GR does London

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by newmikey, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. newmikey

    newmikey SC Regular

    Oct 15, 2013
    1. Schoolkids at the Tate Modern
    Dwarfed... by newmikey, on Flickr

    2. Renovations across the street
    What's behind window number two? by newmikey, on Flickr

    3. St.Catharine's Docks by night
    St Katharine Docks by newmikey, on Flickr

    4. 1 More Street
    More orange and blue by newmikey, on Flickr

    5. Although no post-processing was used except some geometric correction and cropping, this image came out looking as if selective color was used - it wasn't...
    R0004184-LondonISO5000_v1-2015-web by newmikey, on Flickr

    6. Tate Modern extreme
    Tate Modern by newmikey, on Flickr

    7. Just a hotel roof
    Beyond the light by newmikey, on Flickr
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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
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    Bill Palmer
    Mike, some outstanding shots here - you have a good eye for graphic composition and juxtaposition. I particularly like #1, 4 & 6
  3. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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    Wonderful shots! Can't really go wrong for me when you combine my favorite camera with my favorite city...:)
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice set - #6 is my favorite by far though. Brilliant minimalist composition really well executed in the "extreme" B&W.

    It's not the camera, my friend, although it's a handy little tool for sure...

  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    A very strong set of images.
  6. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2012
    The Schoolkids and the overhead stairs shot are the ones for me. Nice!
  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks SC Regular

    Dec 21, 2014
    They all grab my eyeballs, but #2 won't let go.
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  8. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    It's #2 for me too.

  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Some very nicely composed images. I really like the minimalist and slightly surreal #6.
  10. superDove

    superDove New to SC

    Apr 13, 2014
    Love these! Thanks for the share!
  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    These all show such a good sense of composition. Really impressed. The first, with the kids, is intriguing in that the scale looks off... it looks initially like a shot of a mid-sized room, and then you see the children and realize how BIG all those other things must be.
  12. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
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    Peter Tachauer
    yep, 1&2 do it for me. Cannot view the last couple. In the right hands (yours) you can see how god a camera the GR is.
  13. newmikey

    newmikey SC Regular

    Oct 15, 2013
    Sorry, I realized I uploaded a slightly different edit to Flickr so I refreshed the links in my original post. You should be able to see them now.
  14. newmikey

    newmikey SC Regular

    Oct 15, 2013
    To all, thank you VERY much for the lovely comments! On nr.1 KillRamsey said it is intriguing in that "the scale looks off... it looks initially like a shot of a mid-sized room, and then you see the children and realize how BIG all those other things must be."

    What I wanted to add is that the GR captured EXACTLY what I saw, such is the strength of the camera. One really had to stand there and look carefully at different elements in that hall to properly assess relative sizes. The overhead work of art for instance (which didn't really make much of an artistic impression on me) looks far away when you stand there, looking straight ahead. It is only when you let your eye go to the posted-off area on the ground floor, intended to prevent people from touching the base which hangs a few feet above the ground, that you actually and with a shock realize it is so big!