Saturday, 7 June 2014

Leica M8 in Iceland 3

The final batch of images from Iceland.
Processed in Ps, Lr and Nik

Leica M8 Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton

Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm f2.8

Leica M8 Voigtlander 15mm f4 Heliar

Leica M8 Summicron 90mm f2

Leica M8 in Iceland 2

There is something about rusty corrugated steel that attracts me.

Processed in Lr and Nik

Leica M8 Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton

Leica M8 Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton

Leica M8 Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton

Music to listen to whilst photo editing

In a slight departure from my usual posts I thought I'd mention the music I'm currently listening to whilst photo editing.

On rotation at present:
One World by John Martyn. A superb album, great playing and arrangements. My favorite track is probably 3AM, an excellent example of the trademark John Martyn Echoplex guitar. 

Fallen Empires by Snowpatrol. Big sounds, solid tunes and poetic lyrics. Not as well known as their previous albums but well worth a listen.

Up through the Woods by David Gibbs and Elly Lucas. Nominees for the BBC young folk awards in 2011, this duo play a catchy mix of original and traditional songs without a fisherman's knit jumper or finger in the ear in sight.

Lifeblood by the Manic Street Preachers. A much maligned album by this evergreen trio. Big tunes, big riffs and huge vocals. Some great photography on the CD sleeve too. So God is dead, like Nietzsche said ... usual cheery singalong stuff!

Tongues and Tales by Sophie B Hawkins. Underrated debut album from the bohemian Sophie B Hawkins. Highly original with imaginative percussion on many of the songs. In 1994 Bruce Weber famously got Sophie to strip for the camera, so there is a photographic link too!

And of course a cafetiere of decent coffee is also required. At the moment I favor the Espresso Blend from The Mecca, an excellent coffee shop in Aberystwyth.

Feel free to leave any comments about the music that you like to photo edit to.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Leica M8 Iceland 1

On a recent trip to Iceland I decided to take just my Leica M8 kit, its first real use since it has the shutter replaced and a CLA in Leica HQ.

The weather was wet and overcast the entire trip so all photos were going to be quite "moody".

Processed in Lr and Sliver EFX Pro as usual.

Leica M8 Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton classic

Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm f2.8 

Leica M8 Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton classic

Leica M8 Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton classic