Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

David English: Luminescent Lobby

Cosmopolitan Lobby # 4 © David English

It’s always a challenge to find unusual subjects to photograph. Either we’ve seen variations of that same image thousands of times before, or what seemed unique in real life doesn’t translate well into a flattened photograph. I travel frequently to Las Vegas for tradeshows, and I’m always on the lookout there for something new and [...]

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David English: Wide Monochrom

Adventuredome Ride (Leica M Monochrom, 18mm Super-Elmar) © David English

In my previous post for the Leica Camera Blog, I mentioned I was looking forward to using the 18mm Super-Elmar-M with an M Monochrom in low-light situations. I would be able to bump up the ISO setting to compensate for the lens’ maximum f/3.8 aperture. In January, I had a chance to do just that. [...]

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David English: Stillness in Time

Monster Jackpot (Leica M9, 35mm Summilux) © David English

In choosing a lens, you have much to consider. Cost is a factor. So is the character of the lens. Then there’s the sticky issue of which focal length to select. Why choose a 35mm lens over a 50mm, for example? Is the field of view that important when the focal lengths are so close [...]

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David English: Surreal Vegas

Circus Circus’ Katrina (Leica M9, 24mm Summilux) © David English

What’s the most exotic city in the world? Let me suggest a city that’s famous not for its indigenous culture, but for its artificialness. In fact, it’s known for appropriating other cultures and spitting out faux replicas of those cultures. The city is Las Vegas. As a substitute for the real-world locations, it fails miserably. [...]

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