Ricoh November Reflections

jimmy2thou

Regular
May 6, 2011
33
Marbella, Spain
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
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
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
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
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:
 

jimmy2thou

Regular
May 6, 2011
33
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:
 

Briar

All-Pro
Oct 27, 2010
124
Scotland
Karen
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.
 

jimmy2thou

Regular
May 6, 2011
33
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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