W/NW Pic-O'-The-Week #24

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by Uhooru, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Yes, its another Friday (in some parts of the world) and time to post your favorite pic of the week. Come share your photos and be world famous! Seriously, its great to see people sharing their work so I'll start with a photo from down town LA last weekend. Don't be shy.
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  2. FED1, 50mm FED f3.5, Fomapan200 pushed EI400, Xtol/Rodinal.
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  3. Moon over Burrowing Owl vineyards, Okanagan, BC, Canada. M10 with Super-Elmar 21mm lens.
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  4. Leica M-P 240, 50mm Zeiss Planar f/2.0 ZM @ ~f/5.6
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  5. 2k18-045-028 ces23 bc.jpg Fed-2 / Jupiter-8, Kentmere400, OA & V600 scan. Aloha, Bill
     
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    Some old film was recently developed. Basketball court in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN, USA under 50 cm of April snow. MP, 35 mm 'cron (IV), HP5.
     
  7. A couple of shots from me. One, a friend who Jan and I met at the 'Scittish (mis-spelt correctly) festival' last weekend, and a plant - we have had rain these last several days, which has prevented me getting out and about. Our friend has some sort of disseminating sclerosis, or something, which confines her mobility to a wheelchair. She is nonetheless a vibrant young woman, of great resilience, and has a fabulous voice for singing. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1). Again, my friend with my monochrom 75mm lens (which I think I misrepresented as a zeiss, on the last posting - actually a voigtlander, though I have been reading lately of sonnar design lens, and 'lashed' out and bought from eprey a jupiter 50mm lens which has been 'adapted' for leica - I understand that there are register differences between the Ruskie lenses and leica - not too expensive, and it will interesting to see what it does. The plant with an antique Steinheil Munchen 135 mm - an LTM lens with an adapter - picked it up for a song, and it has proven to be very good
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  8. Those are both very nice Arthur.
     
  9. Leica M-P 240, 50mm Planar f/2.0 ZM
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  10. Uhooru, thanks to you for your comment. Confronting mortality has never been easy (what did Tom Waits sing: 'it's the same with men as horses and dogs, no one wants to die'). My wife's and my friend is now robust and well, vibrant, alive, but in a wheelchair. She has so much before her, in her life. Such a vibrant life. She has sang in our church, with such great gusto and passion, it took our breath away. Thanks. The Steinheil Munchen lens has turned out to be a real sleeper. Cheap as chips when I bought it, I think, but great rendition, and it can handle a bit of contrast. I think I'll try and use it a bit more often, see how it goes. Billblackwellphotography, was that shot serendipity, planned, or a paste up. It's good. Regards, Arthur.
     
  11. Just out shooting two weeks ago and happened to catch the bee hovering. It's not photoshopped!
     
  12. Nice Allen The photo really pops!
     
  13. Allen Herbert, that's brilliant. Tell us about its making. Where is it from?. To be quite frank, whoever frank is, that shot simply blows all our stuff away. That is so good. Have you exhibited it? It deserves a wider audience. Regards, Arthur (apiarist1)
     
  14. "Allen Herbert, that's brilliant. Tell us about its making. Where is it from?. To be quite frank, whoever frank is" Arthur.

    I would also like to think the photo is brilliant, comb my hands through my hair, and bask in my brilliance...and walk among the heavenly heady clouds. Unfortunately I think, in the reality of the real world, any photographer on this forum could have easily taken the same photo.

    Talking about my mate Frank he decided one Tuesday afternoon, just after tea time, he wanted to be a Hobbit : got the clothes, the book, the music and the pipe of special smokes.. Then went to live in a forest.....and as far as I know been very happy ever since.

    Actually a true story.
     
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  15. I'm not being modest....modesty means two thing to me.

    I don't really respect my photography ,or, being modest I will gain respect for my work being such a nice modest person...... and so lovable.

    ;))

    But, thanks for the kind words, they are appreciated, and more importantly motivational.
     
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  16. Not so easy, Allen Herbert. Still want to know details of your shot. Looks to me either a 35 or 50mm lens, probably around f8 - f11, probably with either a good yellow or red filter (the clouds, so well done). Can't guess if it's film or digital - I'd guess digital - it's clean, far too clean for film, though I've seen some immaculate film on this site, and I never know. Where? Solomons? PNG? How did you come by this image, Allen Herbert, you must tell. And 'modesty means two things to me'. Ahem. Well tell us those two things as well. A good shot. I'll add another, a drinking mate at my local club. (the file may be too large to reproduce properly - ah, I wish I were younger, and had capacity with the digital world. It eludes me). Regards, Arthur (apiarist1)

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  17. And I should add, as I do with my spouse, who has an addiction to 'true stories' (she, in her folly, has a dvd collection available to our church - she runs it with her 'child' - a mature age disabled man). Allen Herbert, every story you have ever heard is a true story. So a shot of Shaun, her son. Cooked, as you can see, with HP5 and ilfosol - we have had an inclement summer, quite perverse, and the groundwater is still hot. So the grain is prominent
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  18. "Allen Herbert, every story you have ever heard is a true story" Arthur.

    Why would you think I would doubt your honesty?

    "Not so easy, Allen Herbert. Still want to know details of your shot. Looks to me either a 35 or 50mm lens, probably around f8 - f11, probably with either a good yellow or red filter (the clouds, so well done). Can't guess if it's film or digital - I'd guess digital - it's clean, far too clean for film" Arthur.,

    Digital, although I like to think it's not that clean: 35mm lens on a Leica X1....I wheel and deal in cameras, because I like wheeling and dealing, and my favorite signature for a camera is the X1....and there are few cameras I have not used. Personal choice. The auto focus is super slow, the dials are loose and seem to change themselves, and the screen is virtually useless. Honestly I can say a truly sht camera. However, in manual focus, with a viewfinder it becomes a different beast...think f8 and infinity you are there. It was taken at f5.6, 100 ISO,1/500 sec.

    The photograph was taken in Cuba, in a a copy village/culture of the original people who no longer exist; usual genocide by European conquers.

    Although a tourist attraction the believes and culture has been respected and the actors chosen to look like those original people.. maybe of a mixed race. I feel the Cubans, in most ways, are honoring these lost and forgotten peoples. There are other sites, not particularly tourist attractions, which also honor these lost and forgotten people.

    There is a particularly unusual, niceness to Cuban folk....who are still living in the late 50's.

    it is a wonder to me how they keep those ancient Detroit cars going? Human ingenuity is amazing?
     
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