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Forum: Optics Theory - 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 19,584
Posted By peterm1
Thank you Roland, I found this very interesting...

Thank you Roland, I found this very interesting and informative. (This is rare - things are often interesting and not terribly informative, or informative and not very interesting. Your contribution...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 275
Views: 6,919
Posted By peterm1
Raid I think from memory the 24mm f2.8 is rated...

Raid I think from memory the 24mm f2.8 is rated highly. I think it was one of the first to have Nikon's vaunted CRC (close range correction) from quite early versions (CRC being introduced in 1967 -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 275
Views: 6,919
Posted By peterm1
I have three versions of this lens and like them...

I have three versions of this lens and like them all - two of them I had to AI convert. The most recent one I bought is the AIS one which I picked up cheaply ($35) at a camera fair as it had a sticky...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By peterm1
I will mostly use the lens on a mirrorless camera...

I will mostly use the lens on a mirrorless camera so am happy (for now) with the Nikon mount version. Using it on a Leica is kind of an option I thought would be nice if possible. I did look but I...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 569
Posted By peterm1
Something that has occurred to me as a...

Something that has occurred to me as a possibility is to take some felt or rubber material of 2-3 millimetres thick. The sort which is used to make the little stick-on furniture protectors...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By peterm1
You are quite right, the lens in the photo is in...

You are quite right, the lens in the photo is in LTM mount. You know, in my rush to find an image with a lens in similar condition to my lens (which IS in Nikon S mount) I did not even notice that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 14,430
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e272b37fa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6)Cafe Scene 33 (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 167
Views: 10,766
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1544/26169361275_0d2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1544/26169361275_0d24847dd8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FSuPo4)Pure cat love (https://flic.kr/p/FSuPo4) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 275
Views: 6,919
Posted By peterm1
I love mine for much the same reason. But I have...

I love mine for much the same reason. But I have a question for you, Raid. How do you like the D700's in-finder yellow dot focus confirmation? I know some do not much like it but I find it to be...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By peterm1
New (old) Nikkor 10.5cm (105mm) f2.5 S mount.

I have just bought a lovely old Nikkor 10.5cm f2.5 in Nikon S mount. Its serial number dates it to the mid 1950s based in this site: http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/

This is one beautiful lens -...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 671
Views: 56,753
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777928923_a6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777928923_a674ebdb1d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjkCSx)Soft Portrait - Sunlit Window 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjkCSx) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 552
Views: 160,123
Posted By peterm1
I used to have a Leica 111a syn too and liked it...

I used to have a Leica 111a syn too and liked it very much. It was a cool conversion (especially liked the look of the collar ring around the shutter button pedestal which was taken from the 111f)....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 335
Views: 54,609
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21b45afed4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE)Waterwall - Pedestrian in Red 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By peterm1
BTW I forgot to ask if any knows if the optical...

BTW I forgot to ask if any knows if the optical system in the AF version is the same as in the earlier MF ones? My impression is they had the same optics perhaps with some tweaking but I may be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Sam both posts have very nice images but I...

Thanks Sam both posts have very nice images but I especially like this last one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By peterm1
Thank you Raid that is a very nice photo. It...

Thank you Raid that is a very nice photo. It shows how nice the rendering of this lens is and I am looking forward to getting out and about with it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Ricoh. I am glad it may have helped. As...

Thanks Ricoh. I am glad it may have helped.

As to the fires, here you got me onto a sore point of mine. :^( . They are terrible and still ongoing including in my state, South Australia, though I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By peterm1
Anyone know this SLR lens? Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.5 52EN Lens

I have a definite soft spot for short and mid range tele lenses and just recently stumbled on an eBay ad (there are many such ads as this is a common lens) for a Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.5 52EN lens....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By peterm1
I have converted several lenses now and find that...

I have converted several lenses now and find that the most difficult part of the job (and that is not difficult at all) is to get the ring off the lens, then back on properly afterwards - the secrets...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 337
Views: 35,437
Posted By peterm1
Painter - Gianyar...

Painter - Gianyar Bali

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67e55d5872_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC)Balinese Painter (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
Very nice shot, Lynn. Though if I were out in...

Very nice shot, Lynn. Though if I were out in that swell, I am not sure how quiet I would be. There might be a few gurgles and arghs and gacks. :^)
Joking - I used to sail a lot and got the job of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 561
Views: 87,064
Posted By peterm1
Friends and...

Friends and Acquaintances

https://i.imgur.com/uqaPm1B.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VjOU6H0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,797
Posted By peterm1
Woman waiting at the bus stop shot from inside a...

Woman waiting at the bus stop shot from inside a bus

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_356bfca027_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX)Barber Poles (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
These photos are especially nice. They are very...

