WPC: Object 1

trolley in an underground carpark, macingosh photographie

Abandonned trolley in an underground carpark in the Olympic Village, Munich.

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Fotografie-Blog-Bühne

macingosh photographie, muenchen

Dear international followers and visitors,

I’m very sorry but this post is in German language. It has to be, because that’s the guideline to participate at this blog-presentation here.

Hope you don’t mind and have a nice weekend everybody…

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So jetzt geht’s aber weiter in meiner Muttersprache. Ist ja auch viel einfacher so. Also, der Hintergrund für diesen Beitrag:

Der Fotograf Michael Omori Kirchner hat auf Fotografr.de die Fotografie-Blog-Bühne ins Leben gerufen. „Anmelden“ können sich dort Betreiber von deutschsprachigen Fotoblogs, um sich damit einem breiteren Publikum zu präsentieren. Wirklich anmelden muss man sich dafür nicht, es genügt, auf dem eigenen Blog einen entsprechenden Artikel mit Trackback zu verfassen, was ich eben hiermit tue. Auf jeden Fall eine schöne Idee, das lasse ich mir doch nicht entgehen.

Damit Besucher auch gleich etwas mehr über den Blog und den dahinter wirkenden Fotografen erfahren können, ist eine Reihe von Fragen zu beantworten. Viele der bereits teilnehmenden Bildschaffenden haben dafür beeindruckende Essays formuliert und wunderbare Geschichten aus dem Fotografenleben erzählt. Meine Sache ist das ja leider nicht. Also, das Lesen schon, aber das Schreiben eben nicht. Deshalb bleibt’s bei mir beim kurzen, systematischen Abarbeiten.

Und zwar wie folgt:

Ich blogge seit …… 2012, mit diversen Unterbrechungen. Regelmäßig seit einem 3/4-Jahr.
Ich blogge, weil …. geteiltes Leid ist halbes Leid.
Mein fotografischer Schwerpunkt ist …. (Achtung, Wortspiel!) sehr hoch angesetzt und neigt deshalb mitunter zum Kentern.
Fotografie bedeutet für mich …. das Einzige was ich kann.
Mein fotografischen Vorbilder sind … Martin Parr, William Eggleston, Stephen Shore… und meine Omma.
Wenn ich das Budget für eine vierwöchige Foto-Reise gestellt bekommen würde, ….. Australien und Neuseeland, mit einem kleinen Abstecher nach Island.
Wenn ich eine beliebige (noch lebende) Person vor meine Kamera bitten dürfte, wäre das …. mein Sohn. Hmmm, oder vielleicht doch eher Edward Snowden.
Wenn ich einen Einsteiger für die Fotografie begeistern wollte, würde ich als erstes …. die Bildbearbeitungssoftware auf seinem Rechner deinstallieren.

So, das war’s. Oder sind noch Fragen offen? Ach ja, ein oder zwei typische Bilder sollte man auch noch in den Beitrag einfügen, sozusagen als ersten Eindruck. Ist hiermit auch erledigt. Jetzt schauen wir mal, was wird.

Ich freue mich auf zahlreiche Kommentare und wünsche allen Teilnehmern eine tolle Zeit.

fotografie-blog-buehne, macingosh photographie

WPC: Juxtaposition 5

hauptbahnhof muenchen, macingosh photographie

Inside Munich’s main station.

WPC: Juxtaposition 4

bavarian milk, advertising, macingosh photographie

Two old and bleached advertising panels promoting Bavarian milk. Captured on a Bavarian farm near the border to Austria.

WPC: Juxtaposition 3

wedding, macingosh photography

Captured during a wedding in 2012.

WPC: Juxtaposition 2

straws in a row, macingosh photographie, munich

Shot at a barbecue last summer.

WPC: Juxtaposition 1

wrigleys spearmint gum, advertising, macingosh photographie, munich

They were such a pretty couple back in the 80s or early 90s when this advertising display was installed in Munich’s Westpark. But being subjected to the elements for over 20 years sure leaves its marks. Now the suffer from bleaching, scratches, graffiti and eczema. But their teeth are still shining in best pearly-white. Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum must have done a great job.

WPC: Family 5

urban wildlife photography, macingosh, munich

Almost ready for take-off. Who’ll be the first?

WPC: Family 4

urban wildlife photography, macingosh, munich

Having some sleep before the next meal.

WPC: Family 3

urban wildlife photography, macingosh, munich

See how the fluff is converting to feathers.

WPC: Family 2

junge drosseln im nest, macingosh photographie

Shouting out loud to be served the first…

WPC: Family 1

junge drosseln im nest, macingosh photographie

Six years ago two thrushes built their nest in one of the empty flower pots on my balcony. Soon after that I could find four eggs in it. It took about two weeks until three naked babybirds were showing. Of course I had to take some photos of the birds growing. More to come in the next days…

WPC: Window 4

London, windows, macingosh photography, muenchen

Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R @ F4, 1/209 sec., ISO 800.

