Sunday November 4, 2012

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I’m a landscape guy who lives in the Eastern United States. I’ve written in the past about the challenges of Eastern landscape: deciduous forrest presses in on you; there are hills not mountains; dramatic points of view are scarce; there are people and their artifacts everywhere making images of virgin acadian paradise difficult. One approach to this problem is the Robert Adams approach – shoot what there is and the hell with you if you don’t find it interesting. So here are the woods near our house in good winter light.


Park-like setting near our house. This isn’t the first time that I’ve experimented with these shadows.

Monumental shadow
Monumental shadow

Residue of the guy who sold us a portion of this property.

Guy's Treasures
Guy’s Treasures

All shot with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summilux FLE lens.

On this day one year ago: really close. Taken with a Rikoh GRD camera – one of many compact cameras that I’ve tried and rejected.


62 thoughts on “Sunday November 4, 2012”

  1. Thanks for these very impressive pictures made with the M Monochrom. I have the M9, had master tech, hasselblad SWC, and M7 for BW picture, stopped BW and sold all these cameras when techical kodak, kodak elite, Gallery paper…..disapeared.

    I was not considering the M M interesting for the compressed values of middle greys, blocked darks and brights one.

    But you are the first one to change my mind with your pictures!.
    Were they coming from long work on silver effex?

    Kind regards. Jacques Leclerc

    1. Actually I do most of my post in Lightroom – I’ve developed a set of presets that are based on my analysis of what Silver Effex does. The MM has been a wonderful camera and has been my constant companion for the past two months. It’s taken this long to begin to master it.

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