One of the must visit places in Edinburgh; highly recommended.
Finally, Amasra: Incessant rain, a warm breeze, beautiful smell of seawater accompanied by the gentle sound of waves and an occasional triumphant call of a seagull. A town with a curious geography; small bays on each side, and an historical bridge separating the town from the Genoese district. Too many ghosts from earlier centuries. I'm under a spell, cannot concentrate and shoot. I sit down down, calm myself, grab my wet M8 and start exploring. Is this a dream?
M (Typ240), Lux 24mm ASPH, Lux 35mm FLE, Cron APO 75mm ASPH, 60mm Macro-Elmarit-R, 80-200mm Vario-Elmar-R. Sony a7S
Simple views..just appealed to me:
[QUOTE=rayyan;228105]Simple views..just appealed to me:
Really like this one. Feels like you're there in the street, and nicely balanced reds!
Rayyan, thank you very much for your appreciation. Most valuable.
As for the history part, there's a considerable dynamic dimension to that as well. Anatolia, being at crossroads throughout history, has always seen people come and go. My mother's father is from the island of Rhodes, her mother's father is from Damascus, and her mother is of Circassian origin, whereas my father is of Turkmen origin from Cilicia. So, where I call home is a rather complicated issue. This is what you get after the fall of an empire, I guess.
Thank you for your understanding and insight.
South from Edinburgh; Euston station, London:
Why? What? I have no clue. We were catching a train for Manchester.
Never got a chance to capture the red telephone booths.
Eleanor: Very colorful Breckenridge photos. We thought they might be spun sugar with the cookies.
Lloyd: I've found that if more then 1-2 people are involved in color selection for projects, the colors end up brown, light brown, tan, and cream!
Osman: I looked at a map!
Rayyan: It's winter again. Nice framing of the reflection.
f1,0: Great photos of Mont-Saint-Michel! The mist photos are wonderful. Cool panorama! Hard to get it big enough to view on my laptop.
Rayyan: Not true. Your photos are very colorful and full of life (current and ancient). We rode on the top of one of those buses in Edinburgh. Great fun; alas, I only had a Canon Powershot (the dark days). Nice detail and grafftiti photos. The "lock and the writing" photo's neat. Posters, pedestrians, signs, and transformer boxes. You're going "street" on us. Great images. Livingstone and starbuck's.
Mohammed: Beautiful landscape from Austria.
Mike: Nice work. I like the pp in the two B&W's. The light on the rock's well captured.
Rayyan: Excellent bridges. The texture and pp in the stone bridge's very nice. Nice storefronts. I have a collection of English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish pub signs and fronts. Shopfront are very interesting.
Osman: Cool photos of a very interesting town!
Mike: More excellent photos. A very diverse mix.
Rayyan: Again, the texture and color in your Scottish photos' excellent. I love the variation of color in the stone. Well seen. Maybe Jono know's what they're doing. Especially that one bonehead. Good eye capturing the two phone booths and the two lights. Do they still have phones in them?
It's been a few too many days since I stopped by. Pages of inspiring images. Mike Woods, you have been quite prolific. Great stuff. To all of the usual suspects (Lloyd, Steve, Matt, Osman, Rayyan, f,1.0, Eleanor), outstanding work from you all!!!!
I just acquired a 24 summilux, having had to sadly give up my 50 lux asph to get it (figured, I got the Noct f0.95, so I'd be okay...hahah), and I must say, I AM AMAZING. What a lens! Here are a few from the top of Seattle's Space Needle, taken with the 24 'lux asph on the M9:
And here are 3 from the 50 lux pre-asph...not a shabby lens either:
Ashwin, thank you for your kind comments. Your shot of the guy with sundown on his face is stunning.
Truthfully, You and many others posting photos here make my day better, and this is the one thread I try to look at every day if not a couple times a day.
Also, I'm working on getting a 24mm Lux, and I want to thank you and the others here who include equipment info notes with their posts. I know it's not the gear that make the photos great, It's the photographer, but some of us might be in lens acquisition mode, or just dreaming about a new piece of glass, and your data helps us narrow the selection down.
Another thing lens data posted with photos helps me with; when I see what others are producing with a lens that I already have, it inspires me to get out and shoot more with that lens, maybe in a way I haven't previously.
Anyway, back to lurk mode
Ashwin - congratulations on the new lens, I'd love one too, but I'd find it hard to get rid of my lovely 50 'lux.
Great shots - and from Ray, Osman, and of Course Mike with his new M9 and welcome.
Now then (since you asked) back to work!
Just this guy you know
Ashwin,wonderful work and very well seen...color is impressive. Speaking of the 50 lux, I take delivery of one today.....after months of checking B and H site several times daily I finally caught one in stock....they had only one I think! Eleanor
[QUOTE=ashwinrao1;228221]It's been a few too many days since I stopped by. Pages of inspiring images. Mike Woods, you have been quite prolific. Great stuff. To all of the usual suspects (Lloyd, Steve, Matt, Osman, Rayyan, f,1.0, Eleanor), outstanding work from you all!!!!
