Category Archives: Leica 50mm Summicron f/2

Painting.

It’s a double brush job.

[Aside: The pleasingly “rounded” rendering is courtesy of the soft light.]

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

(Puppy) love.

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

Sunrise under bridge.

Splayed light rays and steel beams.

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

Waiting for dessert.

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

The brushing (Honey).

One more for today.

The light was exquisite.

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

Honey on water.

Not that long ago, she was Honey on Ice.

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

Flowers.

I saw these beauties while out for a walk last evening.

It was almost dark, hence the high ISO.

[ISO 2500, 1/60, f/2]

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

The jaunt.

Capturing a walker/jogger/runner in mid-stride is always desirable, as it adds a dynamic component to the image, and it opens up the figure for a more pleasing composition.

In this case, when I zoom in, I can see that both of his feet are off the ground… this serves no real purpose (for this particular image), but it’s an example of the sort of “freezing” of time that photography does so well.

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

Coach.

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

Q&A: My lenses.

One of the more frequent email questions I receive is:

What lenses do you use?

Most of the time, it’s easy to tell if you follow my daily posts, because I list the specific lens (and camera) used beneath each image.

However, I’ve been known to frequently re-jig my set-up — as I’ve done recently.

So, currently, I’m using:

1. The Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

2. The Leica 50mm Summicron.

3. The Voigtländer Nokton 40mm.

And…

If you want to view images taken with any of the equipment I’ve ever used, you can search for specific lenses in the Category Cloud.  It looks like this:

You can find it on the bottom of the page…

Just click on a specific category (link) and all the images associated with it will be displayed.

Hope that helps,

—Peter.

My “Workers” photos featured on SteveHuffPhoto.com!

Ten of my “workers” images have been featured on the popular photography site SteveHuffPhoto.com!

The direct link to Steve’s site is here.

I’m honoured and would like to thank Mr. Huff for his ongoing support of my work!

—Peter.

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In thought.

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

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.

Levels.

This shot is unsuccessful.

The scene is from the lobby of the Royal York Hotel in Toronto where an interesting vantage point is afforded by the arrangement of the floors and spiral staircases – it sets up an almost Escher-like effect on the brain.

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

My goal was to capture the bustling movement of people, on each level, including the connecting staircase.  The first strike against success was the lens  – I had a 50mm, and I needed a 35mm.  Consequently, the frame is tilted in order to try to “fit” more of the scene into the field of view (this somewhat contributes to the general visual disorientation so it’s not such a bad thing).  The second – and more fatal – strike was that, despite the constant flow of human traffic, there was never any satisfactory simultaneous distribution of people amongst the levels.  Despite waiting for it to happen, it never materialized.

Still, I kept this shot as a token for my efforts.  I do like the fact that the man in mid-step (bottom right) has spotted me, despite being two levels beneath me.

Reading time, Part 2.

Even stuffed animals enjoy a good book.

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

Secrets and dandelions.

This photo was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.

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

The dance of play.

The way children move when they play – it’s like a beautiful dance.

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

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

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

R – A portait 1 and 2 and 3.

R – as rendered with three different lenses, environments, and styles of processing.

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

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

↑Leica M9 and Voigtlander Nokton 35mm @ f/1.2.

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