Ricoh Ricoh GRD3 HiBW images

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 12, 2010
Philly, Pa
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
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
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
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
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!
 

Will

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 ;) )
 

AzPete

Veteran
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.





Grats, Keep em coming.
Pete
 

AzPete

Veteran
Dec 24, 2010
Pete, your an oldie like the rest of us...well, your really, really old.
Maybe you should try the GRD3 out....
A younger Don
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
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
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...

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BBW

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
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" www.billbrandt.com/Shop/printshop.html

Looking forward to more and more, Will.
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
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?
 

Streetshooter

Administrator Emeritus
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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BBW

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
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:
 

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