Monthly Archives: February 2012

The storm (Cinematic).

Playing in somebody’s life, near you.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 135mm Tele-Elmar f/4 @ f/5.6.

(Abs)tract.

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↑Leica M9 and Zeiss ZM 21mm @ f/2.8.

Classic.

Notice once again the composition: her arms are forming a Strong Diagonal (it’s a bent diagonal, but rules are meant to be bent and/or broken ;)).

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↑Leica M9 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

Lounging, Part 1 of 2.

On a cold, cold February afternoon.

She’s growing up fast.  To see how she looked only six weeks ago, please click here.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

Eye contact.

Connecting, for just a split second.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/1.4.

The piano tuner, Part 3 of 3.

Parts 1 and 2 of The Piano Tuner series may be found here and here.

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

Packed like sardines in a tin can (1 & 2).

It’s unusual for me to post two versions of an image, but this time I couldn’t decide.

—Peter.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/1.4.

Riding on the metro (cinematic).

I’ve previously written about achieving simplicity in one’s images, and of finding inspiration in the little moments.

Here’s an example of both.

This image was captured on the way back from work.  The seats had just emptied of passengers and the train was sitting still for a few minutes with its doors wide open.  I became aware of a movement to my left and looked to find the pages of a discarded newspaper fluttering with the air current.

The simplicity of the scene was beautiful, as was the illumination provided by a single incandescent lamp from just outside the window — like a spotlight.

I raised the camera to my eye and clicked the shutter.

Soon after, the seats quickly filled up, the newspaper was taken away, and the doors closed.

The moment had come and gone.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/1.4.

Urban romance 1 & 2.

Maybe.

It turns out, their conversation was not about love — they were discussing the financial markets.

Still, I’m going to let the body language speak for itself.

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↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Customized post-processing service (Email).

I’ve just introduced a Customized Post-Processing Service via Email.

If you like the way I digitally post-process my images and would like for me to work on some of yours, please read more about my service here.

Now, I can’t work miracles, but I promise I will try to improve or enhance your images to the best of my ability.

—Peter.

 

 

Pole position.

This is a grab shot, taken yesterday during one of my Practical Photography – Teaching sessions.

At the time, I was discussing the importance of Strong Diagonals in images, as well as the importance of pre-focusing to nail shots like these at wide Apertures — in this case f/1.4.

Fortunately, this woman walked by, allowing me to illustrate the above points, as well as allowing me to demonstrate the importance of capturing an ambulating figure in mid-step.

And yes, this image was taken with the lovely little Voigtländer 40mm Nokton 40/1.4 — an extremely underrated lens.

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↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

Thanks Matt!

Matt signed up for one of my one-on-one teaching sessions a few weeks ago and I had the pleasure of meeting him this morning.  During our two hour walkabout, we discussed photography and did some shooting.  Oh yes… I tried to pass on some photographic pearls of wisdom too :).

Thanks Matt and have a safe flight this afternoon!

[Just a reminder, if you're interested in a practical, one-on-one photography teaching session, please have a look here, or contact me here].

—Peter.

 

 

A suspended moment.

Of snow and sounds.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/1.4.

The jogger, revisited.

Fluid.

The previous Jogger can be found here.

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↑Leica M9 and Konica Hexanon 60mm f/1.2.

She’s the one (cinematic).

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/1.4.

Laughter.

An infectious moment, as caught on film.

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↑Leica MP and Leica 35mm Summicron @ f/2.

RSS now available.

In response to a reader’s request (thanks Kevin!), RSS is now available.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find the links, or simply click here and here.

Regards,

—Peter.

A character face.

He looked at me and asked,

Why are you taking my picture?

After I told him, he smiled and said,

Oh Good!… I thought you were my ex-wife’s lawyer.

I knew he was a character.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/1.4.

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