Great photos everyone. Daniel's samples with the 18mm Distagon are making me all the more excited to get one soon (got one from D&A at the Buy/Sell forum). I'm enjoying the M9, getting a little more comfortable shooting with it instead of a DSLR. Here's a few from a day trip to Muir Woods in Sausalito CA. All taken with the 50 Lux Pre-ASPH.
Anthony I love the woodland scenes, great catch with the little deer(?)
Not much (if any) mossy forests where I live
Lloyd, thank you for your appreciation of my experience.
Anthony, very nice deer set!
9&Noct at iso 1000
(The Western Blacksea saga continues)
After leaving Sinop and its prison-turned-into-museum, we headed south to Boyabat, a small town with its fortress and old houses reflecting the characteristic architecture of the region.
(M8 with 21mm Elmar and 28mm 'cron)
Thank you Steve, much appreciated.
Thank you for your interest Lloyd. The fortress was first constructed by Paflagonians in VI.century BC, later to be modified and enlarged by Greeks, Byzantines and Turks.
The houses are constructed in such a way that the building moves and sways with earthquakes, reducing the risk of damage. And last but not the least, I have waited for any interesting foreground objects to come into my perspective
Making the buildings "flexible", is very clever, and makes total sense to me. I lived in Puerto Rico, where there are also a lot of earthquakes, and a lot of poor construction methods, and the damage was often significant, and predictable. Great job selecting the "foreground object". By the way, are there a lot of fair haired people in Turkey? My brother's family hosted a teenage exchange student from Turkey who was blond. So I've often wondered.
Sweet shot, Steve.
The master of the Thumbs Up, Mr. Tim Isaac himself! He's a photographer, an engineer, a entrepreneur, and a true gentleman...one of the greatest contributors to the Leica community, and a good buddy. Here are a few from our photo stroll earlier this week:
Hi all - hope you're set for a great weekend. Had a shocking week at work (this is me and my boss - guess which is which) so for me the weekend started lunchtime
Here are a few from this afternoon, all M8 and CV75mm f/2.5. Having some real framing problems with this lens so there is a fair amount of cropping here, but this is only the 2nd time out with it so we'll see how it goes. Hope there's something here you like:
What kind of face do you pull when you make a picture?
This one kinda sums up my week:
And finally, everything came right again. The highlight of my week anyway:
Thanks for looking.
Anthony: Beautiful images from Muir woods. The deer photo's esp. nice.
David: That's also a terrific photo. The B & W has exceptional detail and gradation of tone.
Nick: Looks like an Estonian Country Fair. Well done photos. The second with the horse and the third with the gussied up women are my favs.
Steve: Wonderfully composed and colored night shot! Good Italian food?
Osman: Your excellent photos from your trip are really giving me a new impression of your diverse and beautiful country. Literally at the crossroads of history. Also, +1 for what Lloyd said on both counts. BTW, that flexibility is the primary element in modern earthquake-proof structural design.
Steve: Cool bike shot! I like the sliver of brick framing on the right.
Ashwin: Nicely done. Looks like crab pots in the background of the last photo. Near fisherman's Terminal?
Mike: Stellar captures! Each is unique, well-composed, pp'd and, most importantly, entertaining! Have a better weekend then week.
All the best
Mike: That last shot with the small boy posing is a masterpiece!
Nick: Excellent photos! They reflect a distant land with very different ambience. Thank for sharing.
Wow, what a bunch of great shots guys !
Just two :
The first M9 with the 90 Cron Apo (processed in ACR) :
And the second one, M9 with the Canon 50mm F0.95, with moving and out of focus , but I like it anyway ! And over saturated.
Both have been "grainified" in CS5.