My father served in the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe. This little Zeiss Ikon was the camera he used to record his everyday life over there and I have a box of prints that give me a glimpse of that life. My father is gone now but this camera and those prints act like a wormhole on that significant time in the history of his world and of our world.
Note: This was originally posted in 2006 on my old site, one of my earlier posts.
My flickr contact Vidar took this picture with a Leica M9 and a Canon f/.095 prime lens (very fast).
The bokeh here from that fast lens is quite amazing and wonderful.
My flickr contact Nico van Malssen took this shallow depth of field image of some random branches and leaves and the blur of the chain link fence in the background makes it an amazing shot. No doubt his Leica M8 and fast 50mm lens helped but this shot was also set up right to begin with and while the quality of the bokeh might not be as good with another camera and lens, it would still be interesting.
My flickr contact Nico van Malssen shot this branch with berries in The Netherlands with a Leica M.
My flickr contact rosemary* posted this spectacular macro of a hypericum taken with a canon 5D III and a Tamron 90mm macro lens.
Originally posted at my old site on January 25, 2008.
Santa Monica, California. I’m shooting east up Wilshire catching a wooden post and rope railing with cars behind. There are four serious photographers to my left wondering why my back is to the Pacific Ocean with an incredible sunset happening and what I’m seeing in this wooden post.
When I left two of them came over to inspect the post.
My flickr contact eses moto posted this fantastic image of a pair of legs and lit trees in bokeh behind.
My flickr contact Jonne Naarala shot this idyllic scene in Finland with his Ricoh GR.
My flickr contact eses moto shot this beautiful still life in Japan with a Leica M6 and film.
My flickr contact eses moto took this outstanding street shot in Tokyo with his Canon 5D Mark II.
Great silhouettes, great bokeh, great light. Wow.