I did not want to capture anyone with tattoos, body-piercings or other stereotypical markings. The theme might be clichéd a bit, but I could not resist what a Leica is designed for. Using a tele-optic, the people never even noticed me. (I did ask for their permission, so they were aware of me, but did not pay attention to what I was doing). I am sure that by spending more time on this assignment, I could have captured some more captivating shots, but these assignments are more of a personal challenge to me rather than a chore.
Leica M with Summcron 90-mm at ISO 200 set to f 6.7 / 180 sec. Processed in LightRoom, Photoshop, Topaz
While this photo does not reveal much in the way of local landmarks, I took it in my own backyard in Cleveland. The growth of several mushrooms after a few days of rain brought back some memories of childhood tales. Deep forest, mists, legendary dwarfs and elves. How many of you will associate with my thought process? I also wonder what today’s kids will recall in years to come. Can anyone one find something inspiring in their backyard about Paw Patrols?
Leica M with Summilux 50-mm at ISO 400 set to f 6.7 / 250 sec. Processed in LightRoom, Photoshop, Topaz
I might head the word, but never knew its meaning. Here it is how it was described: Objects are arranged as 90 degree angles from each other and then photographed from above. Never the less I took pictures from eye-sight as well, so people can recognized the location. It might take some time to distinguished from the fountain among the coins any pattern but it is there. (Before you give up look at the tiles.)
Leica M with Summilux 35-mm at ISO 200 set to f 6.7 / 180 sec. Processed in LightRoom, Photoshop, Topaz