Well thats another Christmas over. We had a great Christmas here in the new home. Being in the countryside with lots of space meant we could hold dinner parties for close friends, and have a very quiet Christmas day with just ourselves and the parents; then on boxing day we had the wider family round, so we were surrounded by family, brothers and sisters, children and dogs.
A lovely Christmas and surprisingly no photography, well none until today. I did a quick studio test experimenting on what different apertures and depth of field from the Leica Summicron 35mm had on the skin of a model. I intend on getting hold of a Summilux 50mm and repeating the test. I have an image in my mind that I intend on creating next year which requires a certain amount of natural blur to soften the image, and I would like to get it in camera and not have to fake it in Photoshop.
I like the way Leica Summicron can render out of focus areas as in the example above of the stone door frame of Lincoln Cathedral, and the Summilux should be even better.
The hardest part of all of this is finding a mint condition Summilux 50mm, as new they are outside my budget.