… still a few years before its first heroic feats. (click on picture for high res)
I took some snaps at my hometown Carnival this afternoon with the Nokia 1020. I must admit that action shots were quite a struggle, there is definitely a steep learning curve with this camera.
Nokia 1020, F2.2 at ISO100
The main problem when using a 24mm lens is that you need to get very close for your subject to take up a significant portion of your frame. In the shot below, I was at about 1.2 meters from this girl and still, getting even closer would have been better. Obviously, getting so close becomes a challenge, especially when trying to remain unspotted. (click on picture for high res)
Lausanne – Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F2.8, 1/500, ISO160
Though I guess that finding a good match after a certain age must become a little bit more difficult. (click on picture for high res)
Today I headed to the city center of my small town. I took the opportunity to take out my 24mm Elmarit which I had not taken to Argentina. It is probably going back with me this time.
Leica M9 with 24mm Elmarit at F5.6, 1/1000, ISO160
When in Argentina, it makes me smile to sometimes see horses pulling carts in large cities, a scene long forgotten in Europe. So imagine my surprise this afternoon when I witnessed these scene in my tiny hometown in Switzerland. While there most probably wasn’t any rye for the horses like in the stage coaches times, the riders did get some ref(ue)illing.
Also, you might have noticed the unusual processing of this picture. I am currently testing DxO Filmpack which provides some great presets to modify the rendering of your pictures. My end goal is obviously not to replicate the film look (you simply can’t) but find new creative ways.
Note that Filmpack 3 is free to download (no expiration time) until October 31st, so if this is of any interest to you, head here to grab it : http://www.dxo.com/intl/sony . I am not sure I will incorporate it in my worklow in the future, but it is definitely a great tool to experiment with. (click on picture for high res)
Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F2.8, 1/4000, ISO160
Our stay in Europe is coming to an end today. A new adventure is to begin. Argentina will be our new land for the next few years.
I feel like a migrant right now, about to set for America.
Leica X1 at 24mm, F2.8, 1/500, ISO100