Cafe Reading, revisited.

This is a candid shot, taken just moments after the original Cafe Reading photograph (which, in contrast to this one, was posed).  I had just informed V  that “I got the shot”, and she immediately relaxed and started to flip through the pages of a book.

So I photographed her, because I knew that this was the better image.

I don’t often set up photographs, but when I do I will wait (with camera in hand) for the moment that follows, because what follows is usually better than any idea I can dream up.

(Technical:  Taken on a rainy morning, with the soft light working its magic.)

—Peter.

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

Not convinced.

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

Cafe Reading.

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

The Pour, too.

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

The Pour.

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

Pool.

Leica M3, 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

Croissant.

Window light.

—Peter.

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

De Mello Action.

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

Timeless.

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

North Toronto A’s.

Leica M3, 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4, and Kodak Eastman Double-X (5222).

One eighth note.

Technical: 1/8 sec (handheld).

For a long time, I’ve wanted to photograph the headstock of this guitar, at a certain time of the day when a faint stream of light makes its way through the back window of our house.

I’ve never bothered trying with my M9, because I knew it wouldn’t quite get it.

So yesterday I tried with my newly-acquired M3, as I was testing it for the first time.

To my eyes:  it got it.

—Peter.

Leica M3, 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4, and Kodak Eastman Double-X (5222).

Kata’s Chocolates (De Mello).

Kata dreams up the yummiest things 🙂 .

As an aside, I want to thank my lovely wife R who was the stylist for this shoot, and my good friend Mark for introducing me to the Foldio mini studio (this nifty portable contraption has been quite useful for product shots like this).

(Technical:  M9 + 90mm Summicron APO + Foldio2)

—Peter.

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

De Mello Morning.

Good Sunday morning, everyone.

—Peter.

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

The Starbucks Photo Adventure/Workshop/Tour Announced!

Steve Huff is hosting a second Palouse Workshop in June.  It should be great.

But… did you know that Mark is coming to Toronto next month?  He’s joining me for the first ever Starbucks Photo Adventure/Workshop/Tour.

That’s right, two dorks with cameras, inside a Starbucks.

Maybe we won’t even make it to Starbucks…. we may just settle for a coffee stand inside of a bank or bookstore or something.

Anyway, it promises to be a blast!

What’s included:  The cup you get when you buy your own coffee.

The cost:  The opportunity.

Bring your camera, your enthusiasm, a bus token, and a switchblade.

—Peter.

Earth, Wind, Water, Fire.

I don’t believe I’ve ever posted this one, but it’s one of my favourites from a few years back.

—Peter.

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 24mm Summilux.

Leica M3.

Double Stroke · 1957.

—Peter.

Hockey Girl.

The lighting in this arena is… atrocious.

—Peter.

Mamiya 6 + 50mm + Kodak Porta 400.

De Mello Classic.

For comparison purposes, see a recent shot (different lighting and composition however), taken with the Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak Portra 400 film.

—Peter.

de-mello-classic

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