Volunteer Park ~ Thomas Burke Memorial ~ Seattle ~ Washington
visitors... again with CV 21 and orange filter
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Zeiss 50 1.5
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"The Cathedral of Palo"
and couldn't have the courage to shoot this with my DSLR, thanks to the "discreet" mode which I set as my default setting:
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a hole in the wall....
Kingfish Cafe (best Southern food in the Northwest, pardon the pun...)
My old roomie Kim
Preparing for winter, the lonely branches await the sun of spring
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One great pleasure of the MM (and I guess of all good digital files, including film once it's been scanned) is pixel-peeping. Looking at a 100% view is often the most fun. The web changes photography because it is essentially a display of such low resolution that, when compared to the resolution required to make a good print, it turns our files into the equivalent of gigabyte files.
This is a cropped shot, about 25% of the original frame, 50mm Cron, yellow filter, ISO 3200
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Ashwin Kingfish cafe...amazing shot just great! xdayv..Dave Your last "discreet" shot in the set great as well. Nicely done. Looks sort of 3d to me.
Hooray... I got my M Monochrom on Friday!
I was on a couple of lists, but grew impatient and decided to call around. I found one at Southeastern Camera in Raleigh. They had an M Monochrom and 35mm Summilux arriving on Thursday. I grabbed the M Monochrom, and UPS delivered it on Friday. As far as I know, they still have the 35mm Summilux in stock. I already had one, so I wasn't interested.
MM + 35lux (ISO 1250)
I think Leica should take it up with Adobe.
For the extra adventurous foodies, a must-try...
A balut is a fertilized duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It is commonly sold as streetfood in the Philippines. (Source: Wikipedia)
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I've been trying to understand the "clarity" function in the IOS App PhotoForge2. Here's a couple of experiments using only Photoshop CS4. Setup = MM, current 90mm Summicron, no filter.
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Here's one at ISO 10,000 -- "Ghost Stories"
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At any rate, a few seconds with this clarity has attractive effects that the clarity values in LR or ACR don't have.
I think local food in the Philippines is destroyed by the fast food market and the dominating big players. I stopped at 3 shops between a restaurant and the office to get some mango's and not one sold them, I mean come on, I couldn't buy mangos in the philippines! Lots of salty, oily packets of crap though. Obesity is pretty apparent too. Makes me really sad.
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tried out the MM with a 21 Biogon 2.8...
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wonderful shots ^^
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MM plus a new old lens: a CZ Jena 5cm f1.5 Sonnar from the 1950s. This is a screw mount lens mounted via an M adapter. Focus appears to be slightly off (an inch or two behind at one meter close focus) so I'll take it in for a CLA.
This is a wonderful forum to be with, I have learned a lot and have been inspired. Merry CHRISTmas to all!
"The simple joys of the season."
I saw this boy eagerly waiting for his delightful snack as it was being prepared. It really struck my heart and made me reflect a bit. Simple joys. Happy holidays!
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90mm APO ASPH, yellow filter, ISO 3200
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More with the Zeiss Jena 5cm Sonnar. This is an odd lens to shoot with. At one point I owned a vintage Exacta and (in Exacta mount) the 5cm Sonnar was the lens that came with it. The mount is lightweight aluminum. There are no f stop detents. the barrel turns as it focuses so you have to have to hunt for the f stop index. There is no depth of field scale. But nonetheless a really interesting look. Still not certain about the focus but I'm shooting a bit so figure out whether it justifies the expenditure on a CLA.