Poolside (the Matrix).

Favourite, Inspiration, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, LFI Master Shot, Portrait, Sports, Teaching point

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is.  You have to see it for yourself.

—Morpheus, The Matrix.

Fans of the movie The Matrix will no doubt understand my reference to it in the context of this image.

This is a technically difficult shot, not so much because of the action (I pre-focussed on the plane of her anticipated trajectory), but because of the extremes of light and dark populating this scene… accurately judging the exposure was quite a challenge.

And capturing her form in this most interesting pose — at the moment she entered the slice of space illuminated by a shaft of sunlight — was accomplished with the aid of good timing and a hefty dose of luck.

This photo was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.

—Peter.

↑Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4.

My “Workers” photos featured on SteveHuffPhoto.com!

Favourite, Inspiration, Konica Hexanon 60mm f/1.2, Leica 50mm Summicron f/2, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, Leica 75mm Summarit f/2.5, LFI Master Shot, Portrait, Uniform

Ten of my “workers” images have been featured on the popular photography site SteveHuffPhoto.com!

The direct link to Steve’s site is here.

I’m honoured and would like to thank Mr. Huff for his ongoing support of my work!

—Peter.

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Sgt. Russell’s funeral procession.

Inspiration, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, LFI Master Shot, Portrait, Uniform

Taken earlier this year.

Sgt. Ryan Russell was a Toronto police officer who died in the line of duty on January 12, 2011.   He left behind his wife and two year old child.

The following week, a funeral procession was held in his honour in downtown Toronto.

Attendees were from all over North America.

Toronto is a large city, that is usually quite busy and noisy.  On this day, during the procession, the downtown core was eerily quiet.

The first photo was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.


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All images taken with the Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f1/.4.

Running.

Inspiration, Leica 75mm Summilux (Canada 🇨🇦) f/1.4, LFI Master Shot, Portrait, Teaching point

The exhilaration of being, on a sunny autumn day.

This photo was chosen as a Leica Fotografie International (LFI) Master Shot.

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 75mm Summilux @ f/1.4.

As you can see, the 75mm Summilux produces an extremely shallow depth of field at f/1.4.  Nailing focus here – while he is running towards me – is tricky.

Further complicating things is the long focus throw of the 75/1.4, which is designed for precision and not for speed.

I rarely get this kind of shot with this lens, at this aperture… and to have caught him in mid-stride was the icing on the cake.