Some Leica Q Images on the Street.

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by dalethorn, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. dalethorn

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    This thing was a lot of work. I had a second one where the store owner (from Finland to Charleston via Mexico) flicked the lights on, and it was nice and an interesting contrast to this one with the shadows on the wall etc., but after spending so much time on this, I tossed the other one.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/10 sec. handheld burst, ISO 800.
    Charleston_Downtown46_s.
     
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  2. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    That is an impressive result! You make me want to buy "Q".
     
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  3. dalethorn

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    It really is the nicest camera - very easy to control - much easier than the M series, and easier to use than their compact cameras, because the control layout is so good.
     
  4. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    I like the earth tones and the mystery in the narrow point of view.
     
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  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    NY Mtns
    yes, the tones from this camera are marvelous.
     
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  6. dalethorn

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    The first image here is upscale condos that sit on a salt-water wetland. The reason I did this one is to show Autumn colors in the Southland, which are sparse compared to Northern states. The second image is the European-village miniature at the downtown hotel in Charleston, which gets put up every December for the hotel and shopping guests. That scene is pretty dark from all four sides, so I shot a couple of handheld bursts at 1/10 second and ISO 1600. I could have opened the Aperture to as wide as f1.7, but I needed DOF, so it's not as sharp as it could have been.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/1600, ISO 200.
    Mtpleasant48_s.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/10 sec. handheld burst, ISO 1600.
    Charleston_Place04_s.
     
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  7. dalethorn

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    Here's something I thought would be an interesting juxtaposition - the statue of John C. Calhoun, seen through the framework of this Holocaust Memorial.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/800 handheld, ISO 200.
    Charleston_Downtown47_s.
     
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  8. dalethorn

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    Interior of church - I needed to select and darken (gamma, lightness) the large white object containing the Jesus-figure behind the altar. It was overexposed, so some surface detail or texture was lost. Still a pretty good win, shooting handheld and JPEG with the Q. I would have preferred to shoot a little higher above the pews, but not having a tripod, it was the only shooting position where I could brace the camera and not have to use an extreme ISO.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 0.5 seconds braced, ISO 200.
    Charleston_Church02_s.
     
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  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks for sharing the full size versions. That helps in seeing the beautiul tones, color rendering and sharpness.
     
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  10. dalethorn

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    Thank you. I think it was Brian at LeicaPlace who showed me how to do that. Fortunately, my website is set up (manually, by me) with 200-pixel wide (or high) copies of the images, which I then link to the full size images. It works well in posting to most websites, with a few exceptions. But fortunately here, and at LeicaPlace, when I don't have something on my website, the forum will also allow uploading from the photos on my iPhone or iPad.
     
  11. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    A parking deck staircase, looking down 5 floors.

    Leica Q, f11, 1/5 sec. handheld braced, ISO 200.
    Charleston_Downtown48_s.
     
  12. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    The Q at 28 mm isn't a first choice in birds, but sometimes the little ones let you get close. The beak, closest to the head, shows how young this little birdie is.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/200 handheld, ISO 200.
    Sparrow54_s.
     
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  13. dalethorn

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    More-or-less abandoned stone church, Akron Ohio, probably now owned by Akron University. As the industrial era wound down, Akron U has acquired thousands of acres of land near downtown for bargain prices.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/80 handheld, ISO 200.
    Akron65_s.
     
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  14. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    You are most definitely enjoying that "Q"!
     
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  15. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Oh yeah - I was thinking for the SIJ topic that maybe I'd use the Coolpix A for the daily pics, but one photo earlier today in really flat lighting convinced me to stick with the Q. In spite of the fixed 28mm FL, I feel almost like I could point the Q at anything and get a keeper. Just dreaming, but the feeling is still there...
     
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  16. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    LoL!
    Well, what's nice about the Q is that it's not an invasive camera - one can blend in & look like tourist!

     
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  17. dalethorn

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    Buildings in historic district, always undergoing restoration:
    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/800 handheld, ISO 200.
    Charleston_Downtown49_s.

    Possible graffiti, not yet determined. Also not determined is whether the random splotches were part of the original art:
    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/100 handheld, ISO 200.
    Charleston_Downtown50_s.
     
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  18. dalethorn

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    Charleston College campus, Charleston College chef school, Awendaw/Bulls Bay.

    Leica Q, f3.2, 1/160 handheld, ISO 200.
    Charleston_Downtown51_s.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/2 sec. braced against window, ISO 200.
    Charleston_Downtown52_s.

    Leica Q, f5.6, 1/1000 handheld, ISO 200.
    Awendaw02_s.
     
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  19. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks for sharing the Q photos, Dale. It is nice to see how the tones, contrasts, colors work on screen. I like it.
     
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