Hanging out with Asher
What on earth did you expect, Robert, a handsome sculpted guy from Guess Jeans, LOL?It's amusing when you have a preconceived idea of what someone looks like, when your only communication over a period of time is verbal or in our case. written. Not at all what I expected - but good to see.
What on earth did you expect, Robert, a handsome sculpted guy from Guess Jeans, LOL?
Well, Tom, the grip is a Projecting oversize L Bracket designed for a Canon 5D.Everything I expected and more.
A left eyed photographer by the looks. A 'man's' grip with the right hand and a surgeons touch with the left. Balding and less than graceful about it, as a seaman might look, or a homeless bloke. Camera: small and discrete enough to be noticed by those who know value, as a woman might wear a fine diamond. Its what I call the 'look poor but not cheap' fashion, very well placed in BH. Diopter adjusted for no glasses. No camera strap? Very daring. A rather large ear lobe! I hope the other one is a match. The smile says: "I hope James gets this shot. I feel very good about this look. Or is it a grimace? "If Dinning sees this he's bound to say something smart-arse and sarcastic".
Thanks for sharing the mystery man with us, James.
Hi AsherI really appreciated the opportunity to meet you. You're a fine gentleman! I have been intrigued by your camera discipline - one camera Leica Monochrom and one lens, the Summilux 50 ASPH! The idea of one lens-one camera fits in well with my background, as that's all I used for decades. Only with the move from the Pentax Spotmatic to a Canon Eos system did I get other lenses and then it was just two, the 50mm 1.4 and the 300mm 2.8L original with no IS!
The great advantage of one-lens-one camera is that it becomes an extension of one's body with the advantage that framing expectations are always met.
Your little black Leica weighs at least double my A7R but the results of working without Bayer interpolation are simply fabulous. Unlike, the Canon and Sony cameras, there seems to be little to no reserve in Raw processing of highlights. It's WYSWYG in the first look at the file in ACR CC 2014. Could be that Capture One might get more out of it. Still, the tone dread is fabulous. Looking forward to more Leica DNG files to play with!
Thanks for cutting out time for me. Your visit is a highlight for me of 2014!
Oh, that is superb.
Hello Doug, MaggieWell, well, he does look like a photographer.. squinty squinty! :-D
Nice shot, James.. I knew you met, didn't realize you went out to shoot together.
Ag, yes, but what about the infamous crease (with which I am marked)?Entire ear size increases throughout life for left handed Jewish Doctors ........and everyone else!
So you can use both hands in the cafeteria line.Why would one need a camera strap with a grip?
Well, I don't know. Asher seems to do pretty well as a "chick magnet."A rare, but not my first look, at Asher Kelman M.D.
Unfortunately, I tend not to hang out with old males with all white hair on the top.
Puts me at a disadvantage
...Unfortunately, I tend not to hang out with old males with all white hair on the top. Puts me at a disadvantage ...
If I understand Fahim correctly, that is exactly why he is "disadvantaged" by Asher. lol...Well, I don't know. Asher seems to do pretty well as a "chick magnet."...
Hey, nice to see what Asher looks like! And lucky James to get to hang out with him!
I wish I had more photographers around here who were willing to crawl through the grass with me, but alas most are landscape photogs and they look at me like I'm nuts. (Plus they frequently tell me I can't shoot macros the way I do--which amuses me greatly.)
I'd crawl through the undergrowth with you, for sure! Folk are stunned when I shoot from the ground to get the view I want and can't understand why I don't give a whit about my pants and shirt getting muddy
I assume you have, like Mike Spinak, an affinity for locating things like wild plants and flowers, so there would be something worth all the effort! He used to walk through the forrest barefooot until he got bitten and developed Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and could have died if not for the picture of the rash on OPF and us realizing he was on the wrong antibiotic, LOL. He had 2 days to live, so there was enough time for the rescue antibiotic to kick in! Some safety tips for nature photography here
That is just wonderful! It shows Asher as I like to think of him, our Rebbe Asher.I realize that this is technically not the best portrait but it is one I cherish.
@Asher: please remove it if it trespasses on your privacy.