Cindy and Lloyd, thanks for the kind words! Here are a few more:
Same Market as in previous post:
The nice counter lady at the market....
Finally, let this be a lesson...don't drink and take photos. I could have sworn this was in focus at the time!
a few adjustments...William ,
& a few Tips PLEASE
BTW ...I know its not a proper idea to shoot 1600 in broad daylight
but I like to push limits & more Importantly Experiment
M2/50 lux/1600 neopan /rodinal / Precinct
M4/50 cron/ 1600 /rodinal / a Street Character
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Much better Helen but I still think it's not enough. I have always liked your edgy and gritty black and white work and I find these too flat. The scenes are very New Yorkish to me and they need to have this stark contrast which you do really well. Personally, I don't care if whites are blown or the blacks are a bit blocked.
Hope you agree?
William : Beautiful and Charming those TWO... Your Little Man & his girlfriend....Double Trouble in that little Hand Holding ...Sweeet
heres one of Moi...falling in LOVE w/ a Hassy
my friend at the Counter shot me w/ my M2 & 50 Lux
Thanks Darlin Lloyd ...
Hi Scott..been Enjoying Your Sense of Humor
here are Two new ones with a different developer...Ilford DD-X
Lonely man with coffee & bag
A Church Grounds
M2 -50 Lux
Helen, I think you are great! I LOVE the street character shot. Did you buy the Hassy??
Last pic for a while:
Scary Noodle Man
Quite Fun your 'oodle' window shot...
I see YOU have a Chinatown EYE as well....Its one of my Favorite haunts in NYC
Did not buy the hassy but it still is of interest- that and the Mamiya 6
but I FEEL I should just center on working with my
M2 / 21 Super Angulon & my 1962 50 Lux
Developing & Scanning for at least 6 months
and then take the next Plunge....
M4 35 Cron
Love The Mood & Tones of your 2nd Shot /JCorp....TRI X Rules
21 SA /M2 / Ilford DDx/ TMax 400
shades of diane arbus and atget there with those dummies and window reflections, nice one!
Here is one from the new M7, a purchase which was inspired in part by this thread....
Ah, Spring is in the Air
M7 + 28/2 Cron Asph @ f/3.5; Ilford HP5+
Helen - your image has a lot of unrealized potential -- potential that you cannot realize.
The person on the left is standing, looking down, a dominating posture, accentuate by making them dominant, higher than your primary subject. IMO, you need to 'connect' with your primary subject (you didn't) and let the dominating person on the left reinforce or support that connection with your primary subject.
You should have been low, not standing when you took that image. If you had been low, it would have been a powerful image composition.
What I see is a photo of a 'loser' sleeping on the ground, reinforced by the specter of someone (person on left) in the scene -- someone 'equal' to the photographer.
Helen thats a great photo,simple as that,the best Ive seen of yours.I think you do have light leaking in but I think you like it,and why not?
Another from the new M7 and HP5+, this one with a 35/2 Asph
Can't believe they've had enough problems with people scaling brick walls to actually paint a No Admittance sign (to only strangers). Of course if you're not a stranger, it's o.k., go ahead and scale the wall
NASCAR Race this past Sunday.
Taken with a Leica M7 and 35mm 1.4
oooh lala !! Beautiful Lights & Darks / Solid.... Rugged Mother Nature
Another Version of a CAR I love /Back View / Neopan 1600 /M2 50 pre asph lux
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That is lovely . .. I hope it's yours
Just this guy you know
Helen thats a great shot....58 cab 356?
website under construction
California Speedway Time Trials. Leica LHSA TTL. Elmarit 28/2.8 ASPH. Kodak BW400 CN.
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M4-2 50mm summicron Tri x exposed at 400 and developed for 1600asa by mistake
This is bogsnorkling in Wales,have nice memories of the event as I chatted with David Hearn for a few minutes.
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