Hurt Locker (Featured Image) - Leica M9 - 75mm Voigtlander Heliar Classic f/1.8 Click Image to Enlarge
Leica Candid Photography
Last few days of the summer holidays, I really enjoy shooting candids and I felt this event had potential for a bit of interest, I realise it's not Street.......
Now I'm no authority on airshows, or planes for that matter but this bi-annual event superbly organized by Classic Flyers attracts lots of people and people = photographs as far as I'm concerned. We've attended this event a couple of times now and to be fair it's pretty impressive, now I have not been to any other airshows so I've nothing to compare it to but if you live in the North Island its well worth a visit. I used the M9 with 75mm Voigtlander Heliar Classic and the 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5. I guess the day was significant in that for the first time my M9 was identified by a fellow Tog, who to his absolute credit was shooting film only.....nice job.
I'm getting quite a lot of hits daily on this site now, it's occurred to me that as this is such a small place (New Zealand), at some point someone may see themselves or someone they know on here, please take the image and any commentary as a compliment, which is the way its intended.......
All my own Teeth - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Favorite image from the day.....
Top Guns - Leica M9 - 75mm Voigtlander Heliar Classic f/1.8
Three of New Zealand's finest enjoy what's probably almost a day off from flying the Hercules Transport Plane, behind.
Retrographer - Leica M9 - 75mm Voigtlander Heliar Classic f/1.8
This guy's retro clothing reminded me of one of my favorite Vivian Maier shots - here.
Peace Pipe - Leica M9 - 75mm Voigtlander Heliar Classic f/1.8
Another interesting looking character, I've given this a B&W treatment as it seemed to suite the image.
North American AT-6D Harvard III - Leica M9 - 75mm Voigtlander Heliar Classic f/1.8
Well, it was an airshow.......no more plane shots!
Limo Scooter - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
I guess this is the "Stretch Limo" of the Motorbility world.
New Zealand Yeti - Leica M9 -75mm Voigtlander Heliar Classic f/1.8
The New Zealand armed forces have denied this is some form of "Super Soldier Hybrid"!!
Thats Gotta Hurt - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Well it has, hasn't it!!!
Aotearoa Blonde - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
Was trying to get a closer shot of the shoulder & tattoo....failed but I like the image still.
Formation Flying - Leica M9 - 50mm Jupiter 3 f/1.5
I know I said no more plane shots but these don't count. Just wish I could have got a better angle on these ingenious little models.