Thanks everyone. Sue, maybe you should rethink the GRD. The camera was designed for street. Perhaps you should rethink street as per the GRD. What I mean is, the camera really does GRIT well. So then, try using higher ISO's to emphasize the grit. I like it up to 1600 for sure. That way even in snap focus, you get a higher shutter speed. This is one of the cameras that when the files are somewhat noisy, that translates to grain. I'm saying grain because of the old film days.
Even on my X100, I often shoot at 2000 or more in bright light.
When I got the grd3 I shot with both a lot - x100 on a strap and grd3 in a pocket. But in good light I just kept gravitating toward the Ricoh. The x100 has made me face up to the reality that I generally prefer shooting without a viewfinder. Because I love that OVF far more than any other evf/OVF I've used, but I'd still rather frame with the rear screen or by instinct 90% plus of the time. Not sure if thats the same "freedom" you're referring to, but it's the one I react to.I haven't touched the X100 in a week due to the freedom the GRD3 grants.
Really a great experience...
Norman, I'm only viewing on an iPhone, but I like the second and LOVE the third. Very tough to tell what's real and what's an existing image in that third one. Am I to assume you're getting more comfortable with snap focus?
Very impressive Norman, those are very striking images. I love the idea of the first where the child is skipping and carefree whilst her mother is all sour faced in her twenties. I bet she see's broken glass where the bairn sees glitter.
I have only begun experimenting with this type of photography. I don't live in a very congested area but I took this shot while in Savannah, Ga almost a month ago while there for my bi-annual pilot recurrent training: