Thursday, March 31, 2011
I hope people arent getting sick of the Leitz lens overdose, but I only have 2 for my Leica , the 2nd one showed up today a 1958 elmar 90/4 , I spent 30 minutes with q-tips and tissue cleaning out the grit and extra oil
Until I get some new shots done, here is a photo of last nights gorgeous magenta sunset
ISO 640 f4 1/500th of a second
The best part was my 3 yr old yelling out " Look the skies all pink and purple"
and my eldest screaming " get the Leica and the iphone" :) kids
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Summicron 50mm f2 at f3.4 ISO 320 and 1/1500 sec , I used a silver 80cm reflector for the fil light using the last bit of the sunset
Sunday, March 27, 2011
ISO 640 F2.8 1/30th of a second
Of course, it was helped by the stellar Leica glass, but this lens is 47 years old! Imagine what a newer lens would look like? its a similar optical formula, but it has the benefit of being 6 bit coded to correct for any vignetting and/or aberration plus it has the most modern multi - coating to stop glare.
Saying all that, picking up the M8 and adjusting the lens while looking through the crystal clear and large viewfinder is magical, it sounds hokey, but the feel of the camera and the art of photography just feels right.
Sort of like an older 60s sports car , you have to put up with shortcomings and play to its strengths, but once you realise what teh strengths are and could be, its a sublime experience. Like certain things in life, the end product is greater than the sum of its parts , especially when you look at the tech specs and compare to even my pentax KX.
Then again, a leica isnt the perfect camera, for my macro stuff I will continue to use my Pentax KX, and also for rapid auto-focus at kids parties etc , but saying everyone wants me to calm down and be more *ZEN* I think we can call this mission accomplished!
full size here
Saturday, March 26, 2011
ISO 640 F2 ( WIDE OPEN!) 1/90th of a second , i did a minimal amount of post processing again, white balance and I also tried out the velvia 100 filter from alienskins demo of exposure 3
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
taken with the Super MC Takumar 50 at f1.4 :) ISO 200 and 1/40th of a second
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Super Multi Coated Takumar 50 f1.4 wide open and ISO 200 1/4000th of a second on my Pentax KX
I lurve the out of focus part, it reminds me of a watercolour painting
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Taken at christmas time , I think this is at f2 ISO 800 1/125th of a second
Asahi pentax Super Multi Coated takumar 50mm f1.4 on my Pentax KX
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
ISO 800 + f2 + 1/400th sec
I am experimenting with the kodachrome look using PP sort of fauxdachrome I guess
this is the one that looks the most authentic to me out of the batch I tried, let me know if it looks cool, or just too enthusiastic with the processing
full size here
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Well now its definitely later so here we go:
This one was taken with a
Super Multi Coated Takumar 50mm f1.4 wide open at f1.4 and ISO 1600! 1/40th sec
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
worth the trip for sure!
Helios 40 85mm at f2 ISO 800 1/60th sec handheld! the red *blood* is a light that shines on the skull and fades in and out
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
This was processed to look like Velvia Slide film , I love the rippled light in the bottom right corner
ISO 800 1/2500 sec f 2.5
Saturday, March 12, 2011
This one I adjusted the colour in lightroom to make it look like a 70s Kodakchrome slide
I need to save those settings as a preset!
ISO 800 f22! 1/50th of a second
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
O ;iked this shot a lot so i put it up here ;p
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This one is shot at f2 and ISO 800 on my KX and I processed it a bit greenish to make it more retro, and the line of light on my brothers face reminds me of the characters in the Too Human videogame
Saturday, March 5, 2011
ISO 800 F2 1/320 th of a second, and with hardly any post processing required! Its almost like a pentax lens on a Pentax body works like it belonged there :) and this lens is 20+ years old
Friday, March 4, 2011
Helios 44m6 58mm at f2 , ISO 8001/320th of a sec
My nephew blowing out the candles on his birthday cake, I didnt realise how crazy the flames get before they go out
poor spongebob looks like he is trying to escape!