w/nw: Self-Portrait SHOOT-OUT!

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by ray ., Feb 8, 2007.

  1. OK kids, this is it, the time has arrived, no turning back now. Time to abandon your sense of high art,
    modesty and decorum..
  2. [​IMG]
    Aaahh.. it's all still there.. well, most of it..
  3. [​IMG]
    I'd trade all my yesterdays for his tomorrows... What?
  4. Im in the last photo with my Russian friends. :*)

  5. http://www.photo.net/bboard/uploaded-file?
    M6, 35mm Summilux
  6. 15mm self-portrait at arms length with compact digital and auxiliary lens.
  7. These two photos, clearly showing the ravages of time, are separated by about 30 years. The first one (badly scanned from an old print) was taken with my trusty Pentax K1000, still in serivice today. The second was taken with my M3 + Summitar, much older than the Pentax but in better shape. <br><br><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/382929566_c00fb5bfca.jpg">
  8. [​IMG] This one taken in Miami in 2004 by Capt. Al, whose own 15mm selfs are HERE.
  9. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/
    </ center>heh-never had any sense
  10. Well, my portrait will reveal something I keep secret... I can`t hide it for more time... yes guys... you see... I - C A N - F L Y... !!!
    Cuac-cuac... ! Cuac-cuac... ! Yiiieeeeep... !
  11. M8 and Voigtlander 12mm.
  12. [​IMG]
    'sleep' 1988
  13. heres one of me.
  14. I took this about 30-years ago at Disneyland (that's me in the back).
  15. Last week in Dublin
  16. Wow, this thread is cheesy..... as I had, uh..... hoped.. Keep it up guys. Girls? Nah...
  17. Last week in Dublin. Take Two.
  18. Steve, you're mad, bloddy mad.
  19. Ah, art. Nice nostril.
  20. I think this thread is not a good selling point for the M8 so far... ;)
  21. gdw


    A Klingon's Worst Fear?. just a month ago
  22. Vanity shot with my "new" IIIa, 3.5 cm Elmar and VIOOH finder.
  23. Two Constant Companions.
  24. Resized.
  25. Ray, what makes you think of the M8? I only see one shot, and it looks pretty good to me. You could definitely see examples against a lot of great cameras here.
  26. I learned that flashes and glasses are a messy combination, but here is my Leica IIIf RD with Jupiter 12 and CV finder, supported by its owner.
  27. nice shot Steve. i really liked it.
  28. I will never figure out this image system. My image was small enough to appear inline.
  29. I was lacking in some motivation... <P><img src="http://www.stuartrichardson.com/lazy-
  30. I will never figure out this image system. My image was small enough to appear inline. Maybe it must have a caption.
  31. Leica Glow
  32. Me holding my thoughts - Al K style
  33. A more normal shot
  34. Pinhole plus a bit of PS
  35. Nice light Stuart, looks cooshy. James, I was just kidding.... re Steve's 10:47 shot.
  36. Fear and Loathing in Tel Aviv. Hexar RF with 15mm F/4.5 1. [​IMG] 2. [​IMG]
  37. Some days when I go shooting with a fifty, it's a 50 cal flintlock burning black powder. ;-) M4, 50mm Summi [​IMG]
  38. Self with my MDa and 25mm f/4. [​IMG]
  39. So far, I know I was having the most fun. ;*)
  40. Peta, we need one of your patented jumping shots (or an update)!

    Very Sincerely,

  41. Wow, Glenn.

    Jeri, what were you doing in Tel Aviv, and what kind of car is that?

    George, nice looking home..
  42. Cool shots Jeri...
  43. "Jeri, what were you doing in Tel Aviv, and what kind of car is that?" Ray, For last couple years I'm living in Tel Aviv. The car is the 1968 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet, designed by Pininfarina. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  44. That Puegot oddly enough reminds me of the Datsun 1600/2000.
  45. Nah, that Dartsun is a copy of an MG.
  46. In 1998
  47. Love thus lil old gizmos from Japan.
    You must takeoff that odd hardtop...
  48. Beck to business; 2 more self portraits The first one, some holes in the holy grilled shutter. Camera: M2 with Summitar 50mm f/2 [​IMG] Leica M2 with 35mm F/2 [​IMG]
  49. FUN thread Ray, thanks for starting it... Here's one shot during my last CLA. I'm the one with open mouth. ;-) M4, 15mm CV, Fuji400
  50. The standard "in mirror" shot.
  51. by Hassie/80 Planar
  52. by Rollie
  53. rj


