WPC: Perspective 4

It’s been a long time since I posted the last 6×17 panorama. Now here comes another one. Captured on a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles last year just an hour before sundown. As far as I remember, this must be some miles ahead of Santa Barbara. Fuji GX617, EBC Fujinon SWD 90mm F/5.6 Advertisements

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 9

Of course we had to take a boat trip through the bay. Seeing Alcatraz from a distance was already creepy, in particular with some knowledge about it in the back of mind. Our original idea was to take a guided tour to Alcatraz, but as we learned those had to be booked some weeks in advance. And were really pricey on top.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 8

And another shot of Golden Gate Bridge from off the bus top. Vertical version this time. (Fujifilm GX617, Ilford Delta 400)

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 7

Just a snapshot from the upper deck of a sightseeing bus. Like so often the bridge is hiding itself in heavy fog. (Fujifilm GX617, Ilford Delta 100)

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 6

We’re going vertical today. Fire escape staircases on turn-of-the-century buildings are probably the most normal thing in the world if you are a US citizen but they are not if you are a Euro-guy like me. Reason is: we don’t have it. At least not on older buildings. Even though I’ve seen it many times before I was still fascinated by those antique steel…

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 5

A streetcar of the historical F-line. The F-line with its original streetcars from the 1950s was reinstalled in the 1980s mainly as a tourist attraction and also as a substitute for the cable car line which was out of business for two years due to technical overhaul. Over the years more and more waggons were bought and today the F-line is a normal transportation…

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 4

Actually I don’t know what the name of this dock or pier on the westside of Aquatic Park is. Just like big parts of Aquatic Park Pier it’s in a quite a derelict condition and because of that public access is not allowed. Shot the frame in the very early morning when the city was all quite and peaceful. The island on the right…

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no.3

This viewpoint is on Lombard Street, just above its extremely curvy part for which it is so famous (or notorious if you prefer). Quite in the middle you can see Coit Memorial Tower which is another great site for cityscapes.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 1

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park seen from the end of Aquatic Park Pier in the early morning. The ship on the left is the historical ferryboat “Eureka”. In the misty background you can see the Financial District high-rise buildings.

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Saturation)

I just couldn’t resist posting another blue-containers-on-a-junkyard panorama picture. I also wasn’t able to resist taking part of a weekly photo challenge. So, here we go. (Fuji GX 617, Fujifilm Velvia 100)

Photo of the day #119

This is the only photo I took in L.A. during my last stay there back in August. As far as I remember this was West Hollywood Boulevard. We were there only for some hours. Most of the time we spent in the car cruising through the busy streets of L.A. and all the rest I hung out in front of boutiques waiting for my…

Photo of the day #118

The midsection of the Bayerische Staatskanzlei (office of the Bavarian prime minister) at the Hofgarten, Munich. The epigraph at the front means “They will revive”. (Fuji G617, Ilford Delta 100)

Photo of the day #117

A short note for those of you who are waiting for the long promised San Francisco panorama shots: Work is in progress! Until then here’s the first large format panorama shot directly out of San Francisco… Coffee Company. In Munich. 30 secs exposure time. Therefore the heavy blur. (FUJI G617, Fujifilm Velvia 100)

Photo of the day #116

If you ever wondered what my favourite colour might be, here’s the answer. Containers on a junkyard in Garching near Munich. (Fuji G617, Fujifilm Velvia 100)

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 #113

Another analogue panoramic shot. Construction site silos in an industrial park in Garching in the north of Munich. I was so fascinated by the clear colour scheme of blue and white which was just slightly distorted by some traces of rust. (FUJI G617, FUJIFILM Velvia 100)

Photo of the day #111

Missed out yesterday’s photo of the day. Too busy. Therefore you’ll get this panorama of a container on a junkyard at the outskirts of Munich. (Fuji GX617 w/ f6.7 / 180mm, Fujifilm Velvia 100)

Photo of the day #108

Finally I managed to get the holiday-in-San Francisco-films to the laboratory. 27 by the number. That means 108 frames as there are 4 frames on every roll of film when using a 6×17 panorama kit. Yes, FOUR. Not really a lot compared to the masses of pictures most people shoot with their digital stuff. They’ll be finished early next week. The films, not the…

Photo of the day #107

Two couples lazing on the green along the river on a summer afternoon. (Fuji G617, 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)

Photo of the day #104

An industrial plant at the river Rhine, somewhere in-between the cities of Bonn and Koblenz. Shot handheld from the deck of a day tour vessel. (Fuji G617, Ilford Delta 100)

Photo of the day #103

Shot during a boatcruise on the river Rhine earlier this year. (Fuji G617, Ilford Delta 100)

Photo of the day #101

An industrial plant near Voelklingen, Saarland. Taken on my way back home after shooting a wedding there. (FUJI GX617 w/ f5.6/90 mm, Ilford Delta 100)

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…