Another from yesterday, part of an experiment in shooting from the hip. M8 + 50mm Nokton f/1.5, uncropped:
a few more from San Fran:
Mike, Love This!
More magic David. The first and the next to last especially for me.
Nick: Your Estonian photos are terrific. Images of a small corner of Europe that's usually overlooked.
Stephane: Great granification! Both are very cool. Did you dodge in... (wrong term unless you're waving your hand over the screen), selectively apply the grain in the first photo?
David: More 24mm goodness! Love the 1st and like the B&W over the color.
Sig284 (Steve): Nice! Really liked the last one.
Tim: Luau party in Maine! Well seen. The Musician photos are nicely composes and pp'd. I like the color and selective focus in the last bass photo.
Don: Good looking horses. The blurred jumper photo's neat.
Steve: These are great! My favs are #1 (strong reflection and perspective), #5 (grain and the "Fed Ex" graphic), and #7 (strong vignetting really works here).
Jaap: Both very different and I like them both!
Mike: Nicely seen as usual, but that last one's special! The color and asymmetry are perfect. The photo should fall over to the left, but it doesn't. Delicately balanced, I think by the common subdued tonality and the downward tilt of his head?
Ashwin: You were on a roll, starting at SeaTac and moving on! Wonderful sets of photos. The brownish Golden Gate Bridge photo's special. Amusing photos of your friend. Thanks for the vicarious trip to the "City". The wedding shoot at the Palace of Fine Arts was a nice capture. (insert thumbs up thumbs up here)
a_summarita: All three, great photos. (insert thumbs up here)
Carlos: Nice soft, blurry image. (insert salute here)
David: You snuck some more in! The 2nd and the last sing to me. (insert thumbs up here)
Matt, Thank You!
David E....Through The Roof Set!!!
That's what I was hoping to achieve, Matt. I am planning to do a series of these in and around South Florida.
No Matt I didn't dodge the grain. In fact I have created a Grey 55% layer on top, then I use the Add Noise (Gaussian 4% monochrome), and then put the layer in overlay so that the grain appears only in the areas wich contain matters or texture.
I find it a good way to add grain, and you can adjust the opacity ...
By the way I found 4% is good for 900-1200pixels wide pics, for native M9 files, 9% to 11% of Gaussian Noise is good.
The important thing is to add the grain as a final treatment : if you have to sharpen your image do it first, so you won't amplify the grain !
Gotta love abandoned houses that are so dilapidated they have even been abandoned by the homeless squatters. A few things to note, the doorknob picture is from a door smashed onto the ground, and notice the lock on the OUTSIDE of the door to the room with the unicorns on the wall. All M9 and 75mm APO-Summicron, except last one 35/2.8 ZM C-Biogon.
Dan, Great Job With The Cron & Biogon!
Hey Carlos, how did you do tilt on an M?
Did it in post guys using a little app for the Mac called Tilt-Shift-Focus. It's a little quirky, but it does a bang up job and is not too damaging to the wallet ($14.99).
Daniel, excellent shots of a very intriguing and haunting place, bravo!
Lovely captures, Daniel! That Biogon-C is a real gem, and pairs very well with the 75 APO cron in your capable hands!
Nearing the end of my Western Black Sea saga, we arrived at Kastamonu, a city with a rebellious history and lots of historical buildings. This was my third visit, so I could concentrate on the less important but nevertheless attention grabbing sights.
M8 with 21mm Elmarit (the first three shots) and 28mm 'cron (last shot)
Peaceful alley with pigeons:
Old man praying:
Mr.Rooster and family:
Lloyd, Don, Mike and Ashwin: I am grateful for your continuous appreciation and enthusiasm gentlemen, thank you very kindly
Steve: Thank you very much, your praise is much appreciated.
Matt: Thank you my friend, you accompanied me during the whole trip. And a keen eye too, noticing the self-portrait
A shot of mine taken last year made it to the Leica's M8 Master Shots! Choice of subject played an important role, methinks
Thankyou Lloyd, Matt and ashwin. Great shots Osman Great to see a series representing an area I may never get to visit.
Thank you very much, Daniel and Lloyd.
Bart my 8 year old beagle.
M9, Summarit 35, SF 24D Flash manual.
I just can't get over the IQ of the M9, wow... what a camera.
My Mumbai trip put me out of commission for a full week..
Glad to no longer be homebound, got out and took a few today.
Made it back to the gym finally, and then we took a walk to get some food..
Encountered this guy on the way
Ventured across the park after lunch, lots of tourists about. Great mild, breezy, sunny day.. not many of these left.
And if the next one looks a little hazy/smokey, it was.
This was the last shot before ducking into the subway.
Most of UES & UWS were blanketed in smoke from a NYC DOS pier fire this afternoon.
Some recent excellent posts inspired me to get out the 75 cron. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
1. M9; 75mm f/2; 1/2000s @ f/3.4; ISO 160
2. M9; 75mm f/2; 1/125s @ f/2.4; ISO 160
3. M9; 75mm f/2; 1/1000s @ f/2.8; ISO 160