Our friends invited us to join them for a weekend in Palm Spring staying at a Korean-owned hotel in the Desert Springs area. The hotel offered a large heated pool and many indoor and outdoor jacuzzis. It was nice to enjoy some water fun in the middle on winter to relax and replenish our souls.
For a change, I brought the 90'MEM with me this time, hoping to capture some close-ups while the kids are playing in the water, but I ended up with some scenery shots instead. For the full set, [CLICK HERE].
Thanks to El Nino that dumped a bunch of snow in Big Bear the past few weekends, today we took our son to see snow for the first time in his life. It was also the first time I've shot the M9 in snow. He had a ton of fun sledding in the snow, and I ended up with a ton of post processing work. All metering was off while shooting in the snow... the white balance was off most of the time, picking a way too cool temp, and the exposure was mostly 1 stop under (I was shooting in A-mode).
There was no way I could have focused fast enough to catch people coming down the slope, so I cheated by pre-focusing at a spot on the ground about 8 feet from me and just waited for action to come to me. While I didn't get the right focus in many shots, I still like them because the emotion was there.
Shooting these cute kids is just cheating. There was no way I could get a bad picture.
If you would like to see the full set, [CLICK HERE]
My Journey into Leica...
A path not to be taken lightly, not without reservations, and not without dedication, but the results can be sweet, OH SO SWEET! This is a documentation of my trials and tribulations into the world of Leica Rangefinder Photography, and I hope you'll enjoy coming along with me.