Herbstspaziergang (Autumn Walk)

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.

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Coffee Time

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

Some random Dresden shots

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

Molebrücke Pieschen

Leica M Monochrom M246 | Leica Summicron-M 35/f2 ASPH.

I hadn’t been posting new pictures for quite some time which is a shame. I think it’s a function of too much work-related distraction and just not taking my small Leica with me all the time. As one wise man once said, the best camera is always the one you have with you, and that’s usually a smartphone, not a “real” camera. Hence, I will try and get better in just bringing my Leica wherever I go.

The photo above is an example of one of those random pictures you can take as long as you have your camera with you. It’s really nothing special. I was on my way home from lunch. I just walked over the other side of the road to take it. No travel required or any other extra effort.

The LA Gallery

Normally, I only cherry-pick the images I post on this blog, because this is not a travel blog, but rather about photography itself. However, when I went through the pictures I took last year in Los Angeles, in particular the ones I had taken with the Leica MP and a roll of Kodak Portra 160, I thought although they will never win a price, they are still a good reflection of what LA feels like. So here you have it.

All images are untouched (only one is leveled, because as usual I couldn’t hold my camera straight :)).