Sunday 1 January 2012

In London with my Ricoh GRD III

I ventured into Central London this morning. Things were getting set for the New Years Day Parade which meant that loads of roads were shut off. This meant that I wasn't able to get to where I wanted to go but I took a few more shots with my Ricoh GRD III this morning.

f/1.9, ISO 64, 1/570 shot on aperture priority mode
I have taken to shooting in RAW and black and white Jpeg. With the RAW images I don't really do a huge amount to them - yet. The Ricoh records the RAW image in colour and the Jpeg as black and white. The two pictures I have posted on here are the RAW images with minimal processing on iPhoto. I am sure I'd be able to do a great deal more with them if I had Photoshop but I am happy with what iPhoto does for the moment.  Any advice from more photographers with more knowledge than me would be welcome.

I am very pleased with the results so far and I am still amazed that a compact with such as small sensor can produce such sharp and detailed images. This little Ricoh is rapidly making all my other cameras start to gather dust. The fixed 28mm lens and not having any form of zoom doesn't seem to be a problem or bother me yet.

f/7.1, ISO 64, 1/73 shot on aperature priority mode
The SL2 was with me today and I am still loving the gearing and feel of the S-Type handlebars. Like many Bromptonites out there I suspect the coming on the new year turns to thoughts of BWC 2012 and perhaps another lunch ride in May?? I feel as if I should start training now but not overly sure what form of training this will involve? Any ideas fellow Bromptonites?


  1. Good pics you have here, look forward to seeing more.

  2. Happy New Year! The photos look lovely. I suppose the Ricoh GRD III is a great tool to have handy!!

    Peace :)

  3. Thanks for the comments. I have a long way to go to match your photos Fegrig. Some of your photos are stunners.


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