Lotuses

Lotus

Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I’m back in Los Angeles and back at the Japanese Garden shooting “loti” (lotuses) again. Thank god it was breezy as it was hot (hotter tomorrow) but not so great for shooting spindly flowers.

The above image is a RAW file processed high contrast in Lightroom. The Ricoh GR’s high contrast JPEG blew out the faces of the petals so I went to the RAW file to get more detail there. Nice to have both files.

Lotus

Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I’m back in Los Angeles and back at the Japanese Garden shooting “loti” (lotuses) again. Thank god it was breezy as it was hot (hotter tomorrow) but not so great for shooting spindly flowers.

This lotus seed pod is the high contrast JPEG processed in the Ricoh GR. The RAW file showed more detail but less contrast and was less interesting visually. Nice to have both files to mess with.

7 comments

  1. Very nice images. There is something about GR black and white RAW conversions that feels like an idolised memory of what black and white film was like (after you have forgotten about all the grain at higher ISOs!).

    1. Thank you Mark. Your comment is absolutely spot on. The GR has some magic about it, both in the way it works, and in the way it renders images. I can’t put my finger on every aspect of it but you’ve certainly put your finger on one: it makes images that have the feel of another time.

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