Leica+me :: Broadening MY Horizons

Hey Gang!

Today I wanted to share with you all some more of my personal work. On this day, had it not been for my GPS, I’m not sure how long it would have taken me to get home *lol*. I love getting in the car with my camera, a few rolls of film and just driving to wherever sparks my interest. This time, I happened to find myself pretty much waist-deep in snow, grabbing some shots for this series of photos. It was after returning to my car that I took my boots off to shake all the snow out of them and the hook on my boot broke, prompting a visit to the Cobbler that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.

The Leica is known as THE “documentary camera”; it’s small, discreet and non-threatening. But what I’ve been realizing is that it doesn’t have to be limited to only one genre of photography! There is not a more accurate way to manually focus, so why should only one style benefit from that *wink*. I love using this camera for my professional, photojournalistic wedding work, but I have really been loving it when capturing landscapes. Given the fact that Leica has the BEST 35mm optics in the world, it only makes sense that these lenses would be used to capture the fine detail in landscape and still-life photography.

It was just by luck that I looked over and saw these trees, but I had no clue what I was in for. That’s life though, you take one step and it leads you to a bunch of opportunities. In my case it was grabbing these landscape shots that lead me to a photo essay that I wasn’t expecting. Can’t wait to see where my next journey leads me.

 

Camera settings

Camera used: Leica M2
Lens used: Leica 35mm Summicron f2 ASP
Film Used: Ilford hp5 Plus