Ricoh GXR - A Lonely Path

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Duane Pandorf, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Duane Pandorf

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    Here's another from our visit to the Biltmore Estate:

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  2. christilou

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    Beautiful, mellow light. It looks very inviting :)
     
  3. Streetshooter

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    Really nice, it's intoxicating in a way but very relaxing.....
     
  4. Duane Pandorf

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    Thanks chritilou and Don. I'm think I'm getting the hang of this new camera. While touring the Biltmore Estate (where this was shot) I had a few other tourists ask about my camera. Thought that was interesting. Of course they had never heard of Ricoh!
     
  5. adanac

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    Very nice Duane, I liked how my eye was drawn to the tree in the distance (roughly in the centre), making me feel like I was walking through the gate.

    What lens (or lensor) is up front for that shot?
     
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  6. P.H

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    I'm glad you're not a camera salesman, your photos would sell it to me. Your photos look exactly the way I see things and portray just what I'd like mine to, though I'm a long way from getting there. How much PP have you done? And if you wouldn't mind, could you post the original so I can see what you had to work with?
     
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  7. Duane Pandorf

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    Thanks adanac, I only have the 28mm A12 but plan to add the 50mm and I hope Ricoh follows their roadmap and releases an APS-C zoom 24-70 or 85.
     
  8. Duane Pandorf

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    I will post the original later today as I'm traveling via the airlines today heading to the NY area for work.
     
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  10. Irenaeus

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    A beautiful picture that both draws one in and leads one out! My eye comes in the partially open gate to the brighter leaves and then out into the welcoming distance. My first moving into it was very dynamic ~ scintillating, even, with the curve of the gate drawing down to the left, only to rise with the bush and shadows to the tree and then drop down again with that lovely fall of leafy boughs to the mown path striking a new direction, straight ahead! ~ and once one's gone down that way a bit, one has freedom to move anywhere into the space of the park on the right. All in all, a quietly glorious photo which anyone could enjoy for a long, long time. As for me, I just wanted to enter the gate, stand stock still, drink it all in and then just stroll in peace to my heart's content. Thank you for sharing it...
     
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  11. Ghosthunter

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    The colour in the trees is wonderful and hypnotic! Great stuff!!!!
     
  12. Briar

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    It's a very beautiful image Duane. Well captured.
     
  13. BBW

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    Thank you, Irenaeus for putting my feelings into words.
     
  14. Duane Pandorf

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    Wow Irenaeus, thank you for the wonderful description of my photo. I didn't realize it could ilicite such an expressive description. Thank you so much. Standing there in real life gave me a sense of peacefulness. And looking out in the distance I felt there could be another world out there. One free from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. A place to take your partner hand in hand or a child to explore.
     
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  15. Duane Pandorf

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    Sorry it took so long to get back to you P.H. But here's the original:

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  16. Hyubie

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    Stunning!

    Ever since I saw a series of your photos here (I think it was "Facing West" or some such), I've been looking forward to your new images. I'm not very strong in capturing landscape, or buildings, or urban scenes - h3ll, any inanimate object. These images are a great starting point for people such as me. And, as you might start to notice, I usually end up with only one word to describe your images: yep, stunning.:2thumbs:
     
  17. P.H

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    Thank you. I'm as much impressed by the processing as I am by the shot. I keep being seduced by the idea of better equipment, this site doesn't always help avoid it, then I see what some people can do with an image and realise I'm not getting anything like the potential out of what I have... It is inspiring, though at times also a little frustrating.
     
  18. Archiver

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    And that's a great example of just one reason why I love the GXR - so much scope to bring out the beauty of an image. Great work.
     
  19. Streetshooter

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    You can say that again....1+