    Aint they pretty.
  54. rj


    Here is me when I was out shooting with my Uncle one day a few years ago.
  55. Low light, hotel mirror.<br><br><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/384026774_d43552d053.jpg">
  56. [​IMG]
    Linda '97, Michelle '98, Sarah '99, Karen '00, Stephanie '01,Julie '02,.....
  57. M8 + Olypmpus 16/3.5 Fish-eye on adaprer.
  58. At work... [​IMG]
  59. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/
    384056968_b824757185_o.jpg Ricoh grrrrrrr d
  60. Me with my trusty P67 at Deadhorse Point, near Moab, Utah. Taken with a Panasonic Dig-cam with an Elmarit zoom.
  61. My little corner of sanity and contemplation...
  62. Watch out! Heavy symbolism and deep esoteric meaning down below.........
  63. 4th street deli philly
  64. Waiting at the car wash.
  65. This picture of me breaking a board, taken by a friend in 2006, shows why men fear me and women want me ... in my dreams. :)
  66. <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/384111120_c69a99c60a.jpg">
    "... but when I became a man, I put away childish things".<br>
    Here I am, 3 years old, getting a quote for those November 1965 pork-belly futures.<br>
    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/384110961_4acc07065b.jpg">
    And here comrades, is a typical New England winter. Ya' just shouldn't live here if ya' don't like winter (which fortunately, I do :)<br>
    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/384111200_4e1ce6c5f5.jpg">
  67. Lived in Connecticut for a couple of year. Love those ice storms...to look at and photograph. Here's another car shot.
  68. all jokes apart, some great great shots here.and me thinking photography was finally dead
    on the lpf...
  69. "Who Are You?"

    On June 27, 1999 I initiated a thread similar to Ray's titled: "Who Are You?"

    It was a mixture of photos and descriptions, since we had not as yet created the No Words concept.

    There have been additions to this thread through 2001.

    If you're an early photonetter, you might want to take a look. I see a number of familiar friends.

  70. PS: Ray,

    Forgot to say that I also think this is a good thread and hope it continues.

    Unfortunately the W/NW threads will meet a sudden death. Sad. I think this kind of presentation helps build community.

    Even if we have problems with management, and PN changes, and rules, and sometimes with each other, this type of thread lets us know that we are all living feeling persons and not just invisible talking fingers.
  71. Sandy S. did something similar a while back.

  72. Stephen,

    Yup! I see so many who I don't see now. It's like losing family.
  73. Nice processing, Shakil...
  74. Thanks, Brad!
  75. Jeri, John Elder, 05:39, John R. Fulton Jr 9:50, Brad last one: cool!
  76. Good thread people. It's nice to see all your smiling faces..

    Travis should be showing up soon, and I hope more. Hope there isn't anyone on the outside
    looking in thinking they're too good for this.. Let your guard down and be willing to make a
    bit of a fool of yourself. Turning the camera in your direction presents a unique set of
    issues... In some ways I think it can be more difficult than anything else photographic.
  77. possibly the coffee porter that made me type something other than voigtlander...
  78. Show the equipment a bit better. M8, Olympus 16/3.5 Fisheye + Oly. to Leica adapter, and Voigtlander right-angle finder (15mm).
  79. Another reflection
  80. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Self-Portrait, Copyright 2006 Jeff Spirer
  81. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Oops, that's not me. Does brighten up the page a bit though, doesn't it? Maybe this will work.
    Self-Portrait, Copyright 2004 Jeff Spirer
  82. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    </center>OK. that one is me.
  83. Jeff, to link an image here from another site:

    1. Type <img src="exact url of your image">

    2. Bend over and put on fishnet stockings ...

    You of all people should have this down pat by now :)
  84. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Sorry, I did it the other way around. It won't happen again.
  85. [​IMG]
    (Quoted in a Dr Evil voice) "I shall call this one ... Many-me"
    It's amazing how much fun you can have in the bathroom with a camera and a flashlight after your wife's gone to bed! ;-)
  86. Brighten up the page? Are you insinuating this thread looks like the audience in the PBS
    pledge drive show of old folkies like Judy Collins, Kingston Trio, Smother's Brothers etc that
    is at the moment putting me to sleep?
  87. Damn, even one chick could post. Wouldn't hurt ya would it? Oops, forgot, right. Women
    are too smart. No self-respecting woman would waste her time being a Leica geek.... ;)
  88. Damn, even one chick could post. Wouldn't hurt ya would it?
    Yeah ... too many Leicanos and not enough Leicanas!
  89. Denver to Bend. IIIb and a Summaron 35 at arms length.

    <img src="http://www.davidhazy.org/andy/pictures/andy/pictures/picture-36.jpg">
  90. First time poster, long time novice.
  91. Okay, let's try one more time. Trust me, I'm not as dumb as I look.


    <img src="http://www.davidhazy.org/andy/pictures/andy/pictures/picture-36.jpg">
  92. Now that I got the hang of it... ANOTHER MIRROR SHOT. It's fun seeing all you folks. Pretty


    <img src="http://www.davidhazy.org/andy/pictures/2007_usa/pictures/picture-67.jpg">
  93. 3 heads are bettern 1
  94. A little bit of this, A little bit of that. No one has been hurt during the shots.. Hexar RF, 15m f/4.4 [​IMG] [​IMG]
  95. -+-+-+-+-+-
  96. << ... Damn, even one [woman] could post. ... >>

    Don't know how to break it to you, Ray, but I think chances of that happening pretty much went down the tubes with that first photo.

