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Weather and it's affect on landscape photography

May 31, 2015 - Most people that love shooting landscapes know when the golden hour is. It's widely known that an hour before and an hou...
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See my Guest Post at Steve Huff Photo

May 13, 2015 - I have been a big fan of the photo blog Steve Huff Photo. Steve and Brandon have done a great job with this website and...
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Palm Sunday and the Leica M9

March 29, 2015 - It's been a while since I have been out and about with the Leica. So today, Palm Sunday, I wanted to bring the camera al...
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Interesting take on falling snow with the Leica M9

February 13, 2015 - Well things have been a little lean photographically here. If I start posting more from images from work then it might b...
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Moving water and ice with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica Glass

January 02, 2015 - I have always maintained that moving on a photographic idea instead of sitting around and thinking about it is good for...
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Governor-Elect Charlie Baker at Home in Swampscott

December 28, 2014 - Before Christmas I had the opportunity to photograph Charlie at home while being interviewed by reporter Will Dowd. I wa...
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The Annual End of the Year Message

December 26, 2014 - This year has been a rough one for me. There have been lots of ups and downs with my life and the photo industry. I find...
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Preparing for the annual Christmas pageant

December 23, 2014 - This past Sunday after church the children were all downstairs putting on their costumes for the dress rehearsal of the...
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The interesting and bizarre with the M9

December 02, 2014 - I was out with a friend yesterday in Somerville having the sensor cleaned on the Sony Nex-7. There was a piece of crap o...
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Shadows and Lines - exploring the designs they create

November 29, 2014 - This afternoon the light was playing an interesting tune on the new fallen snow and my deck. This arrangement caught my...
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The train yard and it's interesting lines

November 23, 2014 - Yesterday was a beautiful day in Rockport, the sun was out and the air had a nice clean chill to it. I was headed to the...
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Channeling my inner Edward Weston

November 15, 2014 - This morning I was reading Szarkowski's 100 images book and was really absorbed in it. I ran across one of Paul Strand's...
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A Good Friend Leaves his Post for a New Horizon

November 14, 2014 - My good friend and fellow photo chief from our South group Mark G. is moving on to another position. It's a good job and...
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Foggy Morning in Rockport with the Leica M9 and 21 Super Elmar

October 29, 2014 - What a great morning! I woke up to see my driveway enshrouded in fog and couldn't wait to get out there with the camera.
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The Leica 21mm Super Elmar on Assignment - Tiny House Giant Journey

October 28, 2014 - Today I met some cool folks living the dream in a Tiny House traveling across the United States and Canada writing, phot...
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Leica 21mm Super Elmar ASPH First Impressions

October 27, 2014 - I just received the Leica 21mm Super Elmar from Leica Store Miami last week and I have been out shooting. First let me s...
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Impact Photography - Against the Light

October 22, 2014 - I have often thought that my trademark or style has included images with impact. It seems that I lean towards the dramat...
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Light and Shadow with the Leica M system

October 21, 2014 - Since I started my career in photography 37 years ago I have looked for light that strikes me immediately. I often find...
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Wonderful fall late day shadows with the Leica M9

October 20, 2014 - This afternoon I was struck by the dynamic shadows that interplayed on a painting on the way into my office. I always ha...
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Angie Miller of American Idol promotes her new album - Photographs with Leica M9 & Sony Nex-7

October 15, 2014 - Yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph Angie Miller of American Idol fame in a local coffee shop in her home town...
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Carrying a camera at all times - produces opportunity

October 09, 2014 - How many times have you said to yourself - I wish I had my camera with me! I can't say I've never had that problem but i...
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The Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH #2

October 02, 2014 - I had a great time yesterday at a friends retirement coffee. My friend Wayne is retiring on Friday after 30 odd years as...
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Knock-out the background for super pop to your images

September 30, 2014 - You know what I like about shooting with the Leica, using the viewfinder. It's so clear and gives you a great idea what...
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The morning photo shoot with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit

