The arrival of spring

Spring has finally come to Sydney.  Wild flowers flourish fiercely along the footpaths, on front lawns and tiny slopes.  Unfortunately I could not name those flowers and only share some of them through photos.     I have not written any blog post since late...

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Misty all the way

This image was taken somewhere at the entrance to the snow-capped Syueshan Mountain at Wuling Recreational Farm.  It was raining so heavily all morning.  When we arrived at the entrance, we only wanted to seek shelter at the tourist office. If you want to go hiking in...

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In the bush

This is one of the images taken at Fushoushan, a farm located at altitude 1,800 - 2,500m and is surrounded by mountains. This is one of the most impressive landscapes I have seen in Taiwan. I reckon on a sunny day, the landscape would not be so stunning. Most of the...

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Using Summarit-M 90 mm

My Summarit-M 90mm is a previous model, not the current.  The largest aperture is f/2.5 while the the latest is f/2.4. That difference in aperture does not contribute a significance in image quality in theory. The launch of new version Leica M lenses means there...

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Photographing food

Photographing food by a Leica M is not easy.  Most of the M lenses are featured with the minimum focusing distance at 70cm.  This means they are not designed for close-up. The only exception is Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4.  You need to use an adaptor to get as close as...

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The colour of sunset

The colour of sunset is unpredictable. You have to see once in your life how beautiful it is. The best sunset I have seen could not be captured by lens of any focal length.     I remember the beautiful love poem Sunset written by Rainer Maria Rilke.  Rilke...

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