I'm still being amazed by the quality of photos being posted in the thread. Keep them coming.
My M9 was with Leica repair for a few weeks. I got a Nocti while it was under repair, then when the M9 finally returned, was just too busy to take any photo worth posting. Got a chance to go back to Muir Woods during the holiday break. The rains during the week before made the colors much greener. Here's a few taken with the Nocti and a 35 Lux ASPH:
Anthony, Luscious Green's & The Last Shot Is Full Of "Warmth"! Very Nice!
I'm guessing #1 & 3 are the 35 and the last two the NOCT. great set.
The M9 will never stop to amazed me.
Those two lens are what i would call the DREAM KIT.
This was taken late morning, and because of the conditions I had envisaged a subtle black & white conversion. Thanks to LR, and the malleability of the M8 files, it became something else. I'm glad you liked it.
Thank you all for the kind comments.
Here's a quick snap from a party I was at. It was my friend's 40th. Here he is with his wife who he has been with for 25 years! They met in high school.
Nice intimate moment caught Jason.
I have to say, I'm starting to get the feel of the M system and what it brings to my work. It was nice to quickly raise with zone focus, add the 1.5 stops cause of the lamp behind Jim's head and fire away... all with out anyone noticing a giant SLR body and huge chunk of glass hanging off it.
Learning more every day!
Australia day yesterday, so an afternoon at the beach with the 35 Lux II and M9 I love the M9, as people are very comfortable with having their shots taken. Appropriately in the background is Cook Island of Fingal Heads fitting for Australia day
Happy Australia Day Charles, from another Aussie. Nice pics too. Love the colors
Thanks Kristian, Happy Australia too
Thanks Lloyd and Steve.
Great skin tones and really sharp pics Charles. I am waiting for a SX25v2 myself.
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Dan: Great shot
Here's one from yesterday morning, bird sanctuary on Maui.
Nice set of images. This one is pure magic!
M9 24 Elmarit Asph.
That's a Red Tail Hawk that likes to hang out in the tree. The sun broke through and lit up the tree tops, leaving the ground in shade. The colors are impossible to match! To say nothing of sky detail. I'll play with combining different exposure settings...
Now that I look at it, I may have... Red Edge!
On the other hand, I had the M9 set for a 35 Summicron, so that may have thrown it off. Is there a way to convince the DNG converter to use a different lens profile? Perhaps in Lightroom...
European Central Bank, Frankfurt - Germany.
Leica M9, Summilux-M 1.4/50 Asph, f2, 1/15", ISO 800
Yamas, Lloyd, Steve and David ... thanks for the kind words
Dan, great shot! Love the subtle rendering to this shot.
Matt, very nice shot! The red edge is fixed in C1 Pro. Very quick PP step in the workflow.
David, love your WA shots Wish I could see these shots like you do!!
Lloyd, my PP workflow now includes C1 Pro 6.1, for all the initial RAW conversion, and then sent to Adobe CS5. The skin tones are pretty well straight out of C1, and they seem to have the richness in tone to them. It would seem with CS5, you can achieve the same result, but with a lot more PP steps, and some instances it is not possible.
Hi everyone, it's been too long since I posted or commented. I am on the road still, getting home soon. There are some splendid images here on this page only (the dancing girl and man with the starburst of light is AMAZING).
I would love to comment on many more photos, but unfortunately, I have to hit the road to the next stop in India quite shortly. Hope everyone's well, and I miss you all!
As I brought my Macbook Air with me on the trip, I have been able to do a bit of editing on the fly:
A couple more, from Varanasi, the big city on the Ganges and spiritual home to much of Hinduism:
This is just the start of my image processing...Much more to come in the weeks ahead. Lots of RAW material to work with, pardon the pun
Great stuff Ashwin!!! Looking forward to MUCH more. Have a wonderful trip.