Dirk67

Dirk67

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Joined on Mar 31, 2010

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  • Hi Leica35. I think DPreview does some compression of the files. Both locations use the same files. BTW You can cruise on commercial ships as well. There are websites that let you book trips all ...
  • Maybe I have to send them to Expedia.com. ;-)
  • Created discussion thread QM2 leaving the harbor.
    I took a few images when the Queen Mary 2 left Boston harbor. It is a beautiful, very quiet, surreal moment at night, with only a few people hanging around to watch. Passing by     M240 35mm ...
  • Hi Daedalus. Some old images had some sort of white vignetting, which nicely centered the photo. It reminds a bit of that. D!RK
  • Replied in Tony
    Please be respectful to the people that you photograph without their consent and that you put up on a public stage. That is the beauty of HCB's or Elliott Erwitt's photos. There is humor in some ...
  • Created discussion thread Through my Ray-Ban
    A day with harsh sunlight inspired me to experiment a bit with my sunglasses. I used them as a filter to create more contrast and warmer tones. You may know the moments when you walk around and ...
  • One good thing about a M camera is that many people think it is a cheap retro camera. It doesn't look expensive when you look at it from a distance. Once you hold it it is a different thing. In ...
  • Thanks Michael. I like the color that I get out of Leica M files. While I love B&W I could never fully go for a Monochrom. D!RK
  • Thank you. D!RK
  • I like that. It makes me look at that image differently. Thanks for sharing. D!RK
  • Thank you. In my blog entry I write specifically about this image, the little guy in his Superman shirt, and the area where it was taken. A mistake I did was that I walked from a sunny street into ...
  • Thank you Daedalus. I think that most of them are from low-income families but they are dressed differently. They are kids and they had fun playing on the street and this tall stranger, that ...
  • Last month I went to Istanbul for ten days and explored the city with my Leica M240. It is a beautiful place to go and a feast for any photographer. I walked to and through many parts of Istanbul ...
  • I know what you mean. I have a Bowery and Brixton bag and on the Bowery the lid doesn't cover the corners of the opening. A slightly wider lid would have solved this. Overall I like the size of...

  • Created discussion thread Fixed location street photography
    I am a passionate street photographer. But this winter I decided to focus on one abandoned bicycle and follow it throughout the winter period to visualize the impact of snow in one spot. While I am ...
  • Replied in Winter Cycle
    Thanks Vetteran. Thanks John. I think you are right about the colors. They are very specific to Boston. Or at least new England. You look at the tones and you know that it can't be NY, SF, or LA. I ...
  • Created discussion thread Winter Cycle
    During our record breaking snowfalls in Boston I captured the 'life' of an abandoned bicycle on the street. I went there before and after every snowstorm and took photos from a similar angle. My ...
  • Thank you. So far I have never approached a magazine with my work. Wouldn't even know to whom I need to send it. :-) D!RK
  • Hi Daedalus. Yes, that is mainly the lens. The combination of very shallow depth of field and very sharp focus in the right spot creates a beautiful 3D effect. There are other lenses that do that ...
  • Hi Daedalus. I guess it is the camera/lens combination. I do some minor tweaks but not much in Lightroom. Overall the Leica M240 creates warmer images compared to the M9. Still I often change the ...
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