Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/18

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Subject: [Leica] [IMG] Nice day around Kagamizu
From: lluisripollquerol at (Lluis Ripoll Querol)
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:08:09 +0200
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Very nice serie Peter, very good shots there!


El 18/07/2010, a las 17:22, Peter Cheyne escribi?:

> It's been so hot and humid here this summer.  Recent weekends see me  
> staying in, lazy, with the curtains drawn until 2 or 3 pm.  By this  
> time my seven year old daughter near at her wits' end begs me to go  
> out and play.  So, I rustle up a late quick lunch, grab a camera, a  
> lens or two, and we go out for the rest of the day.  This is our too- 
> hot-summer weekend routine.
> Today I put her on the back of my bicycle and cycled to the river.   
> I brought my Canon film EOS and 400/2.8 (not an easy rig to balance  
> on a bicycle shopping basket) with 2x converter to photograph some  
> birds while she made friends with other kids cooling their legs in  
> the river.  On my 10th shot, I caught some real beauties, you should  
> have seen them, but then I realized that there was no film in the  
> EOS body (I wanted to shoot slide instead of digi, and thought I put  
> film in the old EOS last night).  I had my daughter's Canon S90 in  
> my pocket, so I took some photos of her by the river, then of a  
> river shrimp that some other kid's dad had fished out. As we were  
> about to get back on the bicycle, Maria noticed a rainbow on a  
> stone, cast by sparkly plastic on the cycle spoke.
> Back home for a few minutes, I replaced the heavy, long lens rig  
> with my M8 and 35 asph 'cron and headed out again.  Where in the  
> world did my angel want to go, the sky's the limit?  MacDonalds, of  
> course.  One Happy Meal later and we rode to the local play-park  
> where we whizzed off some extra energy.
> On the way back home we saw some interesting clouds, some buddhas in  
> a barn, sunflowers, and a beautiful magenta-pink lily.  Yes, I did  
> have the IR-cut filter on my M8's lens.   Back home in Kagamizu  
> Village we saw some pretty sunset scenes with mists rising from the  
> forested hills.  I squeezed these moments into a 23 second  
> slideshow, but at least a couple of photos should be removed from  
> the set, and I can't choose which.
> One pair, towards the end, is of a house the other side of a stream  
> valley, surrounded by forest hills and a sunset.  I took it in  
> portrait and landscape aspects and can't decide which I prefer,  
> although the portrait version shows the stream better.
> Slideshow:
> Thanks for looking,
> Peter Cheyne
> (Any C&C, including which photos to drop, welcome)
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In reply to: Message from geordiepete211 at (Peter Cheyne) ([Leica] [IMG] Nice day around Kagamizu)