I absolutely ❤ Leica cameras. Beautifully designed to capture amazing imagery. At US$7,950, I don’t think I will be owning one any time soon. You can see the craftsmanship that goes into the making of their cameras here with the Limited Edition, M9-P Hermès
Leica also now hold the record for the most expensive camera ever sold with the 1923 Leica O-Series reaching a bargain price of $2.16 million EUR (US$2.79 million)!
Rare insight into WW2 photography before, during and after D-Day in 1944. Seeing these iconic images in colour somehow makes them seem all the more real compared to the usual black and white stills we are so used to seeing…. Absolutely fascinating. With the way we have so many means to take photos in the modern age, these photos have an ‘Instagram’ feel about them which we are now so used to seeing everywhere. Perhaps thats what makes these colour images from 68 years ago seem so fresh.
These photos were taken by LIFE Photographer Frank Scherschel who was a serving soldier at the time. Described as so:
In color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE’s Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English towns; the French countryside, implausibly lush after the spectral landscape of the beachheads; the reception GIs enjoyed en route to the capital; the jubilant liberation of Paris itself. As presented here, in masterfully restored color, Scherschel’s pictures feel at-once profoundly familiar and somehow utterly, vividly new.
I have a shiny DSLR camera which I won in a competition (true story!) I occasionally take it off the auto function but in all honesty it scares me a little. I really want to learn how to use the beast properly so useful resources like this are excellent…
Whenever I’m in an aeroplane I love it when you have a clear day for the majority of your route. To see the world from above is fascinating as even some of the most urban areas have an element of peace and beauty about them. I have taken some nice shots from the air in my time, but some of these shots from upon high are amazing…
I am now going to trawl through my Flickr account soon and see if I can compare! 🙂