GR does London

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

  1. newmikey

    newmikey SC Regular

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

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

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

    4. 1 More Street
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    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...
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    R0004184-LondonISO5000_v1-2015-web by newmikey, on Flickr

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

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

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    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

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    Apr 21, 2012
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    Pim
    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
    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...

    -Ray
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

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

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

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

    WoodWorks SC Regular

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

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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

    -R
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

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

    superDove New to SC

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

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    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
    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

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    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

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    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!