WPC: Wall 1

These walls won’t come tumbling down… JVA München, Abteilung Frauen und Jugend (Munich Correctional Facility, directorate women and youth). (Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF56mmF1.2R @ F14, 1/500 sec., ISO 200) https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/wall/ Advertisements

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 56mm and the streets of Berlin (Part 2)

So, here comes part 2 of my adventures in Berlin with the X-T1 and the XF56mmf1.2 R which turned to be my favourite lens during the last weeks. This time I tried to make monochrome magic work for me. For those who care about processing details: all shots were made in colour (mostly with VELVIA film simulation) and were converted to black and white…

WPC: Work of Art

The top of the Dianatempel (Temple of Diana) in the center of the Hofgarten, Munich. … Die Kuppel des Dianatempels im Zentrum des Hofgartens, München. Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F11, 1/320 sec. ISO 400

WPC: Letters 1

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XF 35mm @ F16, 1/250 sec., ISO 800

WPC: On Top 1

My first entry for this weeks photo challenge. Shot on the location of Zeche Zollverein (Colliery Zollverein) in my former hometown Essen, once the biggest coalmine in the world. I have spent a whole daytime there shooting recently. Without exageration I can say that it was quite a fruitful day. I will post much more of this in the future and at that opportunity…

WPC: Monument 5

You’ve got it. The Olympic Stadium once more. The last one for this week I promise. Have a closer look if you like. In this landscape of steel and plastic nature reclaimed a small spot for itself. Can you detect it? … Ihr habt’s erfasst. Das Olympiastadion mal wieder. Zum letzten Mal in dieser Woche. Versprochen. Schaut es Euch doch einmal genauer an, wenn…

WPC: Monument 4

A detail of Munich’s Olympic Stadium for this week’s photo challenge again. I just couldn’t resist. … Und noch ein Detail des Münchner Olympiastadions für die Photo Challenge dieser Woche. Ich konnte einfach nicht widerstehen. Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XF 35mm @ F8, 1/1.000 sec., ISO 800

WPC: Monument 3

When it comes to architecture in Munich you just can’t ignore the Olympic Stadium. Opened to the public in 1972 it’s still one of the biggest attractions and still one of my favourite locations round here. … Wenn man über Architektur in München spricht, kommt man am Olympiastadion von 1972 einfach nicht vorbei. Das Stadion und der umliegende Olympiapark gehören nachwievor zu den populärsten…

WPC: Monument 2

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 85mm, 7.4, 1/250 sec., ISO 400

WPC: Monument 1

The BMW triple towers in the north of Munich. Canon EOS 7d, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 © 35mm, F8, 1/160 sec., ISO 200

WPC: Perspective 5

Detail of Munich’s Olympiastadion. Fujifilm X100 @ F16, 1/42 sec., ISO 100

WPC: Perspective 3

A pedestrian bridge at Munich’s Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport at 1 am. Canon EOS 7d, Tokina AT-X 11-16mm/2.8 @ 11mm, F5.6, 1/10 sec., ISO 1600

WPC: Perspective 2

This will always file amongst the Top Ten of all the pictures I did. Shot almost from the hip back in august last year with my then permanent accompanist the Fuji X100 when strolling down market street in San Francisco. What a strong tool that camera was… Fujifilm X100 @ F8, 1/125 sec., ISO 100

Classical threesome and half a foursome

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

WPC: Juxtaposition 5

Inside Munich’s main station.

WPC: Window 4

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

WPC: Window 3

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

WPC: Window 1

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

Travelling #4 (Part III): San Francisco architecturals

Today’s focus is fixed to San Fran’s architecture, as you probably assumed by reading the headline. Not much more to say. Have a look.

Photo of the day #121

Yes, I did another extreme low angle shooting on a high rise business building. But this time it wasn’t the beloved O2-Tower. Actually, this is just one of the digital test shots. The real thing was done with my analog panoramic camera.

Photo of the day #115

@ Hofgarten, Munich. (Fuji G617, Ilford Delta 100)

Photo of the day #114

I’m a little bit obsessed about the architecture of the O2-Tower here. This one was shot handheld using a radical perspective. (FUJI G617, ILFORD Delta 100)

Photo of the day #109

I absolutely love Marienplatz subway station.

Photo of the day #106

We’re getting well structured and symnetric with this panorama-shot of a logistics company in Ueberherrn near Voelklingen, Saarland. (Fuji GX 617 w/ f5.6 / 90 mm, Ilford Delta 100)

Photo of the day #105

Shot in an underground garage in the Olympic Village in Munich. (Fuji G617, heavily overdued Kodak E100)

Off for The Bay!

Dear friends and readers, today I’m heading off to San Fran and the bay area for a two week vacancy. To be exact my plane and this post are taking off in the very same minute. If you should presume that I will carry tons of photographic gear on my shoulder when I just should relaxe and enjoy summer holiday I have to tell…

Photo of the day #100

We’re getting architectural with a 1950s spiral staircase.

Photo of the day #94

Actually I don’t remember where exactly in Hong Kong this was. Hope you like it anyway. Mamiya Universal Press with standard lens f2.8 / 100mm, Ilford FP4.

Photo of the day #89

Kowloon and Hong Kong Island on a foggy day. Seen from the fabulous viewpoint Victoria Peak, Tai Ping Shan (Mountain of Great Peace).

Photo of the day #87

The famous Ruinas (de la Catedral) de San Pablo in Macao. Probably one of the most coveted photographic scenes there. Even though I only stayed for one day in Macao back then in 1997 I had a feeling that the general ambiance was totally different to Hong Kong. Whilst Hong Kong to me was Asian through and through I sometimes felt like being somewhere…

Photo of the day #86

Industrial climbers fixing some illuminated decoration at a high rise building in Hong Kong’s central business district. (Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8/100 mm and 6×7 G-Type back, Ilford FP4)

Photo of the day #84

Oh dear, another photo of the day forfeited yesterday… I’m actually plundering my archives so here comes some really old stuff. Today’s capture dates back to 1997 when I visited Hong Kong and Macao. Hong Kong already went back to China about half a year earlier and Macao was soon to follow. The only camera I had with me was my big, bulky medium…

Photo of the day #82

A Central Station detail.

Photo of the day #81

The Jexhof, a traditional Bavarian farm in the surroundings of Munich. Now a folksy museum showing peasant life around 1900.

Photo of the day #80

High rise extract.

Photo of the day #75

Another tubestation detail.

Photo of the day #74

Security door in a Munich subway station.

Photo of the day #72

Stackable orange and collapsible blue.

Photo of the day #70

Detail of the roof of Munich’s central station.

Photo of the day #69

A little bit of orange…

Photo of the day #67

Just a parking lot.

Photo of the day #64

Fences and hedges.

Photo of the day #61

In Eitting, pretty close to Munich’s Franz-Josef-Strauss-Airport.

Photo of the day #60

The Residenz, Museum für Ägyptische Kunst (Museum for Egyptian Art), Hofgarten, Munich.

Photo of the day #59

The Fraunhofer Institut in Munich.

Photo of the day #55

White lines.

Photo of the day #51

Inside the old water reservoir of Bad Aibling, Bavaria.

Photo of the day #50

At the river Rhine.

Photo of the day #47

Detail on Zeche Zollverein, Essen.