Digital Natives

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | 1/125s | f/2 | ISO 320

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | 1/125s | f/2 | ISO 320

It’s been a while since I had last published a new post on my blog. I guess it’s one of those times when your interests drift off, you start to explore other things, but eventually you get back to where you had left things.

With photography I had experienced that many times before. For me it seems to come and go in waves. In the meantime I have gotten used to it. I know it will come back. So during those times when the interest in photography seems to wear off I know it’s only temporary. And to be completely truthful I think that’s even a good thing. As long as it is a hobby, from time to time you need some distance to be able to appreciate it – with a new and fresh perspective. It may also help shape your way of taking photos.

But enough said, here you go. Enjoy a new picture taken at Cologne Airport a couple of days ago.

Business on the Go

Yesterday I felt playful and was toying around a bit with Analog Efex Pro 2 (a Google photo-editing software that was originally developed by Nik Software). Its main purpose is to make digital color photos look like analog film photographs.

Me editing a Kodak Portra 400 image with that software seems kind of awkward. Nevertheless the more I toyed around with the program the more I thought that it actually worked out quite nicely and in fact added a bit more nostalgia to the picture that contrasted the rather contemporary way of working “on the go” seen in the image.

What do you think? I also add the more or less untouched original scan of the picture below for comparison. Which one works better in your opinion? Please let me know.

Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400 | no post

Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400 | no post