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This is pretty much it for my edits. I do have a memory card from the Leica X1 that I haven’t even looked at yet – so perhaps there will be more. But this is the final batch (I am going to make prints) from MY Leica M9 honeymoon photos. We still have to do the Leica Lady’s work… but since she started law school, time in front of the computer without law notes is pretty rare.
Some additional images from the Honeymoon. I think we both feel the same way – we should never have come home.
I saw some references on one of the forums devoted to Leica enthusiasts (read: freaks) asking about some of my editing techniques. Unless you have specific questions, all I can say is that I load them into photoshop. I work mostly in Adobe Camera Raw. Then I do touch ups in photoshop. Usually less than 5 minutes per photo. Only a special case (something akin to an HDR…) requires more than that. These are the photos that I love taking because I take them for me. (Or in this case – I took them for us; both me and the Leica Lady, Emily Therese.)
September 2011 – Urban Aces magazine does a feature on Sid Vintage. Emily Therese and I were brought in to do the photos. I decided shooting in the store would be a great way to capture the venue along with showcasing how much GREAT STUFF they have for sale there.
The previous photos from our Honeymoon were edited on the Honeymoon with Adobe Lightroom. I had never really used Lightroom previous to this trip… but it was all I had. I honestly felt pretty naked – despite the fact that I really only edit in Adobe Camera Raw. But the ability to use some of my presets for raw processing was bugging me. So now I am back in my digital darkroom… and I was able to get through some that I wanted to share.
The Leica Lady and I went to Praiano, Italy for our Honeymoon. We had been in Italy a few years earlier but only saw Rome, which honestly, our experience there paled in comparison to our experience in Paris just days earlier. So this was something completely different. For those of you who don’t know where Praiano is – it’s part of the amalfi coast (or basically the Shin – of the boot of Italy).
We spent about 5 days there… and had an amazing trip.
The twittersphere has been a buzz with LeicaGuy wedding postings. I appreciate the commentary – though, a bunch of you had mistaken facts… but such is life on the internet. At least you spelled my name right.
Additionally – thanks to Gaelan for letting me use his photos and of course making such an awesome ring.
Lastly… Thank you to Emily Therese – aka The Leica Lady – for being my amazing bride… and the ring.
The Leica Guy (Matthew B. Harrison) and The Leica Lady (Emily Therese) were married in a small ceremony in central Massachusetts on July 31st, 2011. The wedding consisted of a brief ceremony performed by the couple’s close friend and was followed by a lovely Sunday brunch attended by close friends and family. The couple could not have asked for better weather or a better turnout. It truly was a beautiful celebration of their love.
The night before, at the rehearsal dinner, The Leica Guy was presented with his groom’s cake: a replica of a black paint Leica M9 mounted with a f/.95 Noctilux. This amazing cake was baked by Dianne Rockwell, The Cake Lady, for just this special occasion. It was such an amazing cake, that it was truly a shame to have to cut it up and serve it. Though, it was the best tasting Leica, either the bride or groom had ever had.
As is tradition, the bride and groom exchanged gifts prior to the wedding. While Matthew purchased Emily the watch that she had always wanted. Emily commissioned a custom ring for Matthew’s shooting hand (as opposed to for his wedding band). This one of a kind band has the depth of field scale from his favorite lens, the .95 Noctilux. On the sides, the ring features both Matthew’s name and The Leica Guy moniker on one side, and the Lens information including name, filter size, and serial number on the other. It truly is a unique piece of art and jewelry – perfect for the occasion.
After the wedding, the two left for their honeymoon to Praiano, Italy. Each equipped with a Leica M9-P and a variety of lenses – the honeymoon was captured exclusively with Leica brand equipment. While most of the photos are still being edited, a few samples are available in the gallery below. Emily’s M9-P was mostly equipped with an F/1 Noctilux, while Matthew’s was equipped with his .95 Noctilux.
Be sure to check back for more photos and updates from their adventures.