They say great things come in small packages........ Wellington is certainly small, in the region of half a million inhabitants and its most definitely great!!! There's a buzz to the place, a real cosmopolitan feel that defies it's size. If "Shabby Chic" is your thing, Wellington has it in spades. Its a city I always look forwards to visiting, but the wind blows a little too strongly to ever consider making it home!!! On this visit we were blessed with great weather, enabling us to catch up with friends and take in some of the sites.This was the first time I've travelled solely with my M9 and M6, I was a little nervous but needn't have been. Lens selection, well I tried to cover all my bases, next time I may be even more selective. I carried the 35mm Leica Summicron f/2 ASPH, 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5, 75mm Voigtlander Heliar f/1.8 & 135mm Leitz Hektor f/4.5. This wasn't really a trip for Street Photography and I'm just no good at keeping an eye on 4 children, maintaining communication with my wife and taking photos in the street...........but this city has so much potential for Street Photography, hopefully I will return soon and spend some time walking the streets.
I'd just add that my 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5 has become a real favorite of mine, I always intended to use it on the M9 but didn't expect to use it as often as I do, I love the way it isolates the subject and the rendering is easy on the eye (my eye at least). I can't remember exactly what I paid for it but certainly no more the $250.00!!!! This was the first time I've used the Leitz Hektor 135mm f/4.5 and I'm really pleased with the results, again this was under a $100.00 off e-bay. It's not a focal length I shoot often so I didn't want to purchase a Tele Elmar at around $1500.00.
M6 shots are scanned on a Canon Canoscan 9000F, the film used was "Lucky Colour 200".....cheap on Trade Me, I really like the muted colours of this film.
I called in to the superbly named "Evil Genius" one morning for coffee, I'd recommend you visit.
Mitchell - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Zachary - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Neve - Paraparaumu Beach - Leica M9 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Robyn - Kapiti Island View - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Gone Swimming - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Monkey Watchers - Leica M6 - 75mm Voigtlander Heliar f/1.8
Lioness - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
The Lookout.... - Leica M6 - 75mm Voigtlander Heliar f/1.8
Monkey Business over Wellington - Leica M9 - 135mm Hektor f/4.5
Flowers & Rock Pools - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Rock Thrower - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Over Wadestown - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Solace - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Fun & Laughter - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5