Ledesma Photography

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Posts tagged “Street Photography

Thoughts on the X100F vs X100S

Posted on June 9, 2019

Upon my return to photography I quickly scooped up a Graphite XT2 which totally blew away and X100T. I shot both for about a month and an opportunity arose to do an even trade for an X-Pro 2 and I quickly scooped that one and along the way I sold the X100T and picked up an X100F so I could have matching sensors. In my mind I thought I was ok. A few weeks have passed already and I began to enjoy the X-Pro 2 so much so that I pondered selling the X100F. I mean, I like it but I like the vibe of the X-Pro 2 that much more. I didn’t give it to much though because I know myself, I would…

The ties that bind

Posted on September 30, 2016

panasonic, lumix, gf1 High-res version
From the archives 2011 and just submitted to the Miami Street Photography Festival 2016 competition

“You’re stuck with me forever, Michie, get used to it. It’s the ties that bind, darlin’, the ties that bind.”

— Jim Marshall

Has it ever happened to you. You’re staring at one of your images and you absolutely fall in love with it. You feel you’ve captured that idyllic moment in just one click. Well, this is one of those frames for me.

Leica X1 a new journey

Posted on September 25, 2016

Followers of this space know I’ve been on an extended hiatus for quite a while – a year plus but I’ve been pondering the megapixel marathon all that time playing with my Lightroom library (40K) and processing a few hundred images from the multitude of cameras (31 total) I’ve owned over the last 7 years. My personal conclusion, megapixels are just not that important to create the imagery I want and what’s more important are the haptics and ergonomics of the actual camera body and control themselves that really give me the edge.     Actually, when I shot with the D610 and its glorious 24 megapixels, yes I had an insane ISO capatilies and tons of resolution to crop but I quickly found…

Havana, Lost in Time

Posted on December 10, 2015

Lost in Time

Walking through Havana was a surreal experience. The city is filled with a certain sense of energy that is very difficult to describe.  I walked and walked endlessly throughout the streets of La Havana and the colors, the contrast, the highlights, the clothing of the people, the cars, in fact just about everything, is worthy of being photographed in the city. The entire city seems to be painted with slide film reminiscent of Kodachrome hence the processing with Classic Chrome.

Classic Chrome feels like Kodachrome

What does that mean? What does Kodachrome feel like? It’s tough to explain. But Steve McCurry put it very well when he famously said that Kodachrome (the film) had, “more poetry in it, a softness, an elegance.”

 

Here’s a small sampling of some images I’ll continue to share in this blog.

Captured with the Fuji X100S in Habana, Cuba and processed with Classic Chrome