These photos are especially nice. They are very reminiscent of the work of Gregory Crewdson. Only, if anything, I think yours are somehow more moody and evocative. Crewdson's photos are staged and to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969543118_75...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969543118_7598b9ebd2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y)Saffron Monk (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
This is a good thread. It's theme is open ended...

This is a good thread. It's theme is open ended in nature so is producing some very interesting images that perhaps I would not have initially thought of. Well done all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By peterm1
When you say its a "pretty hard stop" can you...

When you say its a "pretty hard stop" can you elaborate more please? Is it more or less a "clunk" and stop or is it a slightly progressive "screech" and stop. What I am trying to get an idea of is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 178
Views: 5,399
Posted By peterm1
A bit difficult to comment given the new one and...

A bit difficult to comment given the new one and the last iteration look virtually identical except for minor cosmetic changes and one functional one - what appears to be the slightly larger VF...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,774
Views: 119,494
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c59e12f7a4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU)Street - Life in Shadows Images from a Distorted World 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4041/4508987503_7d07...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4041/4508987503_7d07dfbf35_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7SrJTR)Rocks, ocean, watchers (https://flic.kr/p/7SrJTR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By peterm1
Most of the adapters I use are the cheap Chinese...

Most of the adapters I use are the cheap Chinese variety. But I do not have many "x" to Leica M adapters though these are now becoming much more common. I have in general no problem using the cheaper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,663
Views: 508,844
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1e48bd8aa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz)Flowers by a Window (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef72d058_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs)Lonely bench, ocean (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
The Quiet...

The Quiet Ocean

https://live.staticflickr.com/5555/15062227515_d2d19010ec_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oWZRtR)Solitary (https://flic.kr/p/oWZRtR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,062
Posted By peterm1
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48938112998_aa5919034c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyuC1W)A Darkening HIllside in Autumn (https://flic.kr/p/2hyuC1W) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 779
Posted By peterm1
Mewhahahahahahahahaha But seriously I doubt you...

Mewhahahahahahahahaha

But seriously I doubt you will be disappointed....
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 779
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is, for me at least. If you want a basic...

Yes it is, for me at least. If you want a basic pro camera (I am using the term basic loosely but it does not have bells and whistles like focus peaking as its technology does not allow it) it is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,504
Posted By peterm1
I meant to mention Aborigine land management...

I meant to mention Aborigine land management practices. I agree we should have learned from them.

As to clearing fuel roads along roads I agree too. As a kid growing up in rural SA I recall that it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,504
Posted By peterm1
Lynnb hi. Just my "two bob's" worth. There has...

Lynnb hi. Just my "two bob's" worth. There has been some commentary from officials (including the Prime Minister) and experts in the field that the intensity of the fires have been due in large...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,504
Posted By peterm1
I live in Adelaide, South Australia and we in...

I live in Adelaide, South Australia and we in this state have also have been afflicted quite badly though not to the extent of those living in the eastern states. Many homes and farm etc properties...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,153
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c59e12f7a4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU)Street - Life in Shadows Images from a Distorted World 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By peterm1
One of the things which struck me when I had mine...

One of the things which struck me when I had mine was the quality of the satin chrome. It is much more robust and durable than on any Leica I have ever owned and nice looking too. I did not mind the...
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By peterm1
Mauro I suspect that these lenses are not used by...

Mauro I suspect that these lenses are not used by many people these days. I had a Prominent when I shot film, and can say the lenses are very good without doubt. But the Prominent camera, while not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 627
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Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49279828358_f4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49279828358_f4be6c862e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5G165)Waterwall - Pedestrian in Red (https://flic.kr/p/2i5G165) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,765
Posted By peterm1
I made this a few weeks ago and really like both...

I made this a few weeks ago and really like both her smile and the way the light catches it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49215593958_25d9896554_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hZ1Mrq)Cafe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,454
Posted By peterm1
What happens when you accidentally hit the...

What happens when you accidentally hit the shutter button when using a 50mm f1.2 lens before you have focused it? This! (I think its called making a virtue out of a necessity)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By peterm1
This video is by a talented Japanese photographer...

This video is by a talented Japanese photographer and its theme is how to shoot like Leiter. She does a pretty good job of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5CqtHFv0ko
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By peterm1
Its very interesting to see how well regarded...

Its very interesting to see how well regarded Leiter's work is. He is gone but his work lives on. So thanks for posting and thanks especially for the videos on him.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,663
Views: 508,844
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21b45afed4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE)Waterwall - Pedestrian in Red 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 827
Views: 169,284
Posted By peterm1
South Coast New South Wales Australia circa...

South Coast New South Wales Australia circa 2005

Nikon F801s with 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 AF

https://i.imgur.com/gXUPaBE.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 6,819
Posted By peterm1
Yep. A sweet shot.

Yep. A sweet shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for that Huss. He has influenced my style...

