5 Frames - Eibsee With A Leica M6

This is the fourth post in a series of duplications. It is the companion post to ”6 Frames - Eibsee With The Fuji GW690 III”, where I told you the story of a medium format camera that got dragged around a little lake at the foot of a tall mountain. But that story was incomplete until now. It is a story not just about a medium format camera, but about a 35mm camera, too.

As I already mentioned in ”5 Frames - Zugspitze With A Leica M6”, I went out with both the Fuji GW690 III and the Leica M6. The M6 was paired with a Zeiss ZM 21mm Biogon f/2.8 lens and fed with a couple rolls of Kodak Pro Image 100.

The lake is the Eibsee at the foot of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in the German Alps. And this is as far as I will go with the description of the trip. Following: A little bit of photography philosophy.

Claim: Photography is best enjoyed with patience. Observation: The more time I invest into photography, the more I enjoy it.

With this, I do not aim at the time one may invest into the process alone, but also the time invested into waiting before looking at the results. For digital photography, the time between laying eyes on a scene for the first time and having a look at the result is way too short for my taste. It goes “Ah, that looks pretty!”, *click*, a quick look at the tiny display at the back of the camera and the subsequent disappointment that it does not look exactly like what your eyes can see, often resulting in the picture going to the bin.

Only when I had enough time to forget the beauty of the scene am I able to enjoy the pictures that I had framed so long ago. Photos age better than the memory of the past. And with that memory lost in time, I am finally able to look at the images with a sense of pride and joy.

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