Friday, 31 July 2015
Also see Colin's site www.colinobrien.co.uk/
Many thanks to all at Leica and The Gentle Author for this most interesting evening.
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Using this time the 111f and an Elmar 50mm with yellow filter the depth of field is a bit more than I would have wanted at 1/200 and f8 on a sunny day with T-Max 400. Yet again developed in D76 1:1- this tag is likely to change shortly as I am moving to XTOL in an attempt to avoid Metol rash!
I am also experimenting with slower films and of course results will appear here in due course-I hope.
Monday, 20 July 2015
Tom March was a well known motor cycling and car racing photographer at that time. His work has been preserved by a commercial agency and used in a number of recent books.Given the Circle 6 connection I had to buy this when it came up in a small ad. in the Leica Society magazine.And what, do I hear you ask,is a Mirfield Award? These are still given by what is now The Leica Society for the winner of a points based competition which runs in most of the Circles of print and slide makers. This round of Awards was inherited from the merger of Leica Historical with Postal Portfolios a few years ago.Sadly the one time token of a lens cap is now financially impossible and so todays Mirfield is only a certificate-and some Glory!
I own one original March print of a racing car but his winning prints, framed,have sold well on Auction Sites.
And who was Mr Mirfield? He was a past Secretary of the Society who set up a contest for Members that ran all year rather than being judged at the Annual Meetings,Most of the Trophys are named for the person who donated them but a 'Mirfield' is still a worthwhile achievement.
Those of you who are fortunate to have a copy of the last Morgan & Morgan Leica Manual of 1973
will find some work by Tom on page 245 from the Leica-Archiv Wetzlar.