Cindy Wrote: >>> Out of Business and "LEFT BEHIND".
Cindy I see the "LEFT BEHIND" in your photos, but what about the "RIGHT BEHIND(S)"??
What a great series from the flowershop, Matt.
And Cindy, I love your Out of Business compositions.
By the way, what route are you planning to take now that you have sold your Nikon rig and some of your M stuff, if I may be so curious (I have always admired the fine images you used to make with Mamiya lenses bolted on Nikon bodies) ?
Steen, I loved using the Mamiya lenses on the D700 and S5, but I have decided to try to focus my kit more. I am going to make Leica M (M8 and M4P) my main kit. I need to re-build my lens selection because I sold off my best lenses. Once that is done, I hope to upgrade to M9.
I'm trying to improve my MF film skills with a small Mamiya kit and I'm going to use M4/3 for macro and reach. The M4/3 is nice because a body and prime fits in my purse (which is always with me).
Just to wash away the taste of that Nikon faux pas, I'll post this (now somewhat old) M8 shot.
My poor mount, waiting impatiently for better weather.
35 Cron ASPH:
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More Noctilux and M9 @ f/1.0...
My favorite from the day, but I'm not sure which conversion I like better (if anyone wants to try converting to B&W I would be interested to see other people's take on this one as well...PM me and I'll send you a link to the color version)...
LR preset conversion,
Some stunning work. Wow. I especially like the woman in the crosswalk.
Took a run at f1point0's image:
PS4 with an action I made to mimic Tri-X 400:
Three more done in Lightroom 2.5:
Higher contrast, "Street" look:
Agfa 400 preset:
Sort of an Ilford XP1 Super look I made a preset of... and my fav of the four:
Thanks Lloyd. I like the last one best as well!
Interesting shots! There is something going one with Silver Efex though -- look at the bokeh above and to the left of the women's heads -- in other conversion the specular highlights are solid and evenly toned in silver efex they have more pronounced edges, and are dark in the centers -- exaggerating the ring-bokeh effect. It's not a major effect, but kind of interesting...I wonder what it is doing that causes that...
From my daily blog. All shot with an M9 and a 35mm chron asph., which is turning out to be one of the most flexible and usable lenses on this camera for me.
Monday - 919 Third Avenue in New York:
Tuesday - Summer Street, Boston:
Sunrise this morning in Boston from the World Trade Center pier.
Of course the tonality and out of focus are superb. The quality of capture speaks for itself despite the fact we are viewing it over the web - but, its easy to see how nicely it will print.
May I ask, what focal length did you shoot with?
As an M7 shooter, I'm interested now in obtaining an M8 or M8.2. The images I have see over time have a look I really like - so like Portra NC 160. Maybe that is not a coincidence since both are by Kodak. Is that a view M8 users share?
As for the M8 being film-like, I'm afraid I can't answer very well. Prior to shooting digital, my memories of the color film I used to shoot go all the way back to Ektachrome and VPS. Fuji wasn't even a factor in the market. And while many shooters do indeed look for film characteristics with their new camera kits, I prefer to enjoy the unique abilities the digital cameras offer. It's even possible (in my mind at least) for there to come a day when people will say things like: "the qualities of this new XXXX camera are very reminiscent of the M8".
An overcast afternoon in Besiktas, Istanbul.
M8 + Summicron 75.
Fortune-teller approaching prospective clients
Thank you Lloyd. When armed with a 75mm lens, ordinary scenes suddenly turn into little episodes, don't they?
From a couple of weeks ago. Leica 18mm lens again.
That's my better half at the bottom of the frame (I'm referring to my wife... not my bottom half ). We were visiting Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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I showed her your post about buying the Noctilux and your wife's reaction to the magic it brings. My wife then asked how much the Noctilux costs, and I replied that these days a brand new one can cost $10,000. Her response was, "It would be worth it, if you could take a really good picture of me." I think she was half serious about it. I'm just not sure which half, in this case, is the better half.
Just driving home last evening, and the M8 " lying "around in the car. No moon to be seen so...
Enjoy living, live to enjoy
"NO WAY OUT" - M9/WATE at 16mm and F4
Lloyd I like one and four...you want to share or sell your actions?
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LOVE That last Citiscape shop...TRES COOOOL
To Light & Love
Pike Place Market in Seattle. Cheers.
M8; 28mm f/2; 1/90s; ISO 320