Leica M9, 50mm F/2, f/4.8, 1/180, iso 160
This weekend was "world wide photo walk," begun by the irrepressible Scott Kelby. See http://worldwidephotowalk.com/. Briefly, for those of you that aren't familiar: A published date/time/place for photographers to get together and just shoot. Walking in neighborhoods or wherever. There's a little bit of organization, sometimes some type of sponsor.They are limited to a certain number of participants.
The one I joined was affiliated with Adobe in Seattle. We met at their HQ (very gorgeous) in the Fremont neighborhood. Our destination was the Gas Works park that is nearby. But part of a photo walk is opening up your mind to the everyday, along your way. It was a hoot. The locals are certainly intrigued (all of a sudden you have 50 photographers snapping pics in all directions).
I figured it would be a great "trial by fire" for me learning my Leica gear. Mostly, during this shoot, I had plenty of time to manually focus. Except for this shot, taken when we were walking back to Adobe HQ. I was walking with two other photographers when this little girl just burst into the scene. I wear the M9 on a neckstrap, have never been able to do that with a heavy SLR. I literally just moved my hand to the shutter, aimed a tiny bit (without looking into the viewfinder) and tripped the shutter. "Shooting from the hip" as it is known.
A fun experience, great place. This week I'll show you more. What do you think of this one?