This summer we had a vacation in Italy, near Napoli. We made a trip to Rome, which is where most of those photos were taken. I would have liked to visit Napoli too, but we didn’t manage.
It was a terrific event, I’ve met a lot of people, enjoyed their company and learned from how they work. Thanks Eric, Thomas and all participants for the inspiration.
Here are a few of the photos I took during those days.
I’ve started a new job on March 1, had some time to burn on February 29, so off I went, to Amsterdam, with Bert, for some shooting.
It was a gray afternoon, somewhat cold too, but very worthwhile. We spent some time in areas in Amsterdam, where I haven’t shot before. We had cold fingers, so went off to a bar first, for some coffee and a beer. Then, off down town and shoot some.
In january 2012, two friends and I travelled to Paris. The city is great, the light is great and the people are great; a nice opportunity to do some street photography. So, I packed my stuff, we left at 2AM, arrived at 9AM and where on our way around 10AM.
Following is a selection of the photos I took on the first day. These are shot with a Leica M8 with a Leica 35/1.4 mounted. I still miss the full 35 frame, since the M8 has a crop factor to deal with, but the lens is great. In most cases I preset the aperture at f/5.6 with a focal plane between 1.2 and 3 meters, so, if I encountered something good, there was no need to focus and miss the action.