Snaps and Words... My World In 28MMs...

Hmmm. Well, I hope to get my photography going again.... Shall see. Going to try to come up with 365 snaps starting in January 2008! Yes, average a snap a day for the year 2008..

This is the camera I'll be using.....

This is the camera I'll be using.....
Ricoh GR Digital II....28 MM Lens

Sunday, June 9, 2013

First Snap GR IV...

Well, this is my first attempt. Yep. Setting: B&W, maximum contrast and sharpening, 400, 1.9 aperture preferred. I'm using the Microsoft software that came with the my new computer. I have been using the same program; however, this one doesn't have the same adjustments as my last computer. Couldn't find anything to do with contrasts or lightening. Will look around a little later and see what I can find....

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Neighbors Are Going to Shoot Me!!!!!

Patrick and Kevin cutting the grass. And, Patrick giving directions. They live next door. Hard for them to run away. These taken with the original GR. Trying to figure out this black and white. ASA 400.




Alexander, the Little Man, lives across from me. He had a hard day at the office.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Gosh, it's only been four years....

Yes, I started this blog about four years ago. Would like to get it going again. A year or two ago I purchased one the the original GRs from a camera company in England. Yep, England. They seem to be hard to find in good condition. When they first came out many reviews panned them. In fact, I waited for the GRII. Of course after the fact I should have looked at the photos and not paid attention to the reviews. Anyway, I set the camera to 3.5 (I think) and 400 B&W. Yep, went next door and snapped a few of my neighbors. A delightful day to be out and the temperature was about 70 or so... So here they are. FWIW, if anything, I sat on the stoop and didn't use the viewfinder.... Jackie, thanks for being a good sport.




Thursday, January 8, 2009

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Yes, cornered another one......(Snap #15-25)


Visited the magistrate tonight. Hey, I can't help myself....plus, he's a long time photographer. What can I say?????? As can be seen, he's discussing important bidness...

Monday, February 4, 2008

OK....I know, I'm still desperate....but, dang it...these are snaps?????

OK, 12, 13, and 14.....now only minus 21................... Yes, all taken at The Chrysler Museum. The one of Ali is advertising the Gordon Parks' exhibit.....

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Another Macro....Snap #11-23


OK, OK, I know....get out and take some snaps!!!!!! Enough of this macro crap.....and stop torturing your coworkers.....

Thursday, January 31, 2008

OK. Yes, still desperate...(Snaps 8,9,10-21)




OK. Yes, truly desperate. Hey, I need to get out more. Anyway, yes, chased and cornered another co-worker. Hey, what can I say. Barbara started working with us a couple of years or so ago. One of our veterean, well-seasoned coworkers remarked, She's just about perfect. Yes, and she has lived up to that. Two of the snaps are of course of Barbara....the third, hey, what can I say....a reprobate wandered in. Hey, remember, I'm desperate.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hey, he couldn't get away....(Snap #7-17)


My brother will now be able to breathe. Yep, for many years doctors told him his difficulties were because of allergies. The fellow who operated on him claimed he was just jammed-up. We will soon know.
I missed out on a snap with all of the tubes and things. Yep, by the time I got there with my camera he was dressed and ready to go.

Sadly, this lady may now be soulless.....(Snap #6-18)



Yes, I'm almost ashamed to admit it; however, I chased down another coworker...cornered her and she had no way to further retreat. As is universally known, taking someone's snap can steal their soul. I'm not sure how you tell when a soul's been stolen. I have yet to see a soul on an anatomy chart. It would seem that if you can't tell it's there, you couldn't tell if it's not there. Oh, well.
Trying to ward me off....fend me off, she did the only she could. Asking for mercy, she held up a photo of her daughter. And, yes...that stopped me in my tracks. I could do no further harm.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Yes, this is truly painful.....(Snap #3-17)


Women always say that childbirth is the most painful thing that you will ever experience. Yes, that might be true. However, for some of us it's havin' your pitcher took..............

Monday, January 14, 2008

The macro function seems to work well...... (Snap #2-12)


This is a snap I took the night I got the camera. Hey, it sure ain't great but it's going to count. Macro seems to work well..... think this was 400.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Well everything arrived as scheduled.....now what??? (Snap #1 -11)


Well, camera and memory arrived as promised. I bought the camera from PopFlash...crazy kinda name, hey... The folks there were pleasant and helpful and did everything they said they would. Also, they had a special of sorts that included a free camera case that retails for about $40. At present there are only two places in The States that you can buy this camera.

Anyway, where was I? OK. Got the camera, now what?

The camera is slick, best way to describe it. Tiny. Nicely built. Great screen. And, lots of flexibility in using manual controls. The clip-on viewfinder is terrific. Small, bright, and easily usable with glasses. There seems to be an adjustment for just about everything. Though I went through the handbook, I'm still pretty much clueless.

Sooooo, snapped a few pictures and played them back in the camera. Seemed OK.

Now, the next problem. My regular computer just became consumed with viruses to the point where it stopped working. Hooked up the one that I'd stopped using......anyway. Loaded the Ricoh software and using a really primitive processing software I did manage to come up with a snap of The Moose. The funny thing...I processed it ? about 700X800 pixels but I couldn't get it to display on the screen at that size. Anyway, it seems that it will display at about 200x200, and can click on for a larger image.

Though it doesn't seem all that sharp....my process was simple. Think I had set ASA400 (though not sure) and have no idea what the other in-camera settings were. Ran it through Photo Deluxe; automatic contrast and brightness, cropped it...and that was that. On my other computer I had used Elements.

Anyway, that's where I am at the moment. I'm going to continue on and see how things go.