Ricoh GRD3 HiBW images

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Will, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    This setting is a bit extreme but I though this thread might encourage those that have the camera to try it and put up some images

    One to start things off


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    R0016450a by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
     
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  2. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
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  3. Streetshooter

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    Jul 12, 2010
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    Wow Will, you must be checking out Ralph Gibson. I know that these are your images but I would pay very close attention to the milk bottles. That image could very well be the start of a very interesting series.
    I really like that a lot.... a real lot.... it transcends what the thread was meant to be.... great image!
    don
     
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Will, that milk bottle shot is incredible. I've seen the first one on Flickr and I think I said something there, but the second one is in another class altogether.

    Its funny, I tend not to shoot with that setting/filter because I could achieve the same thing with a B&W processing program and you do close off some options with it, but the fact is I generally don't end up with that type of processing often and sometimes shooting with that filter set really allows you to see differently. This one is brilliant and you may not have ended up with that treatment by any other means. Really well done. Think I'll take a walk with that set in the next couple of days - haven't really used that setting since June at the shore.

    -Ray
     
  5. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Love this Will. Highly evocative! Great work and keen to see more from this series...
     
  6. Streetshooter

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    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Will, I don't critique images unless asked so I'll just say the following.
    You and the milk bottle image have given me inspiration.
    Thank you Sir!
     
  7. Streetshooter

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  8. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Don, Ray, Mark,
    Many many thanks for your comments. I'm a bit taken aback!
    I really liked that shot and it was one of those that almost composed itself as I was approaching. I didn't even stop walking as I took it. I hadn't knowingly seen Ralph Gibsons work Don but I certainly have now and am wondering if Ricoh may have had him in mind and set up the HiBW to emulate his look? I love your images here don, and the recent ones on your flickr stream and am honoured that you say I may have inspired you at all to take them.

    Ray I can't wait to see what may come of you intention to go the way of HiBW in the coming days and hope it may take the pressure off me following up that bottle image (I'm now a bit nervous of living up to expectations Mark ;) )
     
  9. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Cool

    Wonderful stuff Will, I too love super contrasty type pics, with almost no tone at all.
    As you can see from a couple of mine oldies.

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    Grats, Keep em coming.
    Pete
     
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  10. Streetshooter

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    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Pete, your an oldie like the rest of us...well, your really, really old.
    Maybe you should try the GRD3 out....
    A younger Don
     
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  11. AzPete

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Yes sonny boy, I could be your dad, never know. Btw love that skulls shot, still haven't figured out what it is.
    Love,
    Dada
     
  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    One of the things I found surprising about HIBW is how much latitude is still in the files if you want to process them just a bit. The toning in Don's shots above tell me he imported those jpegs into SEP for processing. I haven't been out shooting much recently, but here are a couple of HIBW shots I did a couple of months ago that benefited a LOT from a bit of processing. In a way I guess it sort of defeats the purpose, but I just can't leave 'em alone and I don't think it detracts from the basic feel of the photo. Here are three before and after...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6141634124/" title="Before from a before and after by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Before from a before and after"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5893616208/" title="R0010930 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="R0010930"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6141080755/" title="Before from a before and after by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Before from a before and after"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5893616704/" title="Glass table by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Glass table"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6141634308/" title="Before from a before and after by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Before from a before and after"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5893042451/" title="R0010865 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="R0010865"></a>
     
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  13. AzPete

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Ray, you're a man after my own heart. Great stuff
    Pete
     
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  14. Spode

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    Touche

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  15. BBW

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    Will, here's what I wrote on Flickr:

    The first thing I thought was - stellar. Next, I thought how this is another example of what excites me about your pictures - they're intense.

    They're your eyes Will, no matter which camera you use.

    After falling for this picture, I couldn't help but think of Bill Brandt's black and whites" <a href="http://www.billbrandt.com/Shop/printshop.html" rel="nofollow">www.billbrandt.com/Shop/printshop.html</a>

    Looking forward to more and more, Will.
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Spode,
    I tried to increase your image size but alas, no luck.
    If you need assistance, either the "no GRD3 BB or myself are here.
    Of course the mods are also but they are very busy peeps.

    Nice stuff everyone. This is the only camera ever that I can live with a jpeg file.
    Pete, ya gotz yers yet?
     
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  17. BBW

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    Well, if I click on Spode's it's plenty big - and quite wonderful! :thumbup:
     
  18. Streetshooter

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    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Roger that gal but I thought it would draw more having it large on the post.
    Your right of course... I'm always wrong...boo hoo

    If ya wanna try the camera BB.... You know what ta do...
    Brudder
     
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  19. BBW

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    No,no... I agree that larger attachments would be better, Don. Uploading to the gallery is even better...or embedding from a website.

    Oh, and I will continue to admire the GRD3 from afar.:wink:
     
  20. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Wonderful B & W here :smile: I like high contrast images. Now I'm feeling inspired too!