Posts Tagged 'potomac river'

September 25, 2013

A major dilemma with many photographers is what camera to bring on an excursion that is not related to work. iPhone? SLR? Leica? Medium Format? Well when kayaking a river even I don’t want to put a Leica close to the water so for the 4th of July in Washington DC I opted to use my FED 5b. It’s a Russian knockoff of a Leica rangefinder with a fairly decent 50mm f2 Industar lens. I wasn’t concerned if this camera got wet or if it fell into the water while kayaking. eBay is full of them and it’s easily replaceable where a Leica is not unless you have lots of funds available.

Now the FED does not have IS or VR so bobbing up and down in the water even when attached to a tripod is going to bring interesting results. This image was about a 10 second exposure using Kodak 200 Gold film.

Enjoy. – Chris

FED 5b photography washington dc

August 5, 2013

DCA Arrival

Leica M9P with 135/4 Tele-Elmarit

Enjoy. – Chris

angle of attack american airlines arrival dca

July 1, 2013

Thunderstorms rolled in bringing Reagan National departures to a stand still for nearly two hours last week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many departure planes parked so close together and not at a gate before. I could hear Fred Thompson say “stack ’em, pack ’em and rack ’em”! – from Die Hard II.

Leica M9 with 21mm

Enjoy. – Chris

documentary aviation photography washington dc national airport

February 13, 2013

shore line in fog potomac river washington Dc photography