Sunday, July 31, 2011

summicron 50/2 : The Guardian

Everytime that seagull came back she would chase it away, I didnt have the heart to tell her that after we went home chances are the seagull was going to eat that Snail :(

ISO 160 f 2 1/4000

Saturday, July 30, 2011

summicron 50/2 : The Waiting

My daughters found a sea snail that had a broken shell and the whole time they tried to *rescue* it , this seagull was never more than 30 feet away :(

f2.8 ISO 160 1/2000th of a sec

Friday, July 29, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Faucet vs Candles

I was at a friends house and these glass candle holders looked cool, so I tested out the closest focus distance again

ISO 160 1/250th of a sec f 2

Thursday, July 28, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Top of the Stairway!

My Eldest daughter at the top of the long stairs down to Dickson Falls in Fundy national Park

ISO 320  F2  1/ 250th of a second

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summicron 50/2 : Dickson falls , Fundy National Park

we went to dickson falls in Fundy national park and got some nice shots, i thought this are was the falls, until I climbed up another 500 stairs, big waterfall pics to follow

ISO 320  f4  1/30th of a sec  ( Tripod mounted)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Bentley Continental R

at the mall, last week I saw a Fiat 500, this week we saw a Bentley Continental-R , what the heck!

too bad it was a bit dirty :(

ISO 160 f2.8 1/2000 sec

Monday, July 25, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Tired kid......

My youngest looking a little tired while waiting for the food to arrive after a 90 minute car drive ;:(

ISO 640 f2 1/30th of a sec

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Super Takumar 55/2: I am the passenger.................

This was around the back of the lake where the beaver dam was, I stopped the lens down to f4 to get the cool hexagonal bokeh OOF  highlighs

 Takumars for the win!!

oh , this lens cost me 22 bucks

ISO 100 1/4000 and f4

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Super Takumar 55/2: Pilot

My wife in the front of the Canoe, Im sick of the greenery so I desaturated every colour except for blue and yellow/orange :)

f11 ISO 100 1/125

Friday, July 22, 2011

Super Takumar 55/2: lazy canoe ride

during our canoe ride, I left my Leica in the car, and used my KX with the 1968 Super Tak 55/2 ( the lens i got for 22 dollars) so if anything happened I wasnt out a lot of money

This is my eldest daughters hand lazily dragging in the water in the middle of the lake :)

 ISO 100 f2 1/1250th of a sec

Thursday, July 21, 2011

summicron 50/2 : FIAT 500!

Saw an Ontario plated Fiat 500 in the parking lot of the mall, and had to take some shots, he must have hit every bug fro m Toronto to here, so the car looked terrible, except from this low angle :(

than again, it was a neat little car, sort of like a mini cooper S except cooler

ISO 160 f2.8 1/2000th of a sec

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Super MC Takumar 50/1.4: zero depth of field!

Shooting the butterflies was a lot of fun, but I still got to goof around with some semi abstract/artsy stuff

this is how thin the depth of field is at f1.4 and at 0.45 feet!

According to an online calculator its 0.02 mm ( it actually said 0 , but it also gave me the exact number as it rounded down)

ISO 400 f1.4 and 1/250th of a sec

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Super MC Takumar 50/1.4: Violet Iridescence

This butterfly had black wings, until the light caught them at the correct angle , then BOOM purple, violet, magenta, really neat!

ISO 400 F 1.4 1/250th of a sec

Monday, July 18, 2011

Super MC Takumar 50/1.4: Butterfly Welt

ISO 400 1/160th of a second f 2.8

we went to the butterfly dome again, and the big blue guys never open their wings , until I saw this one up high! sweet!  takumar pulls trough!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Last of the V8 Interceptors

ISO 160 f8 1/180th of a sec

Last of the cool SRT 8 Hemis that I have seen recently, the cool white stripes on blue model :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Envy Green

I love the challenger remodel and as we returned from our nature walk we saw a dealership with 2 of them, this one , in Envy Green, and the other one was called Cobalt Blue i think

ISO 160 f2 1/4000th of a sec

Friday, July 15, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Alice in Sunderland

The path led into the forest..................

ISO 160 f2.8 1/350th of a second

Thursday, July 14, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Lake Velvia

I saw this scene during our walk in the nature park and post processed it using the "velvia" preset in colorefexpro

quite nice!

