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Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,403
Posted By icebear
He got a Monochrom (MM, "M9M") from Leica ... his...

He got a Monochrom (MM, "M9M") from Leica ... his book "Mono" was built on images he created with this transition. Now he is using a M10.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,403
Posted By icebear
Hi Helen, great to see you looking up and forward...

Hi Helen,
great to see you looking up and forward :). Any challenge will have you flex your muscles which typically is good for body and mind. Not trying to emulate any film look with post processing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By icebear
Hi Bill, there is a way out and there is indeed...

Hi Bill,
there is a way out and there is indeed an answer to your unanswerable question: MM :D.
I committed to this much maligned B&W only camera and I LOVE it. I produced my best images ever using...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By icebear
M10 as...

M10 as well:
https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M10/Details

quote: [Thanks to components machined from...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,538
Posted By icebear
Oh well then it will be X-mas songs all day to...

Oh well then it will be X-mas songs all day to get you in the mood for buying tree ornaments at every stop.:D
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,538
Posted By icebear
Hi Cal, the VIP level might be enjoyable but...

Hi Cal,
the VIP level might be enjoyable but typically these Rhine river cruises are a senior citizen event for people who can walk around anymore. Entertainment and music style are accordingly ......
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,304
Posted By icebear
I only printed b&w and did only the file prep on...

I only printed b&w and did only the file prep on my monitor. I use a NEC Multisync PA271W and calibrated it with a spyder 4Pro. A fellow told me about that you loose 10-20% (of "everything") when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By icebear
It's the photographer's vision that results in...

It's the photographer's vision that results in the image and not the camera. The camera is the tool. If you don't have a vision about the image in the first place, the (new) camera, or lens won't...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,713
Posted By icebear
LOL about the contrast comparison: MM -->More...

LOL about the contrast comparison:
MM -->More --> Moronic --> Moriyama

https://www.leica-camera.blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Whats-All-This-About-Contrast.jpg

I had a M9 when the MM was about...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,196
Posted By icebear
Forget about the gear, use whatever you are...

Forget about the gear, use whatever you are comfortable with and can use with "your eyes closed".
Take a masterclass with a photographer whose work you admire.
Typically just by flipping through a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,269
Posted By icebear
Great balls of fire huh :D:D:D. My weakest images...

Great balls of fire huh :D:D:D.
My weakest images just get deleted. :cool:
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,196
Posted By icebear
Use whatever gear you know so well that the...

Use whatever gear you know so well that the camera does what you want it to, when you want it.
Meaning it takes the image when you press the shutter at the moment you feel the need to.

The video...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,269
Posted By icebear
I take my MM out of the bag and switch it on,...

I take my MM out of the bag and switch it on, once I have it in front of my eye, I frame and focus it's ready to take the image when I press the shutter. I never missed a shot because of "slow start...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,269
Posted By icebear
Indeed sounds like a love/hate relationship...

Indeed sounds like a love/hate relationship between you and the Leica M digital.:D

You admit the prints from the MM are insane - I take that as a "positively insane" statement for the quality. But...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By icebear
Nice idea there Joe. I'll join with my first and...

Nice idea there Joe.
I'll join with my first and last image post in the RFF gallery:


Fooling around with the M8 in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,479
Posted By icebear
You are nerdy in more ways than just cameras but...

You are nerdy in more ways than just cameras but don't worry about it.:D (printers and bikes come to my mind immediately)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By icebear
There needs to be a click to make sure the lens...

There needs to be a click to make sure the lens is locked, otherwise you need to turn the lens and check that you can't unlock it w/o pressing the release button. I had a tiny bit of dust in the lock...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,479
Posted By icebear
1] Are you an M user? Does the "not cutting edge"...

1] Are you an M user? Does the "not cutting edge" tech. and screen limit you in your creativity and ability to capture the images you envision?:rolleyes: Then get an auto focus auto everything, super...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,436
Posted By icebear
Replacement sensor here as well... Shooting...

Replacement sensor here as well...
Shooting against the sky, fully stopped down, focussed at infinity and inspecting the file with ramped up contrast made the diagnosis pretty obvious. Still love...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By icebear
Hi Bill, you already paid for the last...

Hi Bill,

you already paid for the last generation of pixels why not use them for the best possible result, i.e. milking the inherit quality of all the pixels? If you crop the image of the latest and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,530
Posted By icebear
Hi Cal, you are one of the few people who have...

