In search of colors and light
I ended up taking the hoods and cases off the Leicas when I was photographing them. A few of my friends don't shoot with the hoods or cases on their Leicas. I have always used a case as I don't want to scratch my cameras but I really like the look and the weight of the camera without them. My cameras are already 'broken in' now so I am less worried about scratches. I am thinking of shooting without a case and hoods.
If you are a Leica shooter - What do you do? I would be curious to hear...
Today's Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 (except the first picture)
I love the year end holidays in Japan. I think it is great that so many places shut down. It really gave me an opportunity to shut off from work and really spend time with my family. One thing Mayumi gave me for Christmas was Jay Maisel's Light Gesture and Color. The book is a bit of a summary of the workshop that I took from Jay. The book is a great reminder of one of the best weeks of my life. It is also fill with so many fantastic lessons on photography.
As everything was shut down for the new year break there wasn't a lot of action on the streets. With inspiration from Jay's book I headed out looking for powerful colors and interesting light.
Even the construction site is welcoming in the new year.
I wish I shot this more straight on but I like the contrasting colors. I love the way the Noctilux handles shadows. All of these images are right out of the camera and I love the powerful colors I can get with the Noctilux/M9-P combo. When I am seeking inspiration I take this par for a walk.
I was enjoying finding contrasts such as this grey wall with this deep red poster on it.
...and these great carving at this temple we came upon.
This is what it looks like when you completely blow your focus with a Leica...
I am really happy how my white Paul Smith sneakers have held up. I was sure they were going to be black after just a week but almost 2 months of daily wear and they look awesome!
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