The beauty of light

The beauty of light

Without light, there is no photography. Photography captures the beauty of light, extends the boundary beyond our vision. Art at the very beginning is to imitate reality, but now art expresses or re-process reality in a new form or manner. Leica M is a simple camera,...
The arrival of spring

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 April. It...
Photographing food

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...
Using X4 Circular Polarizer

Using X4 Circular Polarizer

It is time I took some images with and without mounting the X4 Circular Polarizer on my Summicron-M 50 mm F/2.0. Because of limited time I could spare, I only made two sets of images to illustrate how the X4 CPL works to remove reflections and glares from shiny...
Is Leica too expensive?

Is Leica too expensive?

Today when I read a post with the title “Is the RX1R II Too Expensive?“, I find the arguments resembling with somewhat people think of the price of Leica cameras.     This is an interesting topic some people would like to raise often from time to time to...
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