Birthday Giggles. 2013, Favourite, Inspiration, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, Portrait Her 9th birthday party, and it’s time to blow out the (one) candle on the cake. She tries, but fails. And then… she completely loses it. ↑Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4. Related
34 thoughts on “Birthday Giggles.”
Peter, lovely and touching portrait. Is this a recent photo and if so have you traded in the M240? George
The M240 is gone.
And Yes, this photo was taken tonight.
And peter is back. This more like it. Amazing buddy. I wonder if the same shot was taken with the
M240 would it have given the same effect, probably would but in different aspect I guess
Thanks Salim. I honestly don’t know the answer to your question, but I am much happier now that I have an M9 back (actually an M9P, which I’ve never had the pleasure of owning).
I own the M9P, cosmetic changes, same beast 🙂
Of course, that’s why I’ve avoided it in the past – the cosmetic differences weren’t important to me. However, this one was in mint condition with only 304 shutter actuations — and those details are important to me.
What a marvellous picture, Peter! As we say in Spain, her expression has no price! Lovely!
That could have been my alternate title! Thank you Teresa.
Celebrated anniversaries on the 9’s. 🙂
Love this. Absolutely wonderful.
Thank you Bijan.
Congratulations Peter on your M9-P; and to your daughter’s ninth birthday. I am truely happy to see you back again!
Thanks Michael. It’s become a bit of joke for me: I’ll try something new and inevitably return to a CCD Leica.
That was my prediction a few weeks ago that you would get back the M9 as I’ve commented on one of your posts. Great, congratulations, Peter!
Yes, I remember what you wrote, and you were correct.
I’ve always tried to change things up each year – if I hadn’t done that in 2007/2008, I’d still be shooting with a Nikon DSLR. This is the first time that I just haven’t been able to find something better (and I’ve tried 3 times this year).
I didn’t intend to sound precocious but only wanted to state that I agreed with the others that I had a bad feeling when you sold off your two M9s.
Oh, I understood completely. No offense was taken. Cheers.
Nice Peter. A nice way to start back with an M9(P) in hand. Certainly no surprises here!!!
The “delight” is priceless as per Teresa’s comment.
Thank you Andrew. I actually captured the entire sequence, but decided to post just this shot, which was my favourite.
PS….and the signature lux…..lets not forget that as well :-)…
Congrats twice Peter — your daugther’s birthday and the m9p!
Thank you Luiz.
So happy the m9 (now m9p) is back. Your photos look, well, like YOUR photos again. I sealed the deal on my own m9p last week as well….
Thanks Kim… message from last week was received – loud and clear! Congratulations on your M9P!
Thankful you understood my note. 🙂
Congratulations Peter. Happy for you knowing firsthand what a great tool the M9/P/ME is. Now the itch might return only if there’s another CCD sensor in Leica’s future. That would be a real coup. If not, then the M9 is inevitably immortalized!
Indeed. And thank you!
Kudos Peter on this wonderful capture and return to the fold!
Thank you Duane.
Hi. I am new to you, but just wanted to say I felt sad on your behalf for a little while there, when your dissapointment with the m240 shone through. Glad to see you’re up and about and back with the sensor you love and the wonderful things you show us with the combination of you two. Looking forward to life’s next moment captured by you.
That’s very kind of you Eline, thank you… and welcome to the site!
A few kind people have written to me, expressing similar sentiments, and I’m very grateful. I’ve also made it a point of stating that, in the grand scheme of things, I understand that my frustration with the M240 amounts to very little.
When you sold all your equipment and then you purchased the M240, I was little worried what is going on with you, Peter. Today, I saw this photo and immediately felt your are back. I think that this is you, capturing life’s little moments, sharing them on your blog and I want to thank you for doing that. I guess the camera/lens can make a difference at the end ;). Take care, Peter.