Fujifilm X-T1 and the streets of Berlin (The Rest)

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF35mm @ F2.8, 1/125 sec. ISO 200

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F4.8, 1/500 sec. ISO 200

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F6, 1/500 sec. ISO 200

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F6.7, 1/500 sec. ISO 800

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF35mm @ F8, 1/180 sec. ISO 200

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm @ F4, 1/500 sec. ISO 200

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm @ F2.8, 1/60 sec. ISO 800

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm @ F2.8, 1/125 sec. ISO 800

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm @ F2.8, 1/125 sec. ISO 800

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F5.2, 1/125 sec. ISO 800

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F6.2, 1/250 sec. ISO 800

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F5.8, 1/250 sec. ISO 800

berlin, fujifilm x-t1, macingosh photographyFujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF35mm @ F1.4, 1/125 sec. ISO 200

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24 Comments on “Fujifilm X-T1 and the streets of Berlin (The Rest)

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    • Thank you Katherine. It’s a bit crazy. Everybody just seems to love the bicycle picture and I was originally thinking about dropping it.

      And yes, I agree, Berlin is a very unique place on earth.

  3. Ingo, I have to say, with the bicycles image you have taken things to a whole new level. It is cosmic. It abounds with archetypal symbols: the vanishing point in the centre of the rose window/mandala that functions as a point of origin or wholeness. The movement towards it (or away from it depending on your view point), the motif of the wheel that is replicated and increased twofold in the wheels of the bicycles. The image is almost a fractal: it captures form and process at the same time. A beautiful visual metaphor for the wholeness and duality of existence. You’ve caught that paradox in a single frame.

    • Manja, I feel ashamed because the honor belongs to outstanding artist Ai Weiwei and not to me. The photo actually is just a snapshot of Ai Weiwei’s installation “Bicycles and Aluminium”, a construction consisting of hundreds of tireless bicycles hanging from the ceiling of Martin-Gropius-Bau. To make my shame even bigger I have to admit that I was so much in a hurry that I did not have the time to really think about its message. Let’s face facts, to understand Ai Weiwei’s art, you need to have a profound knowledge of the social and political circumstances in China. Otherwise it’s just very impressive installations. There’s a lot of other works by him at the moment in that location and all of them are breathtaking, just by the visual impression. To take my pity to the top I have to say that I initially went to the Martin Gropius Bau to see the David Bowie exhibition which is also located there at the moment. Many thanks for your very pleasant words anyway.

      • Hi Ingo, as much as your self-deprecation made me smile, I only partly agree with you. You intuited the right vantage point and composed the photograph in such a way that the image communicates to the viewer on a deeper level. A mere “snapshot” would not have done that. Could not have done that.

        And profound knowledge? You seem to link to it intuitively. It seems that intuition plays a bigger role in your photography than you think. This is a good thing. I would always follow it, I think.

        David Bowie is good. Very good :-)

      • Good evening Manja, following your remarks concerning intuition I have to tell you that you might be right. I don’t run a real studio today. There’s no need for me to do so as I am working mostly on location (mainly events and sometimes business stuff for the rent as well as street shots for my personal pleasure). So, in most cases I do not have the possibilities to orchestrate things from the beginning to the end. What’s left is intuition and maybe some experience. That’s all.

        And yes, intuition often overpowers sheer intellect. Even in the case of failure. If you follow your instincts and you lose, you’re getting richer by experience. If you just follow your intellect and you lose, you only get richer by frustration.

        I finish with a very personal view: Bowie was best in his first 15 years. Everything after “Ashes to Ashes” is forgettable. (Contradiction welcome.)

  4. Must have been a helluva job to photoshop out all the swastikas!

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  6. Das sind die Fahrräder aus Ai Weiwei’s Installation, oder?
    Leider habe ich es nicht in die Ausstellung geschafft! Ein toller Sneak Peak!

    • Ja, genau. Bicycles and Aluminium. Sieht im Original natürlich noch viel eindrucksvoller aus. Die Installation aus 6000 Hockern ist auch grandios. Ich muss allerdings zugeben, dass ich ursprünglich in den Martin-Gropius-Bau gegangen bin, um mir die David Bowie-Ausstellung anzuschauen.

  7. Wie Manja schon sagte: Ein ehrenwerter und verständlicher Grund ;-)
    Ist doch toll, wenn man dann sogar noch die Ausstellung eines weiteren, großen Künstlers on top bekommt! :-)

    • Oups – wie ist das passiert? Manchmal macht WordPress seltsame Dinge… Löscht Du bitte den einen Eintrag!? Danke!

      • Nun ja, WordPress ist ein CMS und diese Systeme veranstalten mitunter Merkwürdiges. Da sind sie alle gleich…

    • Ist ja schon beinahe unheimlich, wie sich hier alle sowohl über das Bild als auch über David Bowie einig sind. :-)

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  9. No contradiction. Or maybe a little one: I thought “Where Are We Now” very wonderful and plaintive. Heroes is an all time favourite :-) Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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