Category Archives: Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH f/2.8

The Interaction.

Leica Monochrom (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH.

The Graduate (and before that, the first day of school).

Earlier today.

Grade 6 is… history.

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

…but before today, there was the first day:

Leica M8 (CCD Lives! Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH f/2.8.

A day in the (busy) life.

A day in the (busy) life

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH.

Trapped inside.

Winter.

The prison in my mind, realized outside.

At about this time of year my thoughts turn towards throwing my equipment out the window.

—Peter.

Trapped inside

The iGeneration (re-worked filmic look).

Thinking out-loud/on-line, and sharing one of my edits.

Generally speaking, I dislike making digital look like film.  If that was my goal, I’d just shoot film.

However, in light of the comment(s) that followed the first version of this image, I’m curious to know how this version is received.  In addition to not-so-subtly adding grain, I subtly played with the contrast (both local and global).  The end result is less perfect, but possibly more aesthetically pleasing.

You tell me.

—Peter.

The iGeneration (re-worked filmic look)

The iGeneration.

Alone, together.

The iGeneration

Tobogganing.

Just your typical Sunday afternoon in Toronto (in February).

This shot required the removal of my gloves… and I paid for it (I was not made for Canadian winters).

But it was worth it.

—Peter.

Tobogganing

Now is the winter of our content.

With apologies to Shakespeare.

–Peter.

Now is the winter of our content

The Crucible.

“You will, Judas, my brother. God will give you the strength, as much as you lack, because it is necessary—it is necessary for me to be killed and for you to betray me. We two must save the world. Help me.”

Judas bowed his head. After a moment he asked, “If you had to betray your master, would you do it?”

Jesus reflected for a long time. Finally he said, “No, I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to. That is why God pitied me and gave me the easier task: to be crucified.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ.

The Crucible

The End.

Every end is a beginning.

The End

 

“I’m writing you, to catch you up on places I’ve been

And you held this letter
Probably got excited
But there’s nothing else inside it

Didn’t have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it
When I’m in the mood to lose my way with words.”

 

—John Mayer, 3 x 5.

Scars.

The sun so bright it leaves no shadows
Only scars

-U2, One Tree Hill

Scars

Flapping.

Flapping

↑Leica M9 and Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH @ f/4.

 

The Royal Shuffle.

The Royal Shuffle

↑Leica Monochrom and Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH @ f/2.8.

Air swimming.

Air Swimming

↑Leica Monochrom and Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH @ f/4.

Facing.

Facing

↑Leica Monochrom and Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH @ f/4.

Street Symmetry.

Street symmetry

↑Leica Monochrom and Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH @ f/4.

This is what I’m referring to:

Street symmetry (schematic)

It’s the spontaneous coalescing of disparate elements into a pleasing composition that, for me, makes this interesting.

—Peter.