Thanks for that Huss. He has influenced my style greatly, though the truth is I began shooting in this style before I had ever heard of Saul Leiter. But when, I did a little time later discover him, ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By peterm1
this is why I love looking at Saul Leiter images

I don't think I need to say much other than to post this link. He really was special and quite similar in some ways to Fred Herzog but with a bit of added surrealism due to his love of reflections....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,202
Posted By peterm1
Or (in the same vein as Julian and Sandy) ...

Or (in the same vein as Julian and Sandy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b6c8JuWzWI
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,202
Posted By peterm1
The "Carry on" movies were comedy movies from the...

The "Carry on" movies were comedy movies from the 1950s and 1960s (mainly). They were irrepressibly and irredeemably British of that era. Very non PC, both camp (thank you Kenneth Williams) and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,202
Posted By peterm1
Or..............Bennie...

Or..............Bennie Hill

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https://media.giphy.com/media/tpspSp3WMlI40/giphy.gif
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,127
Views: 492,764
Posted By peterm1
I posted these on another thread but I think they...

I posted these on another thread but I think they fit well here too and so will replicated them here. Shot in RAW. Converted in Lightroom and Nik Silver...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 671
Views: 56,753
Posted By peterm1
I like it. It made me smile at first. Then it...

I like it. It made me smile at first. Then it made me titter. I don't know why - I just can't figure it out.

Just in case that word is unknown these days " titter/ˈtɪtə/verb; 'give a short,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,202
Posted By peterm1
"........they've all got it imfamy as Julius...

"........they've all got it imfamy as Julius Ceasar said while carrying on."

I am so glad you opened with that. As soon as I saw the title of this thread on RFF's main page that was exactly what I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By peterm1
I am glad this has helped inspire you. It sounds...

I am glad this has helped inspire you. It sounds as if you are somewhat similar to me in that I find considerable creative inspiration in discovering new ways to represent images. It is very hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By peterm1
Forgot to say I stick with the Nik default...

Forgot to say I stick with the Nik default shuffling which seemed to work for me but in principle you could use any order that looks good and works to help create a story, if I can put it that way.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Ricoh. Much appreciated. I have quite...

Thanks Ricoh. Much appreciated. I have quite often done it before in PS but not for a while and I would need to go back and give it a go one more time before I can give to much specific info about...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,127
Views: 492,764
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3072/3105171181_70c2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3072/3105171181_70c2a956a7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5JoPda)_DSC3392a1 (https://flic.kr/p/5JoPda) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By peterm1
I came across this old thread just now and it...

I came across this old thread just now and it reminded me there are some really nice images in it from a wide variety of members. I had rather forgotten about and neglected it although I had started...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,127
Views: 492,764
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3578/3501736983_88f9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3578/3501736983_88f90a395b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6krjpz)Pray (https://flic.kr/p/6krjpz) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,127
Views: 492,764
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3287/3128195754_eae7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3287/3128195754_eae7326548_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5LqPBy)Alla - Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/5LqPBy) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,454
Posted By peterm1
Nice one. My kind of photo. I like it a lot.

Nice one. My kind of photo. I like it a lot.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 14,430
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/853/43077521904_cd8a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/853/43077521904_cd8a76cd7a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28CBysU)Study of Age and Youth (https://flic.kr/p/28CBysU) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,454
Posted By peterm1
Thank you Pal_K I agree it is better this way. I...

Thank you Pal_K I agree it is better this way. I often find that embracing those so called failures and going with them produces more interesting imagery. Here is another example I just found where...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By peterm1
You sound as if you have a hand held light meter....

You sound as if you have a hand held light meter. The best shot will generally be obtained by using the meter's ambient (or incident) metering feature which measures the brightness of incoming light...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By peterm1
I suspect there may be some variation over time...

I suspect there may be some variation over time within leica but some after market dots have also been available from time to time. The original dots now and then do come off and require replacing. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By peterm1
Bali...

Bali 2016

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67e55d5872_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC)Balinese Painter (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 3,300
Posted By peterm1
An oldish one from Hong Kong...

An oldish one from Hong Kong 2012

https://live.staticflickr.com/8183/8138366810_c496abfbe9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dpafV9)Ferryman (https://flic.kr/p/dpafV9) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By peterm1
Favorite historical photos.

Just stumbled once more on these two images which exemplify the anxiety and yearning of people being reunited with their families. The emotion would have to make them amongst my faves of historical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,454
Posted By peterm1
It sometimes seems that I have more fails than...

It sometimes seems that I have more fails than good shots. In fact given the number of photos that I never publish that is actually literally true.

Here is another with accidental camera movement,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,454
Posted By peterm1
Sometimes I feel that my worst shots are my best...

Sometimes I feel that my worst shots are my best shots. :)

I called it "Blue Chairs"

Looking down from a vantage point on a table of people in shopping mall cafe. Far too slow shutter speed for the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 627
Red
Views: 139,510
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: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 627
Red
Views: 139,510
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_35...

