August 24th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Ricoh GRD3 HiBW images
This setting is a bit extreme but I though this thread might encourage those that have the camera to try it and put up some images
One to start things off
R0016450a by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
September 10th, 2011, 05:27 PM
September 10th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Wow Will, you must be checking out Ralph Gibson. I know that these are your images but I would pay very close attention to the milk bottles. That image could very well be the start of a very interesting series.
I really like that a lot.... a real lot.... it transcends what the thread was meant to be.... great image!
September 10th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Will, that milk bottle shot is incredible. I've seen the first one on Flickr and I think I said something there, but the second one is in another class altogether.
Its funny, I tend not to shoot with that setting/filter because I could achieve the same thing with a B&W processing program and you do close off some options with it, but the fact is I generally don't end up with that type of processing often and sometimes shooting with that filter set really allows you to see differently. This one is brilliant and you may not have ended up with that treatment by any other means. Really well done. Think I'll take a walk with that set in the next couple of days - haven't really used that setting since June at the shore.
September 10th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Love this Will. Highly evocative! Great work and keen to see more from this series...
Originally Posted by Will
September 10th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Will, I don't critique images unless asked so I'll just say the following.
You and the milk bottle image have given me inspiration.
Thank you Sir!
September 11th, 2011, 09:29 PM
September 12th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Don, Ray, Mark,
Many many thanks for your comments. I'm a bit taken aback!
I really liked that shot and it was one of those that almost composed itself as I was approaching. I didn't even stop walking as I took it. I hadn't knowingly seen Ralph Gibsons work Don but I certainly have now and am wondering if Ricoh may have had him in mind and set up the HiBW to emulate his look? I love your images here don, and the recent ones on your flickr stream and am honoured that you say I may have inspired you at all to take them.
Ray I can't wait to see what may come of you intention to go the way of HiBW in the coming days and hope it may take the pressure off me following up that bottle image (I'm now a bit nervous of living up to expectations Mark ;) )
September 12th, 2011, 02:54 PM
Wonderful stuff Will, I too love super contrasty type pics, with almost no tone at all.
As you can see from a couple of mine oldies.
Grats, Keep em coming.
September 12th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Pete, your an oldie like the rest of us...well, your really, really old.
Maybe you should try the GRD3 out....
A younger Don
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