Hi Cal,
you are one of the few people who have seen my prints of images captured with the Monochrome (MM, 18MP CCD), mostly shot with the 75Apo 'cron, handheld. One shot was cropped to half frame,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,867
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1531003106.SEQ.3.jpg



https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1531003105.SEQ.0.jpg
...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,530
Posted By icebear
All that talk about even better prints from...

All that talk about even better prints from higher res. sensors sound like he is up to his nose at the print counting dpi's.
A great shot is a great shot and no one is even thinking about getting up...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-20-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,530
Posted By icebear
My heartfelt condolences Helen. I hope you...

My heartfelt condolences Helen.

I hope you have people around you who give you a hug and listen if you want to talk.
Or just be with you and have a cup of tea and say nothing if word don't come.
...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-02-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,530
Posted By icebear
Dear Helen, what can I say ... so sad news. I...

Dear Helen,
what can I say ... so sad news. I lost my best friend last year.
I wish that both of you can view the glass half full looking back and being grateful for the time you have spent...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-28-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,511
Posted By icebear
That's finally the MM10 I take it? It will just...

That's finally the MM10 I take it?
It will just make the files so big, I would need to upgrade my computer and workflow.
Roughly 2.5x the resolution than the MM9. No one really needs that.
Do I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-25-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,759
Posted By icebear
In any category of goods you can buy low end and...

In any category of goods you can buy low end and high end and somewhere in the middle. If you intend to use it only once in a while maybe low end is just OK, if it breaks you won't bother with a...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-21-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 6,692
Posted By icebear
Thumbs up Congrats, you are in for a treat in regards to...

Congrats, you are in for a treat in regards to quality and dedication.
Be prepared to be spoiled by the results that they can achieve. Nothing else will do after you've seen what is possible and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By icebear
Not cheap but the last one you'll ever...

Not cheap but the last one you'll ever buy...
https://www.reallyrightstuff.com/tfa-01u
Put a RRS ball head on top and forget about any issues with ball heads you ever had or heard about.
The combo is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,759
Posted By icebear
... well exactly THIS. Why is it far fetched?...

... well exactly THIS.

Why is it far fetched? Construction of a lens in MUCH bigger volume (SL) and a different lens to sensor distance is much easier than achieving cutting edge performance within...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-05-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,698
Posted By icebear
I never use continous mode ... other than by...

I never use continous mode ... other than by accident, darn switch on the MM ;).
And an all manual camera, manual aperture, manual focus slows you down anyway.
I see, frame, compose and typically...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,095
Posted By icebear
THANKS for posting the link, I ended up watching...

THANKS for posting the link, I ended up watching also the interview and the Kulkatta clip as well, so I kind of spend 3 hrs of my life on this. It was well worth it;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,255
Posted By icebear
M3 or MP what else do you need to expose...

M3 or MP what else do you need to expose film?
Either you go analog all the way or stick with digital.
An EVF ...OK, tongue in cheek ... I get it. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,655
Posted By icebear
Do you still have a full money back guarantee?;) ...

Do you still have a full money back guarantee?;)
If you and 28 aren't made for each other, get rid of it fast and don't waste any moment with the wrong camera in your hands.

Hurry up gal :D.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,590
Posted By icebear
I am still waiting for a MM10. Isn't it strange...

I am still waiting for a MM10.

Isn't it strange that this limited edition for people with so much money, they don't even know where to spend half of it, is based on the M240?
...maybe they are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,202
Posted By icebear
^THIS based on the histogram of the initial shot...

^THIS
based on the histogram of the initial shot of a scene to max out exposure w/o blowing the important highlights.
I haven't used my little Gossen Digisix since I sold my M3.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By icebear
Nothing better than a good rant. :D I hear you...

Nothing better than a good rant. :D

I hear you though. A lot of folks don't really put an effort into processing before posting images. These are really small, starting from in-camera jpgs and most...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,238
Posted By icebear
I take pictures with my MM, I take it that it is...

I take pictures with my MM, I take it that it is a limited edition by now.;)
Would any fancy bling edition version take better pictures? I don't think so.
I'll take a pass on any of these "shake my...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By icebear
"It's not a photo until it's printed" Tagline of...

"It's not a photo until it's printed"
Tagline of the Bergen County Camera (BCC) store in Westwood NJ.

