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The Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH #2

October 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I had a great time yesterday at a friends retirement coffee. My friend Wayne is retiring on Friday after 30 odd years as a local town manager. We are both within a year of each other age wise and we started at our first real jobs about the same time. Wayne as a town manager and I as the local news photographer, we both started in 1979 at our jobs. So over the years we became friendly and I knew at some point he would retire as many other friends in public sector jobs have over the last few years. I brought along my M9 just to take a few fun shots while I was at the event. I decided before hand to shoot with the 50 Summilux wide open at 1.4 so I could get some nice separation and isolate him more. I used manual white balance and knocked the ISO down after the first images I made at ISO 640. I probably could have got away with 400, but why when you are shooting at 1.4. 

Leica M9 w/50mm Summilux ASPH

Exposure ISO 250 1/250 @1.4

I'm not sure what he is referring to here but the harem of ladies got a kick out of it.

Leica M9 w/50mm Summilux ASPH

Exposure ISO 250 1/250 @1.4

When listening to folks talk Wayne often does this chin up thing that shows he is listening and understands. Interesting!

Leica M9 w/50mm Summilux ASPH

Exposure ISO 640 1/750 @1.4

Talking to a friend.

Leica M9 w/50mm Summilux ASPH

I will always remember Wayne's smile. I know that his town is still very special to him and will keep an eye out even though he is retired.


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