

    >>I dont think anyone really wants a small sensor, we all want a smaller camera!

    Must disagree with this! I've become really fond of the small sensor rough , infinite dof, aesthetic, and really have learned to appreciate that each physical sensor size has it's own beauty. Been shooting some medium format film recently, and it doesn't in any way make me wanna stop using the ricoh (even if there was such a thing as a grd sized hasselblad). Different kettle of fish, as they say

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    Here are two with a polygonal theme... First GRDI, second GRDII, both taken in Hamburg.





    The first resembles the shot you posted earlier Wouter.

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    Oh well I agree with you on that (small sensor) , but the manufacturer was making a small camera ,

    Like your first tunnel shot ,the 3 shadows at the end make it otherwise you'd just have a blob of light there. Nice division of the blocks of colour .

    I'm now going back to my Hiromi Pix and see if I can better them. I took over 400
    photos of that concert. I've not been able to do more of her as the later venues I've been to have photo restrictions, a shame as she doesnt worry at all about this.

    all the best

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    Cafe scenes. What strikes me most is this: People drive through heavy traffic to reach a nice spot along the Bosphorus and immediately are immersed in their everyday conversations, oblivious to the beauty of their surroundings. Fortunately they are also oblivious to the lurking DP-1 guy in the shadows...
    Best,
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    One of my great nieces having great fun.

    GRD2 ISO200 in camera jpg

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    Will,
    when I scrolled down I wondered what was coming up! great view , well taken and processed.
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    Nice cafes' in Turkey!
    heres a motel bar in Szombatheley Hungary

    We were 3 customers only.
    Some bars have attractions too

    such as rock bands!!
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    And a jazz club in Istanbul. DP-1 with built-in flash.

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    A quick shot of a pottery student in my studio. GX100
    http://antara.smugmug.com/Portfolio/...97_dB7Lr-A-LB]
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    Since I'm too lazy to upload new ones at this minute, these are some of the most viewed photos from my flickr - not necessarily my favorites. Both posted here before, but a long time ago.





    The first actually is the most viewed one. Sex sells, that's all I can say.

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    Sizifa,
    bit of a wally with the legs. I think he was doing it on purpose. Lovely picture.
    But the second one with the two pairs of happy girls and the cold fella up front,
    finished off with that poster.All falls so neatly into place. Interest all the way through.
    all the best

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    Another one from Porec Croatia, GX100

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    Bozcaada Fortress, North Aegean. Courtesy DP-1.
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    osman, you've just proved my theory the dp1 really a view camera! splendid.

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    Beautiful shot Osman, the clouds well caught and the sea moving ,did you wait for the little wave to break? I try to catch the white foam when doing these shots but shutter lag (especially with my Oly) gets in the way.

    A couple from Sirmione on Lake Garda
    first GX100 with the Nikon wce 68 converter


    This is at the back of the castle, little girl ran into the picture chasing away the ducks I had lined up!
    again gx100 with the Nikon wce68


    I do agree with Wayne on the beautiful work that the DP1 and 2 do. In effect I dont zoom much with the gx100 so a fixed lens wouldnt be much of a problem ,other than a head one!
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    >>bit of a wally with the legs. I think he was doing it on purpose.
    Definitely, the guys were just fooling around.

    The shot from Porec has some nice geometry going on.

    Really enjoying your shots from Turkey, osman, through the very special electronics of the dp.

    view camera?

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    Here's one from the Thames festival a few days ago (GRDI).

    I thought "London Bridge" was an appropriate title.


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    Here are two more experimental/noisy ones.

    A graveyard in Hamburg



    And this one, "explosion on the Reeperbahn", reminiscent of a scene from a B-movie.


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    Your London (should it be Tower?) bridge picture is superb. a nice diagonal of action, shadow photgrapher, beautiful girl and her shadow, the photographer taking Tower Bridge. loads of interest.
    Thats Hammer Horror with the Graveyard, and the Reeperbahn I suppose hasnt changed much since I saw it 32 years ago.Its a real "b" movie set. Your picture made me think of
    Vonneguts description of a night view from the road of a city(cant remember the city) in "breakfast of champions" .
    All the best

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    #fail. Tower bridge. Damn. 10 years in london, and still the same slip of the tongue.

    >>and the Reeperbahn I suppose hasnt changed much since I saw it 32 years ago
    I don't think so (although I wouldn't know for sure). It's a unique place. Had the pleasure of living ON it for a few months earlier this year - the photo was taken from the apartment.


    Thanks for the nice comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    osman, you've just proved my theory the dp1 really a view camera! splendid.

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    Thank you Wayne, it's most gratifying to get praise from you. DP1 did not seem suitable for panoramic shots at first, but under suitable light everything seems possible with this miracle of a camera

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    Thank you Paul and Sizifo for your encouraging comments. Paul, I didn't have to wait for the wave to break, because waves were breaking every instant due to incessant Northern winds. As for shutter lag, DP1 seems to be the slowest camera in that aspect.

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    Just opened an account in flickr.com and this is my first upload from there. Stranded jellyfish, courtesy DP1.
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    Osman,
    thats a fantastic shot, with the tiny sunburst completing it.

    paul

    PS I wait for waves to break, people to walk into the scene etc. In fact I often wave people through when they stay out of the scene to let me photograph. I then snap when they are in frame.
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    I guess you're right. Sometimes I think my shots are monotonous, if not lifeless. I worry I'll lose control if people step in my frame, because their movements are usually unpredictable. I'm not good at taking chances

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    The good thing is always that there are more chances. Either with or without people. And it of course worth trying to capture images with people.

    It is good by the way to see this thread heating up with more photographs. The graveyard photograph is chilling Sizifo!






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    A walk on the grass.

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    Wouter, the second shot with the hand on the bollard and the legs about to spring.
    very nice.The shadows no doubt strengthened with the Pp are great in the last 2 shots.

    Will, absolutely marvellous macro. detail and the water drops , along witht the slugs stalks are so good. A lovely picture to view. Had you just cut the lawn? the grass looks like its been mown.

    rgds

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    this thread has so many wonderful shots, i'm blown away. congratulations to all. our eyes seem to be getting better and better.

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