Saturday, 23 June 2012

People at the Greenwich Festival 2012

Since the GDIF 2012 or the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival was on today, I decided to go out and have a look around. For pictures I dusted off my Epson R-D1, put the Nokton lens on and took some spare batteries with me.

Going back to a Rangefinder after using the GXR A12-M is like trying to make a fire by rubbing two sticks together after using a lighter for the past months. In other words, it's a lot of hassle an the result are unpredictable but it's also rewarding if you manage it. The biggest problems are the lack of live view, having to always lift the camera to your eye is simply not fluid enough nor is it actually possible to accurately frame before getting used to the frame lines.
Still, I enjoyed using the R-D1 again and will have to give it more of a workout over the coming days.

This is a small series from the pictures I took today.


  1. I know your work pretty well and it doesn't appear that the Eppy intruded too much on your vision. In fact, some of these are excellent. When I used the Eppy some younger shooters made the comment that the images looked more organic. I still don't know what the hell that means. I know one thing.
    It is said that it's not the camera, it's the shooter. I guess you proved that a truth once again.
    Thanks and I would live to see more from the shoot,

  2. Thanks for your comment Don!

    You are right that the RD1 did not intrude much and it certainly has a different look to it's images but I am spoiled by the GXR A12-M now. It is good to go back to the more slower and more difficult approach to photography every now and then to appreciate what is important.