One Pic From Dumbo…Cold Weather Finally Here


One Pic From Dumbo…Cold Weather Finally Here:

It’s going to be a short post for today.  I was out the other night in an attempt to take some photos but I wasn’t as productive as I thought I would be.  It could’ve been because I was just doing a little exploring or the cold weather but it was most likely a combination of both.  I generally love the cold but I have to admit that I was taken by surprise with the recent drop in temps and the rain.  Actually, it was really the wind that was brutal.  Still, I figured I would post something even if it’s just one picture from that night.  I was exploring Brooklyn and ended up in Dumbo.

I had my Leica M 240 and 18mm Super Elmar with me.  As some of you know, I’ve been shooting a lot with this combination for the past couple of months and I can’t seem to shake it.  I quite enjoy how these two work together.

Speaking of Leica, I’ll be writing up an X Typ 113 review soon.  I’m actually very excited about this because I enjoyed the X1 a lot.  I owned the X100 at the time the X1 was the current X camera, and while I did enjoy it, I have to admit that I was always a little jealous of my brother in-law who bought the X1 :).  The X100 was okay minus the bugs (the X1 had it’s own issues as well) but I always liked what came out of the X1.

I’ll post some pics of the new Leica X Typ 113 soon.  Thanks for stopping by!



Creative Color Adjustments for Urban Landscapes

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↑ The Harbor, Dubai.

Note from Admin: Today, we have an excellent GUEST POST written by Markus Gerhards.  The urban landscape photos that accompany his article are awesome.  They are unique and very imaginative.  He started a new site,, and I urge all of you to check out!  Enjoy!

Creative Color Adjustments for Urban Landscapes by Markus Gerhards:

I spent a week in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in September 2014. If you love architecture, especially skyscrapers, you will love these cities.

To get a flight and hotel is not a problem at all and it is not overly expensive as well. It is slightly more expensive when you decide to visit the place in winter, the best time to be there. This is because it gets very hot in summer time. So hot that people avoid being outside at day time and even at night most restaurants, where its nice to sit outside in winter, are closed due to the heat in summer. [click to continue…]


Leica 35mm Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH Review


Leica 35mm Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH Review:

The 35mm lens is one of the most common focal lengths for Leica M shooters because the angle of view makes it very versatile and perfect to shoot a number of different subjects, such as, but not limited to environmental portraiture, street, landscape, and candid work.  Because this focal length is so popular, Leica currently makes three different 35mm lenses for the M system to suit a variety of needs, tastes, and budgets.  One of these lenses is the Leica 35mm Summicron-M f/2.0 ASPH, a lens whose lineage has reached legendary status, and considered by many as the quintessential lens for the M. [click to continue…]


Chance for Some Night Shooting in Queens


Night Shooting in Queens:

I hang out with my best friend on Wednesdays, and we usually drive around the whole city stopping by various places to eat, hang out or explore places that we haven’t even seen yet.  Last night, we decided to stop by one of our favorite food vendors in Queens that we’ve actually been going to since college.  This guy has been around since before food vendors were hip ;).  All this guy serves is shish kabobs but they are so good! [click to continue…]


Back From Long Hiatus; Quick Walk on The High Line


A Quick Walk on The High Line:

Hey Everyone!  I’m back after a long hiatus.  Don’t worry, I wasn’t kidnapped by aliens or anything :).  For those who are frequent visitors, as you can see, my blog has gone though a lot of updates.  My brother in-law is definitely one of the coolest people I know; even though he’s a very busy person who works on his own websites, he has been kind enough to make several worthwhile improvements to my blog, both in terms of what you can see and what you can’t.  There are a few finishing touches that need to be done but those will be added over time.  Since this is my first post after the update, I thought I’d just write up something quick (like a walk on the High Line) just to get the ball rolling again, and to test out some of the new features. [click to continue…]