Surrender

Abstract, Street

Surrender. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I look at this picture. What I’ve learned throughout the years, is that letting go of the need for making pictures results in the most valuable pictures. So, to surrender to the moment and space you are in, means you tap into your subconscious mind and great opportunities appear in front of you. That surely is the case with photography. This time I was taking a stroll through my Amsterdam neighbourhood, feeling a bit out of sync. As I was sitting on a bench staring at the water, I noticed the pattern in the water and decided to make a picture through the fence between the bench and the water. Post processing it in monochrome did the trick. Not an unique picture at all, but I like the ink-like look of the water and  the diagonal line within the framing.

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Luck, People, Street

I have taken a big leap (in a technically but foremost financial way) by purchasing a Leica M9. I am now shooting full frame with means that being used to shoot within the 35-50 mm frame, I had to buy a 35 or 50 mm lens as well and trade in the 28 mm Summicron in able to afford the 50 mm. I have chosen the 50 mm Summilux, considered a ‘perfect’ and classic lens with the most beautiful bokeh of all Leica lenses. Well, all fine and dandy, I simply love the look of this lens. Did I just say love? I mean adore. The quality of this lens is just stunning….I also considered buying the 50 mm Summicron, but being spoiled by a man who creates the most beautiful pictures, often with this combo, Peter ‘Prosophos’, I picked the Summilux. Please check his website out and be amazed by his wonderful pictures.

With this new combo, I experience a new learning curve after being so used to the M8. So, a lot of test driving needs to be done. I took this picture this very afternoon in the park of two boys playing with a water gun. Oh, by the way…I still have the M8. How can I possibly ever part with this camera?

 

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