September 25, 2014 - This morning the light was overcast with the sun kind of poking through from time to time. There was no wind at all so I...
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Comparing the M9 w/35 Cron ASPH and Canon 5DMK3 w/24-70

September 19, 2014 - Today I had a pretty boring assignment and decided to bring along the M9 knowing the photo was going to be bland. I need...
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Manual white balance with the Leica M9

September 17, 2014 - I have been using my M9 on AWB much of the time and had the opportunity to try out the really fast method of using manua...
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The Legendary Leica 50mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH - The Going Away Party

September 05, 2014 - It's always a little sad when a friend of many years at work leaves for new horizons. So at my friends going away party...
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Enjoying the last days of summer with the Leica M9

September 02, 2014 - Labor Day weekend is always a fun time as we go out for a cruise around Gloucester Harbor on a party boat. We go motor a...
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Leica M9 write speed tests and problems

August 28, 2014 - It's been a long time coming for this little write speed report and I must say it has been well documented by many other...
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Leica M9 and the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH 1.4 #1

August 21, 2014 - The other day I decided that I needed to get used to shooting with my 50mm Summilux ASPH. You see I'm really not a 50mm...
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A Lesson in "Seeing" better photographs

August 06, 2014 - Several years ago a good friend of mine who is a very good photographer offered to give me a refresher course in "seeing...
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Review: Leica 35mm Screw Mount Summaron circa 1954 (recent CLA by Sherry Krauter)

August 05, 2014 - When I was 17 years old I was shooting with an Leica M3 and a Leica 50mm f2 and thought that a 35mm wide angle was the h...
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Shooting Sports with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica M9

August 04, 2014 - The other day I had the opportunity to shoot some bicycle racing with my Sony Nex-7 and my Leica M9. I was not on assign...
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Leica M9 with the Leica 90mm Tele Elmarit Version 1 (rolling blog)

July 29, 2014 - This photo opportunity just came upon me as I was exiting the Cape Ann Museum a couple of weeks ago. I was on assignment...
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Leica 90mm Tele Elmarit Ver.1 on the Sony Nex -7

July 15, 2014 - I have been shooting with my Nex-7 and Leica legacy glass for a bit now and I must say I really enjoy it. The focus peak...
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Leica M9 with 35 Summicron ASPH "smellin the coffee"

July 14, 2014 - This morning i was out on assignment to shoot a local coffee roaster and I dragged along the M9 to go with the Canon 5D...
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Lens Comparison - Leica 35mm Summicron vs Leica 35mm Summaron

July 09, 2014 - Recently I had my very old Leica screw mount 35mm Summaron lens overhauled by Sherry Krauter in upstate New York. She to...
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Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron ASPH on assignment

July 08, 2014 - I have been carrying this rig around with me every day and have found an opportunity most days to make some really nice...
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Thunder Clouds with the Leica M9 and the Leica 35mm Summicron

July 03, 2014 - If you have been following me for a while you know that I love clouds. Silver Efex Pro 2 has given me the ability to pro...
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Black & White landscape photography with the Leica M9

June 24, 2014 - Last week my wife and I were visiting our boys in Portland OR. We had waited eight months to make this trip and we had a...
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Hood River Oregon area with the Leica M9

June 17, 2014 - Well after a couple of days shooting I am enjoying shooting landscapes with the Leica. It's been a long time since I hav...
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More images from Portland OR with the Leica M9

June 16, 2014 - Yesterday I posted a few images that I made here in Portland OR using my iPad which is not the ideal way to post things.
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Portland OR with the Leica M9 w/50mm Summilux and 35mm Summicron

June 15, 2014 - We are in Portland and doing all sorts of things with our boys who live out here now. When we got in yesterday they took...
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Graduation Party with the Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron ASPH

June 12, 2014 - 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 stressf...
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Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f2 ASPH first shots

June 05, 2014 - I just got my used 35 mm Summicron F2 ASPH from Leica Store Miami and it's mint! This lens is 6 bit coded and was a very...
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Leica 135 Tele-Elmar Version 1 and the M9

June 01, 2014 - I had the opportunity to pull out my Leica 135 Tele-Elmar today and give it a try. I had only previously used it on my S...
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Documenting life with the Leica M9

