This, I thought would be a Homagé to Elliott Erwitt. I love his series of dog photos. Seeing this little charmer on the ferry ride into town in the summer I took a few quick shots. This was one of the best.
Leica Summilux-M 50mm F/1.4 ASPH
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the followers of Monochromia a very happy Christmas and Happy holidays . See you on the other-side
Apologies to those that may have already seen this shot on my Flickr feed/Blog. However I want to tell you dear reader that. the difference as I see it between analog and digital photography isn’t just the amount of exposures you can take. You then have to put the film in the tank (In total darkness), and develop it, and then scan the negative which has to be hung to dry for five hours. Hopefully the scan was relatively dust free, and you then end up with a scanned shot which looks usable, maybe. I end up wondering why I put myself thought this heartache in the first place. I should just sell my old stuff and go completely digital.
I’ll tell you a secret…
…it’s the sense of achievement when I’ve overcome all the potential stumbling blocks, and end up with a shot I’m proud of. I can tell you that the negative I made this shot from was far from perfect. I spent a while digitally dodging and burning it, and then printing it out on A3 paper… Magic, pure and simple.
Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm CFE f/4.0
Film: Rollei RPX100
Dev: Adox Adonal 1+100 Stand developed 59 mins
Scan: Epson V700 Betterscanning.com holder Silverfast SW.
The Magic: Me 😉
Bumping up the ahhh! factor . Meet Max my daughters new puppy she brought him over to say hello at Christmas dinner. He promptly fell asleep on the sofa.
Nikon 24-70 f2.8
The first shot I saw the day of the viking market wasn’t anything Viking at all.
The title says it all
Leica Summilux M-50 f1.4
He really is sweet, and don’t you just love those ears?
he’s got his “doggles” on and he’s lookin’ for adventure.
(for the record, I really don’t condone dogs riding on motorcycles, just made for a sweet photo op)