Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rainy Days & Summitar

Today, during my lunch break, I took a drive to a local park. The day was rainy, but I made the best of it by trying out my 1946 Leica Summitar 50/2 lens. Mounted on the ancient 1953 Leica IIIf RD rangefinder camera, this lens still knows how to paint light rather well. Nothing special here, but the donut made the rain a bit easier to handle.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Zoomer turns 10 years old!

Ten years ago today, our little buddy was born into this world. There were eight greyhound puppies in the litter, seven males and one female. Zoomer has experienced quite a bit over this past year, coming back from bone cancer. But today we celebrate his tenth birthday.

Happy Birthday, Zoomer!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Some Native Japanese Film for a Native Haitian

Yesterday I spent the afternoon in Chicago, visiting a friend who is a native Haitian. Jeff moved to the United States over 20 years ago, but still has family in Haiti, including 2 uncles, one aunt, and several cousins. Last week, after the horrific earthquake that centered around Port au Prince, Jeff discovered that his uncles and cousins were left homeless, but safe. His Aunt Mona, however, an 80 year-old missionary whose home was right in the middle of the devestation, was unaccounted for. We all prayed.

Yesterday, Jeff received a phone call from one of his cousins. Aunt Mona was found alive and well. Praise God!

These two pictures of Jeff were taken during our visit, and were shot with my Leica MP, Voigtlander Color-Skopar 25/4 lens, and Fuji NATURA 1600 film. This film was only marketed in Japan. I was able to get hold of several rolls last year.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Eyglasses

I was asked to produce a self-portrait without covering up my eye by the camera. So here's my answer: a self-portrait covering up both eyes. ;)
And unfortunately a poor interpretation of Andreas Feininger's "The Photojournalist".

Camera: 1953 Leica IIIf RD

Lens: 1946 Leitz Summitar 50/f2