Monochrom Saturday. Day 35

Today I understood a true magic of a 135mm lens. With the film I had several things that stopped and slowed me down to take a better picture. I knew I had limited frames to expose and I knew that the more I shoot the more I will spend scanning and developing. These factors improved photography.

The slower speed of photography results in better pictures for a reason. With a digital camera you can shoot left and right, non-stop. While you do end up with more frames to choose from, some of which may actually be good, you may miss the true moments, for which you need to patiently wait, or vigorously search. 

It is very hard to shoot with 135mm lens. For some subjects, you need to step away while other subjects you just give up on. Focusing on something with a rangefinder is very painful as well. Even with live view on, an amount of hand shake makes it very hard. These factors weigh in quite a lot and make taking a picture - a process. Today I've noticed that a very familiar feeling came back - a feeling of the search for the right subject, the right light and the right composition, because I didn't want to waste the energy of focusing and walking a distance to take a useless picture. 

Contemporary Architecture. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Man walking his dog. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Gates to my apartment. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Trees. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Abandoned Sound Speaker. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

A Tree. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Stairs. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Rooftops. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Rooftop Conditioner. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Stairs. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

Wiring on the Rooftop. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.

A Dog Being Walked. Leica M Monochrom. Canon 135mm LTM.