This is my first post in the Photography Forum. When I have time to make my way to WUS, I'm usually on the DWF, Kobold, or Panerai forums.
I usually take pics of family trips like the one back in October (2009) to Curacao.
However, I was displaced from my job in the early part of January and started to take more and more photos around my neighborhood (NYC).
This photo should have been included in the last thread above.
Recently, I had a chance to borrow a friends Leica M9. I planned on taking it for a spin on my walk around NYC but trying to get a handle of this beautiful camera (I now understand the visceral attachment) and the not so nice weather lately precluded me from venturing far from my 'hood.
So I decided to take a few shots at home of a few bottles of wine.
A little background of the bottles...
In 1976, there was a wine tasting (to be known as the Judgment of Paris) pitting top quality chardonnay and cabernet sauvignons from France and from California.
California wines rated best in each category, which caused surprise as France was generally regarded as being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.
For my 50th birthday (in 10 years), I hope to recreate the tasting although not with the identical producers.
I've been collecting bottles to be tasted for a couple of years now, which are stored in an ideal setting offsite. The Château Mouton Rothschild and Araujo will see the light of day in ten years but will be stored in a dark dry place very shortly.
The empty bottle of Dom and the bottle of Dow's are just "props" for the shoot.
As for the M9, I set the camera on aperture priority. I shot between f1.4 - f4. I should have used a tripod to get a better sense of the difference in the depth. No PP other than cropping and borders.
Anyway, thanks for indulging me.
Need to add to the funds for another bottle