Back from the USSR

zenith helios 44m, fujifilm x-pro1, portrait lens, macingosh fotografie

My dearly beloved X-Pro1 asked for a little attention so I decided to treat her a nice vintage portrait lens, the Zenit Helios-44M. Those lenses were produced in old Soviet Russia from 1958 to the early 1990s and are best known for their very special bokeh and excellent portrait skills. Unsurprisingly the lens comes in heavy-duty production quality. I am sure it can be used as a weapon in case of emergency and I really wouldn’t wonder if the metal housing was made of the armour steel of a scrapped T-34 tank. :-)

Did a handful of test shootings yesterday: what a sweet shard.

(Sorry for the poor image quality. Contrary to usual practice the photo was done with an iPhone in low light.)

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Such a lovely couple

paar im verschneiten olympiapark, muenchen, macingosh fotografie

Captured two years ago in the Olympiapark (Olympic Park) on top of the Olympic Hill. The man-made hill towers for 60 meters and provides a brilliant view over the city on clear days. Originally it was a dump for the debris of destroyed buildings after the war. Today it is a green hill which is also used for sledging and other activities in winter.

In the background you can see the Olympic Stadium from 1972 and the Olympic Village (on the far right, partly coverted by the watermark). The Olympic Village has a sad history as it was the place where Israeli athlets where attacked by eight members of Palestinian terror organisation “Black September” during the games.

Who’s watching who?

muenchen, munich, hofgarten, bayerische staatskanzlei, macingosh fotografie

Captured in the Hofgarten, Munich.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 230mm, F6.7, 1/250 sec., ISO 1600

Classical threesome and half a foursome

Bayrisches Staatsministerium fuer Ernaehrung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten, stmelf, muenchen, munich, macingosh fotografie

The entrance of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) on Ludwigstrasse, Munich. The statues are representing Homer and Thukydides. There are two other statues showing Aristoteles and Hippokrates on the left and on the right of the entrance.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 50mm, F5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 1600

Three’s a crowd.

fujifilm x-pro1, fujinon xc50-230mm, macingosh fotografie, muenchen

Captured in the Hofgarten, Munich.

Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS @ 230mm, F6.7, 1/125 sec., ISO 400

Vintage Beauties #2: Pontiac Catalina, 1960

This could be filed under this weeks “Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure” as well and to be honest, I was thinking about it. Yes, I know, it’s so materialistic, but what can I do? I like big beautiful classic cars and I think they are treasures to keep. I also love the big V8 blocks and the sound they provide. And in this case I don’t even care about the 20+ litres of gas they waste on a 60 mile run. Now you got me, I’m an evil cold-hearted resource-wasting materialist. Shame on me.

Still wish that lovely Catalina was mine. :-)

Priest in a hurry

pfarrer, odeonsplatz, feldherrnhalle, muenchen, macingosh photographie

Recently I had a little time-out and used it to stroll through the streets of downtown Munich when I saw this priest rushing from left to right and back again over the Odeonsplatz. I wondered what he was doing until I saw the film team in a distance. Actually the guy was an actor in the role of a priest. He had to hurry across the piazza over and over again, mostly because there were people crossing the scene which gave me enough opportunities to take some pictures. I like the graphic simplicity of the background in this one particularly.

Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS @ F6.4, 1/125 sec., ISO 1600

WPC: Selfie 3

selbstportrait, macingosh photographie, muenchen

Here is one final selfie. You can find the black and white version in the “Gear” section already.
To be honest the picture is not really up to date as I am selling huge parts of my equipment (mainly the top two rows in the picture) due to a change of system. From Mamiya Universal Press to Mamiya RZ67 for those who wanna know. Can’t wait to hold those new toys in my hands…

If you ever wondered what kind of floor panels I have in my living room, there you go.

Ten thousand.

10.000, macingosh phtotographie, muenchen

Friends, followers, readers, visitors:
Thank you so much for your 10,000 views!
I’m really pleased to have met such great folks like you.

WPC: Selfie 2

weekly photo challenge, selfie, macingosh photographie

One thing I hate about the Fuji X-Pro1 and those razorsharp Fujinon lenses is that they will reproduce every little winkle in your face when doing selfies. They will leave no doubt about you growing older day by day. At the moment I am doing a pretty unusual job. I’m sketching storyboards for educational videos. Yes, you guess it: on paper. With pencils and erasers and those things. The deadline is close and I’m working night and day. You can see that clearly under my eyes… By now I am seriously thinking about pouring the money the job will fetch into a proper facelifting…

Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 18mm F2 R @ F2, 1/125 sec., ISO 800.

WPC: Selfie 1

weekly photo challenge, selfie, macingosh photographie

The blue jacket

odeonsplatz, muenchen, macingosh photographie

Shot on the Odeonsplatz, Munich on a rainy day last January. I am still pretty much impressed about the colours and the sharpness the X-Pro1 delivers. The picture is unedited (except watermarking).

Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R @ F2.8, 1/60 sec., ISO 800.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object 4

ford mustang 1967, macingosh photographie

1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. Another object of desire.

WPC: Object 3

weekly photo challenge, object 3, macingosh photographie

Saw these torsoed mannequins today in the hallway of the building where I have my office. There’s a small fashion company on the same floor. I guess it’s theirs.

WPC: Object 2

ferrari 750 monza, macingosh photographie, muenchen

Object… of desire. When I saw this most beautiful 1950s Ferrari at a gas station I just couldn’t resist takin’ a few snapshots. I was in a hurry, so no time for shooting some frames of the front. My knowledge about Ferraris is very limited, but after some searching I’d say this is a 750 Monza from 1955. Correct me if I’m wrong, Enzo-afficionados.