A small shop in Thornes Market had the most exquisite handbags that looked like pieces of art!
An old Royal Typewriter in a shop window.
A shop called 25 Central in Thornes Market.
My sister at the restaurant. The light from the window made it harder for me to get the right exposure. I tweaked this in Photoshop.
My sister and I went to Northampton, Massachusetts today to have lunch and do some window shopping. I took the Leica with me, of course. I carried it in my North Face backpack, which has an area to hold a laptop computer. (I don't really have a camera bag for this camera yet. I have to find something small enough, but able to carry my wallet and a few personal items too.) I placed the camera in the backpack for safe keeping but mostly carried the camera around my neck. I had a jacket on that concealed the camera a bit, which made me feel better. I'm a little nervous about carrying around such an expensive camera. I know I'll get over it after a while but I never like to flaunt any equipment on the streets. There weren't too many outdoor scenes I thought interesting enough to photograph today, and the lighting was too harsh. Instead, I photographed indoors at Thornes Market. I am still slow about focusing the camera, but like I said before, I'm getting a feel for it. I have a few okay shots to show. Nothing fancy. I converted some to black and white. I even colored some parts of the photos because I liked the effect. I think all of the photographs were shot at ISO 320. I varied the shutter speed and aperture. At one point I set the camera to Aperture Priority to see how it handled. The only bad thing is that the EXIF data won't show what Aperture the camera was set at for some odd reason, and that's even with the lens being 6-bit coded! Does anyone know why that is? (I wonder if Leica fixed that issue with the M9 model?)