13 thoughts on “H.

  1. Peter,

    First of all, Happy New Year! I hope it is a creative and productive year for you and your family.

    I have been looking through your images and I truly believe you have done some of your best work with the Mamiya and the 110/f2.8 lens. I love the rendering and the tones you get from the combination of film and camera/lens.

    You captured a great expression here. I am not sure about the small depth of field, as this is an image of intensity, but nevertheless it is a great photo.

    Best, K

    1. Thank you Kostas. And a Happy New Year to you and yours!

      This was indeed shot wide open (@ f/2.8) on ISO 400 film using a 1/60 sec shutter speed. Given this was photographed with the camera hand-held, stopping down on the lens would have necessitated a slower shutter speed, which would have resulted in motion blur.

      In other words, the parameters were maximized.

      Having said that, even if I had more leeway, I still would have photographed it this way šŸ™‚

  2. At last! Leica is gone and with it the magic! Here, the magic feeling comes back like a furious huge tidal wave in the name of H and RZ 67! šŸ˜‰ Bravo, Peter.
    I only whisper it in your ear Peter, so nobody is hopefully offended: ” Hope the period of the “pixelpeeping nikonish Iso-exhausting with tele-potency” will be only one part of your burninĀ“photographically obsession, my friend! šŸ™‚

  3. Great stuff. A great shot by itself, but the fact that it’s slightly unusual given your style makes it a little more interesting. I almost didn’t recognise who it was!

    BTW IMHO if you’d rated the film at 800 (assuming you would want to stop down to f/4) you would be on safe ground, especially with a huge negative like that. You wouldn’t even have to push.

    1. Can’t disagree with your final point. Having said that, this image is pretty much what the camera saw with no subsequent need for manipulation, which gives the photographer (at least this photographer!) a certain sense of accomplishment.

  4. Looking at this portrait and thinking; its definitely good (there are no bad photos in your blog :)), but I find it very different from work that is usually posted here. And I don’t understand why. Its not because of medium used, but maybe because of pretended (?) not positive emotion. A little bit disturbing, but in a good way.

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