... and the PBS series is also not avaialable online in Germany.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,415
Posted By icebear
Ralph Gibson: "Self Exposure"

Ralph Gibson: "Self Exposure"
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,778
Posted By icebear
May he rest in peace. Goodspeed Roger, good light...

May he rest in peace. Goodspeed Roger, good light and keep shootin'
My condolences to Frances, his family and friends.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,778
Posted By icebear
Very sad news indeed. :( Much strength to Roger,...

Very sad news indeed. :(

Much strength to Roger, Francis and his family and friends in this final path of life.
Maybe he will have a chat with HCB and Tom A. or whom ever he will meet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,353
Posted By icebear
pretty simple : MM10

pretty simple : MM10
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-25-2019
Replies: 648
Views: 18,797
Posted By icebear
Gorgeous Helen !! Smack a legend, LOL :D...

Gorgeous Helen !!








Smack a legend, LOL :D ... who documented this decisive moment?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,357
Posted By icebear
All those numbers are marketing's little helpers...

All those numbers are marketing's little helpers to get to your hard earned money.
Every season there are new numbers ... hey you got new money that someone wants you to spend.:cool:

At the end of...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,233
Posted By icebear
For the occasional use that I grab the Q, I don't...

For the occasional use that I grab the Q, I don't need the upgrade. The IQ of the orig. is already excellent. If more mp's is an argument to allow for cropping and sloppy framing in the first place...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,233
Posted By icebear
First things first ... where is my MM10? :D

First things first ... where is my MM10? :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-02-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By icebear
Whatever camera you have, you have to learn how...

Whatever camera you have, you have to learn how to achieve the best possible result. Typically that process isn't close to be finished before people start looking for a new camera. Either with more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,411
Posted By icebear
Once you see the light, you can take a great...

Once you see the light, you can take a great photo with a holga. If you don't see it, also the greatest and latest fluff recommended by Mr. H won't bring you any further than potentially great...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By icebear
MCary's shot is featured as Mastershot in the LFI...

MCary's shot is featured as Mastershot in the LFI Gallery.
I was quickly going through the webpage and recognized I had seen this before and right ... it was amoung the weekly picks in our RFF...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,821
Posted By icebear
From: http://us.leica-camera.com/Leica-Galleries/L...

From:
http://us.leica-camera.com/Leica-Galleries/Leica-Gallery-Los-Angeles/News-Program/%22Digital-Color%22-by-Ralph-Gibson

"Digital Color" Exhibition
January 17 - February 24, 2019
Celebrate the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By icebear
Obviously an annoying experience but you should...

Obviously an annoying experience but you should have never paid that fee ($48) for something that cost $20 in the first place. ;)
Or did I get something wrong?

I hope you can use the holders...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By icebear
Once you are really "up there" selling signed...

Once you are really "up there" selling signed prints for like 6k+, you have built a reputation and market value for your work, you don't need any promotion via forums of "social" media. There is only...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-26-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
Welcome back, Joe. I hope you've recovered and...

Welcome back, Joe. I hope you've recovered and are ready to get out and shoot. If you're down and can't "see" the images ready to be taken, it sucks. Get well and start shooting again.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-20-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
WOW ... what a great capture. Going on such a...

WOW ... what a great capture. Going on such a trip and carrying your Monochrom and stopping to take gorgeous images, respect. THANKS for sharing.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-15-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Nice framing there for a selfie, ... or did you...

Nice framing there for a selfie, ... or did you crop ?:eek: :D
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-06-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites of the week: Heather © 2018 ...

Here my favorites of the week:

Heather © 2018 Jhutchins (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=49953)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By icebear
It's been a while ... more than a decade ago when...

It's been a while ... more than a decade ago when I parted from my 2 T90's. Great camera, the last MF for the FD lenses. Then Canon went EOS...
Anyway, why would the camera meter anything with the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-03-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Noguchi Museum, Queens... ...

Noguchi Museum, Queens...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1533254795.SEQ.4.jpg




...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-02-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Some old fashioned RF shots : Noguchi Museum,...

Some old fashioned RF shots :
Noguchi Museum, Queens.


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1533254792.SEQ.0.jpg
...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-02-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
^ isn't live view just the easier way to go for...

^ isn't live view just the easier way to go for close-up/macro ... but yeah there is so much equipment that you can't resist to try:D. Point well taken.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-01-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By icebear
Thanks Tony, for mentioning one of my shots....

