ogl: You can get 21, 28 and 35 mm with Ricoh GR.
If you think of it as a 10mp m43 sensor with 35mm eq lens, would you feel better?
wootpile: This would have been a fantastic camera with a longer lens. Put a 35 on it for a 50mm and the IQ would have been stunniing. Want wide - just stitch.
I agree! 80% of everything I shoot sits between 35 and 50mmEq focal lengths, even when using a zoom. For street it would be more like 95%
marike6: When shooting "minutes from your home" means dramatic cliffs in Loop Head, Ireland, then yes, I suppose you don't need to travel to far and exotic lands for find interesting subjects. If you live near the Long Island Sound in NY, or some New England town, say New London, CT, I'd say the work of making compelling landscapes "in your own backyard" gets dramatically more difficult.
Where the author lives looks like paradise for a landscape photographer, you could literally shoot the same scene in different seasons, with different light, treatments, and focal lengths, and you'd never run out compelling things to shoot.
Beautiful images, and interesting article. Bravo, and thanks very much.
I would love to see some of your work Chez
I find it amusing that people complain "I don't have 'THAT' subject on my door step." When I am away it's the diverse beauty of my Australian home I miss. However I have never found a place where I did not see potential images that could inspire me within only a short walking distance of a hotel or toilet stop on the road etc. My feet have found most of my favorite shots. Always what has limited me most has been my 'attitude', not the equipment, shooting conditions or location.
backayonder: It's neither form nor function just a load of plaster cameras in a room. But add some big words and sentences and it's called Art.
Faulty plumbing, the work of Hitler, suicide bombers and the financial elite in their part of the 2008 crises also provoke discussion and reactions, would you call the resulting work art?
Rachotilko: Yes !!!
Bridgecam with 1" sensor, quality optics 28-300eq f2.8-4.5, manual zoom.
Will it come true ? Panasonic: are you listening ?
+1 But for me 24-200mm f2.8-4.5 would be more useful
Saw this image on Thai TV last night, well done!
GaryJP: On the other hand, when a very similar image is also seen on a London postcard or two, I wonder if the judge had all the information.
There's even one of red buses against a monochrome Piccadilly Circus. It's so common it's a cliche.
Would you have blown your money to fight this or would you walked in without representation expecting the judge to demonstrate a little common sense?
I like this image and I think with 20-25% crop taken off the left and top you may be able to retain the major elements while giving the eye some where to fall at the far end of the bridge. While the fort will remain prominent, I think it may push the eye toward the other side of the river toward the bridge, thus adding to a sense of depth. However a hard crop of the bridge alone would make a very clean image and I can see both landscape and portrait solutions here.
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