    Not saying mine helped either. :)
  97. Nice one Travis.. Alex, there you go- great! I liked yours Tom, with caption, and all the rest
    of you- good job.
  98. As for you Michael, isn't it obvious to you it was every other dude here that ruined it for the
    two of us? Wake up fella, your shadow and back of the head are very handsome. ;)
  99. nice shot travis, but a pentax?? to quote marlon brando in "apocalyse now"....."the horror, the horror"....
  100. I'll play.
  101. Only in the Leica forum would somebody have to explain what the phrase selfportrait means.
  102. Sorry, forgot my image...
  103. << ... Only in the Leica Forum would somebody have to explain what the phrase selfportrait means. ... >> <p>

    Well, that was broadened by Ray, in one of the posts announcing and promoting this thread, so both self-portraits and photos taken by others are fair game:<p>

    Jack Kelly ... feb 05, 2007; 12:43 p.m.<p>

    I'll play, but please clarify the rules. Are you looking for self-portraits taken by the member, or portraits taken of the member by others, using the member's camera? (or something else, or either??) <p>

    Ray . ... feb 05, 2007; 01:19 p.m. <p>

    either. <p>
  104. Hmmm, looks like Alex and SP got somethin goin on. Maybe we should do a girlfriend/wife/
    boyfriend/husband/ex-girlfriend/ex-wife/ex-boyfriend/ex-husband thread?
  105. When you say "SP and Alex got somethin goin on," I hasten to point out that the other person in SP's photo doesn't look anything like Alex to my eye. :)
  106. oops, please don't report me to the moderator for starting a rumor. I'll even lie to you that I
    agree that first pic isn't one handsome devil. ;)
  107. Steve B - looks like you're using to much moose in your hair my friend!
  108. No offense to Alex, but he's not quite my type, but based on the some of the shots he gets I'd gladly hang out with him for a while.

    As for my image, the sad truth is the copious quantities of beer made fuzzy the memory of exactly who it was who kindly invited Santa to see how smooth her sweater was...but all is not lost I'm certain it's has to be one out of a circle of friends. Someday I'll ask.
  109. EricM

    EricM Planet Eric



  110. Alex - The picture of you, your wife (I assume - my apologies if I'm wrong or assume too much) and the bears is a really beautiful and touching photograph. Congratulations (for the photograph and the wonderful life!).
  111. Thanks Gordon. That's my wife Sawako, who often appears in my photography. In this shot
    we are both suffering from colds.
  112. Here we are in Umeda, Osaka just after picking up the M8 at Obayashi Camera.
  113. Opps! That should be M8 + 35/2Asph.
  114. I can only suggest a few. I hope this is all taken in good fun:

    Best Kevin Costner Impression of a photographer--Eric~

    Best Shutter Button Design--SP

    Best Coated Tongue--Ray

    Most Wry--Tom Higgins

    Most Likely To Star In a Nosferatu sequel--Steve Huff

    Best Attempt At Pulling 8Gs In An Inside Loop -- Brad

    Best Acid Flashback-- Lee Hamill

    I'm sure y'all can come up with better awards.
  115. Must've been the green beans I ate that night.
  116. My own nominations ...

    The "Don't make me show you where the aliens stashed my girlfriend" award goes jointly to Steve Huff and Ray

    The "I had to sell Studio 54 to pay off the feds" award goes to Jack Kelly (the younger)

    The "Bjorn Borg totally stole my hairstyle" award goes to James Mitchell (the younger)

    The "Dude, I'm going to be sleeping this one off in a dumpster" award goes to Jose Angel

    The "Picasso was my plastic surgeon" award goes to Brad

    The "Well it worked for Bukowski" creativity award goes to James Copes

    The America Association of Lethargic Photographers Award goes to Stuart Richardson

    Glenn S. - "Dances with bokeh"

    Robin Smith - Best lead actor in a Kennedy-era pilot for CSI

    Jeff Spirer - Phantom of the shower stall.

    Steve Belden - The unwanted child of a union between a scarecrow and a radioactive moose, he grows up to fight evil wherever it lurks as ... "Radioactive moose ... scarecrow .. man ... thing"

    SP - Best reprisal of the "Bad Santa" role
  117. I Have Fragmented
  118. Elevators!
  119. Elevators! Part 2
  120. Post some more, Claudia.
  121. Damn, Santa remebers being good that night...
  122. Wait, how old is Ray?
  123. Greetings, Earthlings! [​IMG]
  124. Uh, 30....errr.. 34? No wait, I remember now, it's 35. Yeah, that's the ticket. 35.
  125. Hello from Melbourne, Australia!
  126. Brilliant thread, Ray! Really livened up the Leica Forum. Greatest inspiration in years!
  127. Where's Melanie?
  128. Wedding Belle
  129. better late than never
  130. try again
  131. Excellent thread to bump.
  132. yeah, those were the days.. have to do it again

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