Petra at the Leica Gallery, Wetzlar – Germany

Black And White Photography, Joerg, Photography

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Sailing with Schooners

Photography, Black And White Photography, Kirk

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In Gloucester, MA every year we have a schooner festival. It’s a unique experience and I am lucky enough to be able to climb on board one of them whenever I want. This year I chose to shoot only in B&W mode on my Leica with my father’s old Leica/Schneider 21mm Super Angulon from 1963. In color this lens has a heavy magenta vignette so I tend to use it only in B&W.  A couple of years ago I had a CLA done on it and the optics are stunning.

Snow & Fire Escape

Black And White Photography, Kirk, Photography
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Last year around this time I was at a Kelby seminar in Boston. It snowed lightly all day and interesting images were all around. I had my Sony Nex 7 with me and a couple of Leica lenses with me. This image was made with the Leica 90mm Tele Elmar.

Hearts on fire…almost

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Since we have just had Valentines day.

Wooden candle stick with hearts

Leica M9P

Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

Rudder & Flowers

Black And White Photography, Kirk, Photography
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Old Rudder & Flower  Rockport, MA  Leica M-P 240  Leica 21mm Super Angulon (circa 1963)

…those small moments in life…

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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…that go unnoticed.

Back after a week off. Thanks Joe that eased my workload a little.

This picture is taken in Sweden on a boat trip. These people are friends. I was sitting opposite them taking shots before we sailed. I captured Just a brief moment their lives.

So that just remains to wish you dear readers a very Happy Christmas. See you all on the other side:0)

Leica M9P

Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH

 

Steamy dreams

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I just love old steam driven traction engines. I offer this up for your entertainment.

An afterthought with this shot…You spend a fortune on camera and glass,and turn the shot into a pencil drawing…I must be mad 😉

Leica M9P

Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH

At the Velodrome

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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My other big pastime is cycling I took this on a visit to the Lee Valley Velodrome in London. I even got to cycle around it for an hour. One of the bucket list.

Leica M9P

Nikon 20mm 2.8 AIS via Novoflex LEINIK adapter.

White Bark

Black And White Photography, Kirk, Photography

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This image was made awhile ago and I just came across it. I was out shooting with an intern on assignment for the group of newspapers I worked for at the time as a Photo Editor.  I was teaching this intern about light and how B&W can be such a powerful tool. This tree had white bark that could not be ignored. I had the Leica M-P 240 and the 50mm Summilux with me and worked on this composition knowing that I would convert to B&W since the only real color was the sky. The texture on the tree just popped once it was converted.

 

 

A very Grainy picture

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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However I tried I couldn’t control the grain in this shot :0)

Leica M9P

Leica Summilux M-90 f/2.0 APO ASPH