Monthly Archives: October 2011

Vanquishing the dragons.

May we all overcome our fears.

Happy Halloween.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux f/1.0 @ f/1.0.

Bedtime stories.

Slowly, under the spell of a good book, falling, falling…

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↑Leica M3, Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

[Updated] Life’s little moments.

I updated my very first post, Life’s little moments, to optimize viewing of the re-sized images.  To view the post, please click here.

- Peter.

[Updated] All I know about photography in 25 words.

I updated one of my very first posts, All I know about photography in 25 words.

The update involved re-sizing the images for optimal display.

- Peter.

Recognize this moment.

By the time I recognize this moment
This moment will be gone
But I will bend the light, pretend that it somehow lingered on….

And I will wait to find
If this will last forever…
And I will pay no mind
When it won’t, and it won’t, because it can’t
It just can’t
It’s not supposed to

- John Mayer, Clarity.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summicron @ f/2.

Island castaways.

A mother tending to her child, as they wait for a streetcar.

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↑iPhone 3GS and Hipstamatic app.

Decay.

The inevitable plight of every physical thing.

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Both images taken with the Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

The morning commute.

The bright and the dark, the loud and the soft, the foul and the fair.  Humanity intermingling underground.  One person stands on the platform reading.

As the train arrives, I raise my camera and the shutter clicks.

The morning commute.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0 @ f/1.0.

Leica Boutique and my Voigtländer Nokton 40mm f/1.4 write-up!

Ever since I wrote a piece about the Voigtländer Nokton 40mm f/1.4 back in July, it’s become one of my more popular posts.

It’s no wonder, since this little gem of a lens has always been underrated but is increasingly gaining its share of admirers as people explore the various mirrorless camera platforms (as well as classic rangefinder photography, of course).

One of those admirers of the little Nokton 40 is my friend Jean Bardaji, the distinguished owner of Leica Boutique in Montreal, Canada.  Jean is very knowledgeable and passionate about photography and has long appreciated the little Nokton Classic MC 40/1.4.

So, when Jean recently decided to link to my write-up on the Leica Boutique Voigtländer page of his website (click into Voigtlander Nokton Classic MC F1.4/40mm), I was quite honoured.

Jean has actually sold me two copies of this lens, as I have always found his prices on Voigtländer (and Zeiss) lenses to be the most competitive in the market.  More than that, his service has always been exceptional.

So I wish to thank Jean, for all of his help and would not hesitate to recommend the services of Leica Boutique to anyone looking for this lens (or any other).

- Peter | Prosophos.

Morning transfers.

Transferring buses and bags.

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Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Noctilux f/1.0 @ f/1.0.

After the bath.

Once again, the title says it all.

This is the second image posted today that was taken with the Leica 35mm Summarit – a lens that would not typically be considered as an ideal option for low light portraiture, but I find it quite versatile.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35 Summarit @ f/2.5.

Alex, cinematic.

Alex, by the glow of the afternoon window light.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

Communing.

Communing with nature, communing with each other in Algonquin Park.

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↑Leica M2 and Voigtländer Nokton 40/1.4.

L – Portrait 1 and 2.

The kid’s a natural.

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Both images taken with the Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Noctilux f/1.0 @ f/1.0.

The waterfall.

As seen in 1/6th of a second.

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↑Leica M9 and Zeiss ZM 21/2.8 @ f22.

Courage 1 and 2.

When at play.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 75mm Summilux @ f/1.4.

…and more so 48 hours later, after falling from the monkey bars and breaking her arm.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux f/1.0 @ f/1.0.

Admiring a body.

And reflecting on the possibilities.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux f/1.0 @ f/1.0.

Catching.

Catching spangles of light.

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↑Leica M3 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

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