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Subject: [OM] Nathan's PAD 23/6/2019: Brussels people with my Leica
From: Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:06:56 +0200
I am on a one-night trip to Brussels. Today I have meetings at the European 
Commission later this morning, but yesterday I took a morning flight so as to 
have a Sunday afternoon and evening to enjoy the city in sunshine and warm 
weather. For once, I took my Leica M8 on the trip, figuring that with daylight 
from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. I would have enough light not to need high ISOs (the 
Leica’s weak point). On the other hand, I would be able to take advantage of 
the Leica’s strength, in particular for discreet people photography, where the 
ability to pre-focus and quickly compose and snap make it a supreme tool on the 
street. Seven images, taken throughout the day (the first two on the plane).

This one, of a fellow passenger’s legs, has some of that dreaded Leica 
banding—I shot it at ISO 320 but it was underexposed so in effect I shot it at 
a higher ISO with the resulting technical imperfections. But I still like it:

Shortly before landing, the crew announced that this was the captains last 
flight before retiring after a 43-year career in the air. The passengers 
applauded heartily, and when we landed and I was disembarking, I shook his hand 
and asked to take a quick portrait:

Brussels was full of people and these electric scooters on this warm summer 
day. Most looked pretty unstable. I just read that this is the most dangerous 
transport mode of all—three times riskier than riding a motorcycle:

Ice cream was in great demand on this warm day. This one was taken near Grand’ 

Bar guests, The Monk, Place Sainte-Catherine, one of my customary watering 
holes in Brussels:

Couple enjoying the sunshine at the pond, Place Sainte-Catherine:

Finally, my last image of the day, waiting for the metro back to my hotel, 
Sainte-Cathering station:


Nathan Wajsman

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