Accidents will happen...

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Lightmancer, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I found myself in London early yesterday evening with some time on my hands. And me with my GRDIII... :biggrin: So I wandered around Covent Garden.

    Quite pleased with this one:

    <a href="" title="Covent Garden at Christmas 1 by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr"> View attachment 46436 "768" height="1024" alt="Covent Garden at Christmas 1"></a>

    and this:

    <a href="" title="Crown and Anchor by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr"> View attachment 46437 "759" height="1024" alt="Crown and Anchor"></a>

    And I tried for something a bit different.

    I saw this chap outside a tobacconists and previsualised what I wanted, to end up with this:

    <a href="" title="Tobacconist 1 by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr"> View attachment 46438 "768" height="1024" alt="Tobacconist 1"></a>

    ...but in so doing at one point I fumbled the camera, catching it as it dropped slightly in my hand, to arrive at this:

    <a href="" title="Tobacconist 2 by RangefinderGeneral, on Flickr"> View attachment 46439 "1024" height="768" alt="Tobacconist 2"></a>, I really couldn't do that again if I tried. Sometimes serendipity (and gravity) takes a hand, and do I like the result :wink:


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  2. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    That's pretty cool!
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A lucky result Bill - the eye at the centre and all.
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I love that first one. A second earlier or later and its not much, but having the person walking through at just the right spot for the shadow and the silhouette really makes the shot.

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  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    That spin is cool Bill, yeah I don't know that you could repeat that in a hundred shots. Good for you!
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Bill, I spotted these early this morning on Flickr and have left a couple of comments over there. Looks as though your accidents were quite lucky!:biggrin: Love that first one and Mr. Whirly, the mostest!
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  7. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Quite an incredible accident!

    What does "previsualised"mean?
  8. Hauki

    Hauki Regular

    Dec 2, 2011
    Somerset, England
    Great shots Bill, love the first one.
  9. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Bill I adore your camera-in-a-dryer shot!