It has been a long time


We have not been to the blog since December 1st of last year. Shame on us!

It is not that we are not taking photographs, nor stopped in our testing of new equipment. Sometimes our priorities get a little shook up and we need to stop and re-evaluate.

Some of you know that I went through a life chafing event, health related. Although I am officially rid of the Big C, some of the sequels are still around, in the form of lack of interest and energy, which I try to fight, sometimes with no results.

Yes, we have been active in photography. Yes, we have tried new things, but since I am the main communicator in the couple, the bucket stopped there.

We had big illusions to a trip to Guatemala with Raul Touzon, to document the Holy Week processions and events. An unexpected surgery got on the way and we were left behind and hospitals enriched their bottom line. to be perfectly honest, missing the trip hurt me more than having the surgery.

But I have come to terms with the cards that were dealt, and slowly put the pieces back together.

Since December, we have acquired and enjoyed the Leica monochrome, that has only one channel and shoots only black and white.

Very enjoyable camera, not for all uses, but worth having if you like B&W.

I will ask Alfred to write a small review, he’s more tech oriented than me. In the mean time, just to break the ice, I will include some pics taken after the last December post.

Will try and keep up the Blog, it used to be fun. I will reclaim that fun!!!

Great to be with you guys again!

Coral Gables tree. Leica M Monochrome, Voigtlander 12mm

Coral Gables tree. Leica M Monochrome, Voigtlander 12mm

Leica X-Vario. Youth Fair

Leica X-Vario. Youth Fair

Leica M, 35 Cron. Little Havana

Leica M, 35 Cron. Little Havana

Leica M240, Super Elmar 18mm, Magic Kingdom

Leica M240, Super Elmar 18mm, Magic Kingdom

Leica M240, Christmas fireworks

Leica M240, Christmas fireworks

Leica M240, 18mm Super Elmar, from the hip

Leica M240, 18mm Super Elmar, from the hip

Leica X-Vario, Youth Fair

Leica X-Vario, Youth Fair

Leica M240, 18mm Super Elmar, Youth Fair

Leica M240, 18mm Super Elmar, Youth Fair

Leica M240, Voigtlander 12mm

Leica M240, Voigtlander 12mm

Leica M240, 75mm Cron, French Pavilion, Epcot

Leica M240, 75mm Cron, French Pavilion, Epcot

EpcotChinesepavillion

M240, 35 Lux, Port Orleans, Riverside WDW

M240, 35 Lux, Port Orleans, Riverside WDW

Comments

  1. Bill McCrystyn says:

    Hi cuz. Yes I’m still here too. I had a couple stents put in. I guess we are getting to be THAT age. LOL How Al has made it this far is beyond belief. : ) just kidding Al if your reading this. I have taken to the new Nikon D7100 and new 80-400VR which weighs 5 lbs. TOTAL and shoots EFL 600/800 at 25MP. It’s pretty trick if you haven’t seen it. Your shots still look killer as usual, even with a baby camera. : ) The shadowed tree and Ferris Wheel with the blurred kids are really well done. Glad to see your making a come back and we can all enjoy your work again.

    Take care … Bill

    http://www.com/photos/bill_mccrystyn

    501-318-4455

  2. Carol Hyman says:

    Some of the images are so-o-o awesome. Glad you are doing better, Fabs.
    Best wishes,
    Carol

  3. Nice to hear from you Fabs! I send lots of hugs, love, and encouragement for you both. Wishing you nothing but the best.
    Jim

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