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: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 439
Views: 68,639
Posted By peterm1
I like yellow. It is like red in that yellow and...

I like yellow. It is like red in that yellow and red "pop" in a photo.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48941058022_3fa719154b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyKHtd)Street of Life...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By peterm1
Jonmanjiro Yes sorry about the image sizes....

Jonmanjiro

Yes sorry about the image sizes. Normally if I have images hosted at Flickr it gives me a choice of the size of the image I link to a forum / bulletin board and my practice is to link a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By peterm1
Interesting thoughts, Charles. While I do not...

Interesting thoughts, Charles. While I do not mind converting to B&W, an already processed color image (obviously), like you, I also do not mind imperfections like scratches being layered in. For the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By peterm1
Murray you are quite right in that these ones...

Murray you are quite right in that these ones were B&W conversions of already images already quite highly processed in color. That was a judgment call by me incidentally not me being lazy. (Or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 148
Views: 12,045
Posted By peterm1
Its funny how many people are scared of...

Its funny how many people are scared of cemeteries. I oddly perhaps kind of like them. They are full of family love, history and the story of ordinary people. It is perhaps why so many cultures carry...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By peterm1
I think that is absolutely true Rob. I find the...

I think that is absolutely true Rob. I find the same.

Though I suspect, that it is in the nature of black and white imagery generally. Black and white rendering somehow abstracts the subject and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By peterm1
This is a really interesting mix of responses...

This is a really interesting mix of responses here and though there are of course some similarities in how different people vote in some instances it also says a lot about personal differences in how...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By peterm1
Thank you very much everyone for your inputs to...

Thank you very much everyone for your inputs to date. More please if others wish to contribute. I value every one of your opinions - one of the nice things about this forum is that people are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By peterm1
I am interested in people's opinions on what works best - color or monochrome

During this weekend I made some photos at a local food market and processed some of them in both black and white and in color. I have had this problem before: While I pretty much like both versions,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 668
Views: 20,478
Posted By peterm1
A dear...

A dear friend.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4883/45714093162_72d234fae5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cDAFf3)Thai Girl (https://flic.kr/p/2cDAFf3) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 997
Views: 154,882
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3008/3061395477_1795...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3008/3061395477_1795158f71_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EwsdD)_1000306a1 (https://flic.kr/p/5EwsdD) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By peterm1
PS to my post below. This reminds me of a video...

PS to my post below.

This reminds me of a video that used to be available free on Youtube and James Ravilious an English photographer and documenter of life in rural villages in the south of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By peterm1
While I mainly shoot digital color these days I...

While I mainly shoot digital color these days I do sometimes convert one or other image, in post, to black and white. Usually because the image is just not working in color but I can see it has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 204
Views: 22,775
Posted By peterm1
Blue chairs seem to be the go today...

Blue chairs seem to be the go today Mike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49206195708_949fb20d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hYbBEC)Blue Petal Chairs (https://flic.kr/p/2hYbBEC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,393
Posted By peterm1
You are a wise man. ;)

You are a wise man. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By peterm1
A few more random holiday snaps from...

A few more random holiday snaps from Singapore.

I do wish I had made time for street photos though. Truth is I was feeling a bit unwell during the trip so was lacking energy to go walking in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,393
Posted By peterm1
The next time I want to buy a camera and my wife...

The next time I want to buy a camera and my wife objects, can I tell her that I asked you to ask your wife and your wife said it was OK for me to buy it? It might help..........or not. :) :)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 446
Views: 34,879
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48784510368_f6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48784510368_f6490d9f1b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjVniJ)The Sheltering Sky (https://flic.kr/p/2hjVniJ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,153
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49063876926_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49063876926_4b86a8902b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKBcfw)Abstract Figures at the Water Wall 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hKBcfw) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 11,336
Posted By peterm1
While the hand is not exactly the complete...

While the hand is not exactly the complete subject of this photo it is never the less the "hero" of this photo and "makes" it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e082cc1f17_h.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By peterm1
Singapore

I just posted a photo of the Raffles Long Bar on another thread and it reminded me that I visited Singapore a few years ago and thought it could be interesting to start a thread providing an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 679
Views: 87,161
Posted By peterm1
Very nice one. This reminds me of the Long Bar in...

Very nice one. This reminds me of the Long Bar in Raffles, Singapore. Though it is much more touristy these days it still retains a good bit of its original charm including overhead fans and a floor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,138
Posted By peterm1
My absolute all time favorite is the original...

My absolute all time favorite is the original Nikon F with a non metering prism. It is a superbly engineered "brick" (AKA brick outhouse) of a camera that just does what it is supposed to do. If you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 679
Views: 87,161
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e272b37fa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6)Cafe Scene 33 (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,153
Posted By peterm1
An abstract street shot shot through a window...

