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    That's a fine photo there Wouter. I may have missed it in reading the forum somewhere, but what's your preference for jpeg in camera vs. RAW, and how do you choose to do your B&W conversions?

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    Wouter,

    That last photo is especially fine. The dramatic sky is a terrific counterbalance to the rest of the image.

    It's one of the best arguments I've seen that small sensor Ricoh cameras can successfully compete with a DSLR in terms of b&w dynamic range

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    It's a cracker, isn't it? Hence my question!

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    Thank you JD and David. Regarding my B&W photos I use the RAW files for the B&W conversion. There is some extended dynamic range and you can recover highlights much better. I used Lightzone before, but returned to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3.
    I do my conversion in Lightroom. And use Photoshop for selective tonal adjustments with the curves adjustments.

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    There's obviously a lot of data to play with shooting RAW. Did you find Lightzone lacking in the B&W conversion area, or did you move for other reasons? I'd be interested to know, as I haven't invested in any of these tools yet.

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    Lightzone is a very good tool for B&W conversion and I love the ease of use of the selection tool. I didn't like the colourresults though and it is rather slow. Besides that I have some doubts about the continuity of this application.
    Photoshop is a power house. It offers so much. It is the number one tool for me.

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    I also found Lightzone to be painfully slow.

    I realized that you find a bridge and pause for 5 minutes couples will stop and smooch. They didn't even notice I was there, plus it helps that the GX100 is so discrete. It's as if they posed for the shot.


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    Very beautiful photo. I love the composition and scenery .

    By the way, I wrote an impression of the GX100 for seriouscompacts.com.

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    I also found Lightzone to be painfully slow.

    I realized that you find a bridge and pause for 5 minutes couples will stop and smooch. They didn't even notice I was there, plus it helps that the GX100 is so discrete. It's as if they posed for the shot.JD
    Beautiful...... Central Park amidst kisses......On the Bridge of Love

    and since i"m a newbie re: PP .
    I literally just downloaded a trial of LightRoom / seems easy with abit of tinkering.
    In lightroom is their a tool to finesse specific areas ?
    Thanks for your help out there.....
    Happy Easter / May the Easter Bunny be Good to You!! Cheers helen

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    Unfortunately not Helen. You can't adjust a specific area. You have to use additional applications like Photoshop or Lightzone for doing so.

    Happy Easter too!

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    Thanks Wouter glad you like it. Also thanks for your insight on the impression piece.

    I still have my big bulky Nikon myself with three lenses (12-24mm,18-70mm and a 70-210mm) but don't use it anymore now that I can carry this around with such ease. I will sell it soon myself.

    Here is another before I realized how not to have the date imprinted on the pic..........

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    Awesome capture and I like it how the date print is almost perfectly aligned with the white stripe

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    LOL My favorite part of the shot as well.

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    Michael Reichmann posted a review of the GX100 on Luminous Landscape.

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    That review is a direct reflection of how I feel about the GX100.

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    Excellent work, JDavila!

    And Wouter, I will read your impressions with much interest. I'm looking foreward to reading it tonight.


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    Thanks Chris.

    Here is one inspired by Wouter's smokestack shots. This is the kind of smoke stacks we get in my neck of the woods.



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    I would love to see NY smokestacks. Great photo!


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    What a beautiful scene Wouter.

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    Thank you Amin!

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    If you look at the shot long enough you will see N.Y rats run by.

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    Wouter and JDavila
    Lovely stuff

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    Thank you very much Lill,

    I am having a good time with this camera.

    I'm especially enjoying this forum and all the encouraging comments from all the extremely talented people.

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    Sorry I typed wrong, I ment to say thank you Lili

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    Wouter Simply Divine ....I love the light & dark tones.... Pulls you right in

    JDavila Wonderful Shot...... makes me feel right at home walking the streets
    All the Best ! helen

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    You are too kind Helen. Thank you!



    JDavila: The Ricoh RAW files can take a lot of sharpening and helps to make it appear stronger and more contrasty.

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    Thanks Wouter,

    Funny you said that, I've been belly aching over this one for weeks. I'm actually in between programs that will read Raw(DNG) files so I am forced to play around until I pick up a program such as CS3, Aperture 2 or any other program I decide on. Suggestions are welcome.

    You can all call me Jeff or Jeffrey if your mad at me like my Mother does


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    I aint mad at you, but I will call you Jeff anyway

    I think your best of with Photoshop CS3. THE BEST TOOL for post processing in my opinion and it comes with their own RAW converter and Bridge. You can use Bridge for keywording and rating.

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    Photoshop CS3 was my first choice, so that the way I will go.

