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Brian, a fine image. No doubt a panoramic print waiting to appear on your wall. Cheers Hoppy -----Original Message----- Subject: [Leica] Grab shot M8 with no filters and no time to think Over on the "M8 use filters or not" thread I mentioned this picture and said I'd show it if I liked it. I like it. Today I accidentally got onto a road that forced me onto the San Francisco Bay Bridge, but I knew I could get off at Treasure Island and turn around without paying the toll. The turn-around point was just in front of the guard gate for a naval base. As I turned, I saw this container ship and its tugboat getting ready to meet, so I grabbed the camera, metered, and clicked the shutter. I thought I wanted a longer lens, but I had a 24 mounted and didn't think I'd have time to change lenses before the tug and the container ship met up. I rather like the image, and after studying it for a while, I think that 24 or 28 was the right lens instead of the 50 that I started to reach for. http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/bkreid/pwic/grabshot3.tif.html Leica M8, 24/2.8 Elmarit, f/5.6 @ 1/1000, ISO 160, no filters. The Gallery software doen't like TIFF files; you can see the cropped but not scaled TIFF image at http://reid.org/~brian/images/grabshot3.tif. The copy that I'm keeping in my archives has the horizon straightened, but I wanted all of you M8 haters to be able to see the pixels pretty much as they came out of the camera, give or take some color balance and levels adjustments.