Friedrichshain – Part 1 (Colour)

I spent a day in early spring walking around Friedrichshain (Berlin) and this is what I found…..

I was accompanied by Daniel (

Leica M9; Summicron 35; Summilux 50; VSCO

Portugal Part 1….

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

Israel Part Four (Colour) – Jerusalem

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

Dackel Dolly….

One of the children’s favourite actresses during a reading in Sanssouci……. 

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

North Laine…

The second feature on Brighton….

Leica M2 & M6; Summilux 50 & Summicron 35; Kodak Portra & T-Max


Brighton Beach…..

Taken on our summer hols….

Leica M2 & M6; Kodak Portra 160, 400 & T-MAX 400

Fire Starter

Hot lady….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

Happy Birthday Hanna…


I hope you have a great one! These were taken on a business trip to Singapore in February……

Leica M6; Summilux 50mm; Elmar 21mm; CineStil 800 & Kodak Portra 400

Singapore Part Two….

I bet you guessed there was more to come…’s a little more of analogue Singapore…

Leica M6; Summilux 50mm / Elmar 21mm / Summicron 35mm; CineStil / Portra 800; Reflecta ProScan 7200

Singapore Part One….

My son said “I dare you to take just film to Singapore” so I did. Here are the results…..

Leica M6; Summilux 50mm / Elmar 21mm / Summicron 35mm; CineStil / Portra 800; Reflecta ProScan 7200


…and then it was all over….

But here’s something to chase away those post-Christmas blues…..

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

’twas the night before Christmas Eve….

….so I thought I’d post this….

Leica M9; Summilux 50

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Cool Dude…..

One from the Dubai series……

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

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Week Six – Fantasia….

Nothing is as it seems….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Lightroom & NIK

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Intermezzo – Father’s Day…

….or “There she was just a walk’in down the street, sing’in dowah diddy, diddy dum diddy do!”

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujinon 35mm f1.4

Lightroom & VSCO

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Week 14 – Thomas

Taken in the men’s sanatorium in Beelitz-Heilstätten.

Fuji X-T1

Fujinon 56mm f1.2

Aperture & NIK

Week 14 - Thomas


Week 11 (ish) – Martin

There’s been rather a lot on recently, never mind here’s Martin.

Fuji X-T1

Fujinon 35mm f1.4

Aperture & VSCO (Fuji Pro 400H)

Week 11 - Martin


Week 8 – How to sell an aeroplane in the 21st Century…..

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

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I think the guy in the background really distracts from this shot….. but decide for yourselves. 😉

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Week 47 – Winter Wanderings…..

There’s no snow, it’s warm, windy and wet. It’s like being back in England at Christmas.

Canon 5D
Canon 24-105  f4
Aperture and NIK
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Week 17 – Rain and Eis

It’s never too cold or too wet for ice cream…..

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon f2 23mm
Aperture and NIK

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Week 13 – Lake Constance….

…… Langenargen to be exact.

Fuji GA 645 PRO
Fujinon 1:4 f=60mm
Fuji Pro 400H
Epson Perfection V500
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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.

Week 13 - Lake Constance IV


Week 12 – There is a house…..

in New Orleans an der Schmidtenmühle. It’ll be gone soon apparently, which does seem a shame….

Zenza Bronica ETRS
Zenzanon f1:2.8 75mm
Fuji Pro 400H
Epson Perfection V500

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Week 8 – Beware the Ides of March …..

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
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Week 6 – The end of Winter….

….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
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Week 4 – Schloss Glienicke

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.

Zenza Bronica ETRS
Zenzanon f1:2.8 75mm
Fuji PRO 400H
Epson Perfection V500

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Week 1 – Bitterly Cold

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.

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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! 😉

EPSON scanner image

I’m back for another 53 and I’d be very happy if you would accompany me for the duration!

Rollei 35 S
Rollei HFT Sonnar 2.8 / 40mm
Kodak Portra 400
Epson Perfection V500

Week 53 – The Northern Lad

EPSON scanner imageWell 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!

Zenza Bronica ETRS
Zenzanon 150 f3.5
Lomography Earl Grey 100 
Rodinal 1:25
Epson Perfection V500
Aperture and Nik


Week 51 – Fungi

I can’t really comment on this …. but I do like it for some reason!

Canon EOS 30V and Canon 24-105 f4 on Fuji PRO 400H EPSON scanner image

Week 49 – The Odd Couple

Week 49 - The Odd CoupleShe’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.

Week 45 – Something Secret…… Something Special!

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 at 500px

P.S. The first shot was taken with my trusty Fuji X100, so I’m not giving up on digital just yet 😉

Week 41 – Werderscher Damm

Just before the heavy frost arrived, I’ll be back when the snow appears…..

Week 40 – Potsdamer Platz

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!

Week 39 – Wustrow (Baltic)

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!

Week 38 – Can we have a go?

I saw these two while I was with my little people at the fairground and couldn’t resist the shot …….

Week 36 – Time flies …. 1992 to 2012

These two have been in the company for twenty years….. 

Week 34 – backstoltz

Bit of a “selfie” this week, only the second time ever!

It was taken during a late summer evening’s stroll to the local ice café.

Week 33 – Good Morning, Morning ….

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


Week 31 – Schlössernacht….

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.

Week 29 – An evening stroll ….

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.

Week 28 – 4 bhp

Four brake horse power…. the real McCoy!

Week – 27 …… beside the seaside

I wouldn’t say that we had really bad weather during our annual week’s holiday on the Baltic, but it could have been a little better!

Week 25 – Stardom

This guy just sat down and started hammering away at those drums …. it was a pleasure to listen to!

This was developed as if it had been shot on Agfa APX 400 film.

Week 22 – This is art….

This is a picture of the little people with a bridge covered in barrier tape ….

Week 19 – Karneval der Kulturen

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!

Week 14 – An aeroplane

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.

Week 10 – ….. be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

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!