A few years ago after a press conference we held somewhere in Asia, an article was published in one of the local leading newspapers. It was mistakenly accompanied by a picture of me with the title “Dr. Rolf”. Well I’m here to put the record straight, meet the real Dr. Rolf! Fujifilm X-T1 Fujinon 56mm f1.2 Lightroom & VSCO Fuji Pro 400H
The things parents will do for their kids….. Fuji X-T1 Fujinon 56mm f1.2 & Fujinon 35mm f1.4 Aperture & NIK ….like spending a whole day of the holidays in Brandenburg’s Wild West Town El Dorado at the cold end of Autumn. (It really is well worth a visit by the way!)
I don’t know if you happened to notice, but I’ve been a little bit busy lately….. Here’s Eva to make up for things! Canon 5D Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Aperture, NIK and VSCO (Kodak Portra 160C)
Here are few pictures of some Eastern European girls I met at the air show in Friedrichshafen. I know I’m fishing for cheap hits but beggars can’t be choosers…… Fuji X-Pro1 Fujinon 25mm f 1.4 Aperture & NIK I think the guy in the background really distracts from this shot….. but decide for yourselves. 😉
I had another opportunity to shoot Svenja (can I actually say that without getting into trouble?) a couple of weeks ago. Some were taken with the Edge 80 which is a marvelous lens, even if it is a bit of a b*gg#r to focus manually without “Liveview”. You can see more of Svenja here! Canon 5D Canon 50mm f1.4 & Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Aperture and NIK
…. I was going to call this week’s post “Little red riding hood”, but she’s not wearing anything red, there’s no hood, there are wolves in Brandenburg but not here, and finally I’m not sure Ulrike would have appreciated the connotations of the fairy tale. Fuji X-Pro 1 Fujinon 35mm f1.4 Aperture and NIK VSCO (Fujicolor PRO 400H) and Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV) Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f Kodak Portra 400 Epson V500
….or perhaps girls in Singapore would be more appropriate. Thanks for looking after us at the Singapore Air Show! I spent a lot of time recently trying to figure out whether to buy the X-Pro 1 or the M6. As you can see I opted for the X-Pro 1 (with the excellent Fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens) which gives me a little more creative leeway by using the option of converting the digital files to my favourite film type with VSCO. […]
It’s always good to get home for a few days, especially when you get to meet up friends you’ve not seen for a long time. Thanks for the lovely evening and of course the excellent food! Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Funjinon 35mm f1.4 Aperture and NIK
…..Svenja really is a “Starlet“ I had the opportunity to test some Fujifilm equipment the other day. Needless to say I was very smitten, as I still am with my X100, so I’ve expanded my Fuji portfolio just a little 😉 (Whereby the cameras and lenses for this shoot were all borrowed) I’d like to thank both Svenja and Katja, I had a great time that day! Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Fujinon XF 35 f1.4 Fujinon XF 60 f2.8 Zeiss Touit […]
…. this is Dia, whom I had the pleasure of photographing last October. I’ve been saving the best till last so to say…. Thanks to Dia for her patience and staying-power (in the cold and very hostile environment) and thanks to Peter for his good advice! For more on the coming fifty-three weeks look here! Canon 5D Canon 24-105 f4; Canon 50mm f1.4; Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Aperture and NIK
….or gotcha. I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I don’t really like to post pictures of my family on t’internet. But I thought I’d make an exception here. Canon 5D Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Aperture and NIK
…. and practicing. I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time, and when the opportunity arose I snapped it up. The Lensbaby “Edge 80” certainly is very different from anything I’ve ever used before and it should help my diminished creativity for the coming 53 weeks….. (There’s a hint in there somewhere) Anyway I’d better get practicing….. Canon 5D Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Aperture and NIK
