Category Archives: Favourite

14 Years.

Happy Birthday.

—Peter.

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

Decorating the Tree.

‘Tis the Season.

—Peter.

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

The Fall Concert (1 – 10).

These are super-talented high school students… I was floored by their performance(s).

Photographed last night.

—Peter.

Leica M10 + Undisclosed Lens #1.

Sleepy Eyes.

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

Sunday Afernoon (1 – 10).

We took the subway downtown earlier today to watch Come from Away.

I took a few photos along the way.

—Peter.

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

48 years.

Happy Birthday.

 —Peter.

Leica M10 + Undisclosed Lens #1.

 

Addendum:

Same flowers, same lens, this time with some Ice Light lighting assistance:

Leica M10 + Undisclosed Lens #1.

The problem with digital photo archiving.

The New York Times published an article this week, discussing the practical difficulties with long-term storage and tracking of all of the digital photos we create:

This is an issue I’m sure we’ve all thought about.

My working solution has been to store cherished photos on two back-up external drives, one that saves them in real-time and another that I use for a yearly back-up (but that remains in a safe the rest of the year).   I also have many images uploaded to a cloud-based storage service.

I’m not saying this method is the best, or even good, but for me it’s the solution that best balances a sense of (false?) security with practical considerations.

In contrast to many individuals, I tend to avoid taking photos with my iPhone because, although they too are uploaded automatically to Apple’s servers (i.e. the Cloud), I don’t often make back-up copies on my external drives, so I feel less in control of them.  Also, I prefer photographing with a dedicated camera anyway.

A few years ago, I read an article in The Telegraph where a top-tier Google executive predicted that all of our digital photos will likely be wiped out, if we don’t figure out a better way to preserve them.

Thinking about that further, I guess the best thing I’ve done to preserve our family’s images was to create photo books which were distributed, annually, to family members.  The problem with this is that it’s very time-consuming and expensive (especially when you are making half a dozen copies of each book).  Hence the last time I did it was in 2014.

Nonetheless, I guess I better start making books again… maybe next year.

Addendum:  I almost forgot — the other thing I’ve done is to intermittently photograph with the anti-digital medium: film.

—Peter.

The Children.

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

Game of Fetch (1, 2, and 3).

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

Baxter on Blanket with Ball.

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

Basketball (1 – 5).

These were shot a couple of hours ago.  Unfortunately, spectators are prohibited from leaving their seats to photograph (probably a good thing) so I did the best that I could to capture the moment(s).

—Peter.

 

Technical:  f/1.4  |  1/1000 sec  |  ISO 2500

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

The Winter Hat Portrait.

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

Scenes from the Santa Claus Parade, 2018 (1 – 10).

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

Sisters (1 and 2).

I really love seeing them like this… enjoying each other’s company.

On a completely different (and technical) note, these images were not post-processed in any way.  I had nothing to add to what the M10 produced.  First time I can recall that happening to me with any digital camera.

—Peter.

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

The Guitar.

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

Hug.

Leica M3, Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH, Fuji Superia 1600.

Organized Basketball 1, 2, 3.

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

 

K, moment.

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