Spring is in the air…..

so here’s a look back to winter in the Harz mountains….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO;

The Summer of Love

This was taken in August last year when things were just a little easier….. The good times will return, promise!

Leica M9M; Summilux 50;

Friedrichshain – Part 3 (Street art)

Leica M9; Summieren 35; Summilux 50; VSCO

Friedrichshain – Part 2 (Monochrome)

Leica M9; Summicron 35; Summilux 50; VSCO

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 (https://stadtauge.wordpress.com)

Leica M9; Summicron 35; Summilux 50; VSCO

Home learning…

I’m not quite sure he’s the most attentive pupil, but he’s doing his best….

Leica M9; Summicron 35; VSCO

Singapore Part 2

Looking on the bright side of things, at least I have a little time to develop my pictures at the moment.

Stay Safe!

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO

Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin – Part 2

Here’s the second part of the shoot…. reminds me of past times.

Leica M9M; Leica M9-P; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Elmar 21; VSCO

Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin – Part 1

The current situation allows me to get around to all the things I’ve been wanting to do for ages…… so here’s the first post in the Corona crisis.

Here are a few shots taken at the Luftwaffen museum Berlin which was formerly RAF Gatow until German reunification. There are lots of different aircraft and a lot of military equipment on view from both sides of the iron curtain.

Leica M9M; Leica M9-P; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Elmar 21; 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 Three (Monochrome) – Jerusalem

I did have some qualms about taking pictures at the Western Wall, however I wasn’t there on the Shabbat and no one is recognisable so I don’t think anyone will be offended…..

Leica M9M; Summilux 50; Summieren 35; Elmar 21; VSCO

Bogensee…. from dictatorship to ruin…

Quoting Wikipedia:

Bogensee is a small lake near Wandlitz in the German state of Brandenburg, located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the Berlin city limits.

Bogensee is known for the nearby former summer retreat of Nazi minister Joseph Goebbels, located approximately 500 m (1,600 ft) northwest of the shore. The premises were dedicated to Goebbels by the Berlin city administration on the occasion of his 39th birthday in 1936; he had an extended country home erected at the site until 1939, including a private cinema, a bunker, and adjacent SS barracks. Co-financed by the UFA film company, the building became a popular venue for movie actors like Zarah LeanderEmil Jannings, or Heinz Rühmann.

Temporarily seized by the Soviet Military Administration after World War II, the former country house was included into the newly established academy of the East German Free German Youth (FDJ) association. A wide building complex was erected from 1951 onwards, according to plans designed by Hermann Henselmann in a Stalinist style. Since German reunification in 1990, most of the buildings have been empty. As of 2018, the property had remained unoccupied for two decades.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogensee

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogensee

Leica M9M; Summilux 50mm; Summieren 35mm; Elmar 21mm;

Leica M2

At the beginning of the year I had my old Leica M2 from 1961 CLAed in Wetzlar. Here’s the first result……

Leica M2; Elmar 2.8 50mm; Kodak Portra 400

Christmas is banned……

As the temperatures soar above 30°C, I catch up with those winter pictures…. a (mild) winter walk in January.

Leica M9M; Summicron 35mm; Summilux 50mm; VSCO; Lightroom

Oldtimer…..

I reckon it’s a Buick Riviera from 1965 but I’m not sure…..

Leica M9M; Summicron M 35mm; Lightroom; VSCO

Last autumn….

I’ll try and catch up half a years’ worth of posts in the next few days……

Leica MM; Summilux 50mm; VSCO; Silver Efex Pro 2

A Sunday afternoon in Munich….

just wandering around town…

Leica M9M; Summilux 50; Lightroom & Silver Efex Pro

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

 

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…..here’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

Frau B aus O…..

I hope you like it….!

Leica m9; Summilux 50; VSCO

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Cool Dude…..

One from the Dubai series……

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

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Emirates Girls….

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

Knickers to you…..

or a visit to the Hackischen Höfe (Berlin) with a rather surreal analogue film.

Be sure to scroll through all the pictures. Strange sights, strange film, I particularly like the camel with a camera…..

Leica M6; Summicron 35mm; ADOX Color Implosion

 

Salford Quays

It’s changed a little bit since my first visit in the 1980s…..

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Lightroom

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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho…..

it’s off to work we go, albeit in a rather spectacular neighbourhood….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

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The twenties film star….

in the late afternoon…..

Leica M9; Summilux 50mm;  VSCO

Late Summer in Eastern Germany….

Leica M9; Summilux 50mm; Summicron 35; VSCO

Daniel’s Leaving…

he’s moving on to bigger and better things…..

Leica M2; Summicron 35; Kodak T-MAX 400

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Weißsee Austria

A week in Austria – lovely place!

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO

Week Eleven – Sleepless in Seattle…

Just a short trip, hence the sleeplessness….

Leica M9; Summilux 50mm; Lightroom & NIK

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Week Nine – A Right Royal Evening….

Neues Palais during the early evening sunset…..

Leica M9; Summicron 35mm; Lightroom

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Week Eight – Renewable….

There’ll come a time soon when I won’t find a landscape without one of these……

Leica M9; Summicron 35mm; Lightroom

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Week Six – Fantasia….

Nothing is as it seems….

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

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Week 47 – Neil…

It didn’t seem a day since we last met….

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Week 46 – The One….

‘er Indoors!

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Week 45 – Lutz….

Week 45 - Lutz

Week 44 – Safiya….

Week 44 - Safiya

Week 43 – Michaela….

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Week 42 – Sandy….

Week 42 - Sandy

Week 41 – Indian Summer….

Week 41 - Verena_

Week 40 – Forever Young….

Summer in Ahrenshoop….

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Week 39 – Toralf

Toralf on film…

Week 38 - Toralf

Week 38 – Dajana….

… again it’s the old Leica combination…..

Leica M2

Elmar f=5cm 1:2.8

Kodak Portra 400

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Week 37 – The Carrolls

…or happy families!

Leica M2

Elmar f=5cm 1:2.8

Kodak T-Max 400

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Week 28 – Bubi…..

Here’s an ad hoc shot of Monique…

Leica M2

Elmar f=5cm 1:2.8

Kodak BW400CN

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Week 25 – The Sudanese Lady….

who gave me coffee….

This old camera and lens combination never ceases to amaze me….

Leica M2

Elmar f=5cm 1:2.8

Kodak BW400CN

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Week 17 – Super Mario

Untouched, straight from the lab…..

Leica M2

Elmar f=5cm 1:2.8

Kodak Portra 400

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