Category Archives: LFI Master Shot

Mother and daughter.

Bathed in light.

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

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Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

C – A portrait.

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

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Leica M9 and Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 (pre-Asph) LTM.

R – A portrait.

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

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Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 35mm @ f/1.2.

Vanishing point.

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

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Leica M9 and 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

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 youngest caffeine addict.

Sneaking a peak.

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

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Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

The officer.

A brief pause on a busy street.

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

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Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

The clown.

And his smiling accomplice.

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

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Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

Fenced.

A little moment, gone in a second.

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

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Leica M9 and Leica 75 Summilux @ f/1.4.

“First we’d climb a tree…”

“First we’d climb a tree and maybe then we’d talk
Or sit silently and listen to our thoughts.

—Tragically Hip, Ahead By A Century.

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

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Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 35mm @ f/1.2.

Catch him.

If you can.

The second image was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.


Both images taken with the Leica M9 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

G – A portrait.

Sometimes even a posed shot can be quite revealing.  I guess it speaks of how easily kids can live in the moment.

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

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Leica 75mm Summilux f/1.4 @ f1/.4.

Boy and breakfast.

There was something about the way the natural light filtered through the window and shone upon the figure of this boy, who was quietly busy buttering his toast.  The crispness of the white table cloths juxtaposed with the dark and textured bricks also caught my eye.  And the orange juice looks as vitally orange as it did the morning this photo was taken.  Normally, the mixture of natural and incandescent light sources creates a white balance nightmare, but thankfully not this time.

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

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

I want to be free.

Taken yesterday.

Inspiration lies in the little moments, and I’m always amazed at how frequently it’s there to be found, when I look.

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

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

The caress and the kiss.

Taken today.

The second image was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.

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

The kid: first day on the job.

His mentor is in the background and yes, this was literally the first day on the job for this young man.

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

Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summicron @ f/2

Bright, midday light.

Harsh light washes out colours and details, and creates blown highlights and deep shadows.  The latter two are unflattering to faces, so I try to avoid shooting in bright midday light when photographing people.

Sometimes though, the moment inspires and emotion wins over technical perfection.

[Photography Pearl:  An emotionally appealing, but technically flawed, photograph will always trump a boring, but technically perfect one.  If an image connects with the viewer, it has succeeded.]

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↑”Springtime” (Leica 50mm Summicron @ f/2).  [This image was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot].

↑”Mother and daughter” (Leica 75mm Summilux @ f/1.4 with a 3 stop ND filter).

↑”The contortion of play” (Leica 75mm Summilux @ f/1.4 with a 3 stop ND filter).

↑”Not homeless, just tired” (Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2).

All images taken with a Leica M9.

More children in “Wonderland”.

Ideally, childhood really should be a “Wonderland”.

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Both images taken with the Leica M9 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.  The second image was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.

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