Where are we now?

Where are we now, where are we now?
The moment you know, you know, you know

—David Bowie, Where Are We Now?

Christmas Day, 2020.

Peace to the world.

—Peter.

↑ iPhone.

 

2021.

Gear for the New Year.

See you on the other side…

—Peter.

‘Twas 5 days before Christmas…

Season‘s Greetings.

And hang on (it’s been quite the year).

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Gingerbread (Decorating 1 – 12).

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

I’ll be home for Christmas (1 & 2).

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Oh Christmas Tree.

Technical:  f/1.4 | some @ 1/60 sec, the rest @ 1/30 sec.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Dad and Mom.

Love in the time of Covid.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Brothers in Arms.

Love in the time of Covid.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

The 76th Birthday.

Love in the time of Covid.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Honey Can’t Get Her Chew Stick.

It’s sad, maybe.

—Peter.

 

Post-Prandial.

A typical Saturday night.

—Peter.

↑iPhone.

Leica M9.

11 years after its introduction, the Leica M9 continues to stand out.

In this video, we see it hold its own against the Hasselblad X1D, which has a larger and more modern sensor.

Imagine what would have been possible if CCD technology had continued developing?

My Open Letter to Leica ultimately fell on deaf ears (Leica never acknowledged  it, and quite a few individuals in the Leica community openly ridiculed it).  For those of you who signed it, time has proven you were on to something.  As for the rest, you can still sign it, if you’ve had a change of heart 🙂

We, the fans of the M9 sensor, may not have gotten what we wanted, but years later the camera that was introduced in 9/9/2009 continues to prove to the world why it’s so special.

—Peter.

 

Fall.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

October Portraits.

I’ve been waiting on this roll for three weeks.  Finally developed and scanned it today.

Three different kids, three different days, three different “uniforms”.  These are just quick shots that I cajoled the kids into as they were rushing off to their various activities.

Same place (in the backyard).

But… the lighting was different each day, so the shutter speed varies between 1/60 – 1/1000 sec.

All shots @ f/1.4.

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Mom and Dad.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Swing 1 and 2.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Baxter on Blanket.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Kodak Portra 400, and Plustek 8200i.