Morning Light.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Conversation.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Hairloom.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

If You Are to Bloom.

I’m thinking of your failing green eyes
Smiling as they greet the day
(But they can’t see me)
And now I’m picturing us opening up wide
Drinking down our days in haze and bliss
Together till it stumbles aside
But I just sit and wait for a rhythm in a perfect little
…Feeling
And you need watering if you are to bloom
Hum, If You are to Bloom.

St. Thomas Church.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Cyclist.

This is an uncropped image.  Technically, it’s a difficult sort of shot to achieve focus, not just because of the motion of the cyclist and the small margin of error involved in photographing at f/1.4, but also because the cyclist is situated a little to the right of centre, away from the focus patch of the rangefinder.  To deal with this, some experience and (admittedly) luck, is involved.

Incidentally, the same three issues (quick motion — especially with the subject coming towards the camera, shallow depth of field, and hitting critical focus at the periphery of the frame) can equally frustrate even the most sophisticated autofocus systems.  Interestingly, in these situations I seem to have more success with rangefinders.

Now, if only the distracting car behind her wasn’t there, I might have been satisfied with this image.

—Peter.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Show Business (1 – 4).

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Xs and Os.

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Stencil.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Photographers.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Alone Together.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Portrait in the Train Station.

The light on his face is from a ray of light coming in from one of the windows above.

—Peter.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Street.

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Jump, 2.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 28mm f/1.4 E.

My Gear (updated).

The 50mm Summilux ASPH arrived today; the loaner 50mm Summicron APO was returned.

My current gear.

—Peter.

Nocturnal.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Hotel Gelato.

Technical:  f/2 | 1/90 | ISO 3200

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summicron APO.

Mustard.

A third test shot.  This was taken one minute before yesterday’s shot, which was taken one minute before the day before yesterday’s shot (are you following that?), at the same intersection.

Anyway, enough of test shots.

I’m currently waiting for my 50mm Summilux ASPH to arrive, at which point the loaner 50mm APO will be returned.

—Peter.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summicron APO.