Thanks Tony, for mentioning one of my shots. Much appreciated.

I was waiting after the concert for her to come out and sign their latest CD but after 20min. the crew breaking down the set and the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-30-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week : Untitled ©...

Here my favorites this week :



Untitled © 2018 Baby Of Macon (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=50703)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-28-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
... same night obviously...

... same night obviously...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-27-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
A night out in the...

A night out in the city...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1532692649.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-23-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: harvest © 2018 ...

Here my favorites this week:


harvest © 2018 Axel100 (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=12155)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-22-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
... last night something for ears, eyes and brain...

... last night something for ears, eyes and brain (!)


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1532303647.SEQ.3.jpg
...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-22-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Funny, mysteriuous, graphical ... good catch of...

Funny, mysteriuous, graphical ... good catch of something most people would even recognize as interesting.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-17-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,692
Posted By icebear
Hi JW / Skip, of course some shots might not...

Hi JW / Skip,

of course some shots might not be perfect to start with for printing but still worth saving with a lot of post processing work. I don't know your skills but typically the less...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-17-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
... same set: ...

... same set:


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1531828444.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-17-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
... a night out in the...

... a night out in the city...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1531828444.SEQ.1.jpg
...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By icebear
Thanks Mcary for picking one of my shots, always...

Thanks Mcary for picking one of my shots, always appreciated.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,229
Posted By icebear
I'd say if your want only one lens go for 35. If...

I'd say if your want only one lens go for 35.
If two are an option take 50 for stronger portraits of people in their environment and a 25 for your tall buildings.
But you have how many lenses right...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Untitled - Photo...

Here my favorites this week:


Untitled - Photo 282857 © 2018 J.scooter (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=38373)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
I feel my leg getting pulled so hard, it starts...

I feel my leg getting pulled so hard, it starts to hurt.:D
Have fun, I'm out.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2018
Replies: 705
Views: 89,167
Posted By icebear
Wow, great shot! I like this one much better than...

Wow, great shot!
I like this one much better than the crowded beach shots, although those have your name written all over them, as well as the signature wave/surf shots.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
Hey Nick, besides telling all others they are...

Hey Nick,
besides telling all others they are wrong for not following your personal choice of reason, how did all the gear that you choose based on your assessment, how did this help you to take...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2018
Replies: 670
Views: 86,142
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1531443737.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6,291
Posted By icebear
^I like the first one. Typically I'm not fond of...

^I like the first one. Typically I'm not fond of plastic cutlery but the light on the edges really makes this shot, apart from the interesting composition. Great shot!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-12-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
First 'shot' of the day...

First 'shot' of the day ;)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1531443737.SEQ.1.jpg


... always two sides to a cup :D
...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By icebear
Recently in the...

Recently in the backyard...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1531443738.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
I take it, your friend didn't care too much about...

I take it, your friend didn't care too much about any DXO ratings of the lens.:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
:o I didn't want to be too blunt and spill the...

:o I didn't want to be too blunt and spill the beans right away but you are right ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
Well this is exactly what is holding people back...

Well this is exactly what is holding people back and keeps them making -mildly put- "less interesting" photographs that in some way or another only represent the subject that they saw. As this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
Well :o, ... I guess it's in the open now :D

Well :o, ... I guess it's in the open now :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By icebear
What is the "stabilizer" actually? Some anti...

What is the "stabilizer" actually?
Some anti mould/fungus agent that works over the years to keep microbes at bay, i.e. a preservative? I think it is much better to just rinse and dry your negatives...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By icebear
Thanks Mcary for picking a pot ;-)

Thanks Mcary for picking a pot ;-)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-09-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
... two portraits as well...

... two portraits as well ;)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1531003105.SEQ.0.jpg
...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites of the week: Untitled -...

Here my favorites of the week:


Untitled - Photo 282723 © 2018 Mlehrman...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-08-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Some more strange stuff...

Some more strange stuff ;)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1531097065.SEQ.2.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1531097064.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,119
Posted By icebear
The short answer is get a loaner, a lens of your...

The short answer is get a loaner, a lens of your favorite focal length and try it yourself.
You will know after 1 hr latest if it is for you or not.

It's about your vision and the camera allows...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-07-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
If you are superstitious you have to buy two at...

If you are superstitious you have to buy two at once to go from 12 to 14 ;-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
Well, I can't judge who pays their bills but I...

