Toronto, in January.
↑ Leica M10 + Undisclosed Lens #AceUpMySleeve.
This also happens to be Test Shot #3 of Undisclosed Lens #7, stopped down this time in order to get everyone in focus (the first two test images were shot wide open).
Of note, after only a day’s worth of experience with this lens, I was confidant enough to use it for a group portrait.
As an aside, we had a relatively warm Christmas week this year, hence the absence of snow.
↑ Leica M10 + Undisclosed Lens #7.
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.
↑ Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.