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    Introduction and a few photos

    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.


    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=314814

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=315101


    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).

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=361306

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=369458

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=371974


    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


    -luke





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    Re: Introduction and a few photos

    Cool pics.
    Love the "Coracao dive report" thread

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    Re: Introduction and a few photos

    Welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing these photos.

    You're a wine fan, I take it?

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    Re: Introduction and a few photos

    Very nice! Once you get to use the M9 in NYC, post few images. I'd be curious to see. Leica is one awesome camera to carry around for street photos in the city. Looking forward to seeing more images soon! Enjoy the M9!

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    Re: Introduction and a few photos

    The lighting really sets these pictures off. Did you use any kind of fill flash, or just ambient lighting?

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    Re: Introduction and a few photos

    Thanks folks!


    Quote Originally Posted by audphile1 View Post
    Very nice! Once you get to use the M9 in NYC, post few images. I'd be curious to see. Leica is one awesome camera to carry around for street photos in the city. Looking forward to seeing more images soon! Enjoy the M9!
    Just went for a three hour walk today with the Leica and Canon 7D in hand. Will post shortly.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    The lighting really sets these pictures off. Did you use any kind of fill flash, or just ambient lighting?
    Just natural light, overcast though that day, coming through the window on the left side.
    -luke





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