Monthly Archives: May 2012

The window, Part 1.

A superimposition of the reflected and the refracted.

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

Happy Mother’s Day.

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

Still life.

When they’re not here.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

The natural.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4 + 3 stop ND filter.

Jump! (Cinematic).

There’s a semi-history with the Jump! series… please see here, here, here, and here.

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

Field of dreams.

I resisted the temptation to crop away the top and bottom portions and present this as a pseudo-panoramic horizontal strip… something about the original image (as presented here) appears very surreal, very much like a “dream”.  Or perhaps a diorama.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPPH @ f/1.4 + 3 stop ND filter.

Guest Post [1]: Life’s Little Moments.

For the first time on this site, I’ve decided to post another photographer’s work.

Luiz Paulo emailed me yesterday (see message below) and, after clicking on his links, two of his images caught my eye and made me think, “I wish I had taken that” — which is the highest form of praise I can convey to a fellow photographer.

In fact, these two images are so in keeping with my personal philosophy of capturing the beauty of Life’s Little Moments, that I was inspired to create this, the inaugural:

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Guest Post of Life’s Little Moments,

by Luiz Paulo:

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Hi Peter.

May I introduce myself: my name is Luiz Paulo, and I’m from Brazil.

I’d like to humbly say your work is so great and inspiring that it has encouraged me to use a range finder system to capture “Life’s Little Moments“, like you say. Being a father of a young child, I know it wouldn’t be an easy task (by technical issues which you certainly know better than I do).  On the other hand, it’s not so difficult as I’d supposed — and the results are better than I could expect.

I think you have a special site where great ideas can emerge.  Congratulations on your nice work.

If it doesn’t bother you, please check out my last photos at LFI Kids Category and LFI M9 Master Shots (I’m registered as “furia”).

All the best,

Luiz Paulo

Dear Luiz,

What a wonderful message to receive!  Thank you so much.

I think you truly understand what it means to capture “Life’s Little Moments” and it’s obvious your beautiful daughter has served as a wonderful inspiration for you.

I enjoyed viewing all of your images, but I would have to say the two images I’ve posted here are my favourites.  There is something very “poetic” about them and I congratulate you for having captured them with such visual eloquence:

Happy Birthday, (c) Luiz Paulo [Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH].

Untitled, (c) Luiz Paulo [Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH].

Once again, thank you Luiz!

—Peter.

The beginning of himself.

He wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone… His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

3 years of haircuts.

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1st image (2010): Nikon D3S and Nikkor-NOCT 58mm @ f/1.2.

2nd image (2011): Leica M9 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

3rd image (2012): Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

Worker, 1937.

Actually, this was captured this week… but something about him made me think of a bygone era.

I also could have called this Worker 11, as it follows my previous 10 Worker images.

In the past, I’ve sort of criticized the 50mm Summilux ASPH as being “too perfect” of a lens, but I love how it has rendered him, and this moment.

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

Dog days.

Honey waking up, following an afternoon nap.

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

C’s photo shoot, Part 5 of 5.

The final images from C’s Photo Shoot series.

(There are a few more that may be posted at a later time.)

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

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

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

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

C’s photo shoot, Part 4 of 5.

This was taken just prior to the sunset, as the light cast a warm glow.

All the previously washed out nuances of colour and texture in the environment seemingly emerge from nowhere and take on a golden hue — this is what happens at the so-called “golden hour“.

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

C’s photo shoot, Part 3 of 5.

Please see also Part 1 and Part 2.

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

C’s photo shoot, Part 2 of 5.

Part 1 was posted yesterday.

The warmth in this image is courtesy of the setting sun, and is enhanced by C’s equally luminous smile.

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

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