Lithuania Street Photography Images with the Leica M10
by Dan Bar
As you can see I am back from Lithuania a beautiful country with lovely people. It is not a big country but beautiful with lovely people. As always I took my Leica M10 and M9M and as always mostly shot people and less landscapes.
Here are some of the photos.
A note to people browsing this page — be sure to click the photos for the larger images, especially the color ones. A lot more color and saturation comes through in the full images; for some reason the main page images are a little muted.
Been watching Dan’s posts for a while on this site. At first, like many others, I was put off, even angered by the underexposure. Hundreds of photos later, I totally get it, and really look forward to clicking into his latest posts. As one commenter noted, just follow where the light does fall in these pics, relax, and enjoy. Love seeing a glimpse of Dan’s world at -1 1/3! Keep it up!
So nice thanks
+1 here (sometimes, the anger comes back though)
but what I realized today: Dan you pictures got better in terms or framing and composition. suddenly, they appear to be shot in the right moment.
I really like most of this gallery 🙂
The general darkness that folks have commented on looks to me like a lack of dynamic range. If the highlights are properly exposed, the darks fall way down in the murky depths. I’ve never played with a Leica, so I don’t know what the sensor’s range is like. I keep reading that modern sensors have surpassed film’s dynamic range; but I always notice that B&W street photography done on a digital Leica looks _way_ dingy to me. Our street phot’y tastes are influenced by our familiarity with pushed Tri-X. But it just doesn’t look the same on digital. Negative film is so darn resilient in the highlights that even shot @ 1600, the mid-tones can hold enough light to avoid that dinginess, in a way that digital can’t avoid. I downloaded one of the above shots and played with it in Affinity Photo. While I was able to make the shot look far better to my tastes, there was still vast amounts of the frame that was irredeemably clipped to pure black. :^/
Danny, another great set of photos. It seems everybody agrees on great composition but I truly enjoy the darkness of your shots. I find it helpful to read the photo gradually by following the light and focus subject and expand to the full composition. Great job!
Thank you Cem
Great pictures but A little to Dark the images.
Thanks I know 🙂
Photos often are too dark.
Yes I know
Nice shots/compos so to say, but many are far to dark for my taste.
Hello, some fantastic compositions and edits here, i personally love the use of retaining the highlights and allowing the shadows to fall relative to this.
But which lenses were used? For me this is a more important statement than the camera used. Thanks!
I think, Dan used the 28 Elmarit and 35 Summicron as in one of his pevious travels…
28 Elmarit and 35 Cron
Great collection of images. Salute your comment on this very nice country.
Cool. So much recognisable places. Hope You had a good impressions from my country. 😉
Love the photos however they are underexposed. Seems to be a trend on this site
Happy to see your pictures again
As always, very good compositions and use of Light 🙂
One of the galleries and post in general I see here recently. Beautiful processing and seeing of the light! Thank you for sharing these images!
Thank you Georgi
Black & Gray photography + Black & colored Shadow photography.
Could be nice picture if there is more light into.
I don’t think so