GRD iii snaps in Edinburgh

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Briar, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Having heard great things about the wonderful GRD iii, I recently took advantage of it's bargain price so I could have a go at street photography with a fixed, snappy focus lens. I love my X100, but by the time it wakes up my wonderful shots have usually walked out of my view, got on the bus and are actually sitting down to supper in their homes, with me left standing on the street with only a memory of a photograph that could have been.

    My first thoughts on receiving the GRD iii was how wide? and how close would I have to be to fill the frame with my subject? Being a shy, wee lass, not comfortable getting myself in people's faces, I guessed the GRD iii would be a challenge. So on Saturday I nipped into Edinburgh to see how I would cope on familiar ground. These are some of my snaps.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6183230624/" title="In Edinburgh on Saturday by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6183230624_dfcce72e1b_b. "1024" height="768" alt="In Edinburgh on Saturday"></a>
     
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  2. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6182624433/" title="In Edinburgh on Saturday by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6182624433_4f6ccb4022_b. "1024" height="768" alt="In Edinburgh on Saturday"></a>
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  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6182658371/" title="In Edinburgh on Saturday by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6182658371_71d8298089_b. "1024" height="768" alt="In Edinburgh on Saturday"></a>
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  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Nice work, Karen! I particularly like the first one, but they all look great. The GRD is a fab little camera. I like it for its lightweight-almost-not-there feel.
     
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  5. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6182426797/" title="In Edinburgh on Saturday by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6182426797_fc10c925d4_b. "1024" height="768" alt="In Edinburgh on Saturday"></a>
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6180541045/" title="In Edinburgh on Saturday by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6180541045_fc86daf304_b. "1024" height="768" alt="In Edinburgh on Saturday"></a>
     
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  6. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Thanks Sue, I really enjoyed it. It's the biggest buzz I've had taking photos in a while. It's a genre that definitely needs practice.
     
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  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Indeed, especially with the wider lens. I've been too anxious about it so far. Still love the camera (I hesitate to say it but I think I love it more than the X100)
     
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Horses for courses as you folks say. The GRD3 is much better for some kinds of shooting and the X100 for a different kind. Very different feel - one lightning fast, the other a bit more contemplative.

    Great start Karen. Some nice compositions, a few close enough to begin to be character studies. If you enjoy it, you'll find yourself doing it more and you'll get exponentially more comfortable. On hint would be to go for some really crowded areas, particularly at first - much easier to shoot at close proximity when in the midst of a milling crowd than when you just encounter the occasional person or small group on the street. MUCH easier in my experience. I still prefer shooting in crowded settings and I've been doing this stuff a little while now...

    Great choice of another camera. I'm pretty settled in with m43 as my main system but I don't see letting go of either the GRD3 or X100 in the foreseeable future...

    -Ray
     
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  9. flysurfer

    flysurfer SC Top Veteran

    791
    Aug 31, 2011
    Cool stuff, I may have a look at the GRD 4 now that I have seen these pics.
     
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  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I really like these. B&W in camera or post?
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Yes, inquiring minds want to know about that black and white - I'm thinking not in camera.:popcorm2:

    My favorite is the young couple overlooking the street.
     
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  12. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    They were all in camera black and white, contrast tweaked and border applied in Snapseed. The last couple are my favourite too. They are in Princes Street Gardens.
     
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  13. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Thanks Ray, I had a blast. Quite keen to get out there and try again but pesky shifts keep getting in the way of my fun. Thanks for the tip.
     
  14. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Another day on the streets of Edinburgh trying to find my feet with the GRD3.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6207378446/" title="Edinburgh by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6207378446_9c0835dc60_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Edinburgh"></a>
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  15. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/6208624719/" title="Edinburgh by Briar34, on Flickr"> 6208624719_174a7ae31b_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Edinburgh"></a>

    Tough to get noticed on the street!