Category Archives: Leica M3

Soccer trio.

Soccer trio

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

Magic Moment.

This was going to be a simple profile shot, with the magic of twilight setting the mood.

And then, engrossed in the distant action, she suddenly pumped her fist as her face lit up — just as the shutter clicked.

Magic Moment

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

Smile.

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Smile

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

The Toss.

Shooting with film involves a bit of a leap of faith: you never know if you’ve nailed a shot until well after the fact.

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The Toss

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

Sunday morning (film).

Watching the action, on the soccer field.

Sunday Morning (film)

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

The beautiful game (on film).

The beautiful game (film)

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summicron Rigid @ f/2.

My M3.

My M3

↑iPhone 5.

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The iconic Leica M3, as photographed by the iconic iPhone :)

(You may also have noticed the 50mm Summicron f/2 Rigid).

What is it about these old cameras that makes grown men want to do silly things, like pose them for pictures?

—Peter.

Nostalgic.

Nostalgic

↑Leica M3, Kodak Portra 400 NC, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

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Film is back!

At least, on Prosophos.com.

Inspired by former-student-turned-film-processing-Master, Mark Ewanchuk (he’s even developing colour film at home — check out Mark’s guide for developing colour film).

Having said that, several “errors” were committed in the making of this image:

  • Expired colour film (Kodak Portra 400 NC) was used.
  • It was processed with my process for developing B&W film.
  • All the chemicals used were also well past their expiration dates.

Still, you can’t help but be amazed at how forgiving, and beautiful, film can be.

A lovely photographic medium for the lovely people in your life.

—Peter.

Easter.

Easter

↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

Baseball, revisited.

A suspended moment.

Baseball, revisited

↑Leica M2 or M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/2.

Laugh.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

Grains of sand.

To see a world, in a grain of sand…

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand..

—William Blake, Auguries of Innocence.

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To hold it all, and then let it go…

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

Black and White Honey.

Honey, on film.

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

Disappointed.

It lasted for a split second.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

“The M3… for kids’ sports?” featured on Steve Huff’s site.

Eight of my film images have been featured on SteveHuffPhoto.com as part of the Daily Inspiration:

The M3… for kids’ sports?

The text and images have been reproduced below.

A big THANK YOU to Steve for once again posting my work on his site!

—Peter.


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Hi Steve,

Last year, I wrote a short article for your site called:  The Leica M9… for sports?

This year, I’m still photographing my kids’ sports activities with an M9, but two weeks ago I decided to take my M3 instead.  

I did it for a couple of reasons:  Firstly, I just like the look of film.  Secondly, I thought it would be fun.

Well, 3 rolls of Tri-X 400 later, I ended up with some keepers.  Actually, I ended up with a whole bunch of keepers, and I’m sharing a few here.

Incidentally, if any of your readers are interested in learning about how I process my B&W film, they can read about it here.

Regards,

Peter | Prosophos

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Game face.

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↑Leica M3 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/2.8.

Anticipation, Part III.

Continuing my exploration of photographing kids’ sports with 50+ year old Leica M cameras.

Anticipation, Parts 1 and 2 were posted last week and can be found here and here.

And here’s another example from a few days ago.

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↑Leica M3 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/2.

Jostling for position.

Enveloped by the morning light.

The kind of light that gently sets everything aglow… including the silver halide crystals in this frame of B&W film.

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↑Leica M3, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

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