Much as I love my Ricoh GRD III, its lack of a built-in viewfinder can be a bit of a pain at times, especially in bright light, and while I did get the GV-1 optical viewfinder when I bought the camera, I don't always remember to take it out with me. When I was trying to take this shot, for example, I really wished I had as it was almost impossible to see the image on the preview screen.

So, I guessed the angle I'd need and shot what I thought would be something quite close to the image you can see here. Sadly, as you can see from the image I've linked below, I didn't get it quite right:

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Anyway, rather than trash the image I decided to transform it instead (Edit → Transform → Skew). I then toned it using a Curve and ended up with something that is probably a bit closer to the image I would have taken … if only I'd remembered to take my viewfinder out too ;)

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10.52am on 9/2/10
Ricoh GR Digital III
f/4.4
1/2000
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-1/3
evaluative
64
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16x9
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