A morning walk with the Leica D-Lux (typ 109)


I’m at aconference in Cannes, France – only of those incredible old towns Europe is littered with, but I love them nonetheless.
I woke early this morning and decided to take a walk before the town really woke up, and while the light was soft.
Here are half a dozen of the images I captured, sort of makes up for the fact I was travelling during the Worldwide Photo Walk on October 3.
The Leica D-Lux typ 109 (or Panasonic LX100) are incredible cameras for this type of work, offering a fast zoom, great image quality, good image stabilisation, easy access to controls and is small and lightweight. Sure I’d love a ‘pro’ version with a tougher build, weatherproofing and a micrpohone input, but really, it is a great camera.

Old stone stairs are everywhere, and they look best in B&W.
This combination of morning light and artifical light works for me.
Morning glow.
Panoramic feature on the D-Lux.
Did I really just shoot a 2CV? It hought they would all be trashed by now.

Cambodia Day 3


Day 3 included some serious riding, hitting the dirt for the narrow dirt roads along rice paddies and through many little villages. Highlights included the local kids who were fascinated by the aliens how came to visit. At least we probably looked like aliens.

We finished the day in Sihnoukville, a coastal tourist town. Cheap bars, nice beaches, reasonable food.