WPC: Serenity 3

Monterey, California. August 2013. (Fujifilm X100 @ F11, 1/250 sec., ISO 200) https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/serenity/ Advertisements

WPC: Shadowed 3

Four years ago, somewhere in Italy, Pisa I think it was… or maybe Lucca? The Toscana in any case. … Aufgenommen vor vier Jahren in Italien. Ich glaube, es war Pisa… oder vielleicht Lucca? Egal, Hauptsache Toskana. (Konica Hexar AF, Ilford Delta 100)

WPC: Signs 1

Fujifilm X100 @ F8, 1/125 sec., ISO 100

WPC: Summer Lovin’

Back for a quickie on this week’s photo challenge. Summer, sun, sea and a roofed beach chair. What more can I ask for? Captured back in summer last year at the seaside of Cuxhaven, Northern Germany. … Kurz zurück für einen schnellen Beitrag zur dieswöchigen (Kann man das so sagen?) Photo Challenge. Sommer, Sonne, See und ein Strandkorb. Was will ich mehr? Fotografiert im…

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

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF35mm @ F2.8, 1/125 sec. ISO 200 Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F4.8, 1/500 sec. ISO 200 Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm @ F6, 1/500 sec. ISO 200 Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF35mm @ F8, 1/180 sec. ISO 200 Fujifilm X-T1, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm @ F4, 1/500 sec. ISO 200 Fujifilm X-T1, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12mm @ F2.8, 1/125 sec. ISO 800 Fujifilm X-T1,…

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…

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 56mm and the streets of Berlin (Part 1)

Recently I went to Berlin for some days and of course my new achievements the FUJIFILM X-T1 and the FUJINON LENS XF56mmF1.2 R had to go with me. I have to admit that it took some time to get used to the X-T1 as the controls are pretty much different to my old friend X-Pro1. But the more I worked with it and discovered…

WPC: On the Move 3

Here comes a re-post from march last year. Shot through the window of a train at Kassel main station. … Heute gibt es einen Re-Post. Aufgenommen durch ein Abteilfenster im Kasseler Hauptbahnhof. Fujifilm X100 @ F2.2, 1/4000 sec., ISO 3200

The Wanderers

Captured in the touristic village of Achenkirch, Tyrol, Austria. Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 230mm, F13, 1/250 sec., ISO 200

WPC: Window 2

Shop window near Covent Garden Piazza, London. Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R. F2, 1/680 sec., ISO 1600.

Wet Jag

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…

Travelling #4 (Part III): Goorin Bros. Hatmakers, North Beach

This is one of the most lovely shops I ever saw, Goorin Hatmakers on North Beach, San Francisco. When I first saw it, I really didn’t know that the company is running over two dozens of branches all over the U.S. headed by three stores in San Francisco alone. Have a look, isn’t it beautiful? Everything looks like it was done with a lot…

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 (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.

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 (Part II): San Francisco Chinatown

Some snapshots from Chinatown, which of course we just had to visit. It’s one of the leading tourist attractions of the city and with 80.000 inhabitants it’s the second largest Chinese community in the world. (The largest community can be found in a place called China.) Entering this cultural microcosmos is more than impressive, a real must-see. In fact, it attracts more visitors than…

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.

Travelling #4 (Part I): San Francisco first impressions

Finally, here it comes. The first row of snapshots taken during my last trip to San Fran. As before I was truly impressed by the beauty of the city as well as by its multifacedness. At first when booking the trip I wanted to locate directly at Fisherman’s Wharf, the touristic centre of the city or rather its tourist trap to shorten down ways…

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 #95

A final one from Hong Kong. Graveyard and central business district. How predictive I was in 1997, haha.

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 #93

The harbour of Hong Kong. At the ferry docks. Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8 / 100 mm.

Photo of the day #92

Another one from the Sha Tin races when there were no races.

Photo of the day #91

An old rusty offering bin for incense sticks on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 1997.

Photo of the day #90

Our seafood lunch on Lantau Island.

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 #88

A Buddhist altar in Macao. Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8 / 100mm and G-type 6×7 back.

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 #85

Another one from my 1997 trip to Hong Kong and Macao. That day we paid a visit to Lantau island with its famous ancient fishing village Tai O. I remember having some kind of crab or crawfish for lunch which looked like a giant woodlouse. Very special but yet very good.

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 #50

At the river Rhine.

Photo of the day #41

Red lines, white lines, gray lines. At Munich’s main station.

Photo of the day #37

The old Kokerei (coking plant), part of the world cultural heritage of Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Ruhrarea.

Photo of the day #31

Traditional wooden house in Arosa, Switzerland.

Photo of the day #25

The captivating charms of neon light.

Photo of the day #24

Inside the old turf of Gelsenkirchen.

Photo of the day #23

Timeless elegance. 1970s Mercedes Benz Coupé. Shot in a small town at the river Rhine.

Photo of the day #21

Some colourful old wood.

Photo of the day #9

Travelling means waiting… Kassel, main station.

Day at the Seaside

I’m really tired of winter coming back and back again everytime when I think that finally springtime will begin. It is so depressing. So, what can I do against that? Maybe posting a pack of shots I took last summer during a trip to the touristic town of Cuxhaven in Northern Germany. You can’t go wrong with a day at the beach, providing that…

Travelling #3: Sweden

Took a trip to Nyköping in the province of Södermanlands län late last summer. Time was short and Sweden is big so we only had daytrips to explore the beautiful cities of Stockholm and Uppsala, Gripsholms slott (the castle of Gripsholm), the Göta channel and many other destinations.

Travelling #2: France

Some old shots taken during a holiday in France in 2007. This time the Minox 35 ML was the camera of choice. Unfortunately, back in Germany, I had to find out that it sported some light leaking. I guess that’s what 30 year old cameras that where found on eBay for very little money sometimes do.