Casting back to the summer holidays of 2019. These were taken on two trips to Porto and to Afife including the surrounding area (even with a day trip to Spain thrown in as well) . Well worth a visit if I may say so…..
Leica M9; M9M; Summicron 35; Summilux 50; Elmar 21; VSCO
If don’t do this everyday then you make mistakes. The girl in the gallery is a young Israeli soldier, I was so nervous that I made a mess of the camera settings and basically forgot everything I know about photography so the shot wasn’t as good as I hoped for.
Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Elmar 21; VSCO
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 be honest, I think I need a subject even if it’s only loosely defined and I also need the pressure of having to take a photo on a weekly basis. So starting next week this blog will once again have a subject and a time frame.
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 bit! 😉
I’m back for another 53 and I’d be very happy if you would accompany me for the duration!
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 I’ve really enjoyed it. Thanks for following!
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, there seems to be no end to this photography lark!
There’s some more of my analogue stuff here at500px
P.S. The first shot was taken with my trusty Fuji X100, so I’m not giving up on digital just yet 😉
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!
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 wandered round watching the town waking up. The song was written down in 1975 but was really written in those mad days of testosterone and Holts’ Bitter – 1960 -1963.”
Been there, seen it and done it, even if it was 30 years later…….
Bomber’s Moon of which Good Morning Morning was one of the tracks, was released in 1984
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 thought I might have a competition this week. I was, as always searching for a bit of inspiration for this week’s picture, when “former” friends of mine took it upon themselves to “inspire” me with their interpretation of a duet or in this case a double duet. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them profusely for their wonderful effort. Votes on a postcard to ….. etc.
I love the arty, cross-processed, analogue film type of pictures as well as the high contrasty black and whites. I don’t particularly like the HDR type of photography.
However after yesterday’s colourful party at the “carnival of the cultures” in Berlin, I felt that I had to try to capture the colour and the atmosphere, and that this could only be done with a highly saturated HDR.
So here’s to something just a little different!
Many thanks go to the pupils and teachers of the Goethe Gymnasium in Nauen for a great time!