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No reason not to bring a Leica T

This week I went for a three day cycling trip to the Veluwe, an interesting area here in the Netherlands. In fact, I didn’t really feel like bringing a camera, because weight and bulk were already ‘maxed out’. I brought a tent, sleeping bag and pad and some extra clothing. Also, I find that it’s much harder to come back with interesting cycling pictures when I’m going solo. If I want to be in the picture, while cycling, it takes some planning and a (mini) tripod. Most of the time when I’m cycling, I just want to go on. Fiddling with a camera slows me down and gets me out of the flow.

But I still took the Leica T, seated in a ‘top tube bag’ within reach. Mounted on the T was the tiny 18/2.8 Elmarit. Great little lens!

I didn’t take many shots, but the shots that I took bring back the memories of the trip. And that’s all you need from a camera, don’t you?

Next time I’ll try a bit harder.

First day I rode 140km from home. This is somewhere around 100km.

First day I rode 140km from home. This is somewhere around 100km.

I set up my tent just before nightfall and hung a tiny LED light from the top of the tent.

I set up my tent just before nightfall and hung a tiny LED light from the top of the tent.

I had some better weather the second day and rode again 140km, mainly off-road.

I had some better weather the second day and rode again 140km, mainly off-road.

See, I'm happy. Also, you don't get this nice separation and rendering with an iPhone.

See, I’m happy. Also, you don’t get this nice separation and rendering with an iPhone.

So this is how the Veluwe looks like.

So this is how the Veluwe looks like.

And a self portrait after two hard days of cycling, shot at 800 ISO at 1/13th of a second. I actually quite like it.

And a self portrait after two hard days of cycling, shot at 800 ISO at 1/13th of a second. I actually quite like it.