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A study on Personality

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Architecture can be said to be emblematic of society, could then interiors lead one to conceive the internal world of the progenitor? In this case the elements within the frame come across loud and clear.

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March 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm

The Leica 50mm Elmar

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The Leica 50mm Elmar is the country cousin of the 50mm Summicron. But it has something special. Shooting with it takes a similar élan to using hands to print an image in b&w wet process. It has a long focus throw and while I’ve enjoyed it’s unusual ergononomics, I could never make up my mind about it. Untill I sent it off to Malcom Taylor Leica repair in Hereford, UK. It came back in almost new condition, not bad for a fifty year old lens. So the Elmar is a keper. Beautiful low contrast images. Processing the Leica M8 files in the latest version of Aperture is a painless way to process. More time to shoot, that’s the way it should be.

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April 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

Blink and it’s gone

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So much happens, we live in space. Even if we are unaware. Time is fleeting.  Time is all we have.

Weekend Night, Cork City…

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