May 27, 2014 - On Memorial Day weekend Janet and I were over to a friends house for a beer and dinner. My friend has an old (very old)...
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Shooting with the Leica M9 in very low light

May 25, 2014 - Yesterday I had the chance to do some shooting at a bar in downtown Gloucester while a friends band was playing. Janet a...
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The Leica M9 goes on assignment as the extra camera

May 22, 2014 - Last week I had an assignment for a news conference in Gloucester - mostly boring speeches but on a good subject. The Le...
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The Car Show with the Leica M9 & Sony Nex-7

May 19, 2014 - This weekend I had an opportunity to go to a car show over in the small town of Essex not to far from where I live. It w...
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Shooting with two cameras - the best of both worlds Leica M9 Sony Nex-7

May 05, 2014 - Yesterday I had a great time photographing a very small play rehearsal for a friend. They needed some promo shots for th...
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The Leica M9 - Everyday Camera

May 04, 2014 - Over the years it has proven out that if I don't carry a camera with me all the time I miss things. You'd think as a pro...
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Rainy Day Leica - M9

May 01, 2014 - Ya I know you have all seen this before but I could not resist. It was raining hard this morning on the way to work and...
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Disappointed in the Leica 21mm f3,4 SA on the Leica M9

April 25, 2014 - Recently I had the urge to break out the Leica 21mm Super Angulon f 3,4 and try it on the Leica M9. I consulted Thorsten...
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The Black & White World - The Leica M9 seeing in B&W

April 24, 2014 - My friends accuse me of seeing in black and white. I admit it I do not see color well and some of my best photographs te...
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Easter morning service and the M9

April 20, 2014 - Every Easter I bring my camera to our early morning service. This service in Annisquam started in the early 60's when I...
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Palm Sunday in Annisquam with the Leica M9

April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday at the Annisquam Village Church is always a fun time. We hand out palm fonds to everyone before the service...
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Against the Light - Leica M9 and the Leica 28 Elmarit

March 27, 2014 - Today I was able to get outside to do a little shooting with the Leica M9. I headed over to my favorite place in the wor...
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Portraits with the Leica M9 and 90 mm Tele-Elmarit

March 24, 2014 - Here are some portrait shots taken of my aunt with the Leica M9 and the Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit. Nice sharp images with...
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More Leica M9 and the streets of Boston

March 02, 2014 - Exposure ISO 400 1/500s @ f13 As you can see I made this shot as we passed Landsdowne St. and the legend sports bar t...
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Leica M9 and the 28 mm Elmarit Boston street

February 27, 2014 - Exposure ISO 400 1/500s @ f8 no focusing While I was receiving a ride home from the hospital with a friend (after givin...
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The Leica M9 and the Train Yard

February 23, 2014 - Finally a day out of the house without it snowing, frigid cold or rain. It was gray but otherwise warm and well worth th...
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Winter with the Leica M9

February 23, 2014 - Exposure ISO 800 1/6s @ 2.8 After leaving work one day last week I turned around to see this car with the snow falling...
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The Art of Exposure With the Leica M9

February 20, 2014 - Update 09/03/2014: Since the interest in this blog post has been so high lately I thought I would add to it my experienc...
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Leica M9 - Sunrise in Rockport, Winter

February 18, 2014 - This morning I was up early to bring in some fuel to keep the house warm and the sunrise prompted me to pull out the M9...
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Snow Photos With the Leica M9

February 13, 2014 - This shot was made with the Leica M9 out the window with the 90mm Tele-Elmarit. The flakes were huge and the wind was bl...
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Me and my Leica - Impressions of the M9 #1

February 10, 2014 - Exposure ISO 800 1/125 @ f2.8 - "Kodak" This camera is now five years old but to me its brand new. So the technology is...
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First Images Leica M9, Lessons Learned

February 04, 2014 - Exposure ISO 1600 1/30 sec. @ f4 Well the Leica M9 showed up today and introduced me to a whole new way of thinking. Ma...
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