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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 71
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Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48724733101_524ace4622_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2heCZBc)Buddha at the Door (https://flic.kr/p/2heCZBc) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for that. I am happy to insult myself...

Thanks for that. I am happy to insult myself however. :^)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
Oh yes this is great too. Lynn. Love those...

Oh yes this is great too. Lynn. Love those reflections and the sense of movement
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
Good one. I love reflections in wet pavements...

Good one. I love reflections in wet pavements etc. But somehow I never think to do them myself - probably because I am too soft to go out in rain.
Forum: Photography General Interest 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure how one finds out the number of...

I am not sure how one finds out the number of posts made. Can someone enlighten?

Oops I am an idiot. I just saw it under my picture in THIS post.

5,496. Geez I need a life!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
An alternate version of a photo I think I have...

An alternate version of a photo I think I have already posted. (Shot through a translucent window blind in a hotel where I was staying at Southbank, Melbourne a few years...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Day Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
"Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while....

"Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while. Here are some from yesterday morning! He was in the kitchen hoping for MORE food (He already ate a bowl of canned food plus a large number of...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,623
Views: 103,129
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48729341026_e1f6bd7faa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hf3Bob)Scenes on the Street -Triptych (https://flic.kr/p/2hf3Bob) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By peterm1
Yes nice. Somehow I like shots taken through...

Yes nice. Somehow I like shots taken through public transport windows. I think the reason is that it adds a cinematic quality to the shot. And it raises ambiguous questions - people on buses and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By peterm1
I had anticipated someone asking this and it's a...

I had anticipated someone asking this and it's a fair question. The answer is yes to a point - any camera's files can be used.

I tend to divide post processing into 2 fundamental parts. The first...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By peterm1
That reminds me years ago I ended up with a whole...

That reminds me years ago I ended up with a whole set of filters in 39mm for Summicron and also for Summitar (Leitz, Walz, Hoya and others) including a deep red one - I think for a Summitar. I must...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By peterm1
In line with my post below about the M8's color...

In line with my post below about the M8's color rendition here are a few more made recently. I have indeed, if not totally and completely fallen back in love with my M8, at least ended our trial...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 828
Views: 92,206
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_cdb1df3231_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq)The Reader (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 15,022
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48704591042_65306c8191_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hcRL5j)Summer Rain, City Street (https://flic.kr/p/2hcRL5j) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48710716391_12020b6623_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hdp9VM)The Look That Says it All (https://flic.kr/p/2hdp9VM) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
Kind of partial to this one which I took...

Kind of partial to this one which I took recently:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48719528272_1ba09e387e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hebjoL)Cafe Study (https://flic.kr/p/2hebjoL) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621872266_c656c4b75d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw)Alla 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
Nice one Mike.

Nice one Mike.
Forum: Optics Theory - 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,260
Posted By peterm1
OK this is not your typical smooshy-wooshy super...

OK this is not your typical smooshy-wooshy super smooth bokeh......but I do like the painterly quality of it in particular. (incidentally each of these have had some post processing in general i.e....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 12,930
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_4bd1965e14_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq)The Reader (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By peterm1
I do believe I have heard it recommended to focus...

I do believe I have heard it recommended to focus at MFD. I have not tried it though.

I have never heard of ignition inside the camera however. Though logically there has to be some degree of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,392
Posted By peterm1
If you really want a (relatively) inexpensive...

If you really want a (relatively) inexpensive Leica wide angle the one I would recommend is the 35mm Summaron f3.5. The earliest of these was in Leica Thread Mount so can be adapted (as I describe...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 9,566
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48663929647_2faabab648_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM)In vino....veritas (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By peterm1
I cannot comment on how the Z6 or Z7 perform but...

I cannot comment on how the Z6 or Z7 perform but I would expect they would perform well based on my experience with every other system I have used to mount vintage lenses.

I have used lenses from...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By peterm1
Oh bugger it, do them both! Having thought about...

Oh bugger it, do them both! Having thought about it I would. You can catch a train (or bus) to move between them. The trip takes about 7 hours I am told. It may be possible to do the trip by water...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By peterm1
Agree. The aperture blades should not be...

Agree. The aperture blades should not be lubricated unless with a tiny bit of dry graphite powder administered by a fine painters brush. And even then its usually not needed or advisable - graphite...
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,711
Posted By peterm1
It can be said however, that young women seem to...

It can be said however, that young women seem to be captivated by Leica. At least in my experience. Almost every time I go out into a crowded space with my M8 on my chest, someone (and that "someone"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By peterm1
BTW this lens is worth fixing. While low contrast...

BTW this lens is worth fixing. While low contrast (made even less contrasty by the poor state of the coating on the front element of my specific lens) it does make nice images and low contrast is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By peterm1
I just had an epiphany. A blinding flash of...

