It's interesting how many of these period era forts have similar structures, especially the lower level catacombs arranged brick interiors. Reminds me of Fort Washington here on the Potomac River downstream from Wash. D.C. and a delight in spending a day to photograph. Built in 1809, it played a roll in both defending Wash. D.C in war of 1812 and also as a training site for the military through WWII. It's drawbridge type entryway and massive double wood doors are a hallmark.
Don't recall if I photographed it previously with the Leica M8 (if so, I'll see if I have any images), but do recall documenting the structure with Pentax 6x7/film. Sometimes its worth waiting till the light down below is "just right" as shown in Lou's image "above".
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Small fishing boats at day's end.
(M9, 24mm Elmar ASPH)
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Time for another story...
Narrated by the cron 28 asph..
They brought me up here; from the desert to here..imagine! I was wrapped up nice though.
Early morning, I peeked outside my window..Nice. Sunshine. His hands were not shaking, so it had to be a sunny day!!
I had told them, no sharpening today; I don't need it..
Watched them gobble the breakfast, and we were off. Across the plains..
I heard them say that we were hiking down to a village; a village with more people! I was getting a bit lonely up here, population 25. On a weekday!!
It was a fairly brisk walk, I was jolted a few times..after about 3 hours we reached the said village.
Problem! I am not good at portraits; but I had to oblige the lady. The old man is grumpy, but the lady..couldn't let her down..
The man just kept on eating..as if there would be no tomorrow.
Then I heard them discussing the way back. Up. Up. Very up it was.
Take the train, said the old man. I was relieved.
But it was a Sunday!! A train to a village up, up; I mean up with only about 15 people..
Our trains always run. On time. Like clockwork. Always, said the owner of the
restaurant proudly. Suisse Bahn.
He was right. The trains run like clockwork. We climbed on one. One carriage
only. Three passengers--him, her, and the train driver.
I sat next to the driver. Nice guy. The old man sat next to him and started to talk and take pictures...
The rail gauge would change shortly. We were climbing. I mean climbing folks..
The old man was jumping to one side and then the other. The lady sat quietly,
watching the scenery and her old man jumping up and down with me in his hands.
We were arriving at last.
You did well 28!! She whispered. She should know, I was with her all the time.
Glued to her. The M8 I mean.
With you alongside, I said to the M8, anyone would do good.
You do know how to please a girl, said the M8. I snuggled closer to her.
Time to step down from the train. The old man and his lady stepped down. Thanked the train driver. Shook his hand.
I felt M8 push me slightly. I liked it.
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Another great story, Rayyan. Thank the 28 cron for us.
And... beautiful scenery. Especially that third shot.
Something a tad different , my dad took these 2 with his ancient 2002 Digilux1
the camera seems to like using sharpening when it takes JPGs , but its only 4 Megapixel....
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had to test out my new 50 Lux today, nothing earthshattering, just around the house.
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Just a note here, whether you shot with M8, 9, or type 240, it won't make a difference and it won't significantly elevate your photography, a true photographer can shot with any thing and still produce stunning pictures !
More and more from the amazing city of Madrid, Spain with M9 and 50cron
A baby ! by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
A painter moment by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
A smoke and a gaze by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
Don't ! by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
A painter by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
What ! by M.ALKHAMIS, on Flickr
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I agree, Mohammad. But that notwithstanding, that M9, 50 Cron combo is magic in your hands!
BTW, which version of the Cron is that?
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Great shots, everyone. It's been a while since I have had a chance to post on this thread, as the MM has sucked up my attention. It's great to see a wide variety of work from all of the talented folks on the board...
Some color shots with the W Nikkor 3.5 cm f/1.8 LTM on the M9P. Taken at the end of Golden Hour at (appropriately) Golden Gardens Beach in Seattle....the conclusion to a lovely day, spent together with my darling Jenn
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Eventually, I'll get the Leica and be able to post a photo, or two, here. In the meantime, I'm enjoying everybody else's great work.
Wow! Thanks for all the likes, and for all the inspiration in form of images!
M9, Summicron 28mm, Summarit 90mm
The girl with the broken nose - seen on Munich's famous market "Auer Dult" along with those other boys and girls ...
all with Leica M9 and Summilux-M 1.4 50mm Asph.
and their children ...
Definitely worth a try if you don't already have the 21Lux.
For those who may be interested in the 21Ultron, here are some sample pics at various subject distances for comparison (I apologize for lack of interesting subject matter). The 3rd and 4th shots are at approx 0.7 and 0.5m MFD respectively The vignetting on #2,3 & 4 were added in. I did not see any noticeable color cast. Not sure how the new microlenses work because when I tried my copy of the ZM21 f/2.8 Biogon on the M240, magenta/reddish color cast was noticeable on the right edge.
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Up there with the best color I have seen from the new M240
If this is indicative I can't wait for mine to come in
I think its the awesome West Coast US sunset that changes the colours
Wolfgang, you may have overprocessed your model's skin a little bit. They sort of come off a little plastic looking. I am sure only a minor mod will be necessary to clean that up.
nice "still life".
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Dave, I do not have any problems (about kidding, criticism, etc) with me who snaps the photos. The human subjects are off limits to that.
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Leica M8 + 35 Summarit
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M8 + 35 Summarit
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Thanks a lot gang!!
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Happy weekend, everyone
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hey David, you trying to steal my tree thunder? Reminded me of that 50 shot I took testing this week. I still have to decide what to do about my 50 lux. Tired of thinking about it today though.
The 50'Lux is my favorite lens... I'm sure you'll love it once it's properly calibrated!
My journey into Leica: LeicaLux.com
Thank you so very much folks for the ' likes '.
Let me give some sugar.. to the cron 75, of course!!
On the ME.
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Edward, I have a bike in that color...maybe that car is for sale so I can have a matching pair . Very natural and attractive portraits!
Thank you very much Dave! The car could be arranged, just make an offer
M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2
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Metal worx, silver efex Pro II, 50 lux, M9
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also, silver efex pro II, 50 Lux, M9
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wow, the water is really low there, that's probably not good by this time of year...
here's a 3rd in my BW series today:
It's interesting sometimes to try and make something out of essentially not much. lol. With lines, and light, sometimes it works.
Same as before SEII, 50mm lux, M9
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A little color and raindrops today:
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Hello all. I've spent the last couple days looking at some of the pictures I've missed the last month of so when I decided to mostly "unplug," travel, and generally enjoy life. Great pictures all around. Here are a few pictures I took at my Elementary and Middle school... It's closing sadly after 40 something years this school year but I was able to get some pictures that will be shown at the closing ceremony (that sadly I won't be able to attend due to work obligations.) Here's a few. All of the shots were taken with the M9 and a combination of the 35 Cron ASPH, 50 Lux ASPH and VC 21 Ultron... I'd have to check the metadata to confirm which of these were taken with what though.
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