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Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 2 Days Ago  
Point and Shoot Competition #173 - Legs in B&W
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Ricoh GRIII

Paris

Forum: Ricoh GR 08-02-2022, 02:13 PM  
Ricoh GRIIIx photos
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 27
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Welcome to the dark side :cool:
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 08-02-2022, 04:03 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #172 - One Step Beyond
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 37
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Well done Titia and thanks to Cipher for the unconventional subject which threw up some great shots.

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Thank you. To be honest, double exposure is a fairly simple form of analogue manipulation. The real magic is done in the darkroom and my own darkroom skills are pretty basic compared to the darkroom printers of the 50's/60's/70's. A lot of us think that those classic b&w prints from yesteryear just came straight out of camera but this article
Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom | PetaPixel
shows how much skill went in to getting the perfect photograph.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-30-2022, 04:10 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #172 - One Step Beyond
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 37
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Final entry..... all done in Photoshop this time. Liquify tool, Solarise, Hue/Saturation, Curves, Sharpen, all done a bit too easily for my liking :lol:
Ricoh GRIII



Original jpg
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Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-26-2022, 10:50 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #172 - One Step Beyond
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 37
Views: 1,153
Thanks. The idea came from a mishap several years ago. I'd shot a roll of film on some vintage steam trains. I'd developed the film but before making darkroom prints, I always scan the negs so I can see what shots are worthy of a wet print. I accidentally picked up two strips of negatives, one on top of the other and put them into the film holder on the scanner. I ended up with a scan of two trains on a collision course. It was probably a better image than my competition entry but the camera I used at the time doesn't meet the "compact" requirements.

Not a competition entry
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-25-2022, 11:18 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #172 - One Step Beyond
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 37
Views: 1,153
So I'm still trying to avoid a photoshopped entry but seeing Bart's entry above, I might do something like that for my final entry.

For my second entry below, I've kept it in camera with my GRIII by shooting it at 1/4 seconds and rotating the camera quickly about the centre point as I'm pressing the shutter. I've included a small jpg of the true scene too.



Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-19-2022, 12:47 AM  
GR III vs DSLR for travel
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Since I bought my GRIII almost 2 years ago, my DSLR has spent most of its time at home. If I'm travelling in my car and space/weight isn't a consideration, I will take my DSLR and a couple of lenses. If I'm traveling by air or rail I tend to leave the DSLR at home. I'm off to Paris for a week next month and I'll just take my GRIII and one of my small film bodies.

The GRIII is superb for city/street photography anyway. To be honest, the image quality of my DSLR (Canon EOS 6D) is better than the GRIII, particularly with one of my better lenses fitted...... but, and its a big "but" the image quality isn't better by a huge amount. That APSC sensor and sharp 28mm lens is something to behold in a camera that small.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-16-2022, 02:54 PM  
Point and Shoot Competition #172 - One Step Beyond
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 37
Views: 1,153
I'm trying to avoid going straight to photoshop for this one (although I may resort to that later). I wanted my "special effects" to be created in camera for this one so I turned to one of my film bodies for this shot. I took it on my Yashica 35 Electro GTN which has a fixed 45mm lens and weighs less than 1kg, which meets the competition rules. It's a double exposure shot on Ilford FP4 film. I didn't know how successful I'd be stopping the film from advancing before making the second exposure but it worked well.



Forum: Ricoh GR 07-06-2022, 10:47 AM  
GR III - photos from owners
Posted By Vendee
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West coast of Scotland.







Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-03-2022, 02:22 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #171 - The Secret Life of Plants
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Well done Cipher, some great shots there. Thanks to UncleVanya for the subject.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-30-2022, 10:45 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #171 - The Secret Life of Plants
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Some garden furniture hidden in here.

This table and chair set in a shady area our garden has always been for decorative effect and always gets surrounded by other plants.

Ricoh GRIII

Forum: Ricoh GR 06-29-2022, 02:30 PM  
GR III - photos from owners
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Sunset at Largs on the west coast of Scotland.

Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 06-17-2022, 03:35 AM  
Question Browser setting question
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 4
Views: 215
You may be right Adam. Its working fine for me now so I wont start poking around Chrome's settings with the risk of making something else break :)
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 06-15-2022, 01:50 PM  
Question Browser setting question
Posted By Vendee
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Views: 215
Thank you, that had the desired effect. It doesn't explain why Firefox resized the images without the need to change my forum settings but the important thing is that its all good now.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 06-15-2022, 11:16 AM  
Question Browser setting question
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 4
Views: 215
When I post an image on PentaxForums, I always scale the image down, normally to 1024 pixels on the longest edge. I know most other people do the same. Sometimes people will post an image that is perhaps 4000 pixels wide. I'm not complaining about that but I've noticed that if I view the forum using the Firefox browser, it automatically downsizes the larger images to fit on the visible page but Google Chrome does not.