I just had an epiphany.

A blinding flash of realization that points to something SO obvious I am kicking myself. I was grasping at straws and going down for the third time when suddenly I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 397
Views: 44,875
Posted By peterm1
Through a bus...

Through a bus window

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_356bfca027_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX)Barber Poles (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,440
Posted By peterm1
Yes Light Table is its name. And it is good to...

Yes Light Table is its name. And it is good to know that raising the negative helps. BTW how did you do that - did you make a carrier of some sort or did you already have a plastic carrier of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,368
Views: 324,781
Posted By peterm1
It is not often that I can be accused of...

It is not often that I can be accused of inspiring someone. So will take this instance with pleasure. :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,440
Posted By peterm1
For people who occasionally want to digitize a...

For people who occasionally want to digitize a film and of course already have a good macro lens and do not wish to buy a special device.

One hack I have tried for digitizing film (both negatives...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By peterm1
I had the same thought yesterday, but I will tell...

I had the same thought yesterday, but I will tell you about that shortly.

First I should say that I wanted to set up a more controlled situation to do some more extensive testing at 3 meters - I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,368
Views: 324,781
Posted By peterm1
Thank you very much for this. As I recall, the...

Thank you very much for this. As I recall, the shot of the street musician was made with a thread mount lens - in this case a Leica Summarit 50mm f1.5 in LTM shot at f2 if my memory does not betray...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 27,037
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652598812_65dbf9ae5a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8ghAy)Intently Listening (https://flic.kr/p/2h8ghAy) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,368
Views: 324,781
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48622373528_2afcf9495f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5AnEY)Street Performer (https://flic.kr/p/2h5AnEY) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By peterm1
My favorite WW2 female photographer. Who...

My favorite WW2 female photographer. Who famously bathed in Hitler's bath tub.

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/09/female-wwii-photographer-lee-miller
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By peterm1
"Apps that track bike-lane offenders help...

"Apps that track bike-lane offenders help cyclists feel a sense of agency."

Irrelevant Rant 1. Everytime I hear or read words like ".....feel a sense of agency" I know the author of those words is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
So do I have a soft spot for fog, it adds and air...

So do I have a soft spot for fog, it adds and air of mystery that is normally not present in other images. I like your images very much and yes I think they are artistically achieved. Well done. And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
I seem to recall you telling me once before that...

I seem to recall you telling me once before that your great-grandmother was born in Wonnerup. And had forgotten.

Wonnerup is a good old Australian sounding name, though I think I had never actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,641
Posted By peterm1
Dear Deardorff38 I was not denigrating anyone and...

Dear Deardorff38 I was not denigrating anyone and certainly not you (if that is your impression). I am simply making the point that we have been here many times always with the same outcome - a film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,641
Posted By peterm1
I can see this is just going to quickly...

I can see this is just going to quickly degenerate into yet another film v digital "debate". Complete with heat but little light and not a single person's mind changed at the end of it.

My attitude...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 515
Views: 45,762
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48661948038_4f0f7c6cf4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h96cN7)Red Blind (https://flic.kr/p/2h96cN7) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,641
Posted By peterm1
"It occurred to me that we are blessed with...

"It occurred to me that we are blessed with photography equipment today that exceeds the capabilities of anything from the past yet I don't think we really appreciate how lucky we are. In the 1970's,...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By peterm1
I have been to Budapest but not Prague. I found...

I have been to Budapest but not Prague. I found it captivating. Although my trip was around 2000 so getting on to 20 years ago and some parts will have changed I nevertheless do expect some areas to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By peterm1
Canon LTM 50mm f1.2 - Wildly front focusing.

Bit of a long story so please bear with me.

For quite a while I have owned a Canon 50mm f1.2 in LTM but only ever tried it on my M8 once or twice. I expected to have problems with rangefinder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
Yep I realized it was a joke. It sounds like your...

Yep I realized it was a joke. It sounds like your sense of humor is much the same as mine. Word plays and similar are all grist to the mill for me. However I am not thinking terribly insightfully...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
Thank you very much. (I think).............. I am...

Thank you very much. (I think).............. I am not quite convinced I know what this quote means, but it sounds good and since you like my efforts, I say again, thank you. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
This is quite an old photo but somehow I had...

This is quite an old photo but somehow I had overlooked its potential. I recently found it again and following some relatively minor adjustments I posted it to Flickr. I enjoy the potential for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By peterm1
A gorgeous photo.

A gorgeous photo.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 403
Views: 30,770
Posted By peterm1
I rather like this streetscape of a backstreet in...

I rather like this streetscape of a backstreet in Kowloon. While it is quite an intimate shot it is highly representative of large parts of Kowloon's city landscape when you go behind the bright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By peterm1
Keith that is a very nice image with a modern...

