While we sat around watching the Jets game after Thanksgiving dinner was over, my friend’s niece decided that there was more fun to be had on the floor with Duke, the dog.
This was the first year of my life that I documented more with my photography than with my writing, especially if that whole picture = 1,000 words equation is true. Here are some of the things I saw in 2010, arranged, more or less, chronologically. For those of you who are curious about gear, I took most of the shots with a Leica M7, Leica M8, or Panasonic GF1. And I’m still waiting for my roll of Kodakchrome to be processed.
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.
This man in a suit typed furiously on his BlackBerry while he sat at a red light near St. Germain. As the light turns to green, he places his phone back in his pocket before he pedals away.
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