The first snow of the year! While it was enough to make snowballs, it didn’t last long, and today most of it was gone again. After an overcast day, the sky cleared up yesterday evening, and I was able to take a picture of this beautiful winter sunset.
Leica M8 + Heliar 15/4.5 @ f/8, 1/90 sec, ISO 160
I think I’ll have to try using the Heliar without the UV/IR filter, it always gets the corners messed up despite using a Tri-Elmar lens profile at the 16mm setting.
When I looked out the window this morning, I saw one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen around here. (Not to compare to those I saw in Anatolia back in 2006, of course …)
Leica M8 + SWH 15/4.5 @ f/4.5, 1/15 sec, ISO 320
I just created the following three sets on flickr! which will be continously updated. Many of the pictures I didn’t share with you here.
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM set on flickr!
Street set on flickr!
Voigtländer Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical VM II set on flickr!
I’m sorry, I deviated from my original plan. During this week, I found out that I just don’t enjoy the E-P1 as much anymore as I did. Especially now that light is getting stronger, the E-P1 is getting to its limits. On the other hand, the M8 is just a very enjoyable camera, in use and in quality of its output. This is not to say the E-P1 isn’t a good camera — it certainly is, and it is capable of delivering great results. But if you can choose between a Beetle and a Porsche …
Today’s PAD is from the “Dippemess” in Frankfurt, Germany — a traditional fair that’s being held several times during the year. I hadn’t been there for years, and it was fun exploring all the things with Emil Developed in LR 3 and Color Efex Pro, using the wondeful Fujichrome Sensia 100 simulation again.
PAD #34 | "Willenborg" | Leica M8 + SWH 15/4.5 @ f/4.5, 1/1500 sec, ISO 160
Hm. This isn’t quite how I imagine the third week of my PAD project to end. Not only did I totally forget to take a picture today (probably because we spent the weekend at the in-laws and traveled back home today), I also realised this when it was already too late (and too wet) to go out shooting. So I decided to take a quick snap of something inside, and this Buddha figurine and the crystal lamp next to him was the first scene I came by. Not ideally suited for a wide angle, but I find the juxtaposition of Buddha and the light quite interesting.
PAD #21 | "Buddha and the light" | Leica M8 + SWH 15/4.5 @ f/4.5, 1/30 sec, ISO 1250