Flickr member David Teter took this outstanding landscape image at Joshua Tree National Park with his Ricoh GRD using an R72 IR filter.
Flickr member Iris van Loon posted this wonderful image of what looks like snow that’s been rained on and turned to ice taken with her Sony RX100 II possibly somewhere in Ontario, Canada.
Flickr member hansol0 took this spectacular image of the Sherpa village Namche on the way to Everest Base Camp with his Sony RX100. This is at extremely high altitude, not all trekkers can even hike this far let alone up to Base Camp. Way to go hansol0.
My flickr contact rick lepage has posted a fantastic image taken in the Columbia Gorge with a Sony A7r camera, an adaptor, and a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens.
Flickr member Stan Yoshinobu has captured a fantastic array of shadows in sand dunes in this image of the Oceano Dunes on the California coast.
Dave and I hiked the approach to Bear Mountain, across Paradise Lane and down into Sage’s Ravine which is formed by Sage’s Brook and runs west-east along the border of Connecticut and Massachusetts just north of Bear Mountain (Connecticut).
I thought there might be some nice ice there and I was right. This is one of many keepers from yesterday and I don’t have time to process them all now because we’re going back today before it rains tomorrow.
Incredible hike, amazing photo ops and the Ricoh GR performed in cold like a champ and I never had to take my glove liners off to use it.
My flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp has posted another great Oregon beach shot taken with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member jvdmeij has taken a wonderful image in New Zealand with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact Helena has posted another spectacular landscape from her recent trip to Peru. She gets a lot out of her Fuji X-E1 and Fuji 14mm f/2.8 lens.
Dave crossing an upstream beaver dam
West Cornwall, Connecticut. A hike up the Appalachian Trail to Pine Swamp is good any time of year but winter is the best. Yesterday was extremely cold but there wasn’t much wind so we were fine as long as we kept moving.
Another aspect of the Ricoh GR that I like is that its controls can be used with thin glover liners on. I suffer from Raynaud syndrome (cold hands) and so taking mittens or gloves off to use a camera in extreme cold can be a serious problem for me. Being able to use a camera’s controls with thin, neoprene glove liners keeps my hands covered all the time. I keep opened and hot chemical hand warmers in a pocket in case I need them but yesterday with the glove liners on I had no need and was able to pull my mittens off and take pictures at will.
I had a very tough time doing this with the Sony RX100 with its flush mounted controls and this is one of the reasons I don’t own that camera anymore.
It was a great day to be out hiking, the snow wasn’t so deep we needed snow shoes and there wasn’t enough ice to require micro-spikes. I only fell once on snow covered oak leaves. The ice on the pond wasn’t thick enough to walk on yet but if it was and we walked out to the beaver lodge my guess is we’d have heard the beaver family yacking it up inside.
Beaver dam downstream of main pond
Oak and clouds
Icicle and lichen (RAW)
Icicle and lichen (high contrast jpeg)
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.