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MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
Two more shots of my mother's old portable Olivetti Lettera typewriter.
The first taken using the GRii's built-in 'Positive Film' jpeg effect---

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The second, another angle, processing the RAW DNG in Silver Efex--

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MiguelATF

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Outtakes Day 5 (July 5): Mowing Day

Two more outtakes from Mowing Day - aka the day don José mowed the upper acre of overgrown wild grasses and weeds, early in the morning.

The first was taken with the GRII's in-camera 'positive film' setting--

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The second, another from the series, was tweaked in Silver Efex (and Color Efex too) for a monochrome look which somehow felt much closer to the spirit of this particular image, to me at least.

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MiguelATF

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I believe you have said on one or two occasions that the GR III seems to shine in closer shots - where the photographer is in close (or closer) to the subject - but this photograph seems to suggest two things to me: first, that perhaps the GR III is also quite good at wider landscape-like views - and second that you are expanding your already broad horizons - of what you can do with this little camera with a great lens - by leaps and bounds.

That's the long version. The short version is: this is a very cool photo. And I really like it.
 

MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
I'm posting one more set of 'Outtakes' from my Day 5 which are technically not really outtakes from SiJ - for which I am only using my GRii this month - but, rather, additional 'take' of the same subject - which was 'Mowing Day' for the field of overgrown grass above my old farmhouse. These particular 'outtakes' were taken by another camera, my little X30 (which I'm using for Day-to-Day) but as they offer a different look at the same subject, they seem to belong.

The man in question is don José, who has been farming and driving tractors for decades; here, after finishing the mowing, he is expounding on his many mowing and gardening stories---

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Here, he is making a point--

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And here, he is simply waxing lyrical - as well as enjoying the warmth of an Oregon summer morning---

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MoonMind

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I believe you have said on one or two occasions that the GR III seems to shine in closer shots - where the photographer is in close (or closer) to the subject - but this photograph seems to suggest two things to me: first, that perhaps the GR III is also quite good at wider landscape-like views - and second that you are expanding your already broad horizons - of what you can do with this little camera with a great lens - by leaps and bounds.

That's the long version. The short version is: this is a very cool photo. And I really like it.
Thanks a lot, Miguel. The only thing I'm a little unhappy with is the fact that forum compression crushes the subtle detail in the foreground and renders the shadows very dark; the original is a tad less bold, but better balanced. Yes, the GR III is a real powerhouse. But I'm struggling with the handling, especially the framing - however, reconfiguring Touch AF makes a noticeable difference (I had it set to "AF and release" - like I used to do on the Olympus E-PL7 - but the smaller form factor made usingt that as accurately as necessary too awkward for me; new setting: AF point setting only ...).

M.
 

MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
Two outtakes from my subject-of-the-day, an ancient and tiny Japanese doll, who is perched on the edge of a modern Japanese-designed laser printer, in my living room - two more shots, each processed in a different way.

The first in color---

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The second in monochrome, a lightly-tweaked version of the GRII's in-camera 'Hi-Contrast B&W' setting--

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