An abstract street shot shot through a window with water flowing down it at the Melbourne National Gallery.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49063865591_b2738e9c0d_h.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,153
Posted By peterm1
I particularly like the last one.

I particularly like the last one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,153
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184824131_0c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184824131_0caffc7084_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWi5Da)Street Fragment 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hWi5Da) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7,382
Posted By peterm1
How bad is film/darkroom chemistry for the...

How bad is film/darkroom chemistry for the environment?

Given almost no one uses it anymore (comparatively speaking). Not very. Don't obsess.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2019
Replies: 5,663
Views: 508,844
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1e48bd8aa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz)Flowers by a Window (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2019
Replies: 5,663
Views: 508,844
Posted By peterm1
Very nice indeed.

Very nice indeed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By peterm1
A couple of ideas and thoughts come to mind. Some...

A couple of ideas and thoughts come to mind. Some experimentation may be needed.

I recently bought some liquid electrical tape in a tube. This was new to me as previously it has been bought in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2019
Replies: 3,127
Views: 492,764
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48846260742_4e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48846260742_4ec5d33206_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqnRxm)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2hqnRxm) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,504
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure of the present situation but in the...

I am not sure of the present situation but in the past, yes insurance has been possible though there were moves to introduce higher premiums or other restrictions in some high risk areas (e.g....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By peterm1
The old pre war Contax rangefinders were famous...

The old pre war Contax rangefinders were famous for "Contax bumps" - corrosion under the leatherette which cause little bumps to appear where the chemicals in the leather interacted with the metal in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,141
Posted By peterm1
An incidental lamp post - reflected in an office...

An incidental lamp post - reflected in an office window.
(Say I wonder......if everything is reversed in a reflection why does this not mean the lamp sucks light in making the world darker. It would...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 671
Views: 56,753
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49155836033_95...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49155836033_958e6fea03_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hTJvun)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2hTJvun) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,141
Posted By peterm1
Nice one, I like it.

Nice one, I like it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By peterm1
I suppose in reference to Out to Lunches comment:...

I suppose in reference to Out to Lunches comment: "William Eggleston thought words and pictures had very little to do with each other. I wonder if words and no pictures will do any better." which I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By peterm1
OK thanks. Good one.

OK thanks. Good one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure what retinax is getting at when...

I am not sure what retinax is getting at when referring to my post in that other thread.

For greater clarity (some people do not "do" irony) and just in case my motives in making my post were not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By peterm1
The details of the camera and preferably a photo...

The details of the camera and preferably a photo of the pitting are important.

For example many years ago I had an early postwar Canon rangefinder camera which had pitting. It was due (apparently -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 5,663
Views: 508,844
Posted By peterm1
A shot made through a blurry window. I like the...

A shot made through a blurry window. I like the soft colors and tones that resulted, complemented by the pastel dress.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49166590918_ab241396e1_h.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By peterm1
Smile Which camera did he not use and how many...

Which camera did he not use and how many megapixels was it? Was the lens not used multi-coated? Would he like to upgrade it to the latest model which is said to provide much nicer not taken images?...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if there is one for the XPro3 (yet)...

I am not sure if there is one for the XPro3 (yet) but a cage and grip combo I am particularly pleased with is the SmallRig one with an accessory wooden grip. While principally intended for video...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,438
Posted By peterm1
If you can handle the limited range the Nikkor...

If you can handle the limited range the Nikkor 35-70mm f2.8 AF D is superb. It was the choice of many pros back in the day and when I travel, this is still a lens I often use on my D700 in lieu of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-02-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By peterm1
I was helping my mother with some genealogical...

I was helping my mother with some genealogical research into her family and found some old photos from the late 19th century and early 20th century in a collection of early photographs from my home...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By peterm1
Not sure how Leicas break. They are said by some...

Not sure how Leicas break. They are said by some to be bullet proof. :)

Apparently the same cannot be said for Don McMullins Nikon. :p

Apparently the slow speeds were a little bit off after this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2019
Replies: 668
Views: 20,478
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48565075891_26...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48565075891_2639a95895_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gZwH5F)That Smile (https://flic.kr/p/2gZwH5F) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2019
Replies: 446
Views: 34,879
Posted By peterm1
Nice shot Archiver. I have made a few night ones...

Nice shot Archiver. I have made a few night ones from much the same or nearby locations across the Yarra.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4095/4905686212_cd31bd7818_o.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2019
Replies: 446
Views: 34,879
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/6138/6015724193_3a48...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6138/6015724193_3a48b5ea9e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aaAadD)Angles on angles (https://flic.kr/p/aaAadD) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2019
Replies: 446
Views: 34,879
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3415/3280811842_06b4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3415/3280811842_06b45ce55d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5ZV24q)Two views (https://flic.kr/p/5ZV24q) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By peterm1
While I agree strongly with the proposition that...

