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4th (Leica M10 at Saddlebag Lake)

Many thanks to the folks at PopFlash.Photo for the Leica M10 on loan. offers many accessories for Leica M and other brands, such as the Thumbs Up EP-MX for Leica M10 and the Leica Visoflex (Type 020) EVF.

Close enough on date... I wish I were there now as the place was mind-bogglingly gorgeous.

Saddlebag Lake at 10,000' elevation, June 25. Should be melted out a bit more by the 4th

A few downhill skiers and snowboarders, slogging on the far side to ascend then woo-hoo down.

Amazing view, wi th a nasty hike to get there (snow cups and a few bruises on frosty snow at sunrise), snow surface unusable for skis, with grooved gullies and snow cups up to 3 feet deep.

One photographer (me).

One fisherman (12 rainbow trout, catrch and release). Admittedly, that was me too... successful after breaking newly formed ice—still freezing at night right after the solstice.

Great sensor quality from the Leica M10—the image quality is beautiful and the 18/3.8 SEM remains a favorite. These images and more are coming at full resolution very soon.

I had a devil of a time getting the optimal exposure for these images due to lack of the RGB histogram: the blue channel is critical in scenes like this, both for dark blues and not blowing out the highlights. While most users won’t care or have the knowledge or skill to even think about it, but I do care to capture the best possible image quality under any conditions, and Leica has made that much harder by taking out the RGB histogram. Under the most challenging conditions, it is very hard to be sure; a channel can be badly blown even while a luminance histogram looks fine.

f8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 100; 2017-06-25 16:38:01
LEICA M10 + Leica Super-Elmar-M 3.8/18 ASPH

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f8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 100; 2017-06-25 16:57:10
LEICA M10 + Leica Super-Elmar-M 3.8/18 ASPH

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f8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 100; 2017-06-25 17:01:02
LEICA M10 + Leica Super-Elmar-M 3.8/18 ASPH

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