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At 100

The woman on the left is 100 years old and, 99 years ago, modeled with her mother for a painting class that was taught in the barn where my arts organization will operate next year. We brought her back to the barn with her, comparatively young, 65-year-old daughter to film a short promotional video.

Leica M7 with 50mm Summicron-M on Kodak Portra 400VC

B2B for Facebook-9991272

Mid-race texting

I can’t think of another race in which a participant would dress up as a ballerina or stop halfway through to message her friends on her BlackBerry. But this is San Francisco, and this is Bay to Breakers.

Leica M8 with 40mm Leica Summicron-M, processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Fundraiser Brunch for Coco-1010523

The Leica character

I’m in the process of selling someone else’s 50mm Leica Summicron-R lens. However, I first decided to test it out on my Panasonic GF1. (I personally own a copy of this lens, but having another to sell inspired me to try it on the digital body.) It’s a 100mm equivalent on the 2x crop of the micro four thirds sensor, but it still renders colors and bokeh as a Leica lens should.

Panasonic GF1 with 50mm Leica Summicron-R, processed in Adobe Lightroom