I enjoyed walking around early morning and late in the day trying my hand at street photography. In the end I reverted somewhat back to scenery as I found what was a unique and new environment, at least for a southerner from the mountains in North Carolina. I loved the decor around the small shops and side streets as well as the upper floors where people live. The artwork on the street level was fantastic.
Kelli and I walked, my Leica X-2 in hand, and enjoyed the peaceful morning time. The X-2 focuses so much faster than the X-1 that I didn’t need to pre-focus, although I am working on that because it is clearly a great way to shoot. I used the full manual mode setting both f-stop and shutter speed. Using low ISO’s was not a problem and I tried to shoot between f/2.8 and f/4.0.
The great part about this shoot was the resulting images. I don’t mean quality of art or subject. The images here are native JPEGS using the high contrast black and white setting. The native results are superb and I’m a RAW photographer at heart. I have the RAW images, but these were too good to pass up.