While I agree strongly with the proposition that some images generally work best in color and others in black and white I do sometimes find ones that work well in either medium depending perhaps upon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By peterm1
I prefer to shoot RAW because of image quality...

I prefer to shoot RAW because of image quality issues and hence my practice is of necessity to shoot in color and if desired, convert to black and white afterwards in post. I do, however, make my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2019
Replies: 9,177
Views: 908,653
Posted By peterm1
Off topic, I know, but........... I miss my...

Off topic, I know, but...........

I miss my Nikonos 5...... and its standard 35mm f2.5 lens :^(

I had an unusual introduction to photography. My first wife and I were seriously into diving and in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,153
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49094405007_b3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49094405007_b35fdcf725_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hNiEbK)Images from a Distorted World 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hNiEbK) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,478
Posted By peterm1
https://i.imgur.com/r38HCUr.jpg https://i.imgur.c...

https://i.imgur.com/r38HCUr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3RqXXlS.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8d1tOWL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/acpm7pw.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By peterm1
Mike those images look good. As an aside, the...

Mike those images look good. As an aside, the bench depicted in the second photo looks to be the world's most uncomfortable bench though it is admittedly, I suppose, artistic in its minimalism. And I...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,280
Posted By peterm1
I am an android. I only dream of electric cameras.

I am an android. I only dream of electric cameras.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2019
Replies: 668
Views: 20,478
Posted By peterm1
A friend with whom I practice iaido (marshal...

A friend with whom I practice iaido (marshal art)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48993896817_60d94eb7c3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hDqwAV)Casual Portrait in Monochrome...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2019
Replies: 668
Views: 20,478
Posted By peterm1
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By peterm1
As I suggest in my other post below I have NEVER...

As I suggest in my other post below I have NEVER regretted buying adapters made by K and F concept. I have several for different camera lenses and for both Sony and M4/3 systems. All are well made....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,141
Posted By peterm1
Some old photos from Budapest shot 20 years back....

Some old photos from Budapest shot 20 years back. Nikon f801s with Ilford XP2

The central part of Budapest often substitutes for places like Paris in movies and TV shows set in the cold war era. A...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By peterm1
Maybe someone will invent an app for that. ...

Maybe someone will invent an app for that. :)
Just press the button on your iphone as you press the shutter button. CLICK. CLACK. CLONK. Whatever sound you select. Jingle Bells maybe :p:p:p
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By peterm1
I have the GX 7 still and one thing I did to...

I have the GX 7 still and one thing I did to improve handling (although handling is not bad) was to buy a half case for it. I did this recently and was pleasantly surprised at how much the small...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-19-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 5,672
Posted By peterm1
I have a question. In fact two. OK...

I have a question. In fact two. OK three......

Who here uses or would use the version 1 Summilux as their "everyday" 50mm lens? I have read where some have opined (I do not recall if it was here or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Charles - have that scotch! Now for...

Thanks Charles - have that scotch!

Now for something different. More Kodachrome photos. This time of Vancouver in the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Fred Herzog. I have seen these images before and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By peterm1
Until recently I always felt as if I were 15...

Until recently I always felt as if I were 15 years younger than my chronological age - fit still played sport, walked, ran, sailed. Then I had a bout of spinal stenosis which has affected my spinal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 5,663
Views: 508,844
Posted By peterm1
Shot in 2016 in Bali. A village on the road to...

Shot in 2016 in Bali. A village on the road to Ubud.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67e55d5872_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC)Balinese Painter (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC) by Life...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,592
Posted By peterm1
Just be aware though that if you are using a lens...

Just be aware though that if you are using a lens that suffers from focus shift this may shift the focus point as you stop down. If it shifts the point of focus more than can be compensated for by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By peterm1
Ordinary Chinese People In 1970’s (45 photos)

Gorgeous images;

https://klyker.com/ordinary-chinese-people-in-1970s-45-photos/

Especially this one.

https://klyker.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Everyday-People-In-China-39.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 3,127
Views: 492,764
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48786680071_78...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48786680071_787a7e77d7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hk7uhp)Cafe - Light on a Dusty Window (https://flic.kr/p/2hk7uhp) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By peterm1
You will get some answers here but maybe not the...

You will get some answers here but maybe not the ones you are looking for.

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

For example it lists the HC as "multicoated" and as being produced...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By peterm1
This kind of arrangement was relatively common...

This kind of arrangement was relatively common "back in the day" and as such has a long history. In the 1970s for example Zeiss and Konica formed a relationship and some Zeiss designed lenses were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By peterm1
You do not really need a blueprint. Buy a regular...

You do not really need a blueprint. Buy a regular cheap plastic cover (or better still buy a few for spares) - the shoe size is basically standard on all cameras certainly from the 1970s onwards. So...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By peterm1
Yes I am kind of bored with hyper realism of...

