Not sure how I feel about this shot... had a vague idea of what I wanted to achieve, but just can't realize it in PP.
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At Andrew's request to see 35mm 'cron Version 4 at f2. I usually shoot from f2-4 with the 35mm Summicron, but I haven't much to show at f2 from the M9 yet.
That said, here are three subjects that got in my cameras way the past two days...at f2. Regarding the second one, the poem inspired the photo
The third was a grab shot (DM) strolling the park toward the water.
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Dear GetDPI Family (yes, family),
I've missed you all so very much. The past few weeks haven't been the same... it doesn't feel right not posting here. I finally got my laptop back from the repair shop. Apparently most of it was damaged... I pretty much have a new laptop now, just an old shell.
I'm way too far behind to comment on each and every post, but I can say that this thread puts a smile on my face every morning, as I scroll through the pages on my phone. I haven't been taking too many photos recently, though I just finished a few rolls of film today. Hopefully I'll have those scanned and uploaded soon
Here's what I've shot recently... I went downtown with a few friends... and it was my friend's birthday a few days ago.
I've missed you all so much. Not the best photos I've posted, but... I suppose I shall return humbly.
Love the shot of the 2 girls on the cell phones, why is she holding her stomach? did she just announce she is pregnant?
My guess is that she has bad gas... Nice pic's Patrick.
At a pals house there was a ray of sunlight from the setting sun that went through 2 doors and a hallway and had this finely defined edge, so I got a pal of mine to stand in it. he was reluctant to be photographed, and wanted to take a shot of me.
So I asked him to stand there so I could get the camera setup, I took this shot , and handed the camera to him for 1 other shot. By then, the light was gone......
I took 2 of my hand to get the exposure correct and then took this one shot , we took a total of only 4 I converted this one to B+W to see if it looked better. I can post the colour one if you guys want to compare
Here is the colour version
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What's a silk route without silk!
Others had passed this way before. Earlier..much earlier.
Only the stones remain to tell their story...
There are resting places for the Caravans that once plied the Silk Road, near here.
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Rayyan, don't put the food away, I will be over in a minute.
here is the shot my pal took of me , I gave him the camera and he just put it up to his eye and hit click , then the sunlight faded and was gone . I think I stood in the same place he did , so the focus *should* be correct , but I still like this pic of me
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Rob, it almost feels like you took two entirely different photos... they both have very different feels. The B&W one is a little stronger, more classic. Though the colour one portrays the process that you described really well, taking the photo in fleeting light, having only a small beam of it lighting your subject. It would be interesting to see if either could be edited to find a balance between the two...
Gary, cool shots with a lot of depth The third one, the one with the branches, is my favourite
Rayyan, which part of the silk route were these shots taken in? The Silk Route is that extremely long trading route, right? Cool shots
I was scanning some film yesterday (as I'll be doing today), and wanted to try a new technique. I scanned them on my flatbed scanner without the film holder to get the film border. It's... kinda tacky. Though I just went with it. Don't think I'll be keeping this style, at least not with more serious shots. Scanning without the holder makes it hard to ensure that there is no dust on the negative or the glass... and that the negatives are in the right place of the scanning bed... the film also isn't in the optimal focal range of the scanner when it's lying flat on the scanning bed either, resulting in scans that COULD be sharper. It's just a huge hassle. Not that shots of Hillary aren't serious but these were just test shots for a new camera (which I promptly sold and promptly regretted selling).
These were shot with the FED 3 and Canon 50/1.8 Serenar
I accidentally opened the film back mid-roll, forgetting there was film in here. Kinda cool
I have no idea how ,what or why this bird came to be in the situation .... based on the surroundings I would say it was a hobby of some sort .... crazy **** ....
Had to laugh at the comments on my last image .... the old guy looking like a Yakuza dude ....... I'll post some images showing the what they were actually up to ....
One more week in Japan then back to Hawaii ; )
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Stopping by here with coffee going definitely makes for a more pleasant experience than the morning paper!
Patrick, I am new here...welcome back! I have admired many of your photos on this thread. That image of the two girls is quite striking in spite of the fact that they are both compelling to look at. The capture is really spot on.
If I may, the technique of including film border is nice but the subjects deserve.need some space between them because it gets busy when they are atop one another as they are here.
Robert, I like the color version you made of your friend. That works really well.
Gary, The closeness and warm light in photos 1 and particularly 5 lens a nice observer feel to the images.
Rayvan, I like the landscape with stones. Any more from that locale.
Shirokuro, Excellent set (with man in hat). Those are fun!
Why I prefer a viewfinder
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Oh Charles! Quit wandering into dangerous places, like that Yakuza-run Child Sumo Wrestling Club, and that Japanese Bird Crucifixion Boutique! In all seriousness though, I'm glad you posted the sumo photos... it's nice to see the "yakuza man" smile like that! Has to be the favourite of my set. A very touching set The bird thing is a little messed up though... the photo's great... the hobby... kinda creepy. Taxidermist?
