Author Archives: PhotographsbyPeter.com

The Boys of Summer.

Baseball and the Boys of Summer.

The Boys of Summer

Only Scars.

“The sun so bright it leaves no shadows, only scars…”

—U2, One Tree Hill.

Only Scars 1

Only Scars 2

Only Scars 3

My gear.

The current state of my photographic gear.

True to form, I’m CCD all the way.

(To the new Leica CEO:  Sign this letter please.  Also, get rid of Leica‘s patented Tomato-Face™ technology in the next M camera.)

—Peter.

Leica M9P:

Leica M9-P

Leica M Monochrom:

Leica M Monochrom

Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH, LHSA Special Edition:

Leica 50 1.4 ASPH LHSA

Leica 35mm Summilux FLE:

Leica 35mm Summilux FLE

Guest Post: Aaron C. Greenman.

Aaron C. Greenman has previously contributed to this site and has even been a Featured Photographer.  Normally, his work is informed by his previous experiences in newspaper journalism, and his interest in graphic arts.  This time, however, Aaron wanted to contribute something a little different.  I’ll let him tell you, in his own words.

—Peter.

Aaron C. Greenman writes:

“I rarely if ever post photos of members of my family, but this is a photo of my daughter, who was performing in a high school theatre production of Michel de Ghelderode’s “Le Sommeil de la Raison,” written in the early 20th century, between the two world wars. It is a surrealist play about a man who hallucinates in a dream that he meets the seven deadly sins, and death itself, and the play is a comment on man’s hopeless actions toward itself.

My daughter played the main female character – Lust – and As a service to the theatre troupe, I made some photos of one of the final dress rehearsals. She has been preparing the role for almost nine months, and no one in our family had ever heard even one word of text around the house.

During my sneak peek of the play, it was as if watching my teenager transformed. In this one moment, in which Lust wrestles with death, her eye caught the camera (and her father), and with a single, momentary glance, surrounded by a frenzy of color, light and shadow, I felt like she was announcing her power, self-reliance, individuality and arrival as an adult to her father.”

Guest Post ACG

The big, bad, wolf.

A rare video recording from 5 years ago, when the kids were… wolves and piggies.

 

Baseball Team Tryouts (Scenes 1 – 4).

On a beautiful and sunny spring afternoon.  Today.

Baseball Team Tryout 1

Baseball Team Tryout 2

Baseball Team Tryout 3

Baseball Team Tryout 4

Window Light Portrait (Film).

This is a second test shot with the Leica 35/2 v1 (8 element), this time on the M3.

Please forgive the repetitive nature of these test images, but it is important for me to observe the behaviour of different equipment under similar circumstances.

On a related note, I’ve pretty much decided to abandon film (again)… there are more and more obstacles making it difficult for me to continue working with it.

—Peter.

Window Light Portrait (Film)

Hold on (to this feeling).

Hold on (to this feeling)

And four years ago:

Recognize this moment.

The Leica Forum.

I just noticed LUF adopted the exact colour palate as my blog.

Now, maybe Leica can place an updated CCD sensor in a future M model.

—Peter.

The Gang (then and now).

Easter, 2015.

The Gang

Easter, 2011.

Easter bunnies.

Test Image: Leica 35mm Summicron, Version 1 (8 Element).

Another window light portrait, in front of my “famous” window.

However…

Test Image Leica 35mm Summicron 8 element

…this time I offer a twist on an old theme:  this image was taken with a recently acquired (and adjusted, in Japan) Leica 35mm Summicron (8 element) lens, otherwise known as Version 1 of the legendary 35mm Summicron.  My lens was made in Germany in the early 60s.  It’s an example of the relatively less common screw mount (LTM) version, but mine was subsequently converted to M mount by Leica.

The lens arrived today.  I mounted it on my Leica M9P and fired off the above “test” shot, wide open at f/2.

Here’s what the lens looks like:

Prosophos 8 Elements

It’s tiny, light, and another jewel in the Leica crown.

—Peter.

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