February: Week 8

I was enthralled with the notion that the little compact Ricoh GRDIII could do long exposures. There’s no facility for Bulb, but unlike most compacts, you can extract a whole 180 seconds out of it. The most any of my others do is 60 seconds. Most are on 30 seconds or less. Even the specs for the GRD say the max is 8 seconds, and it is… on Shutter Priority. Go to manual and you can extract a whole lot more.

With that in mind I headed out one morning during week 8… sadly I was way too late to be able to use the 180 second exposure. Tried it and ended up with blown highlights. However I did manage to extract a 30 second exposure which I was quite pleased with.

GRD3 Long Exp.