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.
My flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp has posted yet another wonderful iPhone/Hipstamatic shot of the dunes on the Oregon coast.
Flickr member Ryo Mukae shot this great interior in Tokyo, Japan with his Ricoh GR. Great sense of scale here.
Flickr member A.Ky has captured a great moment with his Ricoh GRD IV: a group of boys hanging out on a flatbed trailer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Flickr member Andrea La Rosa posted this most excellent image of a man on the Great Wall of China taken with her Ricoh GR.
My longtime flickr contact rosemary* has posted yet another spectacular image of a Japanese maple with colored bokeh in Japan.
My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz took this great image of a boy jumping into the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Maciej has a knack for capturing wonderful action moments.
Flickr member Thomas Perch-Nielsen has posted a wonderful image taken in a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member mankichi44 has posted a very nice high contrast street shot taken in Nagoya, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
Milton, Connecticut. Our good friend and neighbor Bill Lauf has a “day” job that pays the bill and keeps him on the road more than he’d like. He’s also a fine musician/songwriter and every fall for the past 37 years he’s been doing a concert at Milton Hall, a small gathering place in a small town near Litchfield, Connecticut.
My wife Anne was at the very first one in 1976. I didn’t start attending until I met her in 1989 but I’ve been going every year since and Bill has become a good friend of mine.
In the past I’ve been tasked with getting some decent shots of Bill playing for album covers and liner note photographs and I’ve brought bags of DSLR gear to this concert. This year I was free but brought the Ricoh GR (my only camera aside from my iPhone) to see what it might do in the tough lighting conditions of Milton Hall. I had to get close (no zoom, 28mm lens) but was able to get a few decent shots where the audio mic wasn’t covering his face. I love this camera, it’s a masterpiece of simple design and high usability, a nearly perfect balance of form and function.
There are many things that are great about Bill’s concerts: certainly his music is at the top of the list, it’s superb and he’s continued to grow as both a songwriter and musician over the many years I’ve known him. But, the cast of characters in the audience, some of them our neighbors, some of them familiar faces to us only from this yearly event, is fine as well, and as word spreads about Bill’s concerts more people come and he now has to book the hall for both Friday and Saturday nights. The other “character” that’s in the background but an important part of the mix is Milton Hall and the town of Milton. There’s a reason Bill chooses this venue year after year: the hall has a warmth (heated by a big old wood stove that we had fired up last night) both visually and acoustically that adds character to a folk concert like this and last night there was light snow and it was cold so the place to be was inside the hall, listening to Bill.
Flickr member Takuya has posted a most excellent image of a Tokyo, Japan manhole cover.
Flickr member Marser captured this excellent shot of two cats in Kyoto, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member Sijanto Nature has posted this dramatic image of a terraced hillside for growing rice in Yuanyang – Kunming – China.
Flickr member Riverman___ has taken a very nice image of downtown London with his Ricoh GR. I’m pretty sure the moire pattern on the left edge on the bulging building on the right is from the lack of a low pass filter on the sensor. The lack of this filter makes for sharper images but in situations like this there can be moire which isn’t great to look at.
Flickr member Barry Yanowitz has posted a fantastic, minimalist interior shot of the walkway underneath One World Trade Center (the new World Trade Center building) taken with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member Pramudya T Mahendra has posted an outstanding reflection image taken in in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Flickr member ume mybabys took this fascinating high contrast image in Japan with his Ricoh GRD II.
My flickr contact Mikael Jeney has posted a beautiful monochrome of an early snow. We just had our first snow here in Connecticut and I’m not quite done with leaves yet (ugh).
Flickr member hugociss has taken a dramatic interior of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai, China.