Well, I can't judge who pays their bills but I know with 100% certainty that I don't take any photos in a lab. :rolleyes:
And I move my camera around and it's not mounted on a test bench either ... I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By icebear
Luckily most of humans are not (yet) equipped...

Luckily most of humans are not (yet) equipped with AI, so choices are consequently a little more varied :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-07-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Light falls into strange places ... more often...

Light falls into strange places ... more often than not...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-07-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Hi Dave, just from memory, I think it's better...

Hi Dave,

just from memory, I think it's better now. It doesn't jump out artificial anymore.
Thanks for putting in the effort just based on a comment from a stranger ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-06-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Another shot from the kitchen...

Another shot from the kitchen ...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1530460825.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-06-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
DwF, I can't help it but to me the wood surface,...

DwF,
I can't help it but to me the wood surface, particularly in the swirl area looks somewhat plasticy to me. Was it really appearing this way in real life?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By icebear
Thanks Mcary for noticing one of my images.

Thanks Mcary for noticing one of my images.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Untitled - Photo...

Here my favorites this week:


Untitled - Photo 282619 © 2018 Machspeed (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=33140)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-02-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
To mount this set up on a small table top tripod...

To mount this set up on a small table top tripod is bold:eek:
I wish that nobody touches the table or hits a leg.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-01-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
some recent catches of light...

some recent catches of light...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-27-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 3,427
Posted By icebear
I recently had a 1/2 frame crop of an image taken...

I recently had a 1/2 frame crop of an image taken with my lowly 18mp MM printed 20x30 inch, that's effectively from a 9mp resolution file. Someone with more experience than me was scrutinizing the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-27-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
^ Hi Joe, how about a vertical shot to get rid of...

^
Hi Joe, how about a vertical shot to get rid of the scaffolding on the left? Or is there a particular reason that you wanted to capture it?

A suggestion to a theme ...
#300 "This is not a mail...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-26-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,692
Posted By icebear
Indeed, all images that I have printed with...

Indeed, all images that I have printed with PiezographyPro were shot with the MM.
Natural sunlight, wide open aperture, close focusing distance, light yellow filter, shutter speeds between 1/1000...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-25-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By icebear
Here my favorite this week: 19th c. Guitar ©...

Here my favorite this week:


19th c. Guitar © 2018 Lcsmith (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=74372)...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-25-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,692
Posted By icebear
I ventured down the rabbit hole but I am glad I...

I ventured down the rabbit hole but I am glad I did...

It all started with a friend printing some of my images with his Epson printer with a Piezography Pro ink set. 12x18 on 17x22 paper. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,592
Posted By icebear
Can this singular post above get a STICKY? It...

Can this singular post above get a STICKY?

It nails so perfectly the core problem of many people who are "all over the place" with their photography. If you just want to use your camera and happily...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-18-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Untitled - Photo...

Here my favorites this week:


Untitled - Photo 282331 © 2018 P.giannakis (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=25406)...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-18-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 10,310
Posted By icebear
Yeah, well ... outdoor shooting comparision under...

Yeah, well ... outdoor shooting comparision under changing light conditions (clouds). Very solid test.:rolleyes:

QUOTE:
[The micro-contrast of the headland is higher on the 200ais image.
Don't see...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-18-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By icebear
If you have a Leica that by chance (or design)...

If you have a Leica that by chance (or design) uses the exact same type of battery as a Panasonic camera, then you can get the Panasonic battery which works perfectly fine.

The Q is such an...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By icebear
Just get the original, it will save you a lot of...

Just get the original, it will save you a lot of aggrevation you will have when getting the cheap stuff, experiencing exactely what you decribe and then finally you'll get the original that you...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-17-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Some nice morning...

Some nice morning light...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1529248998.SEQ.2.jpg
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By icebear
How many films have you put through that body in...

How many films have you put through that body in the past 6 month?
Possibly just under used and got sticky... or indeed a small particle got stuck where it doesn't belong. Maybe a check-up is in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-11-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Marching Season ...

Here my favorites this week:


Marching Season © 2018 Filmtwit (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=35273)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-11-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
I never shot a lot of slide film and my HP5 or...

I never shot a lot of slide film and my HP5 or TMX always got a generous amount of light. So coming from opposite ends of personal meter preferences, it's no surprise that you don't blow the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-08-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Hi Vince, thanks for sharing your point view....