WPC: Window 3

London Bridge Hospital, windows, macingosh photography, muenchen

Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 @ 128 mm, F5.8, 1/900 sec., ISO 1600.

WPC: Window 2

London, windows, macingosh photography, muenchen

Shop window near Covent Garden Piazza, London.

Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R. F2, 1/680 sec., ISO 1600.

WPC: Window 1

London, windows, macingosh photography, muenchen
Some business center windows in London, near Tower Bridge.
Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R. F4, 1/400 sec., ISO 800.

Wet Jag

1950s Jaguar Mark II, London, Clapham, macingosh photography, muenchen

Beautiful 1950s Jaguar Mark II on a rainy Clapham morning.

London seen through the FUJINON XC 4.5-6.7/50-230mm OIS

Happy new year and hello again everybody. As you may have noticed I took a longer break of two months from blogging. Well, I’m back and I promise to post regularly again in the future.

What happened in the meantime? I finally fulfilled one of my dreams and got myself a fabulous Fujifilm X-PRO1 together with 18mm and 35mm Fujinon-lenses. For financial reasons my daily attendant the X-100 which was responsible for most postings on this blog had to leave the house. A little bit sad, but hey, I’ve got a new friend with even greater capabilities.

About two weeks ago I thought It would be nice to expand workspace towards the telephoto range. Basicly I intended to buy the Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 OIS but then accidentally stumbled upon a demonstration model of its favourable brother the new Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS. What can I say? For 260 Euros I just had to give it a whack. Just for the record: the original price is about 400 Euros ($ 400 in the US). If you insist in more lightstrength, more metal and less plastic the XF55-200mm will slim down your wallet to another three hundos. Relax, I don’t want to bore you with technical details, performance tables or benchmark tests. If your looking for this you can find lots of sources elsewhere giving you all the chiffres you need.

The point of matter is that I could barely find any sample photos created with that lens in the web. So, when I took a 5-day-trip to London over the new years eve I decided to explore the city through my new achievement and share it. And if you have no interest in the lens I hope that you still enjoy the pictures. By the way: generally the weather was foggy, rainy, windy and cold of course. If you go to Britain you can’t expect a Caribbean feeling for sure, particularly not in December. Still enjoyed my stay in one of the worlds most interesting cities a lot.

All photos were shot handheld often using high ISO due to the lack of a tripod (I was with my family and I didn’t want to let them wait every few minutes so I just shot “quick and dirty”.). The pictures come in their original size and are not edited (except watermarking).

All photos here are for demonstration only and were not made for marketing or selling purposes.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Full length and opened to the max. 230 mm, F6.7, 1/125 sec., ISO 3200.

London Eye, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Another example on the long distance with maximum aperture: 230 mm, F6.7, 1/75 sec., ISO 3200. The stabilizer did a good job.

London Tower Bridge, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Give the stabilization system a break. 230 mm, F6.7, 1/1000 sec., ISO 800.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
A last one with fully opened aperture: 230 mm, F6.7, 1/1100 sec., ISO 1600.

London Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
230 mm, F8, 1/950 sec., ISO 6400.

London Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
A little more depth of field: 230 mm, F8, 1/250 sec., ISO 3200.

London Covent Garden, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Even more depth of field: 230 mm, F11, 1/420 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
And even more, close to the maximum: 230 mm, F16, 1/500 sec., ISO 800.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
128 mm, F5.8, 1/900 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Thames, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
135 mm, F6.4, 1/500 sec., ISO 800.

London, Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Early morning scenery in Clapham. 120 mm, F8, 1/800 sec., ISO 6400.

London,, Thames, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
At the river Thames. 172 mm, F8, 1/500 sec., ISO 800.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
December rain scenery. 80 mm, F6.4, 1/250 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Giving ’em a little more time. 80 mm, F6.4, 1/125 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
80 mm, F5.6, 1/150 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
We’re getting closer to the shortest focal length: 75 mm, F6.4, 1/250 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Covent Garden, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
63 mm, F5, 1/160 sec., ISO 1600.

London Eye, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
A London Eye detail again. This time at shortest focal length and maximum aperture. 50 mm, F4.5, 1/340 sec., ISO 3200.

London Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
And higher ISO for some early morning Clapham shutters. 50 mm, F4.5, 1/140 sec., ISO 6400.

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50 mm, F5, 1/2000 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
50 mm, F5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 800.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Impressive stabilization job. 1/20 sec. out of the hand. 50 mm, F6.4, 1/20 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
50 mm, F8, 1/170 sec., ISO 6400.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
50 mm, F14, 1/1000 sec., ISO 800.