Atlantic waves Gloucester, MAAtlantic waves Gloucester, MASummer surf along the back shore of Gloucester.

Graduation Party with the Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron ASPH

June 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Sorry to be away for a while. I have just been able to sit down and write a blog post. This time of year is very stressful at work. This past Sunday I was able to attend a graduation party for a friends daughter. We had a great time dancing, talking, and eating. After about an hour I grabbed the Leica with the 35mm Summicron ASPH to try and capture the event. Most of the shots are so-so but I did get a couple I like. I must admit I did not really work at it. Focusing on moving subjects is tough and I'm not used to it. Lots of people could have meant plenty of opportunities but I was not concentrating and only a few things came up. Here are a couple that I got. Either way it was fun. I encourage anyone to shoot events like this looking for moments not just shooting people staring at you.

 

graduate-1Leica M9 w/35mm Summicron ASPH

Exposure ISO 160 1/500s @5.6

This lens is silly sharp with contrast that really just blew me away. The color version was not really what I wanted even though the color was right on. These two kids were playing on this hammock and they always had their back to me so this is the best I got. The light was uneven as you can see with the top half of the frame a little overexposed. I just took an average reading that included more of the foreground and it worked out great. 

 

graduate-2Leica M9 w/35mm Summicron ASPH

Exposure ISO 800 1/500s @5.6

The graduate and her mom boogie to some music. When I first saw this frame I was amazed at the contrast and sharpness to me it was way over the top. I love this photo it just summed up the party for me and told the story of this young lady her graduation and party. This is really what I was looking for a shot that summed it up in one photo. I knew I had a good chance with the women out dancing. 

graduate-3Leica M9 w/35mm Summicron ASPH

Exposure ISO 800 1/500 @ f4

This guy is from Alabama and he had one heck of a tan. His little girl is 8 months old and was adorable. This is one of the only examples of the type of image I was looking for an unguarded moment. The two B&W's are straight jpg black and white's right out of the camera with just a little work done in Photoshop. Really amazing. I have the M9 give me a color DNG and a jpg black and white. I love this because Lightroom gives them to me side by side.


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July August September October November December (9)
January (2) February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December (1)
January February March April May June July August (2) September (2) October November (1) December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December