Category Archives: LFI Master Shot

Wrong Turn.

I was informed this morning by the editors of Leica Fotografie International (LFI) magazine that a photo I took 10 years ago with my Leica M8 has been chosen as their Picture of the Week.

The photo must have grown on them over time, I guess?

CCD Lives!

—Peter.

 

Poolside (the Matrix).

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.

Untitled.

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↑Leica M2, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH @ f/1.4

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

My “Workers” photos featured on SteveHuffPhoto.com!

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.

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.

Sunrise at Oxtongue Lake, Part IV of VII.

Two souls bathed in light.

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

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↑Leica M9 and Zeiss ZM 21/2.8 @ f/4.

The interaction.

Glances flicker at Nuit Blanche, Toronto.

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

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↑Leica M3 and Konica Hexanon 60mm @ f/1.2.

Running.

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.

The swimming lesson.

The lesson is about to begin.  As the sun slowly sets, a red-orange light floods the scene.

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

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↑Leica M9 and Leica 50mm Noctilux @ f/1.

The visit.

Things have changed.

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

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

The glance.

A look behind.

A random encounter and a single frame stolen from the stream of a stranger’s life.

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

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↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

R – A portrait.

A candid shot.

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

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↑Leica M9 and Konica Hexanon 60mm 1.2 @ f/1.4.

First day of school.

Ever.  Junior kindergarten can be scary, on the first day.

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

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↑Leica M9 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

94 years.

Her hands tell the whole story.

Tomorrow, a step-by-step explanation of how this image was created.

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↑Leica M8 and Leica 28mm Elmarit @ f/2.8.

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

Untitled-1.

As the summer days get shorter, I reach for a roll of film (something about the shift in the light).  A slow process, shooting film, but very good for the photographic soul.

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

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Leica M2 and Voigtländer Nokton 40mm @ f/1.4.

E – A portrait.

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

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Leica M9 and Leica 75mm Summarit @ f/2.5.

Sweetness.

Illumination provided by a single light bulb.

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

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

Shadows and light.

A sort of self-portrait.

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

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Leica M9 and 35mm Summarit @ f/2.5.