The reason I haven’t been taking blog pictures or posting much lately is that I have been busy with other photography interests, thoughts, and ideas. I have also been selling cameras and ordering a new one. I haven’t finished, but I am trying to simplify and reduce the amount of gear I have. I will be writing about it later.
I had to make a quick trip to the market this morning and I took these pictures from inside the car while waiting on my wife. If you look closely, you can see that we had snow flurries this morning.
I have been thinking about what to photograph when it warms up. One approach I have taken is to look back through some of my older pictures to see what I liked. While doing that I also checked what camera and lens were used so I would know what to take if I go back out to similar areas. Since I was looking closely at the old pictures I usually reset them and tried different crops, styles, etc. The following were not processed totally identical but they were mostly adjusted to look like older pictures with less dynamic range and contrast. I am not sure that I will process new pictures this way but it was fun to do this morning.
Don’t forget to click on any picture and then cycle through them using the right or left arrows in the gallery mode to view them larger.
One of my favorite stores in Hanover is the Shady Maple Farm Market located in the Amish Market. This past Saturday we went to the Amish Market rather than the Hanover Market.
Those who are interested have probably noted that the majority of my pictures lately have been taken with the Ricoh GR camera at f/2.8 and 1/250 sec. shutter speed with the ISO floating up and down automatically as needed. It makes an ideal pocket camera that doesn’t draw much attention and it can easily be carried in a pocket. I mostly use this camera for my “lifestyle photography”; i.e., just the things I see around me as I go through a day.
These are a few more pictures that I took on the streets of Hanover, PA on the night of the ghostly history walk. I have no problems with the quality of these pictures for use in my blog. Even the WB was good; but I did tweak some of them for WB to standardize the look. As we walked around, the temperature color of some of the lights changed and some of the images had a more yellowish look than others. I thought that the pictures looked like I remembered them, but I decided to take out some of the yellowish cast in a few just to get a more pleasing uniform look to the set.
Hopefully I will make it back outside in the dark and get some more images like these. I have no plans for any photo walks or drives at this moment so don’t be surprised to see some wide gaps in my posts. I am pretty much through with experimenting with my cameras so I might be taking less pictures this winter.
PS … did you notice the WV sticker on the back of the white pickup? It reminds me that I need to get a WV sticker for our Ford Escape.
On the evening of 1 Nov. we took a Ghostly History Walk around downtown Hanover, PA. It was a fun way to learn a little more history of Hanover from our guide Richard Gladfelter. The tour started and returned to the Emmanuel United Church of Christ.
As an aside, I have more information and pictures of the Emmanuel cemetery in an older post. You can click here to see more.
I used this latest opportunity to see how the Ricoh GR camera performed. I was interested in seeing if the 28 mm focal length was a good focal length for walking around the Borough and also how the WB performed under those conditions. I was pleased with the camera. I may have some more night-time pictures from the walk in a later blog.