Saturday October 13, 2012

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Back to a perfect display of fall foliage. Wildly colorful. And here I am shooting with my Leica Monochrom. In black and white. I’ve got a new lens, a Leica 28mm f2.8 Elmarit Asph. This lens is extremely compact making the Monochrom almost pocketable. It reputation on the Leica street is that it almost offensively sharp and high contrast, making it difficult to control in high contrast situations. I thought it might work well with the Monochrom’s flatish looking files, and it does. Here are some samples. Note that I’m using a yellow-orange filter here to darken the sky.

Fall foliage
Fall foliage
Tree line
Tree line
Tall grass
Tall grass

On this day last year: Chuck Close.

Chuck Close
Chuck Close