    Until then It will be soft not so contrasty shots from me




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    That is actually the way I look when I'm cussing Spitting image.

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    Great man! This is :sleep006: how I will look in 15 minutes from now! It is getting late here in the Netherlands. Good luck in New Amsterdam with purchasing CS3

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    Great man! This is :sleep006: how I will look in 15 minutes from now! It is getting late here in the Netherlands. Good luck in New Amsterdam with purchasing CS3
    Hi Wouter
    Lovely lovely landscape shot - mind you, I've a bone to pick with you . . Transavia have stopped flying from Stansted to Rotterdam . . . . . which means I have to drive!!!! Being Dutch, I have to assume that this is entirely your responsibility!
    I love the way you lot bury your unsightly wires underground, ours are still sticking up waiting to be cloned.
    Sleep well, my turn soon.

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    Wouter,

    You certainly have a keen eye for quietly dramatic, fine-toned compositions. Any Flemish painters in your family tree?

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    Hi Wouter
    Lovely lovely landscape shot - mind you, I've a bone to pick with you . . Transavia have stopped flying from Stansted to Rotterdam . . . . . which means I have to drive!!!! Being Dutch, I have to assume that this is entirely your responsibility!
    I love the way you lot bury your unsightly wires underground, ours are still sticking up waiting to be cloned.
    Sleep well, my turn soon.
    I love this quote Jono. It is still almost a 1.5 hour drive from Rotterdam to my place. And I am not "Geert Wilders" so you are free to come. It is ought by the way that Transavia stopped flying from Stansted. According to their site it is still possible?!?
    At my place they only buried the wires underground near villages and cities. Go to Friesland or Groningen instead. In the second previous photo with the river and bridge wires can be seen to the left.

    I will be waiting for your photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Wouter,

    You certainly have a keen eye for quietly dramatic, fine-toned compositions. Any Flemish painters in your family tree?
    Thank you David. No Flemish painters in my family tree, but I feel certainly inspired by the older Flemish and Dutch painters. They painted the most beautiful and dramatic skies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    I love this quote Jono. It is still almost a 1.5 hour drive from Rotterdam to my place. And I am not "Geert Wilders" so you are free to come. It is ought by the way that Transavia stopped flying from Stansted. According to their site it is still possible?!?
    At my place they only buried the wires underground near villages and cities. Go to Friesland or Groningen instead. In the second previous photo with the river and bridge wires can be seen to the left.

    I will be waiting for your photos
    Hi There
    Transavia are flying until 31st March - it's been such a nice flight with empty airoplanes (could give you a clue why they're stopping it!).
    Nice of you to give permission, but if you really knew me you might put on your Geert Hat for the afternoon!
    Unfortunately I'll be in Klundert most of the time working, but I sometimes spend time in Bergen op Zoom (where I stay), which is a little more er. . . photogenic!
    Here are some pictures from previous trips (nothing very splendid I'm afraid):

    Delft 2005
    April 2006
    Bergen op Zoom
    Quiz Night

    If I fly to Rotterdam, adding together getting to the airport, parking, security, flying, getting out of the airport, getting a taxi, getting to the client . . . it takes about 6 hours - which is pretty much how long it'll take to drive through the tunnel (and I might even stop of at Bruges for a couple of hours on the way).

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    Well I turned 37 today and managed to get myself a GX100 as a present So far i'm loving it. I found the interface pretty easy to get to grips with and very very flexible. I especially like the My Settings 1 and 2 on the main dial. Customisable interfaces are the way forward imo and this is so customisable it's unbelievable.

    I'm probably going to get the VF-1 soon as I can't really get on with framing on the back screen.

    I'm just getting to grips with it, but it does feel a little like my old Minox 35 which was really the point. I wanted rid of the SLR and able to react quietly and quickly to the things I see. This seems to do that impeccably and as a result I'm extremely happy with it. Shooting square is a real bonus for me and as discussed in another thread it's pretty much how I "see" things. I like the static format and I love juxtaposing action within it. The only shame really is that I can't shoot RAW 1:1 format ... yet. Hopefully a firmware update will see to that sometime soon.

    Once I learn how to get the best out of it Dynamic Range-wise I can see myself hanging up my SLR on a more permanent basis.

    A few hastily "LightRoomed" samples from my first outing with it this morning. Not exactly how I'd like them and I'll probably come back to this thread and hang my head in shame but hey - for now I'm excited

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    Congratualtions and Happy Birthday!
    I like the shots you posted, esp the overhead one of the pedestrians.
    No Shame at all there!