Hi Vince,

thanks for sharing your point view. It all depends how you meter. There is not standard way of using -1/3 or whatever. What works for your images is right for you.

I only recently...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-08-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
Very nice framing of these dynamic lines.

Very nice framing of these dynamic lines.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-08-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
I haven't used a digital camera w/o a monitor...

I haven't used a digital camera w/o a monitor screen.
I use the histogram a lot to optimize the exposure with my MM. If you blow the highlights it's gone. But if you always underexpose and not max....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-06-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Hi Allen thanks for the feedback, I don't want to...

Hi Allen thanks for the feedback, I don't want to hijack this thread with print and framing discussion, I've sent a pm.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-05-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By icebear
A little late to the party this week, here my...

A little late to the party this week, here my favorite:


curlew © 2018 Keith (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=5265)

...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-04-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Congratulations Allen for having an...

Congratulations Allen for having an exhibition.
Where is the location?
Can you share a little about the printing and framing? I have gotten some prints of my own stuff and will frame them myself. I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-29-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1527637783.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By icebear
Thanks for mention M. but the image is missing...

Thanks for mention M. but the image is missing :confused:
And thanks Richard as well.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By icebear
Thank you, James and Tony. Much appreciated.

Thank you, James and Tony. Much appreciated.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Untitled - Photo...

Here my favorites this week:


Untitled - Photo 281903 © 2018 Mlehrman (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=3187)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-28-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1527534795.SEQ.3.jpg


long exposure, stopped way down ... need to clean my sensor :o
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-27-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
What a great post #1, sharing pictures in the...

What a great post #1,

sharing pictures in the Monochrom thread and not complaing about something or asking tech spec questions ;).
WELCOME Andrew!

Enjoy your MM and continue to share images...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-26-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Thanks Vince, here another grab of light and...

Thanks Vince,
here another grab of light and shadow...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1527391027.SEQ.4.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-25-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
The 2 Exit shots made me smile.;) I like the...

The 2 Exit shots made me smile.;)
I like the street lamp, there is something about the similar tonality of the lamp body and background sky, I would have possibly experimented with a different...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-22-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
The morning shot of java...

The morning shot of java ...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1526903917.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-21-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Untitled - Photo...

Here my favorites this week:


Untitled - Photo 281715 © 2018 Jockos (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=44484)...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,774
Posted By icebear
Besides all the arguments already mentioned...

Besides all the arguments already mentioned above, the crucial thing is I like to use my Leica MM.

I don't have to consult a 400p. manual because some computer programmer designed a menu lay out...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-18-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
How many shots of these chairs have you taken? Do...

How many shots of these chairs have you taken?
Do you explore scenes, do you "milk the scene"? Squeeze the last bit of it, get around, try different angles, get closer, get down low etc. When I take...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-18-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By icebear
Hi Tony, the frame is the view through balcony...

Hi Tony,

the frame is the view through balcony columns in Grand Central, NY.

No photoshop ... "natural frame" ;).
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By icebear
Thanks for mentioning one of my images Richard,...

Thanks for mentioning one of my images Richard, much appreciated.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-14-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1526254988.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Nemrut Dağı,...

Here my favorites this week:

Nemrut Dağı, Turkey 1985 © 2018 Dotur (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=29760)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-13-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1526254987.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,869
Posted By icebear
If Leica is so obviously not for you, why waste...

If Leica is so obviously not for you, why waste time to convince others of your point of view?;)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites of the week: Samara , C.R ©...

Here my favorites of the week:

Samara , C.R © 2018 Moto-uno (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=41336)...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By icebear
Well, I guess we do agree on a winner... Candle...

Well, I guess we do agree on a winner...

Candle concept © 2018 Guy Pinhas (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=68558)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-23-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Come on folks ... keep it up...

Come on folks ... keep it up ;)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/med_U6650I1524484663.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-20-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1524270856.SEQ.3.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1524270854.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-20-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,751
Posted By icebear
A significant improvement of the M10 vs M240 is...

A significant improvement of the M10 vs M240 is that it's less bulky for all who cared about the original M3 size in hand. To squeeze everything into the M10 body size the battery had to be smaller...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-18-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,194
Posted By icebear
Do you have a monochrom camera that gives you...

Do you have a monochrom camera that gives you native b&w files or are you color files and convert them to monochrom images? Rethorical question...:rolleyes:

You will get the best results if you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,235
Posted By icebear
I typically use 24x36mm. In fact all the...