Thanks David I believe I saw a few of your works here too... I havent been looking much since I've been in Hong Kong for the past while... and lost my laptop to the repair centre upon my return home.
Mike, I completely agree... using a camera without a finder feels silly. At least he's not adopting the "Asian Tourist Father" pose. Butt out, back straight, squatting, arms out.
The valleys and mountain regions have a distinctive feel of the past.
Here is one of several exposures I made Tuesday night at False Creek in Vancouver. It was raining pretty steady but I managed to hand-hold this one at 1/12th of a second stopping my lens down to f4.
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Rayvan those are nice. Where are they taken?
nice harbour shot! 1/12th of a sec lovin' that rangefinder!
Long forgotten, but came in handy!
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Pleasing to my eye...
There's a small amount of post production on this shot but really not much. It was a brilliant day here. 21mm Super Elmar.
Wow... david... 1/12 of a second... that's amazing. I actually have trouble getting shots at 1/60. I don't know if it's my hands, or my subjects, that are moving too much.
Still not digital, but I figured i'd share anyway...
Hillary and I like taking walks around Cambridge. We saw a couple sitting under a bridge one day and decided to go there on our next walk. It was kinda nice there... a lot of bugs though There's a little bit of graffiti down there, mostly words. Some tasteful, some not so much. Here's one that was really sweet. This was a few months ago
Great work every one !! It is indeed getting better and better
David, lovely warm silhouette !
DwF, excellent captures with the 35 cron !! don't you just love that lens !
Patrick, stunning street set, specially the third one with excited ladies with phones !!! well done !
Robert, lovely portrait!
Gary, stunning crisp shots! specially the first one !
Rayyan, Lovely shots, and the one with the fresh food made me really hungry !
Shiro, stunning set and i really love your B&W PP, well done !
Having fun with friends daughters, and kind of exploring the semi-cinematic PP, M9 + 50 cron
Little Sisters ! by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
A moment of love by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
Mom ! by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
Sleeping princesses ! by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
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love the mistake at the word "tear" ... makes the flow of reading the words stop on the word "tear" .... from the wall the words look to be crying tears of blue the way the paint is running .. forming the words ....
Makes me want to write poetry ; )
The blues crying out from a cold stone wall , a promise to you .. a challenge for me
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Hillary: You're actually drafting something by hand with a mayline and triangle?
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Zenfolio | Matt Driscoll
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M9 & 50mm Summicron. Why use a Leica for still-life? Why not. No hassle, better lenses.
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Sleeping Princesses = great!
I've been enjoying this thread and the wonderful images.
A couple from today with M9 and Hexanon 1.2/60mm @ f1.2
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Matt, thank you.
The simple elegant structures fascinated me...
Some of my faves of the last few days..
enjoyed this one
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hi everyone! long time no post :P i've been shooting with film recently so i don't have any new photos to share (at least any that i'm proud of… been having some technical issues with keeping and storing the photos i've taken).. so i'm just here to compliment the amazing work i've missed
Rob: i like the black and white version better personally.. i have a thing for dramatic b&ws xD
Shiro: really nice set i love the narrative you've showed us. not what you'd expect after seeing the first photo
Mike: your sense of humour is hilarious xD the asian dad pose! i see it often when i shoot with Patrick haha
DwF: love the vancouver shot! best city in the world right xD (aka my hometown)
Mohammad: the sleeping princesses are adorable but i love the definition of the girls' eyes in the first shot!
Matt: yes i was hand drafting our final project at my studio desk personally i can't stand computer drafting.. but i guess i'll have to get used to it :P
Steve: love the framing of the group through the right-hand-side arch.. what are they doing though xD
Andrew, thank you
Patrick, love that set of shots downtown! Very nice! I really like the film like framing of the shots too
Gary, very nice set
Downstairs, beautiful still life
Rayyan, lovely captures! Loving the layout of the food fest
Charles, great sequence of shots! Love the humour here
Mike, great street capture
Mohammad, stunning portraits, and love the PP'ing
gplatt, very dream like rendered portrait!
Steve, excellent captured composition!!!
Shots from a portrait shoot yesterday. M9 50/75 Lux
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Tallai, Queensland Australia.
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Wow, I'm gone for a weekend and so much great shots have been posted!
After receiving the 50lux, I noticed I'm missing critical focus a lot more. Saw a thread in LUF (M9 - coincidence at infinity - Leica User Forum) on adjusting focus myself and gave it a try. Now reviewing my shots from the weekend and I'm proud to say that the problem is solved. Now on to photos (of not my son for once)...
And a non-human shot as well...
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Mohammed , David, Charles, Steve..lovely postings. thank you.
Protection from the evil eye!
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