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    Casual Portraiture with the GRD


    Steph is a friend from the Bar world

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    Re: Casual Portraiture with the GRD

    Nice image...

    hate to say this, it goes against my beliefs...but...
    classic composition......
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    Street, thank you!!! These are soft, 1/6sec at f2.4, ISO- 800 and I am not sure how many Jack Sours, still I feel they capture the mood of closing time well

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    Re: Casual Portraiture with the GRD

    Beautiful! (and I like the images as well )

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    Dreamy and poetic, Lili. Like 'em a lot.
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    Will, Joan,
    Thanks so much.

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    I think you did better than me. Don't know how many times I have created a small-sensor "masterpiece" at some point well into a night of drinking, only to awaken the next day to discover a CF card full of pixel pollution.

    And there is the never ending issue with IFF (inverse focus function), that pesky problem where a sober review of art created under the influence revels the reality of what looked sharp as a tack in-focus when, um, creating, now isn't in focus at all. How does that happen? Must be some kind of a phenomena where the eyeball focuses but the camera doesn't; or the camera focuses but the eyeball doesn't... I don't know, it's a mystery that only revels itself in the aftermath of bar photography.

    Btw, I like the lights reflecting in the mirror and accenting your friend's forehead in the second pic. It adds a 60's 'mod' era feel to the image. Very nicely done.

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    Nice work Lili, First pic is "lets go"
    "I ruined my health by drinking to everyone else's." Brendan Behan
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    Paul, thanks so much
    Oxide, ahhh here is where the Ricoh UI comes into its own, I used snap focus since the AF would not always locked. Of course if it had a true scale focus like the GRDII or Sigma DP-1 these would have been in better focus.
    Assuming that that I could read the scale


    Anyway off for a RAW shootout; GRD I versus Fuji S6000, the latter locked at 28mm efl.
    We'll see how well the legendary 6mp F30/31 sensor does sans in-camera jpeg processing.

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    Hi Lili,

    I especially liked the first one as it seems to captures a warm mood. I have yet to learn how to take B&W photos with that kind of lighting. I just don't have the touch!

    For some reason I can only shoot interior (B&W) shots if the lighting looks (to my eye) like a chiaroschuro image from a John Alton, A.S.C. film.

    Excellent work!!

    I'm curious, are you using the optical viewfinder??

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    Hi Lili,

    Very nice, you certainly got the effect you were after. The soft tones and dreamy atmosphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypnohare View Post
    Hi Lili,

    I especially liked the first one as it seems to captures a warm mood. I have yet to learn how to take B&W photos with that kind of lighting. I just don't have the touch!

    For some reason I can only shoot interior (B&W) shots if the lighting looks (to my eye) like a chiaroschuro image from a John Alton, A.S.C. film.

    Excellent work!!

    I'm curious, are you using the optical viewfinder??

    Thank you
    I was using the LCD, only carrying the GRD in its case, no room for more
    I used the toned "TE" with it set to Blue, with a minimum saturation, contrast med low.
    It was using the Matrix (i think) metering, apeture preferred, snap focus, no exp compensation.
    Lili

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecliffordsmith View Post
    Hi Lili,

    Very nice, you certainly got the effect you were after. The soft tones and dreamy atmosphere.

    Thanks Ed

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    Hi Lili:

    Thanks for publishing your settings. That was very kind of you!

    Levent

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    The first is a beautiful image Lilli,proof,if it was needed,that you dont have to spend a small fortune to get to the core of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypnohare View Post
    Hi Lili:

    Thanks for publishing your settings. That was very kind of you!

    Levent
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    I do not see settings as proprietary secrets, like the camera they are simpy tools, a means to end.
    It is the concept and result that matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    The first is a beautiful image Lilli,proof,if it was needed,that you dont have to spend a small fortune to get to the core of life.
    Thank you
    One of my favorite film cameras is a holga
    It sits next to my hexar
    talk about differing ends of the specturm

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