Leica M9P Street Portraits

Discussion in 'Leica M Forum' started by ajramirez, May 6, 2012.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    En Lupi's by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    En la calle Fortaleza by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    La pava by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Minnie by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Oro, plata, monedas by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    El pensador y el hidrante by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Alimentando las palomas by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    ¿Qué miran? by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. All with Leica M9P and 50mm 2.8 M Elmar. Processed from DNG with ACR and PS CS5. B&W conversions with Silver Efex Pro 2.0 and color with Bleach Bypass filter on Color Efex.


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  2. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

    Jul 7, 2010
    Very nice.

    I hope Leica brings out a Monochrome version of the M9. I see more images from the M8 and M9 converted to monochrome posted than I see done in color. Having used a Monochrome Digital camera, I believe others will like the advantages.

    I've never converted a picture from the M9 to monochrome. If an M9-m comes out, I will be tempted. If it also does Infrared, I'll buy one for work. My last Monochrome-IR camera was over $12K, 20 years ago.
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  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Great photos! You've captured their personalities very well.
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Beautiful beautiful work Antonio!

    Are you zone focussing or really lining up each shot? I'm guessing that since most of the subjects seem like willing participants, you're really nailing focus, but the last three look more spontaneous, so maybe zone focus for those (a lot more DOF in these shots too)??? Assuming zone focus on the latter ones, from the eye or the hip?

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  5. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Great set of classy images - my favourite is the image of the two gents on the bench feeding the pigeons.

    Classy set of work!
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Love them all but the last one is special :)
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  7. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
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    You have clearly made friends with your new camera. First am
    and last are my favourites.
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  8. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    I haven't quite learned to do zone focusing yet. These were all focused and shot with the camera at eye level. 1, 2, 4 and 5 are posed shots. 3 and 6 were so immersed in their own worlds that they did not even notice I was taking their photo. On 7 the guy on the left saw me and played it up a bit for the camera. The guy on the right was almost asleep.

    On the last shot, they were too busy looking at the little girl to notice me. I actually focused, brought the camera down from my eye and waited for the girl to walk into the frame. I then brought the camera up to my eye and took the shot.

    Thank you everybody for your kind comments. I really appreciate them.


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  9. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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    really nice tone and feel
  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    M9P is in good hands!
  11. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
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    Peter Tachauer
    quality can never hide can it! These are wonderful, as the M9P translates your eye perfectly.
  12. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Lovely images Antonio.
  13. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    I love the last one.
  14. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Very, very, very, very good! I really love the last one with the little girl walking by the crowded bench.