The Leicaflex SL is a keeper! Now I have to honor my promise to my colleague and I am happy to do so. Still awed by the incredible sharpness and contrast the Leica Summicron 50mm f2 gives me.
Weathered pole (2015) Leicaflex SL with Summicron f2 50mm and loaded with Ilford FP4 Plus
“Are you going to get lenses for your Leicaflex?”, Sweetheart asked me this morning.
“I bet it will be some kind of wide angle”, she continued.
Yeah, I have been looking for a 35mm or a 28mm since a few days but these lenses are hard to find and so very expensive.
Sweetheart left me speechless. How did she know? My love for wide angle is relatively new. On cropped sensors I favored a tele, but on full 35mm I kick on wide angle.
I am so very proud of Sweetheart as she understands and knows about my photography. Feels what I feel.
So, with a wink, Sweetheart, I’m sure you’ll love this. Trust me on this… it goes both ways.
I don’t make a still life that often. Mostly because I lack the inspiration or finding something somewhat original.
I bought this flower with the intention to photograph it but it stayed in its vase for a few days.
One late afternoon I noticed how the sun fell through the window of my living room casting hard and well pronounced shadows.
I framed this using the black border of the window frame and use a piece of cardboard as a background.
Still life with flower Olympus OM-1n with G.Zuiko 50mm + 7mm extension tube and loaded with Ilford FP4 Plus
Another image from the shoot I did yesterday. I am not sure anymore if the black background is okay. Maybe it should have been white or very light gray.
I don’t make still lifes that often. Yet I have a large collection of dried seedpods from all kinds of plants with the intention to shoot them in my studio.
While shopping a few days ago I bought these pears with the intention to make a simple image of them.
I used a piece of cardboard as a background and I used one 180 watt second flash with soft box positioned at the right and a reflector screen on the left.
Pears Olympus OM-1n and 50mm f1,8 Studioflash