Sitting at the bar

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been taking a lot of pics with my Leica M Monochrom.  I’m sure I will eventually pick-up one of my other cameras but right now the Monochrom is glued to my hand.

ISO 8000 1/45’s f1.4 35mm (Leica M Monochrom, Leica 35mm summilux, Silver Efex Pro 2, Apple Aperture)

Family Friendly?

We were walking through the crowd at the Taste of Madison and out of the corner of my eye I caught these two enjoying time together.  I’m not sure what was stranger, seeing these two showing affection for one another at a family friendly event or that they were lying next to a porta-potty?

ISO 200 1/360’s f.95 50mm noctilux (Leica M9, Leica 50mm noctilux, Silver Efex Pro 2, Aperture 3.3)

The Right Angle

I enjoy capturing others taking pictures. Here’s a group getting their picture taken. I like the young lady trying to get the right angle and the guy nearest me telling everyone to hold up.

ISO 250 1/90’s f.95 50mm noctilux (Leica M9, Leica 50mm noctilux, Aperture, Silver Efex Pro 2)

Coffee talk

Re-post from November 2011

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and black Friday.  We decided to do our shopping online.  No crowds, no stress, same prices.

As I was walking around the Lincoln Memorial with a friend I was trying to find someone interesting to take a picture of.  Eventually, I found this couple enjoying a cup of coffee while resting on the steps of the memorial.  They seemed unaware of everything around them besides each other.

 

Another magical day

Re-post October 2011

I feel like I’m posting a lot of pictures from Chicago recently.  I was there twice within 6 weeks at workshops and fortunately captured many pictures.

Here is a wedding that we came across when walking along Michigan Avenue.  What really caught my attention was the bagpipes.  I focused on the bride and groom and stuck my camera up in the air and caught this picture.  I really like the bubbles being released into the air, it adds a little to the shot.

Where is he?

Most who know me, know my favorite camera to shoot with is my Leica M9-P.  Yesterday, Leica announce a new M series camera called the Leica M Monochrome.  At first, buying a camera that only shoots in black and white may sound a little crazy (especially for the price) but if you are someone who shoots a lot in black and white it makes some sense.  The pictures I’ve seen have been astounding and the ability to shoot at ISO 10000 and still be useable makes it even more interesting (the Leica M9 does not shoot great beyond ISO 800).  I noticed one of Steve Huff’s shots was ISO 2000 and 1/1500 of a second (WOW).  Look forward to reading more about it.

I took this shot lost fall at the Lincoln Memorial. It was dark and I noticed her sitting patiently waiting for someone.

ISO 2500 1/45s f1.4 50mm summilux