My flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp has done it yet again: an amazing sand dunes image from the southern Oregon coast taken with his Ricoh GR. Wow, the detail and light are amazing.
My flickr contact Peter Bowers has posted a wonderful minimalist landscape of thin ice on a lake in Ontario, Canada.
My flickr contact Helena Normark just returned from a trip to Peru and oh my, she really got some amazing images with her Fuji X-E1 and 14mm lens.
Flickr member p medicus took this amazing aerial image from a paraglider with his Ricoh GR. Wow.
Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts. Given that I’m the maintainer for this trail and I’d not been on it in a few weeks, I thought it time to take a look at it. To my surprise, there was ice on the falls and all along the trail. I had to watch my step as I didn’t bring my Micro spikes and the patches of ice under leaves were treacherous.
I love the look of this place any time of year but the bleakness of late fall/early winter is particularly appealing to me. Couple that with processing in higher contrast monochrome and you have a recipe for interesting photography.
Race Brook above the falls
Ice teeth on Race Brook
Flickr member p medicus has done it again, this is a top down, aerial shot of trees casting shadows on a snow surface taken from a paraglider with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact and good friend Gary Sharp has posted another Oregon coast dunes shot taken in high contrast mode with his Ricoh GR. The footprints of various sizes and shapes work well here.
Flickr member Art Walaszek posted an excellent winter landscape shot taken in Portage, Wisconsin with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp has posted another excellent iPhone/Hipstamatic image of sand dunes. It looks like an aerial image but in fact, Gary took it on a hike so no planes were involved.
My good friend Gary Sharp has posted another excellent beach landscape image of the coastline near Humbug Mountain taken with his Ricoh GR.
My friend Gary Sharp took a hike on the Oregon dunes with his Ricoh GR and got some spectacular high contrast black and white images. Wow.
Japanese Garden through a tea house window
Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. It was a perfect day to tour this garden, not too hot and there were a lot of birds around. My mother can’t see well enough to track them anymore but she could hear them squawking: cormorants, egrets, grebes, mallards and more. I thought this garden would be another place to experiment with the Ricoh GR in high contrast black and white mode, lots of sun/shade contrast, lots of texture, and plenty of odd shapes. Fun.
Rock and raked sand
Mallards and tree reflection
Rocks and waterfall
Cormorant and tree reflection
Rock and raked sand
Bird of paradise
Flickr member Sijanto Nature has posted this dramatic image of a terraced hillside for growing rice in Yuanyang – Kunming – China.
My flickr contact Mikael Jeney has posted an outstanding image of a forest stream. Note the smoothness of the water and the light. Outstanding work.
On a bridge crossing the Shepaug River between Cornwall and Warren, Connecticut.
We were driving back from Litchfield and decided to take a more scenic way. This little hollow where Flat Rocks Road crosses the Shepaug River has always been a source of nice images. The river goes over a small waterfall here and then flows into a reservoir that supplies the city of Waterbury with part of its water supply.
The Ricoh was set up for high contrast and that’s where I left it.
Flickr member Roger Reuver took this outstanding image of a cement factory in Greece at dusk with his Ricoh GR. I love the light.
Flickr member Robin Jaffray has reposted an image taken a while ago with new processing. It’s spectacular.
Race Brook Falls
Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts. Anne and I took a walk up this trail to the Appalachian Trail intersection. Since I’ve photographed the heck out of this trail in color I figured I’d be bold and just set the Ricoh GR to high contrast B/W without a RAW backup. Oh boy.
These images are straight from the camera via Lightroom with no adjustment or cropping. I’m really enjoying this experiment and it’s giving my photography a much needed kick in the ass.
Race Brook above the falls
Race Brook pool and reflection
Anne descending the Race Brook Falls trail
Looking east from the Race Brook Falls trail
My friend Gary Sharp has taken another stellar photograph with his iPhone 5 and the Hipstamatic app.
Flickr member Robin Jaffray shot this excellent beach scene in Cornwall, UK with his Fuji X100S.