Warm water, cold evening, mist.
Great shot, I like dark tones in it. Interesting thing is that if you state that it is shot on film, I would believe it. Its not only about grain that is visible in the picture, it about overall look…
Thank you Aivaras! The “grain” that you see is mostly the steam/mist swirling in the air.
On a related note, the look produced by the M9 sensor reveals itself in subtle ways. The rendering in this image could not be equaled by any other sensor currently in production. A bold statement, yes, but I defy anyone to refute this.
That is why I keep asking people to sign letter: http://photographsbypeter.com/2013/11/16/an-open-letter-to-leica/
Finally its clear how to recreate film look on digital. Its CCD sensor + steam. 😉
(Laughing) Yes, that’s it! The downside: corrosion of the sensor will be accelerated.
Those colours are wonderful on the M9.
Kristian Dowling just did a awesome review on Steve Huffs site with the M60 and his sample images if someone had asked me which camera he used without knowing I would have said the M9.
I just had a look at Kristian’s article. I’ll say this much: I respect Kristian as a photographer and as a person (he has even been featured on this site: http://photographsbypeter.com/2013/04/26/featured-photographer-kristian-dowling/ ). However, the Disney-esque M240 colours are quite prominent in those images. The M9 is capable of better. Much better. Look at my images carefully and compare to convince yourself.
I have and you are correct, your last 2 colour images have convinced me of that. Damm😀
Such a beautiful, textured, atmospheric image. It gives you the feeling that you’re there.
Thank you Karim.
There’s something about the M240’s sensor which is… how will I put this… thin. It’s not just that it has less beautiful colour than the M9, but its files don’t look as rich.
Of course I’m open-minded and if someone can demonstrate that you can make the M240 look like the M9, then that would be very welcome. Someone said that all you have to do is reduce the gamut of the M240 to match that of the M9. No evidence was provided to back up this claim.
It is a unique camera and IQ, it is just a pity about the sensor issue. My worry about buying one is will Leica still be repacing sensors in 3 years time, I mean how many do they have because I know of one guy who had to replace his already replaced sensor.
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