….or a view from a furniture store, nice isn’t it? What do you do after the stress of Christmas has finally passed, that’s right you go shopping…. Fujifilm X100 Fujinon f2 23mm Aperture and NIK VSCO – Kodak Portra 160
I went out to Berlin with some colleagues to take some photos. I was pretty happy with the results, it wasn’t until my wife asked me whether everything was okay that the symbolism actually dawned on me. I can assure you everything is fine….. Canon 5D 1;2;4 – Canon 24-105 f4 3 – Lensbaby with Fisheye Optic Aperture and NIK and finally the building site on Alexanderplatz
….or purple for that matter. Taken on my Grandfather-in-law’s Welta Weltur folding range-finder camera from 1935. Welta Weltur Xenar 1:2.8 F= 7.5 cm Schneider Kreuznach Compur-Rapid Kodak Portra 400 Epson V500
I picked up my Yashica from the a CLA and had a little time to kill in the city, so I stopped by a photo shop to buy a roll of film. It was really dark, the Yashinon is not a very fast lens (f3.5) and with only having a HP5+ film @ ISO 400 I figured there was not much chance of getting any keepers. I shot the film at 1/15 (hand-held) and pushed the film during development to […]
….or what’s left of it. There is a museum here now to try to document the pain and the anguish as well as the hope, it lies in the middle of an industrial estate. Canon 5D Lensbaby with Sweet 35 (1,3) and Fisheye (2,4) Aperture and NIK
I’ve already had “Autumn” as a title last year so I thought I’d be a little more creative…… Canon 5d 1) Lensbaby composer pro with the Sweet 35 optic 2) Canon 70-200 f4 3) Canon 24-105 f4 Aperture and NIK
…… and “ere” is Beelitz-Heilstätten if you fancy looking it up. I’ll probably be back in winter with snow and ice …. Fuji GA 645 PRO Fujinon 1:4 f=60mm Fuji Pro 400H (Expired) Epson Perfection V500
… remember the film? Looks similar doesn’t it? I’ve been here many times before and even blogged about it twice. This project never ceases to amaze me and there’s still no end in sight. (As you might have noticed the horizon was a little wonky today, nothing serious and it won’t shouldn’t happen again.) Fujifilm X100 Fujinon f2 23mm Aperture and NIK
I’ve been thinking of doing a bit of nude stuff for a while now and this is the nearest I’ve got so far. If you’re lucky I might get something more warm-blooded to pose for me in the future, but don’t hold your breath. One thing I can promise you is that it definitely won’t be a “Selfie” Canon 5D with Canon f1.4 50mm NIK and Aperture
I have to admit that I took these a few weeks ago, but as I’ve only just got them back from the lab. I think it’s okay to publish them now, especially as summer is still in full swing here. They were both taken on Fuji Provia 100f slide film, I’ve cropped and sharpened a little but nothing else. I’ve also compressed them to half their size, so you can get an idea of the detail. Shooting slide film is […]
It’s a bit like waiting for the 540 bus used to be, you patiently bide your time at the bus stop for ages and then two come at once! Well I’m still pretty much behind with my weeks, so I’ve got some catching up to do! Fujifilm X100 Fujinon f2 23mm & WCL-X100 19mm Aperture and NIK
….. or now you see me, now you don’t! One of these pictures is taken with the Fuji X100 and post-processed with NIK to simulate my favourite Kodak Portra 400 film. The other picture was taken with the Yashica 124G on Kodak Portra 400. Can you tell which is which?
Okay here comes part two…. Sorry about the obligatory “Elk-Shot”, if you pardon the pun, but it just had to be done! Does anybody know the significance of Friedolf’s bakery in the next to last shot? Canon 5D Canon 24-105 f4 Aperture and NIK and Fujifilm X100 Fujinon f2 23mm Aperture and NIK
It’s the first time I’ve been to Sweden and it certainly lived up to my expectations in every way. The children and I found plenty of highly qualified candidates suitable for the position of a Swedish Au Pair, a subject which has long been discussed within the family 😉 Canon 5D Canon 24-105 f4 Aperture and NIK
The more astute of you will have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while, well after a long business trip and our annual summer holidays I’m back. I’ll do my best to catch up in the coming weeks… Fujifilm X100 Fujinon f2 23mm Aperture and NIK Sorry this was the romantic one!
