Thus Sprach Zarathustra (Eternal Recurrence of the Same).

2016, Film, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica - Kanto, Leica M3, Portrait, Scanner - Plustek 120, Zeiss ZM 50mm Sonnar f/1.5

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (German: Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen, also translated as Thus Spake Zarathustra) is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885 and published between 1883 and 1891.[1] Much of the work deals with ideas such as the ‘eternal recurrence of the same’…”

Wikipedia.

We did have spring for a few days, but winter has returned.

So, here we are… inside again, back in front of our bay window.

Occasionally, a burst of sunlight overcomes the darkness for a while.

Patience, patience.

—Peter.

Thus Sprach Zarathustra

 

Through the Looking Glass.

2016, Favourite, Film, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica - Kanto, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, Leica M3, Portrait, Scanner - Plustek 120
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently  And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass.
Through the Looking Glass

Test Shot Portraits #1 and #2.

2016, Favourite, Film, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica - Black Chrome Special Edition, Leica - Kanto, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, Leica M3, Portrait, Q&A, Scanner - Plustek 120, Teaching point

Test shot portraits: the first in harsh artificial light last night; the second in natural light earlier today.

The focus is where I wanted it in the first, but I can’t say that about the second image (it is slightly front-focused).  Perhaps I’m out of practice, perhaps my eyesight is starting to fail me, perhaps the rangefinder (or lens) is off.

I have no idea, because this is film.

And that’s the beauty of it.

—Peter.

Kanto Leica M3 50mm Summilux Black Chrome Test Shot 1 Prosophos

Kanto Leica M3 50mm Summilux Black Chrome Test Shot 2 Prosophos