Any idea how to configure Chrome to scale down large images the way that Firefox does? Thanks.
Forum: Ricoh GR 06-11-2022, 12:55 AM  
GR III - photos from owners
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 1,367
Views: 106,186
That's a great shot. The GRIII has a really good macro capability for a compact.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-09-2022, 12:05 PM  
Point and Shoot Competition #171 - The Secret Life of Plants
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Quite a tricky subject this month I think.

For my first shot I found the ruins of an 11th century priory hidden behind this plant.
Ricoh GRIII

Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory | English Heritage

Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-03-2022, 02:11 AM  
Discussion about Point & Shoot Competition
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Yeah I had thought about that. The way round it would be the winner of a themed competition would chose the subject for the next themed competition. The winner of a "no theme" competition doesn't get to chose a subject for the next competition because it wasn't a themed competition.

So basically if you win a themed competition you get to chose although you may have to wait a month before your subject runs. As a "no theme" winner you just have to accept that as your winning entry didn't have theme, you don't get to chose.

Hang on a minute, as I'm typing this I've just realised the flaw in that idea. The judging of the competitions would be problematic. You need the person setting the subject to be the one to judge the entries. That would mean that the winner of the "no theme" competition would have to wait 3 months to judge the next "no theme" competition. Back to the drawing board :o
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-02-2022, 01:57 PM  
Discussion about Point & Shoot Competition
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
So Barondla set a "No theme, enter anything" subject for the last competition. Now I quite like being set a specific subject because I like being challenged to photograph something that I might not do ordinarily. But....... the last competition seems to have been a success with an increased number of entries. So I was wondering if it would be worth considering doing the "no theme" subject more often? I was thinking perhaps doing it every 4th competition which is 3 times a year. Just putting it out there and I wonder what everyone else thinks.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-02-2022, 01:42 PM  
Point and Shoot Competition #170 - No Theme. Enter anything!
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Congrats to UncleVanya for his winning entry and also to all the other great shots in the competition.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 05-15-2022, 02:00 AM  
Pentax ME underexposing
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Replies: 15
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I think that when you use another camera to verify your exposure meter, its important to make sure that both cameras are metering the same scene. So if I'm checking out my ME Super with a 50mm lens I would use my FF DSLR with a 50mm lens and even then I'd set the DSLR to "centre weighted" metering to match the metering system of the ME Super. If your Fuji is a crop sensor then you should ideally set the lens length to match what you are seeing through the ME Super viewfinder.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 05-07-2022, 06:46 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #170 - No Theme. Enter anything!
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Hey John, I don't know if you are aware but where I come from, looking at that sort of material is a resigning matter :lol:
https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/porn-mp-neil-parish-may-have-been-looking-...uggest-1605703

---------- Post added 05-07-22 at 03:10 PM ----------

Oooh, a free choice of subject.... that's made things more difficult ;)

Ricoh GR3:
Slug and toadstool.



Ricoh GR3:
River Blyth, Walberswick, Suffolk.


Samsung Galaxy S7:
I would like to point out that this image has not been manipulated in any way. This little fellow really is sitting on my knee. He is sadly departed now but for almost 4 years, this wonderful Robin was our constant companion. He would feed from the hand up to 30 times a day. He would come into the house and sit with us. He would tap on the window if he couldn't get in. He would fly down and sit on your shoulder or in this case, your knee. A wild animal and not a pet but he brought a lot of joy and is sadly missed.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 04-19-2022, 11:03 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #169 - Transitions
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Bud to Blossom. An apple tree in my garden.
Ricoh GRIII macro mode.

Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 04-18-2022, 11:16 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 11,538
Views: 1,329,634
That's pretty much my experience except I didn't pay for the camera and I probably wouldn't want to spend money on a smaller rangefinder (unless I could spring for a Leica and their wonderful lenses). Despite its limitations, the Yashica produces lovely images so I'll keep it. If I find myself not using it I'll probably sell it and give someone the opportunity to love it. :)
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 04-18-2022, 02:22 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Vendee
Replies: 11,538
Views: 1,329,634
Thanks guy, I will keep hold of it and try and get more comfortable with it. You are right about it being better with slower film. My FP4 at 125 was just about right. A 400 film with the max 1/500 shutter would mean everything shot at f/16 in good light. Its just a shame its a bit on the big size. My camera bag easily takes my DSLR and something small like my MX or ME Super but the Yashica is a tighter squeeze. Having said that, I find myself leaving the DSLR at home these days and pocketing my tiny Ricoh GRIII which almost matches the IQ.
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