Harbor Reflections

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I recently went out with my Leica M-P 240 and made some shots with my 1958 35mm Summaron f3.5 SM. I used my external optical viewfinder as it gave me more of that old time feel. I even shot at ISO 400 to give the experience a Tri-X feel. It was a lot of fun and brought me back to my roots shooting with my M3.

The Basin

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This image was made this spring during a workshop I led. Rain added to the runoff so the Basin along Rt. 93 in NH. was getting quite full. Shooting waterfalls is fun but can be kind of hairy when the water is flowing rapidly. this location is quite safe however.

Summer Bench

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The early morning light provides an interesting shadow as Rockport’s Moftif #1 is in the background. Leica M-P 240 w/21 mm SA 3.4

The Upper Window

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This window looks out over Rockport Harbor. It is at the very top of Motif #1 and is the office hangout of a good friend of mine. It’s an amazing treasure trove of interesting artifacts.

Freezing Gull

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Thacher Island in Sea Smoke #3

Sea smoke happens at least once a year here on Cape Ann when the ocean water is warm (mid 40’s) and the air is in the minus digits. This image was made last year or the year before I’m not sure. All I remember is it was the coldest I’ve been in a while at -9 degrees F.

Radio Flyer

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Quite often I roam around with my Dad’s old Leitz 21mm Super Angulon from 1963 on my Leica M-P 240. It’s a beautiful lens that has been CLA’d by Mr. Yi here in MA. Unfortunately or fortunately which ever way you look at it I only shoot in monochrome jpg with this lens because of the magenta fringing that happens on the edges of the frame. This is because the rear element is to close to the sensor. You can see in the image above the vignetting on the edges. This does not bother me that much as the image has an interesting look to it. I was thinking of William Eggleston’s image and felt it needed an update!