Howdy good people. For some reason this old Barbara Streisand song/lyrics is in my head: “Coming in and out of your life, isn’t easy” 🙂
No my friends, I would never give up on the Camera Legend project, even if at times I want to. I just love cameras too much to stay away from them for too long. And if I’m going to be around cameras, I might as well write about them.
But as I’ve said before, the late nights spent writing the contents of this blog sucked the life out of me and I do need to retreat now and then. I do apologize for not getting back to quite a few of you, but I’m going to get to everyone, and I do thank you.
The good thing for me is that, while on a break, I was able to concentrate on taking photos and remind myself that I love photography as much as cameras (maybe) 🙂
The shot above was taken last week. I usually much prefer black and white for my own portrait work, but I think this shot works better in color. I used a Sony A7R and a beat up Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-R.
Although it may not be to everyone’s liking, it works for me and for any photographer, I guess that’s what counts. I personally like the cold, bluish hue of this shot. Reminded me of some Eastern European portraits or portraits I used to see in magazines from the 70s.
The lens, while not the sharpest that I’ve ever seen wide open, is giving me that soft/sharp look that I’m always looking for. Based on my experience with the Mandler designed Leica lenses, these lenses are perfect for portraits. The quality of the bokeh, given the right amount of distance, is quite fantastic to my eyes.
Below is what’s sitting on my desk right now. Haven’t run out of cameras, but perhaps ran out of gas (or film, I suppose) 🙂
Have a blessed Palm Sunday and see you soon!