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Leica M10 Monochrom, Eureka Dunes

See my Leica wishlist at B&H Photo and thanks for buying with those links.

Pleasant warm temps in northern Death Valley at the ~3000 foot elevation level.

I am finding that the Leica M10 Monochrom makes a superb camera for this time of year with its muted colors and stark patterns. Not much point to color in this harsh lighting.

Watch out for the dust pit getting over to this side of the dunes—I nearly got stuck with the very high clearance and 4WD over on this side in my Sprinter van—ultra-fine “moon-dust” 4 to 8 inches deep on top of soft stuff—failure to maintain momentum is a surefire way to have a very unpleasant time here, but we just made it through, both ways.

Here are some images from the Winter Solstice using the Leica M10 Monochrom + Leica 24m f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH + B+W 091 Dark Red filter. I will be publishing many full-res images when I return home late this week. We are wintering-over for XMAS in the Alabama Hills.

CLICK TO VIEW: Leica M10-R/M10m system and top-grade lenses

Black Rocks on Sand Moonscape
f11 @ 1/45 sec mechanical shutter, ISO 160; 2020-12-21 11:52:45
LEICA M10 MONOCHROM + Leica Elmar-M 3.8/24 ASPH @ 24mm + filter B+W 091 Dark Red
ENV: Eureka Dunes, altitude 2600 ft / 792 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: vignetting corrected

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f11 @ 1/180 sec mechanical shutter, ISO 160; 2020-12-21 12:09:11
LEICA M10 MONOCHROM + Leica Elmar-M 3.8/24 ASPH @ 24mm + filter B+W 091 Dark Red
ENV: Eureka Dunes, altitude 2800 ft / 853 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: vignetting corrected

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f8 @ 1/90 sec mechanical shutter, ISO 160; 2020-12-21 12:53:20
LEICA M10 MONOCHROM + Leica Elmar-M 3.8/24 ASPH @ 24mm + filter B+W 091 Dark Red
ENV: Eureka Dunes, altitude 3400 ft / 1036 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: vignetting corrected, USM {15,50,0}

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Actual lens was Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon
f8 @ 1/90 sec mechanical shutter, ISO 160; 2020-12-21 14:29:51
LEICA M10 MONOCHROM + Leica Summilux-M 1.4/35 @ 35mm + filter B+W 090 Red
ENV: Eureka Dunes, altitude 3700 ft / 1128 m, 65°F / 18°C
RAW: vignetting corrected

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