After a rather difficult period I’m rekindling my love of photography. Returning to visit Dubai has undoubtedly helped, offering me a host of different motifs that I just couldn’t resist. Watch this space for more from this place and elsewhere…. Leica M9; Summilux 50; Lightroom; VSCO
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Now that Spring has arrived I can keep posting those depressing shots of Winter….. Leica M9; Summilux 50 & Sumicron 35; VSCO
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This was taken with the old Rolleiflex and a very particular high definition film from ADOX with 12 ISO. Rolleiflex 3.5f; Planar 75mm f3.5; ADOX Film and Kodak Portra 400
Back to Jenny Brown’s point to visit Muffer……
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with Ulrike! Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV); Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f; Fuji Pro 400H; Epson V500
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I’ve amended my blog just a little to include not only the place I call home but also some of the more interesting locations that I’ve come across this blogging year. To kick this off I’ve found a place that couldn’t be more different from Brandenburg! (Best viewed full size!) Leica M9; Summicron 50mm; Lightroom
….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
…..otherwise know as “Grenzübergangsstelle Drewitz-Dreilinden” in the East. This week’s post continues the cold war theme. Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV) Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f Kodak Portra 400 and Kodak T-Max 400 (Rodinal 1:50) Epson V500
…… 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
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
… and back to digital and I think for the duration. Just pottering around the garden looking for inspiration and trying to find my photography way. Canon 5D Canon 24-105 mm 1:4 IS or Canon 50 mm 1:1.4 or Canon 70-200mm 1:4 Canon Speedlite 430 EXII and Yongnuo Aperture and Nik
There is much talk about the “Energy Turnaround” here, especially after Fukushima. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether it’s beneficial to the environment or not…. I’m trying to rekindle my love with my Canon 5D at the moment and that coupled with my incompetence with my last roll of film means that you’re getting digital images remastered as Kodak Portra 400 nc (Natural Colour) this week. Canon 5D Canon f4 24-105 ISO 320 Aperture and Nik
…… 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.
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 […]
….or at least we hope so. The sun has started to shine again this week so next week’s post should hopefully be a little less gloomy. Fuji GA 645 PRO Fujinon 1:4 f=60mm Fujichrome Provia 100f Epson Perfection V500
So here goes a fresh start…. for more see and yet again in 2013. Week 4 was taken on one of the very few sunny days of the year so far and in contrast this is what the region can look like at this time of the year. Fuji GA 645 PRO <= New Baby!! Fujinon 1:4 f=60mm Kodak 400 T-MAX Rodinal 1:50 Epson Perfection V500
Took a stroll with the “Big Man” on the hunt for photo opportunities. Me with my Bronica and him with his Canon EOS 1000fn which we got from a flea market for just a few Euros. I spent a while at the beginning of the year thinking of a new subject for another 53 weeks of blogging and came to the conclusion that I was perhaps better off leaving it open to give me a little more freedom. Well to […]
I was going to do this week on derelict buildings and then I scanned these two and all that changed….. P.S. As you see I still don’t seem to have got over my “analogue” phase just yet, and to be honest there’s no end in sight! Zenza Bronica ETRS Zenzanon f1:3.5 150mm Kodak Portra 400 Epson Perfection V500
I can honestly say that I know of no place on earth, where the wind blows straight through you as it does in that dirty miserable megalopolis that is Berlin in winter. I still love it though. I managed to meet-up with an old friend while he was visiting. We hadn’t seen each other since we last met while I was studying and he was serving in the same town in 1990. Time flies and neither of us have change one little […]
Well this is the final week of round two, so I’ve decided to do something a little different. Firstly I’m carrying out the threat that I made around this time last year, hence I’m appearing in my own blog. Secondly this is the first picture that hasn’t actually been taken by me. It was taken by my six-year-old daughter with the big Zenza Bronica! So the second year of blogging now comes to an end and I must say that […]
It’s not quite over yet…. but it will be soon. Round three? To be honest I’m not really sure. If I do do it, then it will definitely be in a different manner. What do you think? Should I stay or should I go? Zenza Bronica ETRS Zenzanon 75mm f 2.8 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.
