Category Archives: NYC

Double Take.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Conversation.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

St. Thomas Church.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Cyclist.

This is an uncropped image.  Technically, it’s a difficult sort of shot to achieve focus, not just because of the motion of the cyclist and the small margin of error involved in photographing at f/1.4, but also because the cyclist is situated a little to the right of centre, away from the focus patch of the rangefinder.  To deal with this, some experience and (admittedly) luck, is involved.

Incidentally, the same three issues (quick motion — especially with the subject coming towards the camera, shallow depth of field, and hitting critical focus at the periphery of the frame) can equally frustrate even the most sophisticated autofocus systems.  Interestingly, in these situations I seem to have more success with rangefinders.

Now, if only the distracting car behind her wasn’t there, I might have been satisfied with this image.

—Peter.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Stencil.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Photographers.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Alone Together.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Portrait in the Train Station.

The light on his face is from a ray of light coming in from one of the windows above.

—Peter.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Street.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.