Keith that is a very nice image with a modern look. It sometimes amazes me how good old lenses are.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By peterm1
One from my family tree that I really like both...

One from my family tree that I really like both because of who it is and because of its execution. My great grandfather, Maurice Salom. The photo was professionally made to hang in Parliament House...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 408
Posted By peterm1
I know but someone commented about the Tele...

I know but someone commented about the Tele Elmarit so I responded.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 408
Posted By peterm1
If you are talking about the Tele Elmarit 90mm...

If you are talking about the Tele Elmarit 90mm f2.8, I have both a skinny and fat Tele Elmarit from the 1970s or 1980s. Both take 39mm without a doubt.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,203
Posted By peterm1
Looks like they are playing catch up with their...

Looks like they are playing catch up with their Q2 (47.3 million pixels).

It would make sense to do so from a marketing perspective. In fact they probably do not have much choice as some cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By peterm1
Phew. Now I am really glad I did not try to pass...

Phew. Now I am really glad I did not try to pass this off as mine! :) :) :)

Well done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By peterm1
I should have clarified....it's not me in the...

I should have clarified....it's not me in the photo and, no it's not my photo either (dammit!). I just happened to stumble on it somewhere in a Tumblr post. Sadly (and stupidly) I opened the image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By peterm1
Not sure why I am posting this other than its a fine image

Love this photo. And nicely executed. Ahhh they sure don't make nostalgia like they used to.

In fact maybe that should be the theme of this thread....nostalgia. If you have images that are redolent...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By peterm1
I have considered though not yet tried using this...

I have considered though not yet tried using this stuff to polish any resistant haze out - it's called Nevr Dull and is readily found in Australia in auto parts stores and hardware stores. The tin...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is a known thing. But not all old Canon...

Yes it is a known thing. But not all old Canon lenses have it. I have experienced it too with some Canon RF lenses. It may also be partly related to the fact that many such lenses are available on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
A couple of portrait shots of the War Department...

A couple of portrait shots of the War Department (A funny australianism so forgive me)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621872266_c656c4b75d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5xNEw)Alla 3...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,623
Views: 103,129
Posted By peterm1
Street...

Street Entertainers

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48393976657_6be834c51e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT)Agnes plays Violin (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,623
Views: 103,129
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580590946_f0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580590946_f033cb4751_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h1UeaC)Tryptich - Scenes from City Life (https://flic.kr/p/2h1UeaC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,285
Posted By peterm1
Nik Silver Efex...

Nik Silver Efex Pro

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580607496_4154c7272c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y)Alla 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
Quote: "Originally Posted by peterm1 View Post A...

Quote:
"Originally Posted by peterm1 View Post
A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck will fix those bird murdering inclinations. At least for a time; being sneaky he will eventually learn to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 542
Views: 84,012
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580607496_41...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580607496_4154c7272c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y)Alla 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2h1Uj5Y) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By peterm1
The most consistently good adapters I have been...

The most consistently good adapters I have been buying and using recently are the K&F Concept ones. I do not have one for a Leica M (I still have an older adapter which predates the K and F ones...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
No eye contact with me as photographer but boy,...

No eye contact with me as photographer but boy, is there intense eye contact here!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48141744678_6abfebc5ee_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gm82sE)We are such stuff as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By peterm1
Too bad you want a level. Otherwise I would...

Too bad you want a level. Otherwise I would recommend the "real thing". Back in the day Leica made small tripods for their own cameras. Here is a picture of a later one (only cosmetically different...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By peterm1
Ah yes now I remember.....and this accounts for...

Ah yes now I remember.....and this accounts for why your 35mm lens is bringing up a frame line set that seems to small to me. Its the 135mm ones. The answer is to buy an accessory shoe mounted 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By peterm1
It's been a while since I had an M3 so I am...

It's been a while since I had an M3 so I am relying on my memory. The original M3 framelines were 50mm, 90mm and 135mm. Leica later added the M2 which had framelines for 35mm, 50mm and 90mm - more in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
I also found this old photo which I have only...

I also found this old photo which I have only just now processed and uploaded.

Portrait shot with Leica M8. Limited metadata I am afraid so that is all I have by way of details though I think this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
Really? I had not noticed.........or so I tell my...

Really? I had not noticed.........or so I tell my wife. :D:D

But yes, seriously it is a lovely smile. By then I was more or less a regular client so I suppose she felt quite comfortable having a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By peterm1
These are very nice images Mike, well done. I...

These are very nice images Mike, well done. I thought you might also be interested in this rolling review of the lens. (Nice images there too - this lens certainly seems to have something, its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
This lady used to manage a menswear outlet I...

