Broadway, New York.
We were walking north on Broadway from Union Square and I liked the light on this building’s features. I didn’t see the corner as Darth’s helmet until I got home.
My Flickr contact wakoo22 posted a beautifully exposed and composed image of rapids (probably in Japan) taken with a Ricoh GRD 4 (an older small-sensor model).
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this dramatic image of a group of skyscrapers in London, including “the gherkin” on the left.
I like the contrail which looks like a scratch in the sky.
My Flickr contact Jean-Marc Vernier posted this excellent image of a boy and a soccer ball from above. The shadow over the brick pattern is perfect.
My Flickr contact eses moto posted this brilliant silhouette of what looks like a woman and a screen with a great pattern on it. Fantastic.
Decided to try an experiment with multiple exposures on a small hosta outside our house.
The Ricoh GR makes it easy: I kept going until it told me that was enough. This one was the fourth in the series which means that there are four exposures here. I got to five and it was nice too but somehow I liked this one best.
This is a fun process and the real fun will be coming up with subjects ripe for this kind of technique. Thanks Gary and others who led me into this.
My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp shot this multiple exposure of a rhododendron plant on the Oregon coast with his Ricoh GR II.
My Flickr contact Johan Talens posted another amazing window reflection taken in Paris with a Ricoh GR.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm took this great wide angle architectural shot in Frankfurt, Germany with a Canon 5D III and a 12-24mm lens at 12mm (very wide angle).
The wide angle gives the image more drama than it would have had otherwise and for those who don’t know, the Canon 5D, being a full-frame camera means that 12mm is actually 12mm instead of 12mm x 1.6 (a cropped APS-C sensor) which would be 19.2mm, still wide but not as wide and dramatic. I miss having a full frame camera and a wide angle lens.
Most point and shoot cameras have smaller sensors which means achieving angles wider than 24mm is near impossible without the addition of some kind of accessory in front of the lens, sort of defeating the portability of the camera.
Even 24mm adds more drama than the 28mm of my Ricoh GR and tempts me to revisit the Sony RX100 series which has a nice zoom lens on it that goes from 24mm at f/1.8 to 70mm at f/2.8. I hate the ergonomics of the Sony (flush mounted controls, terrible menu system) but it’s a fine camera with many excellent features.
For architecture, wide angle, while it adds distortion, also adds drama and I like that.