The Belly

First test roll through my newly acquired Leica M3. FPP Black and White Film Pushed One Stop

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That's a Wrap

Last of Christmas

 

I made it a goal this year to document the small things around me where I live.  As I’ve looked through the few photos that exist from my childhood I’m interested not only people but the “things” in the picture.  They probably don’t mean much to most people but I think my kids and grandkids will be interested one day.  My wife has started her 2-3 day marathon of transforming our house back to the pre-holiday state.  She loves the holidays and this is just a portion of what is being put back into storage for 10 months before it starts over again.

Welcome 2016 (leap year)

Welcome 2016

Today’s configuration: Leica M(240) with a Summicron 50mm lens

December has been a month of self reflection for me.  I have made quite a few changes with my photography journey the last 12 months  

The first change was to give up Facebook.  I deleted the app from my phone a few months ago for a month and didn’t miss a thing.  I noticed that my feed contained about 80% garbage and 20% worthwhile stuff.  I decided that it’s not worth it for me to wade through the 80% garbage to get to the good stuff.  I don’t have time for that anymore.  

The second thing I did was I made a major investment in film photography.  My first purchase was a medium format Yashica Mat 124G TLR in mint condition.  I love medium format film and this move made sense for me.  I love using a TLR, it slows me down and makes me think about what I’m doing.  I also purchased a another Leica camera.  This time a Leia M6 TTL in mint condition.  It was manufactured in 2001 and is a beautiful camera.  I’ve shot a few rolls through it and I’m still getting used to it but I have to say it’s a beautiful camera. 

The third thing I’m curently working on is selling off all my Canon gear, all of it.  It sits on my shelf collecting dust and doesn’t make sense for me to keep.  I’m also selling all my other gear that I no longer use.  I recently sold my Sony RX100 MII, it was a beautiful camera but wasn’t used enough to justify keeping it.  

Who knows what will happen this year.  I want to spend less time online and more quality time with my family.

-thanks for stopping by

A day at the skate park

skateboarders

I took out a new(used) camera out Saturday(which I will write about later) and ran into these guys at the skate park and wanted to try out some zone focussing on my Leica M.  This was my first time using this method and I have to say I really like using it.  I was able to focus on my composition and not worry about messing around with the focus.  I can see why street photographers prefer this method.  These guys liked the attention and were more than happy to repeat some tricks for me.  It was a perfect day for shooting and skating, we’ve been in a bit of a cold spell and as you can tell by the snow in the background the temperature was hovering just above freezing.

 

skateboarders

skateboarders

skateboarders

skateboarders

skateboarders