I am always kicking myself for not blogging more often. Naturally this comes from the fact that work has been so busy and I have been shooting architecture day and night. It did occur to me, however, that I didn't really have to spend a whole lot of time writing, and that I could post photos from recent outings and street shoots, so below are a few from last weekend.
Our merry band of street photographers started the day in Anaheim at a Corvette show. Yeah, it happened to be hosted at a local Hooters... But really, we were there to see the classic Vette's... Really!
I did something here that I don't do very often. I lugged around the Phase One XF with IQ150 Digital Back. This combination with the Schneider 80mm Blue Ring lens produces beautiful results, but can be a bit much to carry for extended periods, especially in the heat of this particular day.
I am not much of an automobile photographer, and I wasn't trying to learn on this day since it was just a tad under boiling in the shade.
As you can see, the sun was really beating down on us, and I bet Bryan, seen here photographing the interior of this gorgeous classic, was regretting the long pants and long sleeves. I was pretty relieved when we collectively decided to move the day closer to the coast in search of the few degrees we would need that would make the difference between heat stroke and mild heat stroke. So it was off to Long Beach Harbor for the rest of the day.
Quick disclosure. For the rest of the day I shot digital on my Leica M-D and a bit of black and white film on my Leica MP. For the purposes of this blog entry, we are focussing on the digital shots because I need to do a developing day at my house and process a few rolls here very soon. That being said, there was actually a really great Pirate Event going on at the harbor and I covered it pretty well... in film... So those will have to wait... Sorry...
Of course, as a full time architectural photographer, the highlight of my day, aside from Hugo telling me he could no longer be my friend if I shot a Canon at work, was finding this very interesting piece of architecture. I always complain that I am tired of architecture at the end of the week, but apparently, if it is interesting enough, exceptions can be made...