This lady used to manage a menswear outlet I frequented back in the day. One day I had my Leica with me........................

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48565075891_2639a95895_h.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 323
Views: 33,600
Posted By peterm1
Chef, Japanese 'Sake' Restaurant Eagle Street...

Chef, Japanese 'Sake' Restaurant Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

https://live.staticflickr.com/8374/8447680004_1c5e671c7b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dSuyXf)Behind the scenes at Sake...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By peterm1
Yes I can vouch for the difference in sizes...

Yes I can vouch for the difference in sizes too.The change came about I believe at the same time Leitz redesigned the body style from the old style to the new. If you look at earlier LTM cameras they...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By peterm1
Not really a fan of Depp. He has made a career...

Not really a fan of Depp.

He has made a career out of being freaky........altogether too quirky (personally and professionally) for my tastes and as a result no matter what role he is playing I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,475
Posted By peterm1
I still have and use an E-PL2 and think its not a...

I still have and use an E-PL2 and think its not a bad camera. In fact is is very nice though its lacking in some departments by comparison with the latest crop of M4/3 cameras (no eye level finder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 587
Views: 66,695
Posted By peterm1
I have never had any really big scores but now...

I have never had any really big scores but now and then smaller scores happen. These are still fun and keep me interested. I make a point of looking in the disposal bins that many camera stores have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 36,965
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57dcc6bda8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN)Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,060
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48515366627_47...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48515366627_47421081be_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gV8Wfp)Bus Stop, Rain. (https://flic.kr/p/2gV8Wfp) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By peterm1
I like full frame in principle because I find...

I like full frame in principle because I find that better dynamic range and ability to handle dim lighting conditions without excessive noise is highly desirable for me, and most FF sensors excel in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,355
Posted By peterm1
I love your watches but can attest to the fact...

I love your watches but can attest to the fact that this model is large and heavy to wear. So I only wear mine now and then, when I feel in the mood. And I have to confess up front - mine is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2019
Replies: 828
Views: 92,206
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if I have posted this here before....

I am not sure if I have posted this here before. I like the sense of aloneness the subject conveys. Alone in a crowd is sometimes the worst kind of loneliness....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 19,738
Posted By peterm1
I was looking into something of this sort maybe 6...

I was looking into something of this sort maybe 6 months ago asking myself much the same question. I can only recount the key factors which affected MY deliberations (you may have different concerns...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-05-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
Posted By peterm1
I think I prefer Winogrand's color work to his...

I think I prefer Winogrand's color work to his B/W, though I have to say this is more due to it having the feel of capturing a place and time than anything else - his 1960s stuff look very like that...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 1,623
Views: 103,129
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_50...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_500b902d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR)Lunchtime (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,072
Posted By peterm1
I am afraid most of my "on the road" is city...

I am afraid most of my "on the road" is city bound these days..............

https://live.staticflickr.com/4909/32288068718_7a2dd7b963_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RcbMVY)Evening Rush...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By peterm1
As an aside (as people may be interested),...

As an aside (as people may be interested), another low contrast / high resolution lens I found to be extremely good is the Ultron 50mm f2 for the Voigtlander Prominent rangefinder. At the time I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-02-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck...

A small bell on a collar around Sneaky's neck will fix those bird murdering inclinations. At least for a time; being sneaky he will eventually learn to move smoothly so as not to ring the bell and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By peterm1
That however is precisely the problem I...

That however is precisely the problem I experience with my single cross (flat) cross bar type. The two driver bodies through which the cross bar passes, have slots that are very slightly too wide...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 606
Posted By peterm1
Just a comment in relation to the 35mm f2. I have...

Just a comment in relation to the 35mm f2. I have both the AF version and an early version MF lens with the scalloped focusing ring. I would not say the AF version is a bad lens but of the two I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By peterm1
I actually think this might work well maybe...

I actually think this might work well maybe better than the conventional single cross bar ones. But I am not sure how the one pictures compares performance wise with the other double cross bar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2019
Replies: 599
Red
Views: 137,003
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_85...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_856212b37f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr)Blade Runner (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By peterm1
This one says it is "microscopy grade" - which I...

This one says it is "microscopy grade" - which I believe means it is used for mounting specimens on microscope slides not gluing the optical elements in a microscope's optical system. But I would...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-29-2019
Replies: 1,623
Views: 103,129
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48393976657_6b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48393976657_6be834c51e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT)Agnes plays Violin (https://flic.kr/p/2gJpMeT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 606
Posted By peterm1
If I were after a "classic" kit of Nikkors that...

If I were after a "classic" kit of Nikkors that are more or less contemporary with your camera body, I would try to stick with "D" lenses though this is not absolutely essential in most cases - it's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By peterm1
I have done something of this sort. Years ago a...

