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)
(Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XC50-230mm)
First contribution for this week. More to come in the next days.
(Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18mm F2 R @ F6.4, 1/1600 sec., ISO 200)
“Danger! Explosives! Keep Out!” Seen on the old Cokery of Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Rhine-Ruhr-area.
Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R @ F2.8, 1/30 sec., ISO 200
Somewhere in Clapham, London.
Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ F5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 800
Fujifilm X100 @ F8, 1/125 sec., ISO 100
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 Sommer letzten Jahres am Strand von Cuxhaven.
Fujifilm X100 @ F2.8, 1/4000 sec., ISO 400
Detail of Munich’s Olympiastadion.
Fujifilm X100 @ F16, 1/42 sec., ISO 100
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
Graffiti in an abandonned tunnel portal in Munich.
Canon EOS 7d, Tokina 11-16mm/2.8 @ 11mm, F11, 1/250 sec., ISO 200
A misty morning somewhere in between the Munich city limits and Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport.
Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 230mm, F6.7, 1/125 sec., ISO 800
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.)
Captured in the Hofgarten, Munich.
Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 230mm, F6.7, 1/250 sec., ISO 1600
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
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. :-)
Let’s take a break from San Francisco. Saw this upright old lady standing alone and had to take a line of frames.
Seeing a vintage vehicle always makes me wonder when exactly cars ceased being beautiful. Must have been somewhen in the late seventies I guess.
The owner was a very friendly guy who would even open the car for me so that I could take a picture of the tidy minimalistic dashboard. Compare that to the dozens of controls in a today’s cockpit. Driving must have been so much easier then.
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.
@ Hofgarten, Munich.
(Fuji G617, Ilford Delta 100)
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)
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 people.
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)
Summer as it should be. People lazing in the Olympiapark.
At the kebap house at night. Schwanthaler Strasse, Munich Central.
The harbour of Hong Kong. At the ferry docks.
Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8 / 100 mm.
Another one from the Sha Tin races when there were no races.
An old rusty offering bin for incense sticks on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 1997.
Our seafood lunch on Lantau Island.
Kowloon and Hong Kong Island on a foggy day. Seen from the fabulous viewpoint Victoria Peak, Tai Ping Shan (Mountain of Great Peace).
A Buddhist altar in Macao.
Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8 / 100mm and G-type 6×7 back.
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.
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 format dinosaur the Mamiya Universal Press and two lenses (100mm and 150mm as far as I remember). This shot above was captured at the famous Sha Tin Racecourse. Unfortunately I only had one afternoon left to go there and when I finally arrived, I had to learn that the races would happen next day. So, no horse-racing action shots for me.
More of this to follow during the next days… Hope you enjoy.
Missed to post photo of the day on last friday due to some heavy fuss. So, here it comes today.
A Central Station detail.
The Jexhof, a traditional Bavarian farm in the surroundings of Munich. Now a folksy museum showing peasant life around 1900.
Just another Heinkel Tourist detail.
Heinkel Tourist, a classic German scooter from the fifties to early sixties.
Another tubestation detail.
Security door in a Munich subway station.
Another canteen detail. Can you guess what it is?
Some canteen kitchenware.
The captivating charms of neon light.
Detail of an old Volkswagen-bus in an underground car park.