Yes I am kind of bored with hyper realism of today's digital imagery. I do shoot digital pretty well exclusively these days (and no longer shoot slide film at all if it is even available - not sure I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By peterm1
I noticed yesterday on a different page of the...

I noticed yesterday on a different page of the same (I think) web site that there were some Ektachrome shots presented. My observation as I viewed them was that the colors in those shots struck me as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By peterm1
I spend a lot of digital post processing time...

I spend a lot of digital post processing time trying to emulate Kodachrome's unique palette. I very seldom succeed or even get close. This one is not bad I suppose though no where near as good a the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2019
Replies: 390
Views: 36,940
Posted By peterm1
There is a strange symmetry in the asymmetry of...

There is a strange symmetry in the asymmetry of this shot.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4029/4315908134_2055d53f17_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7zoa8d)Distorted (https://flic.kr/p/7zoa8d) by Life in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By peterm1
I also cannot get over the beauty of Fan Ho's...

I also cannot get over the beauty of Fan Ho's work in Hong Kong. This set includes some color shots in addition to his more usual mono ones. All are fabulous....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By peterm1
Some old photos in Kodachrome and other

Gotta love those old 'chrome shots.........

Kodachrome Shots of London in 1949

https://flashbak.com/wonderful-kodachrome-photos-of-london-in-1949-420885/

Travels with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2019
Replies: 337
Views: 35,437
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49003056521_d3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49003056521_d35ba06ccf_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hEetsR)Singer at the Pub (https://flic.kr/p/2hEetsR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,592
Posted By peterm1
If I can get away with it (it depends on how...

If I can get away with it (it depends on how contrasty the image is) my approach is generally to set focus peaking sensitivity to low (if the camera allows that - not all do) and to make sure I use a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,812
Posted By peterm1
I frequently find the patterns and reflections...

I frequently find the patterns and reflections made by buildings interesting. Even when otherwise they are nothing too special.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3923/15067390471_2db32d3890_h.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2019
Replies: 5,663
Views: 508,844
Posted By peterm1
Saffron and...

Saffron and Yellow


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969543118_7598b9ebd2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y)Saffron Monk (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-11-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By peterm1
Metal shutter blinds have advantages - e.g less...

Metal shutter blinds have advantages - e.g less risk of burning a hole. But they have their problems. In particular it is sometimes hard to find one which has not had a clumsy owner at some stage who...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By peterm1
Cool. Although my father was born in Hungary I...

Cool. Although my father was born in Hungary I never thought of myself as Hungarian as such as it was only later in my life I had the chance to visit there (and loved it). I did at one point think...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 1,938
Views: 258,880
Posted By peterm1
I like the way the sign seems to be at the bottom...

I like the way the sign seems to be at the bottom of the gate. Thus more convenient for rabbits to read, perhaps?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 1,938
Views: 258,880
Posted By peterm1
I suppose they mean the "other" other...

I suppose they mean the "other" other door....................
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By peterm1
Interestingly (sort of) I was many years ago...

Interestingly (sort of) I was many years ago given a Minox camera by my father. I never used it - it was not my kind of thing. But if you look at the carrying chain in this photo you will see some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 3,127
Views: 492,764
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8b1e80923_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT)Singer at the Pub 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By peterm1
I want a 360 degree head camera. No I do not...

I want a 360 degree head camera.
No I do not want to take full circle panoramas. I just think the Heath Robinson device which fires all shutters simultaneously is cool. It's the work of a mad...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2019
Replies: 495
Views: 93,769
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48907335327_d0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48907335327_d08775457a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hvLSTr)Bali 2000 (https://flic.kr/p/2hvLSTr) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-08-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,581
Posted By peterm1
I think its what cats do when they run out of...

I think its what cats do when they run out of drool. :)
My cat lays on the bed and licks her fur drooling all the time. When I discover what she is up to it is too late there is a large wet patch on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2019
Replies: 3,297
Views: 571,153
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49032348287_10...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49032348287_10ee1459d7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hGPATi)Sunday Brunch (https://flic.kr/p/2hGPATi) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By peterm1
Though I have offered the OP ideas on how his...

Though I have offered the OP ideas on how his object might be achieved I agree with you. I had one and thought it looked lovely as is.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By peterm1
No worries. I have never let a little vignetting...

No worries. I have never let a little vignetting worry me. Its easy to fix if that is what someone wants and as you say adds to the look. In fact I frequently add a vignette where there is not one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2019
Replies: 390
Views: 36,940
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48708595451_7f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48708595451_7f0e2f2a4c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hddhrR)Gritty in the City (https://flic.kr/p/2hddhrR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14,207
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48934014232_94...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48934014232_94aa80aa0e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hy8BAy)Architecture Reflected (https://flic.kr/p/2hy8BAy) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14,207
Posted By peterm1
Yep a lovely image. I am somehow also reminded a...

Yep a lovely image.

