Back in the field: Life at 1/15 of a second and more…


So the day finally came when I was able to back to the field after surgery. We picked Key Largo for the outing, on a beautiful fall day, sun shining and enough breeze to make you comfortable outdoors. We travelled via Car Sound to visit Alabama Jack’s hoping to get a shot at something interesting, and sure enough we did. It’s a very exciting place, with boaters, bikers,and a mixed crowd of fun people, good food and drink.
There was live music and some dancing, and I got some slow shutter speed stuff.

Leica M240, SUper Elmar 18mm, 1/15
Leica M240, SUper Elmar 18mm, 1/15

Leica M240, Super Elmar 18mm, 1/15, ISO 200
Leica M240, Super Elmar 18mm, 1/15, ISO 200

Dancing the afternoon away. M and Super Elmar 18mm
Dancing the afternoon away. M and Super Elmar 18mm

Happiness is…Leica M240, SUper Elmar 18mm
Happiness is…Leica M240, SUper Elmar 18mm

M240, Super Elmar 18mm, 1/15 of a  second.
M240, Super Elmar 18mm, 1/15 of a second.

M240, Super Elmmar 18mm. Edited in Silver Efex Pro 2.
M240, Super Elmmar 18mm. Edited in Silver Efex Pro 2.

Don't let the music stop. M240, Super Elmar 18mm
Don’t let the music stop. M240, Super Elmar 18mm

After that, we crossed the brig and joined the main road to Whale Harbor. Headed for the Tiki Bar in the back, there was a photographer in a job, and he and the model got friendly with us, letting us grab a coupe of shots.
we came back tired but happy, before sunset, but we saw no colors on the drive back, so we didn’t miss anything much.
Glad to be back to my M!!!!!
Model al Tiki BAr, Whale Harbor. M240, 135mm, natural light.
Model al Tiki BAr, Whale Harbor. M240, 135mm, natural light.

Shooting pose, M240, 135mm, edited in RadLab.
Shooting pose, M240, 135mm, edited in RadLab.

Bartender at Tiki Bar, Whale Harbor. M240, 135mm.
Bartender at Tiki Bar, Whale Harbor. M240, 135mm.

M240, 135mm. edited in RadLab. Frame in OnePhoto.
M240, 135mm. edited in RadLab. Frame in OnePhoto.

Epcot with a flare


We both love Epcot, not only for the great food but for many photo opportunities. This time, although I did something I’m just beginning to play with, architectural, I did a lot of non-conventional stuff, but that’s where the fun part is, and in my evolution as a photographer, I am more concerned in having fun than in the glory of it 🙂
Here are some examples, with a brief description of what was done or the concept behind.
Have a great day, everyone!

Sony Nex 7 with Lensbay Sweet 35 optic. Processed in CS6 with Radlab.
Sony Nex 7 with Lensbay Sweet 35 optic. Processed in CS6 with Radlab.

Slow motion dancer's feet.
Slow motion dancer’s feet.
Lensbaby Sweet 35. As shot.
Lensbaby Sweet 35. As shot.

Sony NEX 7 and Lensbaby Sweet 35 with macro converters. Textures added and finished in Radlab.
Sony NEX 7 and Lensbaby Sweet 35 with macro converters. Textures added and finished in Radlab.

RX-i in SCN mode (scene selector). in camera process, only available as jogs
RX-i in SCN mode (scene selector). in camera process, only available as jogs

An 8" exposure, no tripod, just leaning on fountain's border. Processed with radlab.
An 8″ exposure, no tripod, just leaning on fountain’s border. Processed with radlab.

1/15 s/s  close up of a belly dancers feet. Finished in Radlab.
1/15 s/s close up of a belly dancers feet. Finished in Radlab.

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Close up in slow shutter speed to capture the motion of the dance. I didn't go for the face because it would be a distraction.
Close up in slow shutter speed to capture the motion of the dance. I didn’t go for the face because it would be a distraction.

Lensbaby abstract, bending the lens. Finished in Radlab.
Lensbaby abstract, bending the lens. Finished in Radlab.