South Bay

This past weekend I spent some time in the Newport Beach area. Beautiful weather and not a lot of people, just enough to make to make for a really nice outing. You never know what you are going to find when street shooting. I like to find good backgrounds and just wait for the subject to appear. It is a time honored method that I have been practicing for a lot of years. The sun was blaring down on the pier so I retreated to the shops and the alleys nearby. Shooting my M8 and 35mm ( 50mm in full frame ) is such a small and unnoticed package. I have tried various cameras over the years but nothing comes close to a Leica. Recently I bought a Fujifilm X-Pro 1 but just couldn't bond with the fuji. The quick menu is nice but it was too easy to change the viewfinder from optical to digital and it was always on the wrong setting. I really like the Leica viewfinder because I shoot with both eyes open, and I follow the subject to the frame, and watch it appear around the frame lines and into the frame for the exposure.