the Meisterschaft is ours…… In all the years I played the game, I don’t believe I ever once won the league or captained my team. Not bad for his second year of active club football! Canon 5D Canon 24-105 f4 Aperture and NIK f8 1/500 ISO 400 @24mm
A good friend and colleague retired last week. Although we didn’t always see eye to eye, he will be remembered as one of the last pioneers, never accepting the boundaries we so often struggle to overcome. Canon 5D Canon f1.8 85mm Aperture and Yashica MAT 124G Yashinon f3.5 80mm Fuji Pro 400H
…… Langenargen to be exact. Fuji GA 645 PRO Fujinon 1:4 f=60mm Fuji Pro 400H Epson Perfection V500 This last one doesn’t really fit in with the others as it has an extreme light leak which I think makes it all the more interesting.
Continuing on the subject of cars …. Germany’s oldest natural (or temporary) race track. The Schleizer Dreieck (Triangle) has featured in my blog before, back in May 2011 (Week-19 – The Schleizer Triangle), this time on film, from a slightly different perspective and a month earlier in the year. Picture 1: Fuji GA 645 PRO Fujinon 1:4 f=60mm Fuji Pro 400H Epson Perfection V500 Pictures 2, 3 and 4 Zenza Bronica ETRS Zenzanon f1:2.8 75mm Fuji Pro 400H Epson […]
For someone who has thrown all new technology (camera-wise) to the wind these past six months, I was really able to appreciate these beauties. I hope you do too! P.S. If anyone has any information about these cars do let me know please! Zenza Bronica ETRS Zenzanon f1:2.8 75mm Kodak 400 T-MAX Rodinal 1:50 Epson Perfection V500
….which all depends on your point of view of course! I’d like to credit whoever was responsible for these works of art, but I don’t unfortunately know who created them. But if you happen to be in the area they can be found here Graffiti Zenza Bronica ETRS Zenzanon f1:2.8 75mm Kodak Portra 400 Epson Perfection V500
no real change here folks…… yet! (and as I will be taking next week’s entry this week don’t hold your breath, because we’ve had lots more snow!) Zenza Bronica ETRS Zenzanon f1:2.8 75mm Fuji PRO 400H Epson Perfection V500
Last week was supposed to be the last of the gloomy winter posts, well forget it! Spring did appear for a couple of days and probably decided it was definitely too cold to come out. The promise kept was from Week 41 – Werderscher Damm last year, when I said I’d be back! I won’t make any more promises about the weather, promise! Pictures 1,2 and 4 Zenza Bronica ETRS Zenzanon f1:2.8 75mm Kodak Portra 400 Epson Perfection V500 […]
Perhaps a little less of the old…… I get the niggling feeling people are getting a bit sick of me sticking a camera in their faces. Never mind I’ve not quite finished yet! Taken with the Canon EOS 30v and Canon 50mm 1.4 combination on my favourite Fuji PRO 400H film.
Another short break on the Baltic coast. I feel as if this is one of the best shots I’ve taken in a long time, I don’t know why, it just feels right somehow. What do you think? This is actually Wustrow and not Ahrenshoop (which is just down the road) ….. sorry folks!
I’m not sure the lady painting would have been overly thrilled at having her picture taken (judging by the little card on the painting), but I saw this and thought it was just the perfect double for this week. The biggest challenge was trying to take it without having 15 tourists in the shot at the same time! Paris was great and we’ll be back, probably all four of us next time.
We hope you have plenty of “fun, fun, fun” and not too much “and the sky is grey” We really enjoyed the evening, thanks for the company and the great pizza!
We all have our little vices don’t we! This is the first real portrait of the year and my thanks go out to my friend for being “Week 8”. It was taken in Neuseddin, a place which in many ways epitomises Brandenburg at this time of year. If you do know him, then you’ll realise that looks can be very deceiving.