I wasn't intending to do anything with these images but I've decided to use them to buy myself a little time, hopefully I will manage to take a quick look at VSCO FILM before I depart these shores. I promise, no more South Island posts after this one......... One of the few surprises my South Island trip threw up was the Banks Peninsula and in particular the French settlement of Akoroa and a little hamlet called Okains Bay. As I arrived quite late I decided to rise early and take a wander around on what turned out to be a rather gloomy morning.Read More
It's been a while, quite a while....... The last couple of months has served as a reminder of the fragility of those things we often take for granted, what should have been a period of fun and adventure took a somewhat unexpected turn of unwelcome events. Without going in to too much detail we were unable to make our planned overseas trip due to some unforeseen medical issues which are thankfully now resolved; I'm pleased to say Mrs Howe is making a speedy recovery, evidenced by her ability to assign chores to your's truly........ The trip is currently being rescheduled for later in the year and will be both well deserved and needed by that time.Read More
Yes, I've dipped my toe....taken another tentative step towards one of my photographic objectives for 2013.
You can read and study all you like but in the end there really is no substitute for experience and I picked up some valuable experience here. I have a photographic vision for my work in this genre and these are some way from that in terms of a look, for one thing the images are still digital, this time taken on the Leica Monochrom.Read More
In the short period of time that I have owned the Monochrom it has already established itself as my "go to" camera, in part this is due to its incredible performance but also because my subject matter of late has been dark, in every sense......this camera along with the 35mm Summilux f/1.4 Asph FLE make a formidable team, one I'm finding difficult to break up despite the other lenses available to me.Read More
As a rule I like my posts to be considered and well thought out so it many respects this is rather an impromtu update on my first three weeks with the Leica M Monochrom.
I say three weeks but really in terms of actual usage it's been more like a 7-8 hours. Having experienced the initial sense of euphoria that always accompanies the arrival of any new camera I found myself quite unexpectedly feeling a little deflated after firing off the first few frames. Was this a case of "buyers remorse"?Read More