I typically use 24x36mm. In fact all the time.;)
I try to fill the frame at time of exposure and not to crop after the fact if it ain't necessary. Cropping by using camera settings, i.e. not using...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-11-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
light on the other...

light on the other side...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1523492769.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-09-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites of the week: Lot's of nice...

Here my favorites of the week:
Lot's of nice work!

end of day #784 © 2018 Lynnb...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-08-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
mikado... https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgal...

mikado...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1523222100.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,949
Posted By icebear
Wink When was the last time you pulled your exposed...

When was the last time you pulled your exposed film out of an "analog" camera and you have been able to view the image?
;)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,949
Posted By icebear
You don't see that your denying a different...

You don't see that your denying a different camera tool of doing the same job comes across as exactely what you describe above?
A photographer sees frames exposes an image. It's the exact same...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,949
Posted By icebear
LOL the light sensitive material in a digital...

LOL the light sensitive material in a digital camera is called sensor surface, just in case you are not aware.;) And it can be used over and over again.

When was the last time you have pulled out a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-05-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
I like this one the best from the recent...

I like this one the best from the recent ones.

In ref. to the others..
You need to get out of that building, it seems depressing:(
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,949
Posted By icebear
Interesting... I totally agree with your...

Interesting...
I totally agree with your statement [2] but from my point of view you miss the mark in
[1] ... it is not the camera which produces the image.
[3] ... do you think you are able to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,949
Posted By icebear
priceless :D ... I had never heard about Daniel...

priceless :D

... I had never heard about Daniel Bell Heuer before, obviously a pretty sharp mind.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By icebear
Here my favorite of the week: Chair © 2018 ...

Here my favorite of the week:

Chair © 2018 Doitashimash1te (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=7596)...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-02-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,701
Posted By icebear
This thread should be moved to...

This thread should be moved to :
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=68

There are plenty of discussion already about the very topic...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,949
Posted By icebear
YES. My very first Leica was used M6, later a...

YES.

My very first Leica was used M6, later a 2nd body followed. A used MP and later a M3 (also used...of course;)). At some point a used M9 followed and a new MM. The latter is my most used camera...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-21-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
^^ you obviously see the light, congrats!

^^ you obviously see the light, congrats!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,161
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: ... what a great...

Here my favorites this week:
... what a great week of gallery participation, the best since along time!

Untitled - Photo 280132 © 2018 Chrisn...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-17-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
^^ very intriguing hallway ... starting with...

^^ very intriguing hallway ... starting with FEMME FATALE ... I would definitely walk along to see all the images.

And I also like pick me (elevator panel).
Seemingly every day, ordinary subject...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-14-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By icebear
I think a good rule of thumb is whether or not...

I think a good rule of thumb is whether or not the advice resonates with you.

Meaning - is the advice pointing out something that suddenly rings true for the kind of work you do?
Does it point out...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-12-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week : Untitled - Photo...

Here my favorites this week :

Untitled - Photo 279838 © 2018 J.scooter (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=38373)...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By icebear
Taking advice from masters who photograph...

Taking advice from masters who photograph themselves can seriously improve what you are doing.
Granted the advice is right for your work and your personality.

Taking advice from critics as in "art...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Light and shade and kitchen tools ... ...

Light and shade and kitchen tools ...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1520812862.SEQ.2.jpg
...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
... some more from the kitchen;) ...

... some more from the kitchen;)


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1520717970.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By icebear
There isn't much more that a post can...

There isn't much more that a post can do.;)
You're welcome.

But the real credit goes to Ralph...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-10-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Some light before breakfast... ...

Some light before breakfast...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1520717971.SEQ.2.jpg
...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-10-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
^^ I like this one better than the gas town...

^^ I like this one better than the gas town image. I'm not sure why, maybe better balance in the frame.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By icebear
I have heard him telling this slightly...

I have heard him telling this slightly differently before. And I agree the way he told it here is a little confusing.
The point is that just carrying your camera around (e.g. on the way fetching...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By icebear
There are certainly more important things that...

There are certainly more important things that formed his vision than which lens to use or the film vs digital debate. :rolleyes:

What I find most fascinating about him are 2 things:
- That he is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By icebear
Ralph Gibson - COOPH video

I came across an interesting video, short (5+min.), interview/ documentary style in which Ralph Gibson shares what is important in his...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By icebear
Thanks for sharing, Helen. He is one of the...

