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.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Smiling is in the eyes! - Leica M9 and Voigtlander 75mm, f2.5

Over the years I have been privileged to work on and with some extraordinary people.  I have had the opportunity to create this photo book of portraits after each person completed their journey. "Smiling is in the eyes!" is my first photobook and hopefully the first of many. Click on link below!

Smiling is in the eyes!

Experimental weekend - Leica M9, Voigtlander 75mm, f2.5, Leica SF20 flash, Fotodiox adaptor with older Nikkor 70-300mm, f3.5-5.6, 50mm, f1.8, 28mm, f2.8

Played around with different options over the weekend.  Firstly with The Leica SF20 flash.  Due to the high speed lenses I use on my M9 body, I do not regularly use a flash.  But after seeing some interesting shots from some well known Leica users, I decided to experiment a bit.  Then Fathers day turned up and I got a Fotodiox Nikon to Leica M adaptor, which opened a whole new window regarding the use of some of my old Nikon lenses.  The learning curve is steep as you cannot use the rangefinder focus system.  Here we go!  
Voigtlander 35mm, f1.4 no flash

With Leica SF20 flash and a very co-operative model!

With Nikon 50mm on adaptor and SF20 flash - prefocused

Nikkor 70-300 on macro

Nikon 50mm, f1.8, slightly softer look but the sharps are sharp

Nikon 28mm, f2.8 - very old lens

Monday, 11 June 2012

Bournemouth 7evens 2012 - Leica M9 and Voigtlander lenses

The Bournemouth Sevens Festival is an action packed weekend filled with enthralling sport, live music and awe-inspiring entertainment.  Attracting 20,000 people, Bournemouth Sevens is the world’s largest rugby, netball and music festival and is globally renowned as the Sporting Glastonbury.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee 2012 - Leica M9

Diamond Jubilee celebrations all weekend long.  Boys had to dress-up according to decades and we attended a very festive street party.  Leica M9 and Voigtlander 35mm, f1.4. post production done with Lightroom and Nik Effex Pro.