I have done something of this sort. Years ago a pair of very old (1890 'ish) binoculars (French manufacture if my memory serves me correct) came into my hands. When I looked through them, is was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 5,563
Views: 492,265
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_85...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391146521_856212b37f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr)Blade Runner (https://flic.kr/p/2gJagWr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,062
Posted By peterm1
Unless one of my favored cameras die (fingers...

Unless one of my favored cameras die (fingers crossed one will not) I am much more likely to buy lenses. I am a bit addicted as I get a kick out of trying them. I suppose though if put to the test...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,192
Posted By peterm1
Don't quit - assuming you enjoy photography. I...

Don't quit - assuming you enjoy photography.

I would also say start with researching and understanding the "rules" of good photography (rule of thirds, etc blah, blah, blah) understand them and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391605912_39...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391605912_3955c9f313_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJcCuY)Soft Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/2gJcCuY) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,801
Posted By peterm1
Well, this is kind of a knife. A Japanese katana...

Well, this is kind of a knife. A Japanese katana built from selected parts (some hand built by me). Though not comparable with the quality of real thing (known as a Nihonto - a sword made in Japan by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By peterm1
What a terrific set of interesting faces there...

What a terrific set of interesting faces there are in this thread.

In the mean time here is one other I found in my set of photos which I will now throw into the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By peterm1
Since we are posting family photos:...

Since we are posting family photos: :)

Wife

https://live.staticflickr.com/1468/25896000050_a167b17fe8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FskLBu)Coffee Break (https://flic.kr/p/FskLBu) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-26-2019
Replies: 1,368
Views: 324,781
Posted By peterm1
Superb. Beautifully done and just my kind of...

Superb. Beautifully done and just my kind of photo.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-26-2019
Replies: 1,368
Views: 324,781
Posted By peterm1
Seriously nice. Well done. And well done M8.

Seriously nice. Well done. And well done M8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By peterm1
I once read a book on relationships called "Too...

I once read a book on relationships called "Too Good to Leave, too Bad to Stay"

That's the M8 :)

I have been using mine a bit more lately because I do like the image output when I nail it. I recall...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 330
Views: 36,541
Posted By peterm1
I shot this a few years ago through the window of...

I shot this a few years ago through the window of the home in North Adelaide of my great grandfather, an businessman and politician during the late 19th C .

It was a quite grand old mansion...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,470
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4812/45100449644_5e6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4812/45100449644_5e6403e5eb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bHnApo)Through a Restaurant Window (https://flic.kr/p/2bHnApo) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,470
Posted By peterm1
A very nice, sweet shot Bob.

A very nice, sweet shot Bob.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,302
Posted By peterm1
Bob, I think that is a good point. We live in the...

Bob, I think that is a good point. We live in the time of "The Big Gulp" and the "Beef Double Cheeseburger" and the "All you can Eat Buffet Lunch". There is a kind of greed behind it all but in this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,302
Posted By peterm1
I forgot to add too that another point which...

I forgot to add too that another point which counts against a croppable sensor for cameras with interchangeable lenses is that when you change a lens for a closer or a wider shot you are still...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,302
Posted By peterm1
For the reason you state I think camera makers...

For the reason you state I think camera makers will try to limit cropping sensor modes to certain parts of the market - e.g. for smaller "pocket" cameras with fixed lenses or it could destroy too...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,302
Posted By peterm1
Bill, Yes I have grown, if not fond of the...

Bill, Yes I have grown, if not fond of the cropping feature, then at least happy with its usefulness. More useful than I had anticipated. (Though if truth be known, I would prefer perhaps a 35mm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,302
Posted By peterm1
Bill, you mention the benefits of big megapixel...

Bill, you mention the benefits of big megapixel counts for facilitating cropping.

Mainly because I have some difficulty focusing fully manually as in an M camera now that I am older, I recently...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By peterm1
I shoot digital almost exclusively these days. As...

I shoot digital almost exclusively these days. As a result I make the choice after the photo has been shot - in post processing. Some images work better as black and white, some in color (though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,507
Posted By peterm1
Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very...

Assuming your budget extends to it, I am very partial to the earlier Canon rangefinders (of course you need a lens for it too as they are not a fixed lens camera). They are just so nice to use,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,526
Posted By peterm1
I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries...

I have to figure that Hong Kong's Star Ferries are the most picturesque in the world. In Australian currency its about a 20 cent ride from memory. I could ride those ferries all day and not get tired...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By peterm1
I understand too well, how photographers with a...

I understand too well, how photographers with a favorite camera or lens can be aggrieved when it acquires a scratch or a dent even when its a minor scratch or dent and inconsequential in terms of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22,006
Posted By peterm1
Blue Chairs - or how to make a virtue out of a...

