New blog, new camera, it seems. Saturday morning I picked up a new Leica M just in time to take pictures at the Singles' Symposium at Lincoln Center and at Alpha and Zack's engagement party. I tried the camera out last year and knew I'd be getting one. It just took a minute to make it happen.
There's the new camera right there. Went black this time.
First picture with the new camera, Marcus actually had an old film Leica with him so I tried out its vintage 9cm f/4 lens for this shot. All these indoor pictures were taken at ISO 3200, something my M8, as noble and lovable as it is, can't do.
Jenica and Deb, in town from DC and deciding where to eat in the East Village while everyone else heads to Grimaldi's.
Just testing out my focus. At this point I was back to my 50mm f/2 lens, fyi.
As you can see, I could use an education on white balance.
Kim. Resting from the rigors of moderating.
Meredith and I were in the same London study abroad group just some short 15 years ago.
And now, a few hours later, everyone gathers for Alpha and Zack's engagement party. There was some confusion among some attenders over whether it was a wedding reception or an engagement celebration. To the confused I say "Read the email!" and "If this is a reception, where are the parents?" (read that like Darth Vader saying "If this is a consular ship than where is the ambassador?")
Been a good while since I'd seen Allison.
Cyrus in silhouette.
Jeff and Chaunte and a new present.
Ty and Emily and the grin of the newly engaged.
Suzy and her dude.
Suzy's dude and Suzy.
(Big apologies right now for blanking on Dude's name. We've even hugged!)
Jeff and one of the previously mentioned presents.
Pearl, Broek, Chaunte.
Kerlyn and child.
Larson and others.
Jeff and me explaining how to focus.
Ashley and Leanna.
Council of the Engaged.
Broek and Jeff.
Out the window.
And out on the street.
Walking home down Canal Street.
More to come.