Accidents will happen...

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Lightmancer, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Real Name:
    Bill Palmer
    I found myself in London early yesterday evening with some time on my hands. And me with my GRDIII... :biggrin: So I wandered around Covent Garden.

    Quite pleased with this one:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/6553735381/" title="Covent Garden at Christmas 1 by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="1024" alt="Covent Garden at Christmas 1"></a>

    and this:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/6553742729/" title="Crown and Anchor by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr">[​IMG]"759" height="1024" alt="Crown and Anchor"></a>

    And I tried for something a bit different.

    I saw this chap outside a tobacconists and previsualised what I wanted, to end up with this:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/6553731443/" title="Tobacconist 1 by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="1024" alt="Tobacconist 1"></a>

    ...but in so doing at one point I fumbled the camera, catching it as it dropped slightly in my hand, to arrive at this:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightmancer/6553726499/" title="Tobacconist 2 by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Tobacconist 2"></a>

    ...now, I really couldn't do that again if I tried. Sometimes serendipity (and gravity) takes a hand, and do I like the result :wink:

    Regards,

    Bill
     
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  2. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
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    Karen
    That's pretty cool!
     
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    A lucky result Bill - the eye at the centre and all.
     
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    I love that first one. A second earlier or later and its not much, but having the person walking through at just the right spot for the shadow and the silhouette really makes the shot.

    -Ray
     
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  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    That spin is cool Bill, yeah I don't know that you could repeat that in a hundred shots. Good for you!
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    BB
    Bill, I spotted these early this morning on Flickr and have left a couple of comments over there. Looks as though your accidents were quite lucky!:biggrin: Love that first one and Mr. Whirly, the mostest!
     
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  7. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
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    Heather
    Quite an incredible accident!

    What does "previsualised"mean?
     
  8. Hauki

    Hauki SC Regular

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    Dec 2, 2011
    Somerset, England
    Great shots Bill, love the first one.
     
  9. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
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    Lili
    Bill I adore your camera-in-a-dryer shot!