Tag Archives: grd4

Rainy

Today was pretty rainy the entire day, so not really worth going any where so I thought I would shoot some pictures locally in Taunton. People probably thought I was a bit mad to be photographing in such appalling weather, but in some ways I think bad weather can make for more interesting photos. I […]

Retro

This building in Bindon Road seems to have a bit of a “retro” 1970’s look to it. It is called Eley House and is the offices of Jelf. Moving onto the sights of Cyril Street West, we see some pink cherry blossom Finally, in Hudson Way it looks like someone had the idea of doing […]

More hip shots

OK thought I’d have another go at doing some “hip shots” today and see if I had any more luck. I was finding that a lot of my shots has a slight tilt to the right of about 2 degrees.  This is caused by me accidentally tilting the camera slightly to the left. Luckily Rawtherapee […]

Shoot from the hip

Not really tried this type of street photography before, mainly as I have only used SLR type cameras till now for street photography I have decided that “square format” is the best way to shoot, as the GRD IV can only really be shot “on its side” when shooting from the hip, so I would […]

Square

Just testing out the ability of the Ricoh GRD IV when it comes to shooting square format. It actually allows you to shoot RAW (DNG) in 4:3, 2:3, 16:9 or 1:1 which is quite handy. I think there are a number of advantages with square format, the main being that you do not need to […]

Sunny

It was pretty sunny today.   The four day Easter break goes too fast.  At least it is yet another 4 day week. Just noticed that my street cabinet has now been enabled for FTTC so have placed an order. Available Products Downstream Line Rate(Mbps) Upstream Line Rate(Mbps) Downstream Range(Mbps) Availability Date Featured Products WBC FTTC […]

West Somerset Railway

Surprisingly for a bank holiday weekend the weather was not too bad The good thing about the West Somerset Railway is that it does not involve more than a few minutes driving each way They always have a good selection of real ales in the buffet car At Williton there is normally another train going […]

Derelict

Still testing out different focus setting on the GRD4 , yesterday I was testing the setting just below the 3m mark, and today the setting just above the 3m mark.    As the GRD4 has a small sensor it has a large DOF so one focus setting will cover many situations, which is good in many […]

Crossing

This bridge appears to have limited time left to stand as there are plans to replace it soon. It provides a pedestrian link between Leslie Avenue and Chip lane in Taunton, and crosses the main London to Penzance rail line. It looks like the new design will have ramps for cyclists and wheelchairs which should […]

GRD4 Snap Focus Mode

I’m starting to get a bit more used to the controls on the GRD4 – snap focus seems a good mode to have as it allows you to manually set a focus distance. I tend to leave it set to 2.5m mainly, but there is also 1.5m, 1m and even 5m & infinity.    This picture […]

Bone Cave 9000m

This was certainly an unusual sign post I saw while out and about with the GRD4 today I have not noticed this post before but my guess is that it’s something to do with the Somerset Heritage Centre which is nearby.   The road next to this sign appears to have been “under construction” for some […]

Lunchtime Walk

A good thing about the Ricoh GRD IV is that I can easily shove it in my pocket which means that it is always ready to take photos.    When I used to use a D700 it was really heavy in comparison, so I would not take it out so often. It was surprisingly sunny today. […]

Taunton & Kilve

Have taken some more shots with the Ricoh GRD IV, in Kilve (yesterday) & Taunton (today). Noticed there is something a bit odd with some flash photos, where they are overexposed by about 3 stops occasionally – it’s a bit strange as I have updated the firmware to the latest version and it seems that […]

Lyme Regis

Some shots from Lyme Regis on Wednesday with the Ricoh GRD IV.    I had only just got the camera so was not too sure about all the settings at that stage. Luckily I soon figured out the basics like how to disable jpeg, as this just takes up extra disk space. I got a “free” […]