November Reflections

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by jimmy2thou, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. jimmy2thou

    jimmy2thou SC Regular

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    May 6, 2011
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    After a long summer in Spain, the winter is drawing in and the rain has started to fall. Quite a lot! The river beds are no longer dry and I'm seeing reflections everywhere.

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    This is a reflection from the roof of my car

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    Bright blue skies and 20oC today. That's my kind of winter! :)
     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Really nice, particularly the first and the last two.

    -Ray
     
  3. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
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    Great work, really like #4
     
  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    WOW!! SO sharp and superb colours/atmosphere. What Camera/lens?
     
  5. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Beautiful shots. Love the sky on the first one.
     
  6. jimmy2thou

    jimmy2thou SC Regular

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    May 6, 2011
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    Thanks everyone! :)

    Sorry, I forgot to mention they were taken with my GRD III

    For anyone that is interested, I recently found this little tutorial for giving a slightly more vintage look to photos. I wanted something like this for creating nicer greens in foliage. I followed it and added a few of my own tweaks. Also, if you record a new action in photoshop as you follow it, you can have it at hand whenever you want it. It doesn't work for all photos, but as I mentioned photos with green foliage seem to work well.

    Vintage Effect

    James
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    I'm just gonna have to remind myself (FORCE myself) to use my GRD3 more like that. I almost always use it for B&W, on the street, at relatively high ISO. Which its great for. But its great for so much more. I've only taken a few really crisp color shots with that camera but I know its capable!

    -Ray
     
  8. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Wonderful Jimmy - and long time no see! Wow, my favorites are your color ones, though each one stands alone beautifully. If I had to choose just one, I'd be torn between #3 and #5.

    So many great cameras - in my weaker moments I want them all.:blush:
     
  9. jimmy2thou

    jimmy2thou SC Regular

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    May 6, 2011
    Marbella, Spain
    Thanks BB :)

    It has been a while. I've been taking lots of photos, but am just getting round to editing them. I know what you mean about cameras! I've finally decided my final kit for now. I have my GRD III and recently got the NEX 5N, which I love with the EVF. And finally, now the prices have dropped there is a Sigma DP2s winging its way to me from Germany. It has taken a while to get the right kit, but have promised myself I will stick with these and learn them thoroughly for some time to come. At least that's what I'm telling myself now! :)

    I knew as soon as I got the GRD III that it was perfect for me. It took me a GX100, GX200 and Canon S90 to get there though! Same with the NEX. I had the NEX 5, then a Samsung NX10 (which is about to go on ebay) and finally now the NEX 5N, which is just right for my needs. As for the Sigma, I used to have the DP1s but really wanted a DP2. Unfortunately the price at the time was about £500. After a year or so of waiting, I managed to get one for just under £250 and am looking forward to that foveon goodness! :)

    I shall be posting some new pics soon from the NEX and Sigma. Happy days! :biggrin:
     
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  10. Briar

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    Oct 27, 2010
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    I didn't know the GRD3 did colour! :eek: This camera just gets better and better. :biggrin:

    A lovely set of photos Jimmy, the last one in particular caught my eye.
     
  11. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
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    Lovely work James, we do tend to forget the GR's can do lovely color!
     
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  12. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Very nice. I like the first one the most.
     
  13. jimmy2thou

    jimmy2thou SC Regular

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    May 6, 2011
    Marbella, Spain
    Thanks Karen, Lili & Djarum

    The GR's definitely have something unique about them in B&W and colour. It is the only camera I've had that has nice greens in foliage, and can also get nice smooth black skies when converting to black & white. Actually, my GX200 could do the black sky thing. I don't know why, but I haven't been able to do it with other cameras.

    This is from my old and departed GX200

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