The Bean – revised

Often times I process an image and then decide later that it was not up to par or wasn’t what I really hoped it to be.  This image is a perfect example.  My prior post, when you look into “the bean” the sky is blown out.  I don’t know why I didn’t pay attention to this before but like anything else, I learned from my mistake.

P.S.  I plan on having my “what’s in my bag” video up in the next few days.

 ISO 1/125s f3.4 21mm super elmar (7 exposure HDR, edited with Photomatix, PS6, & Aperture)

Purchase picture here.

3 Monuments

This past weekend we went back home for a birthday party.  One evening, I was out searching for photo opportunities and as we were heading back home we came across a cemetery.  It was almost “pitch black” by then and thought I would try to catch a few hand-held shots with my Leica M9 and 50mm noctilux.  Even though this picture is dark, I really like the silhouette and the mood that it sets.

ISO 800 1/8’s f.95 50mm (Leica M9, Leica 50mm noctilux, Aperture)


A Face in a Crowd

We were walking down Michigan Avenue and I decided to walk behind to catch a few candid pics of my baby girl.  I think she was a little sleep deprived and was acting a little crazy.  She kept waiving at me but everyone around me didn’t realize I was her father, thus they thought she was waiving at them.

ISO 160 1/90’s f1.4 35mm summilux (Leica M9, leica 35mm summilux, Apple Aperture, Photoshop CS6, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4)


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