Category Archives: Inspiration

Soccer (1, 2, 3).

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

The Great Basil Experiment.

This was taken with that first test roll of film from a few posts back, but I’m posting it today because we had an official tasting of my son’s basil (the varieties grown include Lemon, Thai, Sweet, and Green Globe—which is spicy).

Don’t tell the cops.

—Peter.

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

 

 

Kodak Tri-X… and Miles

Screenshot from the documentary, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, showing Miles on Tri-X.

How cool is that?

—Peter.

A Day at Pinery Park (25 images).

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4 + (colour images: Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400; b&w images: Kodak Tri-X 400) + Plustek 8200i.

 

Repose.

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

Moon Landing (!) …

…metaphorically speaking, of course.

It would be more accurate to call this Over the Moon because that’s how I’m feeling.

Why?

This image represents the first frame from the first roll of colour film I’ve ever self-developed.

I’ve been dragging my heels for years about doing this, stubbornly sticking to black and white film, much to the chagrin of my colleague-in-crime Mark, from iftimestoodstill.net industries (apparently now defunct according to the owner, but we know he’ll be back 🙂 ).

Anyway, thanks to the great expertise and guidance of Mark, I was able to develop this successfully (Mark, I owe you big time).

The rest of the frames from this roll will be posted in the near future.

(Technical:  A colour cast may be perceived here, but it’s actually the true colour from the low sun when I shot this.  You’ll see what I mean when I eventually post the other images).

—Peter.

Leica M2-R, Voigtländer 40mm Nokton f/1.4, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400, and Plustek 8200i.

Moment.

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

Two half-innings before the storm came.

Two photos from two halves of the very 1st inning… before the rain stopped the game.

Photographed through the chain link fence.

—Peter.

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

15 Years, Part 2.

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

15 Years.

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

The Big Lie (Down).

My patient test model, helping me out with the first roll of film.

Exposure was correct this time.

—Peter.

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

The Conversation.

This is from Test Roll #1 (evaluating my M2-R and Voigtländer 40/1.4).

I thought I was shooting @ f/1.4, but realized too late I was @ f/2.8… hence the underexposure.

Still, I like the moment that was caught; in fact I like it more than anything else I’ve done lately.

—Peter.

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

Full Circle.

The lens arrived, so now I just need to convince myself to go out and take some photos.

—Peter.

Born in 1970 (Part 4).

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

Born in 1970 (Part 3).

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

Born in 1970 (Part 2).

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

Born in 1970.

Leica M2-R.

—Peter.

The Leica M9…

… had the last great sensor that Leica ever put into an M body (almost as good as the M8‘s).

Please Leica, please, bring back an M with a CCD sensor (can we get 1,000 people to sign this damn letter, LOL?!… there are enough of you out there to make it happen).

I’ll take a Prosophos M-CCD Special Edition, thanks.

—Peter.

EDIT #1: Post this on your tiky-tok channel so all the young folks can get in on it.

Edit #2:  Yay!  Another person signed 🙂