I am somehow also reminded a bit of Saul Leiter though his has a different mood.

https://www.wuwm.com/sites/wuwm/files/styles/x_large/public/201602/paris_1959.jpeg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By peterm1
As I understand it, since your lens has an...

As I understand it, since your lens has an external 55mm thread as would normally be found on a filter (i.e. a male thread) you require a female to female adapter which when attached will in effect...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By peterm1
I can relate to your problems with lenses and...

I can relate to your problems with lenses and accessories that have odd filter threads. I recently bought a lens hood for a 50mm f2 Ultron lens used on the old Voigtlander Prominent rangefinder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2019
Replies: 557
Views: 51,610
Posted By peterm1
Pizza e...

Pizza e Mozzarella

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48956095136_19a269d4a0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hA5MtN)Pizza e Mozzarella (https://flic.kr/p/2hA5MtN) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By peterm1
Assuming your camera is silver.....An art store...

Assuming your camera is silver.....An art store near me (so I assume many will do likewise) sells super fine metallic powders (bronze, silver etc). But the "silver" one is actually powdered aluminium...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2019
Replies: 293
Views: 26,901
Posted By peterm1
A few from Victoria Harbor, Hong...

A few from Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong

https://i.imgur.com/PeGCTc4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kxf8RlZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DNxgdYR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ms9fxw3.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 903
Posted By peterm1
I am reading that when metering the same target...

I am reading that when metering the same target the meters on the 3 cameras are invariant no matter whether a 1.35v or a 1.55v battery is inserted and both battery types are delivering correctly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2019
Replies: 561
Views: 87,064
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48993896817_60...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48993896817_60d94eb7c3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hDqwAV)Casual Portrait in Monochrome (https://flic.kr/p/2hDqwAV) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,179
Posted By peterm1
EBay started collecting a 10% Goods and Services...

EBay started collecting a 10% Goods and Services tax for Australians buying overseas a year or two back after the Australian government made a tax grab (Previously anything bought on eBay under $1000...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,478
Posted By peterm1
https://i.imgur.com/vYGkrvH.jpg https://i.imgur.c...

https://i.imgur.com/vYGkrvH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/i8ejtZf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NZB07Fs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/itQyWws.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2019
Replies: 671
Views: 56,753
Posted By peterm1
Server at a Food...

Server at a Food Stall

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48790126818_ccdc095006_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5)The Light From Behind (https://flic.kr/p/2hkq9T5) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2019
Replies: 269
Views: 28,590
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49002536843_f8b1e80923_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT)Singer at the Pub 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hEbNYT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By peterm1
I can see that (no pun intended) but we should...

I can see that (no pun intended) but we should bear in mind that this may be regarded as a further advantage (if one wants to count it as such) of a rangefinder camera. With an SLR the focus may well...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By peterm1
Sorry dude but I have no doubt this comment is...

Sorry dude but I have no doubt this comment is overblown at every level. You can say internal combustion is a disaster but everything you rely upon for life is dependent on it from food to heating to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By peterm1
My favorite Schneider Xenon is a 105mm f3.5 which...

My favorite Schneider Xenon is a 105mm f3.5 which presents very nice people photos.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4609/27825900709_de8067f61f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JoT1QM)Cafe Study 29...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By peterm1
I was a little surprised at him nominating 7...

I was a little surprised at him nominating 7 Artisans but he did seem to be basing his assessment on a single lens - the 25mm f1.5 for cropped sensor which like many older designs are poor in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,464
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48972350348_d3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48972350348_d3c8fca2c5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBw6A5)Creperie (https://flic.kr/p/2hBw6A5) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,464
Posted By peterm1
Damn! That ice would go well in my kind of...

Damn! That ice would go well in my kind of drink.................a big one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By peterm1
Dude have you even read the article? Its...

Dude have you even read the article? Its exclusively or almost exclusively about the reliability of the lenses not optical performance except in one or two instances lens optical performance is so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By peterm1
To answer your questions in the order you have...

To answer your questions in the order you have asked them.........

Shouldn’t we? Shouldn’t we make this a higher priority?
Maybe.
But it all comes down to proportionality. Is real damage being done...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By peterm1
Maybe do what I do if you are not too worried...

Maybe do what I do if you are not too worried about appearances - only function. Buy a metal hood for longer focal lengths in a diameter of say 43mm (I find that 43mm is a pretty good option but you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By peterm1
"The Worst Lens Company Is . . ."

I stumbled on an article with the above title today and thought it interesting enough to put a link up here. https://alikgriffin.com/worst-lens-company/

His focus is on the plethora of new(ish)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By peterm1
Ah, I reckon that one is easy - human nature. We...

Ah, I reckon that one is easy - human nature. We are only motivated by what we don't have. Once we have achieved the peak we cease being motivated by it as the challenge is lost.
I struggle too. I...
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