Ricoh A Day Out

Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I was set to have morning tea and lunch in the Sydney CBD with a couple of friends (we only catch up annually if that), it was a long train trip for me, 3 hours, so at least part of the time was spent in taking pictures :) Besides, I nearly ran my phone battery flat listening to "Power of One".

Anyway, the Ricoh served well as always, though there were a lot of duds from the moving train.

Down past Gosford (I was too busy with my audiobook before that) and rumbling alongside Brisbane Waters (which have nothing to do with the capital of Queensland)

On Brisbane Waters by kyte50, on Flickr

Crossing the Hawkesbury River (part of the larger Brisbane Waters, really)

Crossing the Hawkesbury by kyte50, on Flickr

I was glad I changed trains at Gosford instead of waiting until later
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Train getting V full by kyte50, on Flickr

Some time later, arrived at Town Hall Station, which is named for this building, but which is underneath the Queen Victoria Building, where I was meeting my friends.

Sydney Town Hall by kyte50, on Flickr

I was an hour early (deliberately, wanted to do some photography) so wandered about the QVB for a while before settling down in a coffee shop to wait.

One of the two clocks suspended from the roof

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney by kyte50, on Flickr

And the other

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney by kyte50, on Flickr

Lots of floors

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney by kyte50, on Flickr

And a gorgeous stained glass window

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney by kyte50, on Flickr

I did try for some people shots on the street but they were mostly duds, so not posting...

Then too much talking and catching up and walking to a new location for lunch... so all I have is after lunch

An empty wine glass :)
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After Lunch by kyte50, on Flickr
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
It looks and sounds as though you had a great time, Sue, and that the trip was all part of a great package. I'll look forward to checking these out more carefully on Flickr..and hoping to see more there, too.

I'm in love with your first for its dreamlike qualities.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Thanks, all. Yes, it was a very pleasant day. I think I'm doing it again toward the end of next month but in the meantime might take myself down for no particular reason. The Harbour and Rocks area should be worth a bit of a wander, but next time probably x100 and k-5. Could have done with the K-5 for those Brisbane Waters shots. Moving train, gRD3 with no IS... hmm...

BB, I dont think there will be any more on flickr, none really worth posting. Maybe after the next run down to Sydney.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Great pics again Sue :) one day if and when I get to Syd I would love to take pics with you :)
Thanks, Kerri... Just let me know :)

I love the QVB, although the two times I have briefly been through it I haven't gone up on any of the upper levels.
I'd seen a couple of shots elsewhere, so wanted to "have a go" myself. I found that the shops are hideously expensive, and the higher you go, the higher the prices go. The coffee shop my friends and I went to at first was outrageous. It cost me $4.60 for a Twinings teabag and a pot of hot water, and they wanted $18 for a sandwich. That's why we went elsewhere (the Arthouse Hotel). None of it was far from Town Hall Station so not so bad for this old duck :)
 

Phoenix

All-Pro
Dec 28, 2011
124
Melbourne, Australia
Phoenix Gonzales
Nice series, looks like a nice relaxing day, I'll be coming around Sydney in 2 weeks time, I'll try to go to the same places and take some photos, not sure though as its a work function.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Nice series, looks like a nice relaxing day, I'll be coming around Sydney in 2 weeks time, I'll try to go to the same places and take some photos, not sure though as its a work function.
Theres more outside than in, to photograph (Druitt street/George Street)... I wasn't able to spend a lot of time because of needing to locate the meeting place and wandering indoors as I did.

Hyde Park (just a couple of blocks away) is also pretty good for photography.

Work functions, though... tend to be a tad restrictive.
 

KianO

Top Veteran
Jun 27, 2012
103
Geneva
Although I got my GRD IV for B&W, realize with your lovely picture that the colors are really very good in this little camera.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Thanks, guys.

Yes KianO, its wonderful for colour as well as B&W. Its an amazing bit of kit, the GRD series. I'd really like to get a IV for the image stabilisation but cannot be buying any more cameras!! In the meantime, the III is just gorgeous. I love the menuing system, Ricoh makes setup so darned easy and obvious!
 

KianO

Top Veteran
Jun 27, 2012
103
Geneva
Thanks, guys.

Yes KianO, its wonderful for colour as well as B&W. Its an amazing bit of kit, the GRD series. I'd really like to get a IV for the image stabilisation but cannot be buying any more cameras!! In the meantime, the III is just gorgeous. I love the menuing system, Ricoh makes setup so darned easy and obvious!
I dunno the grd III and am not aware of the Effectiveness of IS on this camera, hopefully the V would come out in sync with budget :)
 

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