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JUNE 2020

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  • Camera: LEICA SL2
  • Lens: LEICA 100mm APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R f2.8
  • Settings: ISO 100, 1/200, f2.8, no exposure compensation
  • Post processing: Lightroom

To paint with the camera like with a brush has been the decisive motivation for me to rediscover photography as a hobby.

At first, I still intended to take slides with the camera, then project them onto a canvas and then take over that with the brush on the canvas.

But the camera can do that much better than I could ever paint myself. What this 30+ year old LEICA lens captures in true color beauty is truly enormous. This shot is downsized from several megabytes to only 175 kilobytes - and still . . .

MAY 2020

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  • Location: Munich Downtown, Maximilianstraße
  • Camera: LEICA SL2
  • Lens: LEICA 50mm APO-SUMMICRON-SL f2
  • Settings: ISO 100, 1/640, f2.2, exposure compensation +0,3
  • Post processing: Lightroom


The shot was not easy; I had to crouch down in the middle of the street to be able to photograph the Mercedes from a low perspective. Again and again cars came to scare me away, I had to make fast.

It wasn't until I was developing that I saw that there were horses on the wall in the background - the perfect complement to the horsepower of the AMG Mercedes in the foreground.

I also shot the car in long shot. However, I liked the composition with just the front of the car much better: It adds more tension to the shot.

To present the subject nicely, I removed paper shavings from the pavement and paint from the curb in Lightroom, touched up paint damage on the car, and stamped away little stones from the tire tread.

This three-dimensional look of the hood and headlight is something I usually only get from medium format cameras, so this LEICA combo shows its full potential.


This is a crop of about 2:1 on the headlight. And this is a heavily downscaled JPG image, so as not to increase the loading time of the website here too much.

It is unbelievable how sharp the LEICA shows this here. The 50mm focal length corresponds to the human eye. I only saw the AMG lettering inside the headlight when I developed this in Lightroom . . .