We went to the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival with a lot of expectation, perhaps too much. We wanted to see a lively show with people cheering and lots of good food. However, it turned out not too so much of a spectator sport. There's no announcers so we had no idea who was racing and whether or not it's an important race, no score board, so we had no idea what we're watching, except we see people sometimes race, sometimes not. Don't even get me started on the food. Let's just say we spent about 40 minutes there, had some grubs, and everyone wanted to go home. I've got some shots to share, nonetheless.
SoCal living... What to do when you're bored? There's always the beach! Today was a hot day... but we got bored hiding in air conditioned home all day, so we decided to head to the beach... at around 6pm! We still got a good hour of sun and some fun chasing (or being chased by?) the waves.
The 35'Lux ASPH FLE is really a wonderful lens. When I reviewed some of the shots at home on the retina screen, I'm just wow'd by its color and super sharpness. The out of focus area is smooth when shooting wide open and really make things pop. I also have the 35'Cron which I thought was enough for my needs, but I just can't seem to let this go.
For 4th of July, we went to a friend's house for BBQ. At night, all the kids got some fireworks to play with. I thought to myself, if only I had the Sony A7S... Since I didn't, I tried to do what I can with the M9. I set the ISO at 1250, and just let the fireworks provide the light for me.
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.