Blue Chairs - or how to make a virtue out of a necessity

https://live.staticflickr.com/7379/9577630493_2d0ff1f877_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe)Blue chairs (https://flic.kr/p/fAkRSe) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,526
Posted By peterm1
Star Ferry Hong Kong...

Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48312745042_57dcc6bda8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN)Star Ferry Hong Kong 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/2gBerUN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By peterm1
Over the years I have used various versions of...

Over the years I have used various versions of Photoshop (PS), Photoshop Elements (PE), Adobe Lightroom and Corel Paintshop Pro (PSP). Plus a few other odds and sods that I have tried briefly.

The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By peterm1
Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that...

Yep, I fully understand that. However I find that I personally struggle a bit with the paltry 0.68 magnification of the M8 etc viewfinder. Folks with better eyesight than me may be OK and not require...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if I have posted this already. So I...

I am not sure if I have posted this already. So I will be lazy and post it (again?)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4817/45471802364_02977d0b4b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2chbSCu)Pictorialism Portrait...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By peterm1
Interesting development! I would be very...

Interesting development! I would be very interested to find out what people think of them.

I have no experience of these diopters and in fact never heard of aftermarket ones being on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2019
Replies: 243
Views: 13,134
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_50...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48286265667_500b902d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR)Lunchtime (https://flic.kr/p/2gyTJvR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By peterm1
I agree. It is common courtesy to politely...

I agree. It is common courtesy to politely communicate with the seller to let them know what you have decided ESPECIALLY if you decide not to go ahead with the purchase.

I have recently had an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 6,854
Posted By peterm1
I made this several years back. I have been...

I made this several years back. I have been looking for a chance to use it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5347/7064040317_50aa8cc984_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bLe45z)Abstract interchange...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are...

Thanks for your kind words Robert. They are appreciated.

I do think people can learn the technical skills to post process (if I did it, anyone can). But I think what has to be learned most of all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By peterm1
Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of...

Yes. I think it's the grim bleakness of some of McCullin's photos and those of Bill Brandt and Robert Frank etc enhanced by being in black and white (if enhanced is the correct word) is what helps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By peterm1
At lunch with a...

At lunch with a friend:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48261166841_d920fe5993_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt)Lunch with Friends (https://flic.kr/p/2gwF6vt) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-14-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,666
Posted By peterm1
A portrait of our iaido Shihan (The terms Shihan...

A portrait of our iaido Shihan (The terms Shihan is a Japanese honorific for a kind of "super" Sensei / teacher)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48110921118_3bbac8bb1a_h.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By peterm1
Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent...

Having said what I said about McCullin's apparent negativity towards digital imagery (though I understand he himself was a convert to it, so he can't really be too negative - at least when he does it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By peterm1
I have belatedly just now discovered this post...

I have belatedly just now discovered this post and i have to say I like this interpretation very much indeed. Well done froyd.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-12-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,669
Posted By peterm1
I wondered this myself. Certainly there is a need...

I wondered this myself. Certainly there is a need for a robust battery, rather than one that will die half way through the shooting day and that requires some size. And especially for videographers,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-12-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,669
Posted By peterm1
I have sometimes wondered what was holding up the...

I have sometimes wondered what was holding up the development of small pocketable high quality full frame digital cameras. After all the world was awash with them - some like the Contax T2 /T3 were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By peterm1
Which of course is your right no one would deny...

Which of course is your right no one would deny you that. There are at least a couple of philosophical approaches to photography as see it. One is the reportage/documentary approach. Many people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By peterm1
Now you are talking my language. :)

Now you are talking my language. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By peterm1
Yeah Whatever. :)

Yeah Whatever. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,896
Posted By peterm1
This is what quite a few dedicated film shooters...

This is what quite a few dedicated film shooters claim to think. But I think its really only a rationalization for them continuing to shoot film. (Although they do not need to rationalize or justify...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-10-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,002
Posted By peterm1
Dude, a 262 with a Visoflex- you haven't just...

Dude, a 262 with a Visoflex- you haven't just gone retro. You have gone gold plated, super-retro in trumps with sprinkles on.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 5,026
Posted By peterm1
Congratulations to you both, Chris.

Congratulations to you both, Chris.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 374
Views: 53,703
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/45383958124_d0d85f0b12_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC)South Bank Esplanade Melbourne Tryptich (https://flic.kr/p/2c9qDAC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,470
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a9aada0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR)Exotic 2 (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 266
Views: 13,516
Posted By peterm1
You know this is kind of a harder question to...

You know this is kind of a harder question to answer than one might think it would be. its like having children I suppose - you love one a bit more for one reason and you love another a bit more for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By peterm1
I wonder if someone who appears to be not a...