She’s aged very well, but I think the pigeons have seen to him. Taken in some hidden part of the Sanssouci Park in Potsdam with a Canon EOS 30V and my trusty Canon 24-105 f4 on Kodak TMAX 400 136.
Some of you might have noticed that I missed a week in between so as the year closes I’m trying to catch up. This was taken with a Zenza Bronica ETRS using a Zenzanon 1:3.5 f=150 mm lens. The film type was Lomography Earl Grey ISO 100, which was developed using Rodinal in a mixture of 1:25 for 5 minutes. Finally it was scanned using an Epson Perfection V500 and post processed in Aperture and Silver Efex Pro II. I’m pretty sure this won’t […]
The first shot is so secret I’m not telling you where it was taken, although many of you will easily guess….. The second shot is rather special because …. well after following Phil Kneen’s blog rather closely for sometime, I decided to branch out into medium format analogue photography myself. I am now proud owner of a Yashica MAT 124 G (used for the second picture) and a Zenza Bronica ETRS. Furthermore I actually developed and scanned the film myself, […]
…. and the sounds I hear! Seriously though, it is a little spooky especially when you see the light streams. Just one car drove past while I was taking the shot (the main two horizontal stripes at the bottom of the picture) and there was no one else around, so I’ve absolutely no idea where the others came from. Bit of a weak week this week, sorry!
It was time for the annual “Festival of Lights” in Berlin again this past week, so we decided to go and have a nosey. Unfortunately so did the other three and a half million Berliners plus about two million tourists!
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!
This somehow reminds me of a song I used to listen to when I was a kid. Mike Harding wrote “I was a penniless student wandering round Manchester, staying up all night in all-night cafes making a cup of coffee last for ever and arguing about life and politics through the night. This song is about the morning after when the sun came shouting into the city and, faintly delirious and high on the pure wonder of being alive, I […]
I’m being very lenient with myself this week, not only am I using the British definition of a week (i.e. Sunday to Saturday, instead of the German Monday to Sunday), but I’m also posting something for the second time (see week 1) albeit from a very different angle.
or even the night of the palaces. This is an annual “cultural feast” during which the Sanssouci Park opens its gates to visitors well into the night. The palaces are ablaze with light and classical music resounds from every corner, this is rounded off with a fantastic firework display at midnight. We managed to sneak on the eve of the occasion while all was quiet for a quick nosey.
I spent some time with one of my favourite photographers at a local Russian graveyard this week. It sounds like a strange idea and it certainly was eery, but it proved to be a place of peace and absolute beauty and hence ideal for photography. Thanks to my wife for the great birthday present, I just hope a little of his talent rubbed off. The picture is dedicated to Private Kozma who never lived to see his 40th birthday. (My […]
I thought I’d continue the Soviet theme for another week. This is more or less all that remains of the former Red Army base, which after being cleared of all munitions is now a public park.
It was rather fitting that I should find myself in this part of Berlin on this day, May the 1st of course being international labour day. It was here on the 17th of June 1953 that the workers of the newly formed GDR started their uprising against the fledgling socialist regime, primarily due to the increase of work quotas. The Soviets were called in and the “counter-revolution” was quashed with an official loss of 125 lives. From then on this […]
This is what I do for a living ….. I get to to travel to far-flung places and look at lots of different types of birds…….?! I’ll be turning 40 in the next few weeks, so I’m posting this now to avoid being called a “dirty old so and so” later! Thanks to the two lovely Czech girls for taking the time to pose at the AERO in Friedrichshafen.
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.
I don’t think I’ve had a rant on my blog for a long while, so here goes. I managed to get some quality time with the camera at the weekend and was just on the way home when I came across this path. The sky was vivid, the sun was shining, the trees bare and the path led up to the horizon, a perfect mixture for a shot with a polarising filter. I had just parked the car when I […]