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

Brighton Beach…..

Taken on our summer hols….

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

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 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

 

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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The Seaside…. Part Two

Lytham St. Annes – It would have been such a lovely place to live…..

 

The Seaside…. Part One

Back to Jenny Brown’s point to visit Muffer……

Salford Quays

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

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Lightroom

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Weißsee Austria

A week in Austria – lovely place!

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO

Metamorphosis – Teufelsberg (Berlin)

The Teufelsberg is an artificial hill in the middle of Berlin. It is made up of the rubble that was cleared out of the heavily bombed city after the war. It is the highest point in Berlin and lies in the former British sector. The British and the Americans built a listening post on the top so they could intercept messages far into the eastern sectors. After the wall came down the occupying powers withdrew and the numerous investment projects have failed leaving the former listening facility in the hands of artists and musicians. A true metamorphosis!

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

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Week 20 – Josef

Meet Josef!

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujinon 56mm f1.2

Lightroom

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Week 9 – Eva

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)

Week 9 - Eva I Week 9 - Eva II

 

Week 7 – A Man and his Dog….

… on Thuringia’s green pastures.

Fuji X-Pro 1
Fujinon 35mm f1.4
&
Fujifilm X100
Fujinon 23mm f2
Aperture and NIK
VSCO (Kodak Portra 400)

Week 7 - A Man and his Dog IWeek 7 - A Man and his Dog IIWeek 7 - A Man and his Dog IIIWeek 7 - A Man and his Dog IV

Week 43 – Street Art….

…. East German style!

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon f2 23mm & WCL-X100 19mm
Aperture and NIK
VSCO – Kodak Portra 400

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Week 42 – The Hat Factory….

….built in Luckenwalde by Erich Mendelsohn in 1923.

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon f2 23mm
Aperture and NIK

Week 42 - LuckenwaldeWeek 42 - Luckenwalde II

Week 39 – Checkpoint Bravo (West)…..

…..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

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Week 38 – Bridge of Spies

The Glienicker Brücke divided West Berlin (US zone) and the GDR (Soviet zone), it was one of the few places along the Iron Curtain where the two super powers shared a border, hence it was here that they chose to exchange their spies. The most famous exchange took place on the 10th of February 1962, where Gary Powers the U2 pilot shot down over Soviet territory was exchanged for Vilyam “Willie” Genrikhovich Fisher who leaked US atomic secrets. Today, 24 years after German reunification, the line in the middle of the bridge only divides the cities of Berlin (in the east) and Potsdam (in the west).

Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV)
Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f
Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford FP4 125 (Rodinal 1:50)
Epson V500
 

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Week 25 – Brick Lane

We went for a curry down Brick Lane, I think my Jalfrezi days might just be over……!

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon f2 23mm
Aperture and NIK
 
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Week 20 – Paris, City of Love …..

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
 

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Week 18 – Time to go….

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
 

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Week 14 – Green Trees ….

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

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Week 24 – The Sidecar (BMW R 75)

You don’t see many of these on the roads today…..

I was a little hasty on the trigger and published this week’s post before I had actually written anything. This BMW R 75 was built in 1941 and most probably served the Luftwaffe during this period. It is a rarity but the lucky owner recently managed to purchase the previous model as well. It’s a very large bike but incredibly quiet.

Good luck with the collection!

P.S. So this week’s lesson is never confuse “Save” and “publish” on WordPress ……

Week 22 – This is art….

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

Week 17 – Lenin and the Little People

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.

Week 16 – Stalin’s Legacy

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 monumental socialist boulevard was used for parades and celebrations in honour of the “great” regime. The Stalin Allee was later renamed the Karl-Marx-Allee when it wasn’t quite so fashionable to be associated with that particular dictator.

The Tower in the background is the East-Berliner “Fernsehturm” another piece of awe-inspiring socialist architecture.