The lion, and the Christmas tree.

Doesn’t really make much sense.

(please click on the image to view)

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

7 thoughts on “The lion, and the Christmas tree.

  1. Guy Platt says:

    The title is an appropriate as any other. Great image as well. I thought the Noct was gone?

    You really have been prolific with your postings. How have you managed to do anything else.

    • Prosophos says:

      Hi Guy, thanks. It is gone, this is one of the last images taken with it.

      You’re right, I’ve been devoting a considerable amount of time adding to the site – I’ll keep posting images but may slow down writing articles. Who knows? It’s a labour of love. Thanks again.

  2. Guy Platt says:

    By the way, maybe a good time to write a post processing article (to fill the long winter nights).

  3. Jason Howe says:

    Another wonderful image Peter, I probably have a couple of lenses I should part with but I seem unable to do it………..I may have to “settle” (if thats the right word) for the Noct until I can get my hands on the Hex as I can see it taking some time to acquire. I think the profile of the Hex is increasing all the time on the back of the superb images posted by yourself and Yanick. Just in relation to Guy’s last comment, I think lots of us consider our post processing to be quite personal, I certainly do, but I would be really interested to hear more from you on that. Cheers Jason

    • Prosophos says:

      Thanks Jason. “Settling” on the Noct is not a bad state of being!…

      Regarding your comment on post-processing: it is, in actuality, our uniquely personal final interpretation (in a series of interpretations), along the path to image creation.

      My post processing, thus far, has been ever evolving. And I don’t apply a template to each image, as I let every image (and the content within) dictate the final look. So, it would be difficult to write a “how to” piece on the entire process. I could try, of course, so maybe I should give it some more thought….

      The real question though, is whether I should be. Whether I should be sharing such a personal thing.

      • Jason Howe says:

        I couldn’t agree more with your comments.

        I think what one finds pleasing to the eye today will not necessarily be the case tomorrow and there is a constant evolvement in personal taste, albeit that evolution may be quite a subtle and protracted process.

        If I were to draw on my own personal experiences, my processing has reduced drastically since I took ownership of the M9 and in general over the last 12 months. Indeed I would say that more often than not, less is most definitely more.

        I don’t think anyone would expect you to be specific about processing, but I’m certain you would be able to produce a post of interest in your eloquent and articulate style.

        Cheers

        Jason

        • Prosophos says:

          A very thoughtful post Jason. I know I could write an entire book on post-processing, even though I have no experience with conventional programs like PhotoShop, for example. Most of my post processing involves adjusting contrast, sharpness, colour, selective lightening or darkening, and applying various plug-ins (that also are manipulated to a different standard than the software developer’s default settings). Most of this stuff is guided by artistic (for lack of a better word) considerations.

          And, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve more and more controlled for many of the parameters at the time the photo is being shot, because I know some things just can’t be recovered or changed during the post-processing process.

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