I wonder if someone who appears to be not a camera aficionado really wants a DSLR and all this implies - separate lenses etc. Would he/she consider something like a Canon Powershot G16. It has its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By peterm1
That's cool dourbalistar and a nice image too (I...

That's cool dourbalistar and a nice image too (I have never been brave enough to try this sport).

But where is THIS shot? :) :)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 30,770
Posted By peterm1
Nice one.

Nice one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By peterm1
LynnB I think in earlier years I did actually try...

LynnB I think in earlier years I did actually try beach volleyball for a while. But it turns out that I was so bad at it I was one of the few people who actually managed to kick sand in my own face....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By peterm1
Cool shot Keith. Somehow these never work out for...

Cool shot Keith. Somehow these never work out for me. Though I enjoy trying.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 30,770
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5071/7059383115_4c6f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5071/7059383115_4c6fbb0979_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bKPbDZ)Textures on City (https://flic.kr/p/bKPbDZ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By peterm1
Photos - What's YOUR sport?

Mine is iaido these days (Japanese sword training).

For the avoidance of any doubt, I am behind this lens in these shots rather than in front of. Which is just how I like it.......... ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-04-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By peterm1
jonmanjiro Thanks for this. Yes this lens looks...

jonmanjiro Thanks for this. Yes this lens looks superb. I am like you in that I struggle to focus longer lens on rangefinder cameras. But I love longer lenses as I find them to be excellent for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By peterm1
Thank you for that Jonmanjiro. That sets it...

Thank you for that Jonmanjiro. That sets it straight.

I knew that there was a temple from Hiroshima Prefecture at the very beginning scene of the movie as this was claimed by some critics to be a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for this Mike. I will look into the above...

Thanks for this Mike. I will look into the above with interest. Another book by Oliver Statler I am looking for is one called Japanese Pilgrimage which documents Statler's account of walking the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By peterm1
In this instance perhaps my terminology was too...

In this instance perhaps my terminology was too loose. There is a scene where a train passes what to me looks like Seikenji (situated above Okitsu). It was this I was thinking of. Of course I could...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for those shots Mike. This lens is far...

Thanks for those shots Mike. This lens is far more interesting than I ever thought it to be.

As an aside I have just finished re-reading Japanese Inn by Oliver Statler. (I have it in my collection...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By peterm1
Yes, that is correct. If it were not so Leica's...

Yes, that is correct. If it were not so Leica's own eyepiece diopters would not work- you would need to swap it out for a new one every time you refocus.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By peterm1
This one is more like cranes on the water line....

This one is more like cranes on the water line. :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/8195/8149171733_e1e7def607_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dq7CQV)Victoria Harbour traffic (https://flic.kr/p/dq7CQV) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 243
Views: 13,134
Posted By peterm1
This is a good place to post some shots of my...

This is a good place to post some shots of my home city, Adelaide South Australia circa 2008 -2010 when I was newly returned from living interstate and still captivated by its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,321
Posted By peterm1
Love the look of the harlequin paint scheme on...

Love the look of the harlequin paint scheme on this HK Star Ferry.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5165/5213759781_3789283aac_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8WHT92)Victoria Harbour...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if this qualifies as a crane or not...

I am not sure if this qualifies as a crane or not (possibly it could be called a derrick - which I think is often a kind of floating crane anyway) but I will throw it in anyway as I like it....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By peterm1
Mike I had no idea that the 90mm APO Lanthar was...

Mike I had no idea that the 90mm APO Lanthar was quite THAT good. That is some sharp shot.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-01-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By peterm1
No problems I can see - the IR Cut filter is...

No problems I can see - the IR Cut filter is optically flat and it simply filters out excess IR. As a matter of fact I regularly use step up rings when I need to, in order to facilitate the use of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
Very nice - the little dude probably can't...

Very nice - the little dude probably can't believe its luck after years of poor treatment by its previous owners. Does he let you tickle his tummy? When this happens you really know he's comfortable...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By peterm1
Nice one. Well done.

Nice one. Well done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By peterm1
Cranes on the Skyline

I always find cranes on a city skyline to be interesting subjects and picture elements. I guess they somehow embody the dynamism and impermanence of cities. Clearly from this set there are many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By peterm1
Yeh sure, why not! :)

Yeh sure, why not! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By peterm1
This man wins a prize. Well, a gold star at...

This man wins a prize. Well, a gold star at least.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y4UIq7iML._UY395_.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By peterm1
PS - and afterthought. Image 30 in the link...

PS - and afterthought.

Image 30 in the link from my first post below should be of special interest to photographers. It depicts the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy known in Chinese as Guan Yin.

Anyone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By peterm1
These shots might be of interest too. In...