    Edit; the Minox 35 are great little cameras, aren't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    the Minox 35 are great little cameras, aren't they?
    Yes, I still have a couple though I haven't used either for a while.

    and happy anniversary of your birthday, Christi !
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    Yes, I still have a couple though I haven't used either for a while.

    and happy anniversary of your birthday, Christi !
    Bertie,
    My first 'real' camera was an old 35el my Dad gave me while I was in High School. Loved that little camera; it quite spoiled me and I cried when it was stolen in college.
    I have a 35gl now I got from Dan Goldberg, haven't used it in a bit though

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    HI Christi
    Welcome - and happy birthday (all in one). I'm sure you'll love the GX100, I'm personally rather against small sensor cameras, but keep coming back to this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Christi Mac View Post
    Well I turned 37 today and managed to get myself a GX100 as a present So far i'm loving it. I found the interface pretty easy to get to grips with and very very flexible. I especially like the My Settings 1 and 2 on the main dial. Customisable interfaces are the way forward imo and this is so customisable it's unbelievable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Christi Mac View Post
    A few hastily "LightRoomed" samples from my first outing with it this morning. Not exactly how I'd like them and I'll probably come back to this thread and hang my head in shame but hey - for now I'm excited
    I love the first two shots (especially the first). The PP looks pretty good to me.

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    He There
    Wouter has inspired me with his GX100 landscapes - here is one from over the North Sea:


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    Here is a still life:
    Pewter Mustard pot and Tomato


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi There
    Transavia are flying until 31st March - it's been such a nice flight with empty airoplanes (could give you a clue why they're stopping it!).
    Nice of you to give permission, but if you really knew me you might put on your Geert Hat for the afternoon!
    Unfortunately I'll be in Klundert most of the time working, but I sometimes spend time in Bergen op Zoom (where I stay), which is a little more er. . . photogenic!
    Here are some pictures from previous trips (nothing very splendid I'm afraid):

    Delft 2005
    April 2006
    Bergen op Zoom
    Quiz Night

    If I fly to Rotterdam, adding together getting to the airport, parking, security, flying, getting out of the airport, getting a taxi, getting to the client . . . it takes about 6 hours - which is pretty much how long it'll take to drive through the tunnel (and I might even stop of at Bruges for a couple of hours on the way).
    I know Bergen op Zoom pretty well. It is a beautiful city near Antwerpen. My favorite place there is just south of the city from where you have a great view to the province of Zeeland and the harbours of Antwerpen. Also the Wouwse Plantage is fantastic.
    I really love your photos of Bergen op Zoom, but I also checked the rest of your photos on your site. My absolute favorite is the L7010154a - Version 2 from your Suffolk January 2008 gallery. Stunning!

    Did you check Willemstad by the way? Is not that far from Klundert and really pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christi Mac View Post
    Well I turned 37 today and managed to get myself a GX100 as a present
    Congratulations Christi and what a beautiful gift Those photos are wonderful. You seem to cope well with the dynamic range of the camera. The light is stunning, especially in the second photo.

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    He There
    Wouter has inspired me with his GX100 landscapes - here is one from over the North Sea:

    I love it Jono. Great cloudy, and dramatic sky and a beautiful landscape. Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi There
    Wouter has inspired me with his GX100 landscapes - here is one from over the North Sea:

    Jono, what a super photo: it reminds me very much of the b/w days when the discussions were about yellow and orange filters...
    Sláinte

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    YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTI
    Loved your first shots w/the GX100 ....... Moody & Crisp.... All the Best-Helen

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandsma View Post
    I know Bergen op Zoom pretty well. It is a beautiful city near Antwerpen. My favorite place there is just south of the city from where you have a great view to the province of Zeeland and the harbours of Antwerpen. Also the Wouwse Plantage is fantastic.
    I really love your photos of Bergen op Zoom, but I also checked the rest of your photos on your site. My absolute favorite is the L7010154a - Version 2 from your Suffolk January 2008 gallery. Stunning!

    Did you check Willemstad by the way? Is not that far from Klundert and really pretty.
    Hi There
    I'll have to try and do some investigation - I've never been a free agent before (i.e. flying and then relying on taxis / business associates cars). Willemstad sounds like a definite, and south of Bergen op Zoom too. Trouble is that it's really supposed to be work (they are paying after all!).

    Where do you live?

    Glad you liked the 'bush and cloud' shot - it's a theme I've been concentrating on lately, and there are lots more to come.

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    Jono, what a super photo: it reminds me very much of the b/w days when the discussions were about yellow and orange filters...
    Hi Bertie
    Thank you.
    Yes indeed - Aperture has them now - much easier than using the real thing!
    They were a bit stacked up for this shot though!

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