Taken the other day, strolling around the downtown business area of a small Oregon town - where the owner of an automotive transmission repair shop has come up with an ingenious way to advertise his business.
This was a color jpeg from my GRDiii.
Once upon a time, not that long ago - maybe 4 or 5 years ago, as I recall - this diner, in a small Oregon town that is predominantly either blue-collar or agricultural or both - was packed, with customers, and their parked cars, all busily chowing down at the lunch hour.
Now it's empty...
Great shot, Matt. Or should I say - 'great eye' - because (I believe) it is the eye - and the mind - and in some way the photographer's (yours) ability to previsualize an image - which all go into this photograph.
Or, maybe we should just keep it simple after all---
Nonetheless, Adam, I have to say that, for me at least, the 'Dynamic B & W' mode on your LX5....is producing some beautiful images - there is a really nice gradation of subtle tones in most of them. I like them quite a lot.
My seemingly pristine - but actually relatively ancient (11 years old) by modern standards - Ricoh GRD iii sort of fits my definition of a vintage compact - the key word being compact, as it's so tiny, it is very easy to slip into a pocket and almost forget.
I was passing by a rural area...
What do you see when you stroll to the end of a small dead-end rural lane?
Reflectors, of course - to warn nocturnal drivers they need to slow down or stop.
But in the daytime, they look like....sentinels, of a very thin race of sentient robots.
Well, that's one interpretation, anyway ;)
Strolling through the deserted downtown streets of the small Oregon town where I live, near sunset, I saw a spot of light in the window of a closed (because of the Covid19 virus) bookstore; when I got closer, I saw that the bookstore owner had left a tiny Angel glowing in his window, like a beacon.
I love this shot - but not merely for the composition and the multiple tones, ranging from light to dark with a whole host of subtle grays in between - but also because of the way you have processed it - which somehow makes all the elements come together. Really nicely done, all around.
Truly lovely light in this image, Jeroen.
And I have to say, in general - you seem to have a knack for taking and creating some of the nicest photographs I have ever seen coming out of that diminutive Sony RX100 camera. I know you are using the latest version - iteration VI I believe? - but it...
Strolling is in fact the operative verb for what I was doing...wandering around the small Oregon town where I live...when I spotted this seemingly shy statue, peering out at me from behind the chair leg of a small front-yard suburban garden. So I raised my small photographic brick and...
Really nice photo, Matt.
I sometimes forget how remarkably capable a camera the Ricoh GR III is...then I see a photograph like this one and it all comes back. Although, to be totally honest, it isn't so much the 'camera' - as the eye (or vision) of the photographer. Not to mention the way you...
Walking around the small Oregon town where I live.
Passing by another fire hydrant.
One which I have gone by I don't know how many times without ever really bothering to look at it.
Today I stopped. And looked.
Well, simply based on looking (over and over) at this one photo of yours, I would have to agree: the Nokton 50mm f/1.5 is a great lens. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts. I haven't shot with Leica's for a few decades now - not since the ancient analog-only days - but if I were to ever dip my toes...
A truly lovely sense of light in all of these photographs.
I personally don't like the term 'capture' which seems in vogue among many digital photographers - but in this particular case, for me, in your photos, you have captured an elusive sense of both light and place.