2008-11-11 : Dublin, Grafton St. 

Singles & b-sides

  1. Denis DDspeed (Nov 11, 2008 at 1:48 am) Reply

    Lepsze byłoby w b&w.

    Å»artowałem. :) Naprawdę dobry kadr.

  2. damianchrobak (Nov 11, 2008 at 1:49 am) Reply

    bardzo fajnie kolorystycznie wyszlo…

  3. jedrzej (Nov 11, 2008 at 1:34 am) Reply

    no, przynajmniej nie ma obawy, ze ktos napisze "lepsze byloby w b&w" :)

  4. alkos (Nov 11, 2008 at 1:35 am) Reply


  5. Ivan (Nov 11, 2008 at 2:08 am) Reply

    This is simply unbelievable. Pls tell me what lenses do you use. I know that your cam of choice is a Contax G1. But what about lenses? 28/35 >f/2?

    My father's Nikon EM, which I inherited (its a good DSLR), has very high personal value to me – its older than I am. ;-)
    But, the problem is it started leaking light a month ago. My theory is, its doing that through the lens (curtain failure?). So I "trained" myself in taking the lenscap only briefly, for a particular shot, then puting it back again. The last 2 films show no leakage. Anyway, this is hardly an acceptable solution, and although I LOVE the camera, her time has definitely passed. Plus, I'm increasingly becoming annoyed by the monstrous mirror slap and the resulting recoil. Sooo, I'm thinking of buying a rangefinder. The question is, is there one with a user-friendly manual focusing system?
    I've tried/played with a Lica once, but the absence of a mate screen and a split prism just made me sick (pissed).

    Do you have any ideas?

  6. alkos (Nov 11, 2008 at 2:15 am) Reply

    I've switched to Leica M6 + CV 50/1.5 + CV 35/1.7 few months ago… but I don't really think its the matter of lenses… rather the IT8 profile for film. Strangely, I have EM as well, and it leaks light too ;-) However I think its somewhere in between body and back door… Mirror slap/recoil? I can handhold 1/8 with 50mm lens on EM. Ok, its loud, but not that shakey.

    …If you want a rangefinder, IMHO there are two serious choices: G2 with EXCELLENT AF and bloody impractical manual focus or a Leica / Bessa. I've chosen the latter for stealth, viewfinder that shows space arount the picture and overall handling / control.

  7. Ivan (Nov 11, 2008 at 2:43 am) Reply

    Wow, man, you're fast! ;-)

    35/1.7, I guessed as much. Many of your photos are wide and have nice bokeh. Cant get such bokeh with my 28/2.8 thats for sure.
    Anyway, the slowest I can handhold is somewhere between 1/20-1/30. I have shaky hands, just like grandmom. But, I dont think thats the problem when handling the EM – I'm extremely focused when I shoot (no breathing, clik between heartbeats and so on). With my D40/Sigma30/1.4 combo I can go as low as 1/4 – admittedly with a 50:50 chance (or maybe even lower) for success.
    G2 doesnt sound good. I only use AF on my D40 because MF is a PITA. And even that dosent stop me from being a lunetic, putting the Vivitar 70-210 on the D40 and harassing the masses, but I only do that when I'm in the mood.

    On the other side, the little "square" in the Leica VFs just isnt enough. Btw, do all Leicas have that?

    A Mate screen and a split prism are so convenient. Why isnt there a RF with a similar focusing system? :(

  8. guerilla (Nov 11, 2008 at 2:50 am) Reply

    Alkos, czy w Dublinie macie białe latarnie ? Czy wszystko ohydnie pomarańczowe jak w większości europy .. ? Bo zastanawia mnie światło na tym zdjęcie.. Jak z lat 50 siatych z USA, takie skojarzenie :)

  9. alkos (Nov 11, 2008 at 2:57 am) Reply

    guerilla – i takie i takie, ale to akurat było o zmierzchu… w tle wystawy, na parasolu sine niebo ;-)

    Ivan – try G2, there is no comparison to D40's AF. Really. And yes, all leicas do have "that" ;-) Btw – how do you technically imagine a RF with matte screen?… One advice: choose one camera – it does not matter if it seems perfect or not, no camera really is – and MASTER it. I mean a year at least, 3-4 rolls a week. Then you'll know.

  10. guerilla (Nov 11, 2008 at 3:08 am) Reply

    Kurcze, chmury i światło na wyspach jest stworzone do zdjęć po prostu :)
    U mnie w Czechach teraz jest szaro-szaro, a po zmroku pomarańczowo.

  11. stsaint (Nov 11, 2008 at 8:57 am) Reply

    za Denisem
    fantastyczny kadr !

  12. Ant (Nov 11, 2008 at 11:27 am) Reply

    Nice tones & detail in the rain on the umbrella. Another great picture!

  13. techne (Nov 11, 2008 at 10:48 am) Reply

    to chyba nie kwestia miejsca, ale operatora kamery ;-)

  14. edi (Nov 11, 2008 at 10:55 am) Reply

    Nie pamiętam kto, ale ktoś powiedział że alkos ma z górki bo Dublin jest łatwy do opanowania. Zgadzam się tylko po części bo Dublin rzeczywiście jest o wiele prostszym miastem i ułożonym niż taka Ruda Åšląska czy Łódź. Co do światła, to zgadza się, jest inne w różnych szerokościach geograficznych i klimatach.
    Tym razem zdjęcie jest świetne, broni się poprzez formę bo treść trochę zamazana:P

  15. Paweł Åš. (Nov 11, 2008 at 11:06 am) Reply

    Osobiście bym wolał akurat to zdjęcie w bw :) Uwielbiam deszcz na zdjęciach

  16. Denis DDspeed (Nov 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm) Reply

    "I mean a year at least, 3-4 rolls a week."

    Hah, that explains a lot about the crapiness of my photos :)

  17. tunia (Nov 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm) Reply

    Wow Åšwietne. Kadr,kolory,po prostu świetne :)

  18. dan (Nov 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm) Reply

    Mamusiu, ale mega wielki zaciek w prawym gornym rogu :-O

  19. Blazej (Nov 11, 2008 at 9:40 pm) Reply

    Ten parasol ma piekny kolor!

  20. fotostopowicz (Nov 12, 2008 at 12:32 am) Reply

    podobaja mi się te Twoje soczyste kolory :)

  21. jorge.martinez (Nov 12, 2008 at 8:44 am) Reply

    A mnie porusza to zdjęcie, jakoś tak. Dziękuję za poruszenia :)

  22. elaine (Nov 13, 2008 at 12:23 am) Reply

    beautiful texture and compo! simplicity at its best

  23. Christopher Walker (Nov 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm) Reply

    That's some really good advice – spending a year with a camera to properly get to know it. I've got a Sony A100, a relatively sound if uninspiring dSLR that I can get good shots with, but when I compare my present work with what I was producing with it back in January, it's like two different photographers at work.

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