Archive for Leica Monochrom and Noctilux

The Card Shark Reflects

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 9, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Conscience? Misplayed hand? Wondering when his agent will call with a real part in a real town?

Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux @0.95

Mayor (1 of 1)

The French Woman In The Bishop’s Garden

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 22, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Woman In The Bishop's Garden

 

Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux.

Last fall, when the Leica Monochrom was issued, we spent hours in The Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral, documenting the people who visited everyday.  Our collection of images was meant to convey a unique urban oasis in black and white, which given how riotously colorful the flowers are there in September, was a lesson in reducing what our camera saw to luminosity, not chroma.  After spending part of an early afternoon taking pictures of tulips in their most colorful (after)frenzy, we took a monochrome-only camera to The Bishop’s Garden, and were reminded, once again, of how black and white photography reduces images to their essentials.

Mona Lisa In Georgetown

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 25, 2013 by johnbuckley100

We don’t know what that smile, or smirk, really is, but we love it!  Georgetown Flea Market, Sunday, February 24th. Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux f/0.95, ND filter.

Smirk

It Is Time For This Bloody Election To Be Over

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 2, 2012 by johnbuckley100

Should we resist mentioning that, if Romney wins, he will set back the clock to a device such as this? Leica Monochrom, Noctilux, LR4, Silver Efex Pro 2.

The Leica Monochrom’s Fifty Shades Of Grey

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 9, 2012 by johnbuckley100

Leica Monochrom, Noctilux, ISO 320.  Click on photo to get a sense of the tonal range, even in an image down-rezzed for Internet posting.

Daisy Frenzy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 7, 2012 by johnbuckley100

Good Lord, this Leica Monochrom is fun.  Taken last night after sunset.  Still enough light shining on the daisies below the National Cathedral to get some highlights. Noctilux, ISO 640.  Processed in Lightroom 4, then a quick swing over to Silver EfEx Pro2.  Total elapsed time in post-processing: two minutes?  Fun.

Flutterby

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 6, 2012 by johnbuckley100

Leica Monochrom, Noctilux, no filter, virtually zero work done in Lightroom other than to crop out a section with blown highlights.

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