Rebecca Lily Preset

The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.
[Audrey Hepburn]

 
 
Detroit, Michigan, USA. 2014.

Leica M9-P | Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5 ASPH VM | Silver Lining (Rebecca Lily Pro Set III)

 

There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body’s sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.
[Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo]

 
 
Andalusia, Spain. 2014. Part II.

Leica M9-P | Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5 ASPH VM

 
These photos were post processed in Lightroom 5 with one of my new pastel presets, Amethyst, from Rebecca Lily Pro Set III. Images from this trip have also been selected for print in an upcoming volume of Hearth Magazine.

My little blog has been sadly neglected over this very busy summer. Over the weekend I had some time to look at my shots from Spain again and put this little beach-themed set together. I think I have one more post to do before I call it good, which is right in time because this week Johnny and I are ready to travel again – this time to Scandinavia. I’m very excited to bring along my new medium format film camera, a Rolleiflex Planar 2.8F, and shoot that along with the Leica M9.

(If you haven’t seen Johnny’s Andalusia photos on film yet, you need to take a peek. They are beautiful.)




But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.
[Pablo Neruda]

 
 
Andalusia, Spain. 2014. Part I.

Leica M9-P | Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5 ASPH VM

 
For Johnny. Thank you for the wonderful memories of our second wedding anniversary.

Our travel to Andalusia last month was my maiden voyage with the M9-P in what I would consider the brightest possible shooting conditions: summer sun at the southern tip of Spain, blaring down at mid-day; white painted cities and the crystal waters of the Atlantic reflecting the light back. I did not use filters and I shot my Nokton wide open at f/1.5. Even in such harsh conditions, incredibly the M9 still managed to capture these scenes with delicate light and detail.

After two weeks traveling without a film camera and with only the M9-P and one lens, I was delighted to find that this simple combination gave me everything I was hoping for and then some. It was also wonderful to be able to bring my camera everywhere in a small bag, which wasn’t possible with the Contax 645. As Johnny and I normally shoot extensively when we travel, weight and portability have become important factors for me.

These shots were post processed in Lightroom 5 with Epiphany, one of my pastel presets from Rebecca Lily Pro Set III.

Images from this trip have also been selected for print in an upcoming volume of Hearth Magazine.