getting it out of the system

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Today was a very long day. It started way too early in the morning and was a seemingly endless succession of buses, planes, trains and in the end a cab ride. If I have calculated correctly, we were on the road for 11 hours (I might be wrong, since I’m tired). And even after finally arriving, the day wasn’t over, because we still had to go grocery shopping and cook some dinner. You can imagine how tired I am now! Nevertheless, I’ll try to prepare some posts also for the next few days, since I won’t be taking my computer to Berlin.

None of the travelling was very exciting – not even the part where I accidentally left my suitcase behind and had to run to get it back – however, arriving here certainly was, because I knew that my Leica M6 was waiting for me. I showed some incredible restraint by actually ignoring it until after we returned from the shop! Oh, I have to tell you, the way the shutter sounds, the way the film forwarding lever feels, the clarity of the rangefinder, the smoothness of the focus ring of my new Zeiss lens, it’s pure bliss! I even took it to the a dark room and focussed on things, just to see how the rangefinder handles in low light. With all my other rangefinders the rangefinder patch becomes pretty much invisible, but with the M6 I can still focus! Ah, I’m in love! Now I just have to figure out how to load this thing and then the fun can begin! It’ll take a few weeks until I can show you some results though, because I’ll only be near my scanner in the new year.

Today and the next few days I’ll show you some stuff from my archives that I haven’t posted yet. Normally my blog is more of a notebook where I also post shots that might not be perfect in the hopes that you might find something nice even in the ones that I don’t find exceptional. In the end tastes are different, and I know that the shots that I find exceptional might not be the ones that someone else might choose. The selection I show you this time is different though. These are pictures that stayed with me for a whole year (or more) and are the ones that weren’t discarded. Here I don’t leave the selection open for others to choose whether they might like a picture that I don’t find that great – no all of these have something special to me. It’s more “my selection” than what I usually post.

All pictures taken with: Olympus Pen E-PL3 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 ASPH.

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

This is similar to an analog shot that I took for my Progress through Demolition project. For the analog shot I focussed solely on the dog though.

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

The incoming train in the perfect spot totally makes the picture for me. Decisive moment!

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

I just love the expressiveness of the hands in this one.

 

 

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

The kid on the right is the centre for me.

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

Such a serious dog and with the sandals below it looks like he took them off before sitting down on the seat.

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

© Lilly Schwartz 2013

This was taken on a graveyard. Absolutely surreal juxtaposition!

Comments

  • Again, congrats for your M 6 !

    robert

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Thanks Robert 🙂 It’s such a joy to shoot!

  • Harry

    Does this mean that you are going to sell your Jupiter 12 lens………….Took me a while to spot the dog, he looks happier in the analog shot. Yes I had to go back and those demolition shots have a quality to them the trees look amazing.

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Ah, actually, I won’t be selling my Jupiter 12. It’s a very decent lens and I might still use my Zorki for film soup experiments! 🙂

      Thanks about the feedback for the demolition shots! Those were quite difficult – my Zorki did quite a number on the negatives, because it was -5°C and it really doesn’t handle the cold well. They’ll definitely never get to see an enlarger with all those scratches and overlaps. I’m a huge fan of hybrid processes. They were all Jupiter 12 35mm with a yellow filter by the way.

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