Jul 312013
4"3 ratio, click to enlarge

16:9  ratio, click to enlarge


We have made our move to Columbia County, NY, which is beautiful, much different from Maine. What better to show as an image than a sunbathed field, with the Catskill mountains in the background. Us for its intended purpose and fell free to share.


Smaller image (16:9) below.

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Oct 202012
Jul 232012

I recently got my hands on an Olympus OM-D E-M5, which is a complicated name for a really neat camera. It is a “micro 4/3rd”, or M<FT, camera, which means the sensor is 1/4 the size of a full frame (I know there is no logic in the designation, it has to do with how sensor size used to be gauged), and thus lenses used on that format have double “effective” (i.e. 35mm film equivalent) focal length. In other words, a 25 mm lens gives you the same field of view as a 50mm on full frame. The OM-D is the 3rd iteration of MFT for Olympus and surpasses even the quite decent E-P3 (IMO by quite a bit). It  actually looks like a mini DSLR – hardy larger than my well liked Nikon V1, which it will soon replace. In fact, it is the camera the Nikon V1 should have been… Continue reading »

Jun 192012

I will be in New York this coming weekend. From 9-12 on Friday and Saturday, I will hit the streets – and you ‘ll tell me what to shoot. Comment on this post, or on Facebook, with your ideas – almost anything goes (I generally don’t shoot the homeless and mentally ill), e.g. “man smoking”, “big dog”, but within reason (“monkey eating icecream” will likely yield nothing). Street photography is about people photography, but if there is a part of New York you always wanted to see, let me know as well. Make sure you like my Facebook PAGE (https://www.facebook.com/BMPhotographer), so you’ll get live updates.

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May 282012

Downtown Bangor, ME, today. The whole town was out honoring those who died serving their country (Shot with the Leica M9 and 50mm Summilux)


May 182012

Got down to NYC for the day to shoot some more street. I took along mt M9, 50 ‘Lux and Cosina-Voigtländer (CV) 35mm f1.2, and picked up my “birthday present” a CV 21 mm f4 (though the viewfinder was not available). It was a sunny day and in NYC, the avenues have bright light most of the day, which makes for harsh contrast, I am impressed with the relatively (as far as M mount lenses go) cheap 21 mm. There is some flare when shot into the sun but it not too bad but sharpness is good. I used to have the screw mount version a while, using it on my M8 (as a 28mm equivalent), which gave some weird darkening in the center of the image in bright light. I sold that years ago. I hear the  M mount version is optically similar except fore the mount. It is also black and fits nicely with my M9.

Also check out Otto Schulze for some more NYC street work.