M8, Elmarit 28
M8, Elmarit 28
Very nicely done Endre!
The clouds look great in that photo Endre. Did you use a polarizer to get the clouds to pop like that?
For some reason, despite a couple of valid attempts, I'm only able to post a link from Flickr. Lloyd, your explanation is great ... for some reason my pasted links aren't showing up as images.
(really nice use of DOF as well.)
I sold off nearly my whole kit to acquire the one lens that I really wanted to use. (It's my favorite focal length and I love shooting fast with shallow depth of field). It arrived today after a very long wait ... good thing that I kept my 60mm ND filter for shooting during daylight. That should provide the proper hint.
It's the .95 Noctilux. I've only had it for a day ... but, it may be the finest Leica lens I've ever used and/or tried. And, I've used/tried nearly all of the lenses in the R and M lines. I've been giggling out loud all day long at how easy it is to use/focus and how sharp it is wide open. It's expensive ... but, my oh my, does it deliver.
@ Matt: Great, great colors in your shots
@ Endre: Great stuff
@ Kurt: Major congrats on the Noct 0.95. It is out of my reach, but I am glad to here that one is in such talented hands as yours....
@ erick: My shots of Egypt and Venice were take with the following lenses:
35 lux asph
50 lux asph
thanks Ashwin , I love your photos and it is the only 35mm camera I have seen looking like a MF
... now my problem is to find 10 000 euro as soon as possible :-)
Streetscape processed primarily in Lightzone Thanks for looking. Cheers.
M9: 28mm f/2; 1/2000 s @ f/2; ISO 160
Matt : for the animals photo wish I had a DMR and big tele, but nope !!! So I use the M8 with a Summicron 50 at F11, and waited to be close enough ; the girafes one has been crop to a differnet format. (I have also used Topas Adjust on the BW).
Thanks for you comments.
In front of the window, Lola :
and the Devil's Point, one of my favorite shooting place near home :
All with the M9.
And two more great photos that snuck in when i was posting. I saw the Lola photo on your blog. Nice moment.
Stef: Wonderful shots and post-processing as usual.
Matt: Thanks a lot.
Kurt: Congratulations on your new jewel. There may be a few guys who wish to be in your shoes around here
Thanks all of you for your comments who encourage me.
Endre : what a punchy BW !! love it.
Nice shot Endre. Wonderful puffy clouds.
Thanks Matt. By the way, very nice cityscape.
f11, Erick? I don't even know if the lens has an f2 as I'm certain it will be a while before I try to shoot anything stopped down.
Ashwin you are too kind. It'll be my only lens or one of two lenses for a long while. I thought about how I like to shoot for some time and decided it is the lens I want to rebuild my lens line-up around. I sent a lot of other gear (some reluctantly) to new homes to make it happen. But, I'm very excited about the possibilities the new lens offers me and how I like to shoot. As an aside, I keep going back to your Egypt and Venice shots ... they might be some of the best M9 shots I've seen to date.
Stef, nice shots ... very HDR-like post processing. You would not be disappointed with the DMR if you ever decide to go in that direction. It still produces image quality that may still not be matched.
Thanks Osman for the good wishes and for providing me with gorgeous glimpses of a part of the world that I dream about one day visiting.
A few more from last year's trip to New Orleans.
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Matt, nice color,composition & light on "Queen City Grill!
Stef, Lola's smile & eye's could launch a thousand ships! Wonderful!
David, nice New Orleans set! Love the mood & tone of the first one!
Kurt, Fantastic Elvis Sushi Ago Go image! Congrats on the "Capo di tutti capi" Noct!!! Cant wait to see more!
Nicely seen and captured. Love the color here.
David: Nice New Orleans shots. I'd like to go there for the first time. A lot like Vegas? By the way, your Protozoid website's very cool. I'll have to browse a little deeper.
Jaap: Very striking color! The contrast in value and desaturated and saturated hues is interesting.
Don't think I've posted these. The "flying fish" market at Pike Place, Seattle. Thanks for looking. Cheers.
M9; 24mm f/1.4; 1/30 @ f/6.7; ISO 160
M9; 24mm f/1.4; 1/30 @ f/6.7; ISO 200
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Thanks guys and gals I forgot to mention the details Both M9, first Summilux 24, second Summilux 50 asph. And a spot of CS4
David, I've enjoyed all of your New Orleans photos ... I really like the carousel image.
Very interesting and creative post-processing, Jaap.
Matt, great use of motion and orange coveralls to add an extra element to those images.