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The Loxia 35mm might be my favorite lens. Tried it out on a tripod up on Georgian Bay a few weeks ago. Nice stopped down a bit on the color one. 30 seconds wide open on the B&W.

Loxia 35/2

Pointe Au Baril

Some street photography from Bangkok using the Lumux GF1. (2013)

Taking photos from a kayak in the ocean (i.e. saltwater) borders on impossible with a non-waterproof camera. I have tried a few things over the years, but have never really been satisfied. Using an underwater housing isn’t ideal as the lens is covered with a salt film all the time which is extremely hard to remove. GoPro is OK, but not really what I need.
This year I tried using my little Ricoh GR with the Ricoh GW-3 Wide Adapter (21mm). Again, not ideal as I had to keep it in a dry bag under my kayak skirt, but I still managed to get a few keepers.
I also used a Singh-Ray Color Combo which makes nice BW conversions but slows my ISO down considerably.
Here are a few samples. Not sure what I will do next year….

Ricoh GW-3 Sample

Ricoh GW-3 Wide Adapter 

Ricoh GW-3 Sample

Ricoh GW-3  

Ricoh GW-3 

Some fake charity in India called “Sauhardya Charitable Trust” has been using one of my portraits from Rajasthan to solicit money from susceptible bleeding hearts. Normally I don’t really care about my images being “borrowed”, but when they are used to dupe people, I obviously take offence.
In this case it’s a kid from a happy family I photographed near Ossian in Rajasthan. Apparently Mr. Anil Singhvi even went to the trouble to create a ridiculous back-story for the kid.
(“I, RAM ……,wake up hungry, cold and wet from the monsoon rains. The thin rag covering me will again be my clothes for my day spoilt by the mud I lay on.” etc etc”)
Anyway, they don’t look to be a big NGO, but even one rupee donated to this charlatan organization is too much. There are thousands of small grassroots NGOs in India doing great, honest work. Please support them.
Actually I see Aussie Cricketer Brad Hogg donated a nice TV. I hope it went to a deserving family.

Sauhardya Charitable Trust
Went over to Ma Wan today to check out the ghost village. Took along my Ricoh with the 21mm Wide Ange Conversion Lens. A few samples.
Pretty cool location you can get to in about 40 minutes from Central, Hong Kong.

Ma Wan Ghost Village

Ricoh GW-3 

Ricoh GR Selfie

Ma Wan Ghost Village

Ricoh GW-3 

Ma Wan Ghost Village

Nice lens.

Zeiss 25mm – Tibet

Street photos from Hong Kong and Bangkok using the Ricoh GR.
More shots over here.
I’m not really a street photographer, but I do occasional blasts, usually around a model of camera like the Lumix GF1, the M9/Xpan combo, or the Fuji XT1.

Hong Kong Street Photography
Ricoh GR Street Photography

Ricoh GR Street Photography

Bangkok Street Photography

Ricoh GR Street Photography
Bangkok Street Photography

Bangkok Street Photography

Ricoh GR Street Photography

Selfie Obsessed

Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Ricoh GR Street Photography