121018 HP5 Seattle R4M5011 328-EditIt is Tuesday, December the 18th. It is raining off and on with the temperatures in the 40’s. A perfect Seattle day. I have my Voigtlander R4M with me. The lens attached is the 7Artisans 50 1.1 lens. I have loaded the camera with Ilford HP5+ and pushed it 2 stops. I will develop the film in HC-110(1:15) for 5 minutes, 30 seconds when I get home. When shooting street I rarely use a rangefinder camera. For quick focus, I am much faster using a SLR camera, where manual focus is easy for me. Others have no problem using a rangefinder. I need to go out and practice and see what happens. I know it will take many days on the street to become proficient. I will try to maintain a shutter speed of 1/500th of a second and change the aperture accordingly. Some of my shots are taken of the backs of people and some of stationary objects. It helps me practice.

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