Tag: 50mm

Rangefinder framing – Leica M9

As someone who tends to focus on composition, shooting with a rangefinder camera can be a little frustrating at times. The framelines in the viewfinder aren’t very accurate when it comes to what’s going to end up in the image. One can estimate and sort of get an idea with practice, but gauging the accuracy also changes depending on focus…

Into the pines with the Leica M9

I had some free time the other day after an appointment and thought it would be nice to swing by a local park to find some photo opportunities. I haven’t been able to get out much lately, Covid aside, and I really wanted to stretch my legs and have some creative time. Being that it was a cloudy, cold day…

Shooting Autumn with a Leica M9

In this day of whiz-bang do everything cameras it is almost impossible to not be able to take any shot you want. Super intelligent auto focus settings can track whatever you please. Vari-angle touch screen LCD’s enable shooting from just about any angle. High Dynamic Range settings, in-camera focus stacking, and pixel shifting for increased resolution leave your imagination free…

I went to the cemetery expecting to shoot black and white

But after I got home and reviewed the images I found that a majority of them worked better in color. Maybe it was because it was nearing sunset and the light was nice or maybe  because I just wasn’t seeing the textures I was expecting. Either way it was a decent shoot considering I spent barely a half hour there.…

365-357 Happy holidays

My first day off of work before Christmas and I spent most of it sitting in traffic near the malls! Throw in a dark and gloomy rainy day and I couldn’t even take a decent picture if I tried. And I didn’t try. After sleeping in way too late and then trying to get around town for some errands before hitting…

Old Railroad Station

My 365 picture was taken at an old railroad station in town. I thought I would throw a few more shots up that I took there. I think it’s private property as it’s owned by the business next to it so I didn’t spend much time there. I used different post processing on these. All were taken with my Pentax…