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.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Shooting moving targets - My sons 6th birthday party - Leica M9

Photographing moving children is difficult, using a Leica M9 rangefinder adds a little spice to the exercise. It is always tricky but as you get to know your camera, more and more shots are in focus and again the atmosphere captured is slightly different to DSLR photography. 

Justus spinning 4 plates!

Little brother Ayden enjoying the party

Barney Bay exellent childrens entertainer!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Bright autumn day - popped out to Portsmouth

It was a beautifull bright autumn day and I had a break at lunch to pop down to Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays Spinnaker Tower. All photos taken with Leica M9 and Voigtlander 15mm, f4.5.

      Spinnaker Tower Facts

  • The Spinnaker Tower opened to the public on 18 October 2005.
  • The Tower has been a huge success and has received over 600,000 visitors within the first year of opening.
  • The high speed internal lift travels at 4 metres per second, taking you to the View Decks in just 30 seconds.
  • The concrete used to build the Tower would fill five-and-a-half Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  • The Tower is founded on 84 piles, the longest of which runs 50m into the ground – the equivalent of Nelson’s Column.
  • The total weight of the Tower exceeds 30,000 tonnes.
  • The 27m spire weighs 14 tonnes and was carefully lifted into place by crane.
  • 1200 tonnes of structural steel used to form the Tower's distinctive bows is the equivalent weight of 12 blue whales.
  • 115 metres up and in high winds, the Tower can flex approximately 150mm.
  • There are 570 steps from the base up to View Deck 3, The Crow's Nest.

It is Revival Festival at Goodwood so there are a lot of beautiful old classics on the road.  This pristine E-type Jag was parked next to me and I had to take a pic.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

10 days off and loads of pics - Leica M9 and Voigtlander; what a pleasure

I had 10 days off for the first time this year and managed visit a few nice spots with my visiting parents.  As always the camera was by my side and here are a few of the many shots I've taken.

Of to the Natural History Museum in London

Moores Valley near Bournemouth

The artist at work

Next it was Stonehenge

On the Ferry to the Perbeck's

The Scott's Arms in Kingston

Ouma Matthea saam met Nuala
Corfe Castle in the distance

Oupa Justus

On the way to school first day back!