ISO 160 f 5.6 1/125 sec

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Where is Alice?

The cloud shots from the other night were cool, but this guy was sitting on the side of the road with another rabbit behind, but my 50mm didnt have the reach to get the other, so I concentrated on this chap ( or gal!)

ISO 160 f4 1/45th of a sec

summicron 50/2 : Altar of tech

I thought all of the smart-phones on their display table  looked like some techno-archaeological altar to some Silicone - god

my wife told me to stop being so artsy :)

ISO 160 f2.8 1/500th of a sec

Monday, July 11, 2011

Elmarit 135/2.8 : Working with B+W

Im trying to work with Black and White using Lightroom, I think it might be easier to get a copy of silverefexpro instead! :) I liked the tones of this shot, but not necessarily the colours, hence the black and white test

ISO 160 f2.8 1/3000 th of a sec

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Elmarit 135/2.8 : Cherry Sunset

once we got home I took a few shots of the cherries on our new cherry tree, and the sun shone into the lens , hard to catch this with a rangefinder, but it was nice to capture it


ISO 160 f5.6 1/500th of a sec

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Elmarit 135/2.8 : Godrays

Lately I see a lot of shots with backlighting thats a stylized flare, so I thought I'd try some,, leica-style with a 135/2.8, they came out a LOT better than I expected, especially when the sun is about 1 minute from dipping below the horizon, I'm very happy with the way they turned out

ISO 160 f2.8 1/750th of a sec ( the camera thinks its at f1.0 , I wish!)

Friday, July 8, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Sunrays

another from the cloud shooting day, the first day with my UV/IR filter

ISO 160 f4 1/8000 th of a sec!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Ansel Adams homage

ISO 160 1/8000th of a sec f4

Im reading Ansel Adams' books and decided to try some of the tricks he used on a shot i took a few weeks ago of some clouds building up , this was also the first batch of shots I took using the UV/IR filters I received

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

summicron 50/2 : Vanishing Point!

This car is wicked cool, google " vanishing Point" it was a really cool 70s road movie starring Barry Newman and a , well a Dodge Challenger, although his was white and had no stripes , but it had a Supercharger :)   ISO 160 f8 1/250th

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Helios 44 58/2 : How close? this close!

it rained so we went back to the butterfly dome, except this time it was about 30C inside so we saw some different species

its proboscis was stuck in the orange quite well

ISO 800  f 2 1/125th of a second

Monday, July 4, 2011

Helios 44 58/2 : Textbook shot

it rained so we went back to the butterfly dome, except this time it was about 30C inside so we saw some different species

this was about as close as you can get without them flying away when they arent feeding

ISO 800 f2 1/500th of a sec

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Helios 40 85/1.5: Happy Canada day :)

whats better than Firework fotos?

how about retro lens bokeh firework shots?   1965 Helios 40-1 85mm

ISO 800 1/50th of a sec f1.5

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Helios 40 85/1.5: Butterfly landing pad

This is my daughter feeding some butterflies at a local indoor butterfly *zoo* , the Helios 40 is wide open and I am at its minimum focus distance ( I think its 0.55 metres)

 Butthanks to the crop factor the 85mm becomes a 128mm, so I can get in VERY close, one thing the Leica doesnt do so hot ;(

The reason I like this shot is the clarity of the black butterfly contrasts withthe blurriness of the other one landing, and that distance is perhaps an inch or 2 tops, talk about depth of field!

ISO 200  f1.5 1/200th

summicron 50/2 : R8 radness

I received my 2 free UV/IR filters from leica and was wary about using them, as it said the lenses had to be 6-bit encoded. SO this week a new firmware came out, so I installed it, used a permanent marker to 6-bit code my lens and installed the UV/IR filter, here are the first batch of shots

 An Audi R8 V10 Quattro! I did 1 shot colour and another B+W to see how they looked , great!

 This one seemed to *pop* more than  the othercar shots I have taken, I am assuming the filter makes a big difference ??

ISO 160 f5.6 1/6000 th of a sec

Friday, July 1, 2011

Leitz Canada Elmarit 135/2.8 : Into the Blue

as i was taking cloud shots ( boring I know) some aircraft flew over, this one was aiming for the gap in the clouds, and the viewfinder made picking the right moment easy

 This was an Air Canada Jazz Regional Jet i think.

ISO 160 f2.8 1/1000th sec