A selection of these images will be printed in Hearth Magazine.

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.