I just acquired a 24 summilux, having had to sadly give up my 50 lux asph to get it (figured, I got the Noct f0.95, so I'd be okay...hahah), and I must say, I AM AMAZING. What a lens! Here are a few from the top of Seattle's Space Needle, taken with the 24 'lux asph on the
hahah...certainly. I will be back in Boston around that time, Steve. The 24 'lux is outstanding, better than I had anticipated for my particular style of photography. I think you'd love it. It opens up creative windows in Leica photography that have never been there...the angle of view is more dramatic than 28, and noticeably different than 35, and actually it pairs well with a 50 and 90, so it's worth a shot a some point.
Hope all's well!
Thanks to you all for your kind comments and warm welcome. You are a great bunch, and it's a pleasure to post here (having literally lurked for months!).
Best to you all - keep inspiring me
We had seen the majesty of the Everest. We had traversed the Annapurna range.
We had visited the gracious people, went inside their homes. We had met
fellow travelers along the way from distant lands.
As is often the case, the beauty from afar seems to overwhelm the courage
of those that live and work in the foothills.
The everyday grind, the sunrise to sunset toil, the aspirations of the parents
as well as the dreams of the children are also worth recording.
Without patronizing, without further comments here then is the other view:
goodness, i missed visiting this thread for a few days, and it's been loaded with tons of new extraordinary photos! steve, osuman, rayyan, ashwin, f1.9, etc...sorry if i missed naming you, there are way too many great ones here
ashwin, congrats on the new 24 lux! that lens really intrigues me, but i have one question regarding the minimum focusing distance. i really like using wide angle lenses for shooting people at close distances. do you feel the mfd of the 24lux would be inhibiting to that shooting style? if you shot near the mfd, how much of a person's body would you be able to capture? maybe from waist up? more or less?
Typo I'm afraid, I know what you've got, but after I've typed that M . . . then the 9 follows too naturally!
Glad you're loving it though - I loved mine for 2 years before the M9 turned up. The difference really isn't that big, and what you lose at the wide end you certainly gain at the long end!
all the best
Just this guy you know
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Wow, big Freudian slip there...hahaha....really just a typo (I think...haha). I meant that the Summilux 24, not myself, was amazing. Though I do like myself quite a bit ....
haha....to all of you guys (GlennB, Jono, Steve, Jerry, Rayyan, Lloyd, Eleanor), thank you all for your kind words.
1. Glenn, in my very brief use of the 24 'lux, it is a very unique lens...has that magic that reminds me a bit of the 35 lux asph....you'll love it!
2. Eleanor, congrats on the 50 lux. Did you get the pre-asph or asph version? Both are great. The Asph is better, to my eyes, but the pre-asph is outstanding as well, with a more classic look.
3. Jono, you are right. It was very difficult to get rid of the 50 lux asph, which I believe to be the best overall lens (size, cost, performance, price, build) of all Leica lenses, but having the Noctilux f/0.95 eased the burden (it looses on size and cost, but IQ really jumps and is quite similar to the f1/4 asph). Regardless, the deed is done at this end...I may end up with the 50 lux asph down the road, when I can afford to, but for now, I am a happy camper with the 24 lux asph for creative wide angle work!
4. Osman, you live in such an inspiring place, and your shots themselves are so inspiring to me. Make me want to get up and show my home in the same way that you do for your home!
5. Rayyan, lovely captures of the street vendor cart. I love how you are processing your images and framing things. Amazing work, my friend!
6. Jerry: Hi, Jerry. Yeah, the 24 lux is a nice focal length (albeit a bit wide) for environmental portraits. I think of the lens a bit more as a story telling lens, given that it providers more field of view. MFD is 0.7 m, I believe, so you can get close and really make use of depth of field. A close focussing distance, you could easily do head to waist shots, depending on the size of the individual . Surely, you'll make magical images if you decide to go for it.
7. Mike, the M8 is no slouch. Enjoy that camera. It's outstanding, as are your images!
8. Lloyd, thank you so much, despite my text slippage and inadvertent narcissism...haha...I am loving the lens, and can't wait to pair it with the 35 or 50 lux for some serious low light magic!
Thanks again to everyone! Keep them images comin'!!!
Ashwin, Steve, Eleanor: Thank you very much. Yes, I love this country with all its paradoxes and its soup of different cultures and ages. I am greatly indebted to all of you for sharing glimpses of your countries the way no tourist (with the possible exception of Rayyan) can.
Rayyan, I love your photos with people and everyday life; you have a magical way of blending anywhere, anytime. I envy you.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is a privilege to belong to this forum.
Ditto Osman and Lloyd. Privilege to be here and sharing....
As to my blending in ...well let's just say either I am an ' alien' with a nationality or I am one of them. Work to your advantage Osman.
In the Nordic north I could never be mistaken as one from them
I haven't had time to take or post any pictures in the last couple of weeks. Been busy writing a major article, which will be out in about 10 days. Plus ye olde regular job. But I've been seeing all the photos. Everybody is amazing (yes, even you, Ash!)
It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this forum. Now that I've done my latest stint as a (silicon) ink-stained wretch, I'll be back out shooting soon.
Osman, I am fascinated by the photos of your trip, these are places I've never seen before, even in pictures. And Rayran, thanks for the look at daily life in the high country.
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BTW, where were these photos taken?...just kidding. I went up to the top of the needle on the morning of the first day in 1962. Maybe 4th, or 5th elevator load. I was a Service Scout (told tourists where to go, etc.). My mother probably still has my spiffy jacket and scarf. Probably wouldn't fit.