I'm snapping a couple of pics in a side alley in Kings Cross with people walking right into the blindingly bright sun or straight into the pitch black shade. A couple of years ago I took similar photos right at this spot. It's important to have a camera with little to no shutter-lag. The Sony NEX 7 doesn't disappoint in this respect. All pics are taken with an equivalent 50mm lens (35mm F1.8). I underexposed by 2-3 stops to make sure that the faces are well exposed and did some minor shadow/contrast/colour correction in Aperture.
A day out at in the countryside, walking around the lakes with my cousin. His Fuji X100 on the left, my Sony NEX 7 on the right. The cameras replaced or say complimented our Leica's M9 & M6. I love how digital photography makes it easy to record, almost effortlessly, moments which I wouldn't have given a chance with my TRI-X loaded Leica M6 camera. My digital honeymoon isn't over yet, even if I often don't like how my new Sony NEX 7 renders highlight burnout. But I think that is a more general issue of how digital sensors and perhaps in particular how the Bayer pattern sensor works. Highlight burnout in digital photography looks still plain ugly to my eye.
I'm mucking around with my camera's focal length and aperture setting, while waiting on a hot day outside the Cafe Bakerei on Dunckerstraße in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Only boring people get bored :-)
I like the new Hipstamatic JANE lens, cleans colors and of course the nice INA film frame.
A sketch from a photo my mother took of us three kids running down the Saint Lawrence River. The photo must have been taken around 1970. This is a family photo which has imprinted itself into my skull. Click on the sketch to see the photograph. I think my love for photography and interest for freezing the moving body must go back to this photograph.