Author Archives: Peter | Prosophos

Vintage.

vintage

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Classic.

classic

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 90mm Summicron APO.

Magical.

magical

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 90mm Summicron APO.

G’s Tomato.

Our son G has been trying to grow tomatoes since early this summer.

Recently he was excited to see some progress in the form of this promising fruit of his labour.  He was keeping a watchful eye on it as he was hoping to eventually serve it to us in a salad, seasoned with the basil he’s also been growing (LOL, our house is looking more and more like a makeshift organic farm each day).

Unfortunately, last night a nocturnal visitor decided to have a little nibble on it, and this is what we found early this morning 😦

—Peter.

gs-tomato

↑iPhone (photo credit goes to my wife).

Out!

out

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S.

September 9, 2009.

Seven years ago (on 9/9/9), Leica introduced the M9.

At the time Phil Askey was still at the helm of Dpreview and he wrote a Leica M9 hands-on preview article that is still accessible, if you’re interested in reading it.

—Peter.

The situation.

It was looking grim.

—Peter.

the-situation

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S.

Midtown Moment.

moment

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Memphis to Mississauga.

Memphis, Tennessee to Mississauga, Ontario.

Then a short drive to Toronto.

Then we have it.

—Peter.

memphis-to-mississauga

the-route

A day in the (busy) life.

A day in the (busy) life

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH.

Readying.

A study in composition — there’s a lot going on in this frame!

This is probably one of the most successful (spontaneous) compositions I’ve had this year.  I wish I’d shot it at f/8, so more detail could be appreciated in the background, but often the background is full of distractions therefore I routinely photograph at wider apertures to relegate the clutter into a blur (incidentally, this photograph was shot at f/4.5. which is wide-ish for a telephoto lens).

On a related note, there are few vocal individuals on camera forums these days that routinely decry shallow-depth-of-field-photography and label it a fad.

I disagree:  the technique has been employed extensively from the dawn of photography and there are too many background distractions in modern-day environments to not use it.

—Peter.

Readying

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S.

Portrait of a Baseball Fan.

A candid from yesterday’s tournament.

—Peter.

Portrait of a Baseball Fan

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S.

Sampling.

Sampling

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Look.

Look

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Reading (Cape Breton).

Reading (Cape Breton)

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Honey.

Honey

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 75mm Summilux (Canada).

Cascara.

Cascara, meaning husk, peel or skin in Spanish – the dried skins of coffee cherries.  Brew it just like you brew your tea!  This cascara tastes like jujube fruits, honey and dried fruits.

De Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters.

Cascara

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Grit.

Grit

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S.