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  • fine compositions & excellent choice of subjects street photography benefits from ironic juxtapositions, a theme you embraced enjoyed seeing these
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    big fan of Shiner Bock I'll have to give the 1909 a try
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    but wish you had opted to shooting a bit more stopped down I'd love to see that interior in focus, particularly the burled wood beyond the steering wheel is this an Austin-Healey?
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    off to a great start for a natural light portrait & certainly have one of the great tools in the M world the knives have to go & portrait mode really given that name for a purpose she's a fine ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Real Jamail Skate Park
    -- using a Viso with the M8 and a 135 f 2.8 Elmarit
got lucky as did the skater :-)
    Placed 24th in the challenge. -- using a Viso with the M8 and a 135 f 2.8 Elmarit got lucky as did the skater :-)
  • such can be found in the Leica used equipment market here is my setup on the M8 seems rather ungainly, but with an EVF & bellow attachment, you can do > 1:1 macros using this system with the M9 ...
  • beautiful landscape, with exquisite color been to Exmoor years ago to see the heather & the lovely Bristol Channel sweet seeing it photographed so well Art
  • Men of Harlech, sung in the film Zulu, actually had rewritten lyrics for the flick, as it is a much older anthem your lovely photograph of the castle/fortress emphasizes the timelessness of this ...
  • with the SL2 from my experience this sample has full resolution crops of corner/edges in my pbase gallery much larger version with 2 full resolution ooc crops at link below oddly the EXIF much more ...
  • loved seeing this series, with some of my favorites from your Zenfolio gallery wondering whose head is being depicted on that pike? excellent street pj
  • Commented on a photo in the Fujifilm X100V sample gallery sample gallery

    this looks amazing for an OOC jpg
    Fujifilm long history of beautiful transitions & this is remarkably clean for the iso & focal length

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    I believe I visited this market in the early 1980's & had some wine flavored sorbet at the insistence of my host ...the flavor was memorable ...thanks for reviving a sweet memory love them all, but ...
  • snip CV is a proud Japanese company, which like Leica, is headed by photography enthusiasts, who understand RF photography before purchasing my M8 in early 2007, I had purchased 2 new CV lenses, ...
  • glad I got it when I did, though I had not anticipated the changes the pandemic would bring I love the way it elevates my older lenses & the elegance of its well constructed mirror-less interface h ...
  • sure beats lugging around heavy kit the Tatra Mountains never looked better word had it that too many tourists are coming & I can see its appeal the BW conversions are exquisite, but I particularly ...
  • Motown or St. Pete? lovely room, well peopled & slyly lit what is it about ennui that captivates so? lovely skin tones & shadows the SL2's extra resolution gives the Leica engineers plenty of  head ...
  • to burst into blossom wonderful series each photograph stands on its own & tells a story how's the honey from that apiary? the grass pushing up from the ice storm's ravages around each tree bodes well
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    I don't think HMD entirely happy about Light bailing out & suspect this limits options for their new Pureview the new top of line Nokia cellphone has been delayed in release & the rumors about the ...
  • sad to learn this I still refer to his guide on pdf that I downloaded in 2007 in advance of getting the M8 he wrote clearly & was meticulous remarkable man & Leicophile
  • lovely pair of images you captured hope nothing bad in the UTMDACC ER ;-) spent lots of quality time there meself
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