Thanks for sharing, Helen.
He is one of the greats. He made me see the light.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,452
Posted By icebear
...well, no. You are not.:D The idiots are the...

...well, no. You are not.:D
The idiots are the ones deciding which features need to be packed into the next camera model. The ones that have a 400 page manual written that you can download on you...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-05-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Long Reef beach...

Here my favorites this week:

Long Reef beach 2018 #704 © 2018 Lynnb (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=27021)...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-04-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3,110
Posted By icebear
Well, at least the prints were worth attending...

Well, at least the prints were worth attending the opening of the exhibit.

For the 3 bummers ... this is a bad joke. They should have told the audience that the artist will not sign any books and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-04-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
You are pushing the limits in your project:D

You are pushing the limits in your project:D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-04-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 10,463
Posted By icebear
Arigato gozaimas;)

Arigato gozaimas;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 10,463
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1347235931.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 10,463
Posted By icebear
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1370830892.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-02-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
If a kind of "random" shot makes me think "wow",...

If a kind of "random" shot makes me think "wow", that means something in my book. Not necessarly a great shot in history of photography that stands the test of time;) but that one draws me in, being...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-02-2018
Replies: 2,421
Views: 355,301
Posted By icebear
Frank O'Hara "Lunch Poems" William Carlos...

Frank O'Hara "Lunch Poems"
William Carlos Williams "Paterson"
Ron Padgett "Collected Poems
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-02-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Grapes and light... ...

Grapes and light...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1520039876.SEQ.0.jpg


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1520039876.SEQ.1.jpg
...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-02-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
no worries Joe ;)

no worries Joe ;)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-01-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
attention ... I'm still not sure if it's a great...

attention ... I'm still not sure if it's a great shot because of the strong graphical dynamic and the peeking through into the other room or if it is "just" interesting. Maybe for a great shot some...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By icebear
Here my $0.02, take them with a grain of Spanish...

Here my $0.02, take them with a grain of Spanish salt.;)

I don't always recognize why you took the picture. You might be better off with a longer focal length. To work with wide angle and fill the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-27-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Exploring another set of...

Exploring another set of tulips...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1519785884.SEQ.0.jpg
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,420
Posted By icebear
Split rings for salt water fishing are the best...

Split rings for salt water fishing are the best but certainly a pair of pliers comes handy to open these as they are really tough...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-26-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
Great shot ^^. Composition of the sides, the man...

Great shot ^^. Composition of the sides, the man with the cart, slight blurr, both just not exactly in the center and the door in the wall give a little more than nothing for the top of the frame w/o...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By icebear
My favorite this week: ***** © 2018 Keith...

My favorite this week:

***** © 2018 Keith (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=5265)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-25-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
Catching some early morning light...

Catching some early morning light again...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6650/U6650I1519605148.SEQ.2.jpg
...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-21-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 33,073
Posted By icebear
Joe, happy to see that your project gets you...

Joe,
happy to see that your project gets you somewhere.
You will get out on the other end refreshed, renewed, a new Joe with new vision. Keep it up.
Congratulations!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,145
Posted By icebear
...indeed;). And I just ordered a copy, "used...

...indeed;).
And I just ordered a copy, "used like new" after checking out his website and images.
Looking forward to reading it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,145
Posted By icebear
Joe, you and PKR chatted and clarified it nicely...

Joe,
you and PKR chatted and clarified it nicely already.
I completely agree with PKR on the main point "the camera is just a tool, the image matters" ... I'd like to add my $0.02.

If you take a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-19-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By icebear
Here my favorites this week: Untitled - Photo...

Here my favorites this week:

Untitled - Photo 279479 © 2018 J.scooter (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=38373)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,802
Posted By icebear
I knew I took a couple of shots there no too long...

I knew I took a couple of shots there no too long before it was all painted over.
Looking for the image, I realized that is was 2013 ...gosh already 5 years...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-12-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By icebear
Here my favorite of the week: A.W. 1985 © 2018...

Here my favorite of the week:

A.W. 1985 © 2018 Dotur (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=29760)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-12-2018
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,851
Posted By icebear
These guys look like right out of an idealized...

These guys look like right out of an idealized movie scene, esp. Mitch #2.;)
Or at least they look like it in your images. Are these for "real" characters or is your vision and processing helping the...
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