his personal best

Elliott Erwitt's exhibition in Warsaw, 2013, Marcin Rusinowski, photographer, Leica M9

[quote]You can find pictures anywhere. Elliott Erwitt[/quote]

Elliott is amazing, because his images are amazing. That’s it. During Elliott Erwitt’s exhibition “Personal best”. Leica M9 + Elmarit 28ASPH

Belair X 6-12 my first roll

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I was lucky enough to catch one of the buzziest lomography cameras of last months – Belair X 6-12. Generally it looks like they are out of stock, so I was double lucky getting it a few days ago. I will post about it more later. I did actually one roll on Ilford Delta 400, got it developed and started to scan. Autoexposure works a bit random for me with snow and hard overcast like it was that day, but I need more rolls of film to judge. First thing when I saw the negatives and scans: sharp center, defocus on the edges. It looks very lomo 🙂
I did scan with Epson V700 using new Silverfast (I need to get used to it, basically to the software traps), 16bit Gray HDR file is great to handle more details, but then you need to know how to play with it to get whole range of tones. Anyway – comparing to Holga – the image is less lomosomething. Will be playing this year with it and some old real glass lenses from large format cameras – just for fun 🙂 Probably I will stay with 58mm f8 lens for pano images as it gives about 21mm view on 6×12 frame. Anyway – I’m happy with what I saw on scans.

Now is the winter of our discontent

[quote]Now is the winter of our discontent. William Shakespeare [/quote]

Generally I hate this time of the year. Less shooting because of the weather, more office work. Less sunny weather (and this is something I really dislike). I like snow, low temperature is not a big problem for me, but together with lack of sun it’s depressive gray world around. But this year is different – started fast, I had to change a few points on the list ‘to do’.

This year I enjoy winter even the light is poor and colours are black and white mostly. Changes are coming.

Winter in Warsaw, during family walk in forest with Leica M9 and 28mm.

hell is empty

Marcin Rusinowski photography Leica M9 Warsaw Old Town

[quote]Hell is empty and all the devils are here. William Shakespeare [/quote]

Old Town, Warsaw, Leica M9, 35mm

Seek nothing outside of yourself

[quote]There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within….Seek nothing outside of yourself. — Musashi Miyamoto [/quote]

@home, Leica M9

small overcomes large

[quote]…the true meaning of Budo is that soft overcomes hard, small overcomes large. – Mas Oyama[/quote]

at Młode Lwy Shinkyokushin Dojo, Warsaw.

in Paris with Leica Monochrom – in hands review

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[quote]in hands Leica Monochrome review[/quote]
I was lucky enough to get in hands preproduction Leica Monochrom week ago for three days shooting in Paris. Since I’m not buying any kind of reviews and tests done on portals and unreal shoot of bookends showing that tester has no experience with focusing on rangefinders – it was the best that I could bring for myself 🙂 Continue reading