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I thought it might be worth starting a separate thread for M10 images taken in complex light (Madam Butterfly at the King's Head in Islington, London). I had a first outing with the M10s (50 lux asph + 28 cron asph) last night. Horrendous light (a bit like shooting against a backlit colour check chart!) but the M10 was rock solid and required very little post. I was using a Canon 5D3 + 70-200 alongside the Ms. On the set I've put on the website, it's about 50/50 (http://www.ctribble.co.uk/theatre.html - scroll down to the Madam Butterfly set). Images below are all M10 of course.
When I was in Beijing in 1998 one of the things which struck me most was the friendliness of the people, and their openness – and remember this was 18 years ago, long before today’s leaders were in place. I felt very able to walk around the streets and photograph with no problem at all, and was often invited to sit and talk to people (especially older people) who seemed desperate to practice English with me. On one such occasion I sat with a group of elderly men playing traditional instruments and singing Chinese opera just for the fun of it in one of Beijing’s many parks. This gentleman had a particularly strong voice, and talked to me for some time in broken English about the state of the world, which is always a favourite topic of older men. This image was taken on my trusty Leica, and scanned from a colour transparency. Taken on a Leica M6 and scanned from transparency. Gerry