These shots might be of interest too. In color.

https://izismile.com/2010/12/21/japan_in_the_1950s_52_pics.html

https://www.vintag.es/2015/08/45-vintage-pictures-of-everyday-life-in.html

And one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By peterm1
Photos from Japan in the 1950s

I stumbled on the following article from The Atlantic which is full of images from Japan in the 1950s. I just thought that folks here might enjoy them.

I especially like the photo of workers in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,321
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece9709cb6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE)Bali old and Bali new (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By peterm1
A couple of my shots which have a touch of this...

A couple of my shots which have a touch of this style of bokeh though I have also worked them over in Nik / Lightroom so it may be a bit less obvious. In a couple of these I have not recorded the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
Yeh my cat sometimes pukes after eating, not...

Yeh my cat sometimes pukes after eating, not perhaps from eating too much, but rather from stuffing it all in too quickly. There are a couple of particularly annoying things about this process: (a)...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Larry Here is a better image - not mine...

Thanks Larry

Here is a better image - not mine it is from the article linked below. And it gives a fine representation of what the author is talking about. I like the way the objects in the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By peterm1
A beautiful part of the world it is too. (And...

A beautiful part of the world it is too. (And with fine wines).
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By peterm1
I certainly get it that it is not something that...

I certainly get it that it is not something that everyone would love. Also the result is highly dependent on the nature of the background as always is the case with bokeh. But I thought some would...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By peterm1
As I understand it viewfinders are designed to...

As I understand it viewfinders are designed to function as if the image viewed through them is a set, fixed distance from the viewer's eye. In the case of the Leica M series I think this is around 1...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
If I were to hazard a guess his greed issues may...

If I were to hazard a guess his greed issues may have something to do with the conditions in which he lived prior to you adopting him. A cat which is ill cared for, not fed properly and regularly...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By peterm1
"Wet on wet" Bokeh

The term "wet on wet" bokeh seems to refer to the idea that some bokeh from certain lenses seem to have a very interesting characteristic - the background bokeh has something of the character of a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
What a lovely cat and most of all he seems to...

What a lovely cat and most of all he seems to have a lovely temperament despite what he has been though in his earlier life. You have performed a kind of mitzvah (good deed).
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-27-2019
Replies: 1,623
Views: 103,129
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090995447_5a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48090995447_5aea297ba4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggCVtV)Life in the Street (https://flic.kr/p/2ggCVtV) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-26-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
I found with cats that the secret is slowly...

I found with cats that the secret is slowly accustoming them to a new situation. When I tried to accustom my previous cat to a normal cat collar it was a matter of initially putting it on for a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 3,746
Views: 712,626
Posted By peterm1
Teddy hi and thank you for this. I discovered...

Teddy hi and thank you for this. I discovered your response belatedly. And its good to hear from another South Aussie.

I think I agree with you on the 100mm f2.8. It has a very "clean" and modern...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-25-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,711
Posted By peterm1
I am inclined to agree with those who ask "What...

I am inclined to agree with those who ask "What does it matter?"

At one level, I personally would like to see more women here but the bottom line is that this forum is about photography not gender...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 533
Views: 66,821
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40921916813_54...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40921916813_548c7b51d0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25m8waT)Market Scene - Costermonger Girl (https://flic.kr/p/25m8waT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 203
Views: 10,691
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/2868/13341255484_fa0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2868/13341255484_fa0078c052_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mjVqsh)Window shopping (https://flic.kr/p/mjVqsh) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By peterm1
Interesting approach you use. I have not gone so...

Interesting approach you use.

I have not gone so far as you but I occasionally use a double adapter set up mainly to avoid having to buy additional adapters when I want to use a lens on both say, an...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By peterm1
I have not been following this thread closely so...

I have not been following this thread closely so maybe my response is off the mark but in relation to close focusing helical adapters an M39 to M39 helical adapter can be found on eBay for somewhere...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-22-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
I read somewhere about the way cats evolved and...

I read somewhere about the way cats evolved and why we like them and they like us (or expressed another way why they are so good at manipulating us). The dominant theory seems to be that when humans...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 203
Views: 10,691
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1847/43466855635_cd6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1847/43466855635_cd6b491565_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29e1ZPr)Restaurant Kitchen (https://flic.kr/p/29e1ZPr) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076982176_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076982176_4b807cfe92_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfp6PN)Tasting (https://flic.kr/p/2gfp6PN) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
Cool. I will watch with interest. My little...

Cool. I will watch with interest.

My little cat's latest "thing" is interesting and reflects both her affectionate nature, her love of comfort and when it comes to me her determination to treat me...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By peterm1
Chris glad to see that Sneaky is looking fit,...

Chris glad to see that Sneaky is looking fit, well, fat and happy. And glad to get these updates on him. I think you are going to have to start a Vlog and post these :)
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