In my bag!

In my bag!
In my bag! Leica M9 with Voigtlander 35mm, f1.4;75mm, f2.5; 15mm, f4.5. Custom handmade leather bag from Saddleback Leather (USA), notebook (Red&Black) with Saddleback Leather cover, Jorg Hysek fountain pen.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Lunchtime landscape with M9

Lunch time and out on another country road with M9 and Voigtlander lenses.  Photos a mix of lenses 75mm, 35mm, 15mm.
I'm the blue dot

Sunroof open

Oops end of the road today!

Friday, 13 May 2011

Out and About around Bournemouth

Mudeford & Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, UK
Throop Flour Mill, Bournemouth
Photos taken with Leica M9 and Voigtlander lenses, also with iPhone 4 (photosynth).  Movies made and edited on iPhone 4 with iMovie.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Immediate surroundings

Jumped in the car in a break and popped out to take a few pics of our immediate surroundings.  I'm fortunate that my practice is situated in the country side and it takes a couple of minutes to be out and about.  It was a lovely bright day with very distictive clouds in the air.  Also a few pics of a old farm nearby.  All photos taken with Leica M9 and wide angle Voigtlander 15mm, f4.5.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Royal Wedding Long Weekend - Out!

It's been exactly 6 months since I got my Leica M9.  And I thought I'll post a few quick remarks.  It is just the best camera I have ever held!  For the price, I was sort of expecting it.  But it is what the camera is and not the price that makes it such a joy to shoot with.  It is all manual so you have to think before you take a picture.  It has relatively few settings you can change, so not to many special effects coming between you and your subject.  It is relatively small (considering that it is a full sensor camera). The size makes it very easy to carry along (it never leaves my side), its makes it discreet and due to the few settings, fast to shoot.  I have been more than impressed with the images straight out of the camera and I very seldom do a lot of post production on my pics.  The outlay of the camera is very good and all the necessary dials are easy to get to.  The really big learning curve was the fact that it is a rangefinder, so a bit tricky to start with but once you get the hang of it, it is a dream.  I only shoot with Voigtlander lenses at this stage but can not complain about build quality or the images I'm getting. I'm definitely not saying that the M9 is the be all and end all, but after several thousand actuation's I can say it's exiting, it is truly well built and just a joy to use.

Now to the photos!! It was the Royal wedding long weekend, unfortunately I wasn't at home to see much of it so this will not be about the wedding!! Nothing against the Royals, ;~} (sort off)

The boys went out for an adventure and breakfast picnic near Shobley in the New Forest

Above shots with 35mm, f1.4

I just love the wide angle, 15mm, f4.5

They twisted my arm in the end!

A male turkey showing off

How to keep busy at a kids party on a petting farm

Can't resist beautiful cloud patterns

My little girl!

Bushcraft lessons!