Going on a hike on a public holiday when autumn is showing off its best side on a bright and sunny October day is already very rewarding. Bringing back home some images that make you relive the day is yet quite another.
All pictures taken with a Leica SL and a Leica Summilux-M f/1.4 50mm ASPH.
Another shot from my little “touristic” stroll through the Dresden Zwinger.
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) | Leica Summicron-M 35mm / f2 ASPH. | ISO 320 | 1/500 sec | f/5.6
As you know by now, from time to time I like acting like a tourist in my own hometown. I do think that by going back to places you walk by almost every day and you start looking a little bit closer you always find new perspectives and new details you had never realized where there.
This is a photograph taken in one of the stairways at the Dresden Zwinger looking down into the courtyard. Probably not the typical picture a tourist would take. Nonetheless I thought it provides an interesting perspective.
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) | Leica Summicron-M 35mm/f2 ASPH. | ISO 320 | 1/125sec | f/8
A couple of days ago I managed to finish my roll of Lomo XPro 200 film that had been sitting in my Leica MP for about half a year. I don’t know about you, but I need a creative push from time to time to deliberately take my camera with me. And that although the Leica is so darn small. Most of the time I just leave it at home because I can’t be bothered. Too bad.
The good news is that after such a long time it becomes quite an act of surprise to see what I had photographed ages ago. So expect some more analog frenzy coming this way on my blog, and let’s discover together what I thought was worthwhile capturing at the time.
First, a shot at my local Starbucks where I sometimes tend to go to work. In the morning it’s fairly quiet so I can serenely enjoy the first rays of sunlight and the scent of freshly ground coffee.
Leica MP | Lomo XPro 200
In my last post I featured some photos from the Dresden “Museumsnacht” aka “A Night in the Museum”. On our way to the exhibitions of course I couldn’t restrain myself from taking some random shots of the famous Dresden architectural heritage. It always feels a bit funny acting like a tourist in your own hometown, but Dresden is just such a marvel in so many respects, I can easily deal with the awkward feeling.
Frauenkirche, Dresden | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/250s, f/2, ISO 50
Albertinum & Kunstakademie, Dresden | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/400s, f/2, ISO 50
Went a bit overboard with the post processing with this image. But sort of liked the punch in this case. Incredible also how well the Leica SL is rendering in Black & White conversions.
Dresden, Großer Garten | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/2000s, f/2, ISO 50