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

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

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

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: 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

WPC: On the Move 2

Passengers waiting for their train at the mainstation of… yes, you’ve got it! Hannover. … Wartende Bahnreisende am Hauptbahnhof von… Genau! Hannover. Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 120mm, F6.4, 1/1000 sec., ISO 800

WPC: On the Move 1

London, Clapham Commons, shot during a short holiday there in december 2013. Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R @ F8, 1/250 sec., ISO 400

WPC: Spring 3

My third contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, again with my favourite model. Actually I didn’t shoot this in spring but in late summer about three years ago. Some seconds after taking this frame I turned away for an instant to have a look at the result and suddenly heard a loud “splash!“. Now, guess„WPC: Spring 3“ weiterlesen

WPC: On Top 3

On top of the Olympic Park Hill, Munich. … Auf dem Olympiaberg, München. Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 192 mm, F9, 1/500 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„WPC: On Top 1“ weiterlesen

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.„WPC: Monument 5“ weiterlesen

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„WPC: Monument 3“ weiterlesen

A foggy day in the mountains

Captured earlier this year during a daytrip to Tyrol, Austria. … Aufgenommen im Januar dieses Jahres in Tirol, Österreich. Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ F6.7, 1/250 sec., ISO 1600

WPC: Inside 2

My son has a strong passion for exploring dead spaces he finds everywhere. He definitely does not suffer from claustrophobia. This time it was the cavity underneath the window display in a sporting goods store. The owner of the shop must have been very glad that somebody finally collected all the dirt of an estimated„WPC: Inside 2“ weiterlesen

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

Such a lovely couple

Captured two years ago in the Olympiapark (Olympic Park) on top of the Olympic Hill. The man-made hill towers for 60 meters and provides a brilliant view over the city on clear days. Originally it was a dump for the debris of destroyed buildings after the war. Today it is a green hill which is„Such a lovely couple“ weiterlesen

Vintage Beauties #2: Pontiac Catalina, 1960

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„Vintage Beauties #2: Pontiac Catalina, 1960“ weiterlesen

WPC: Selfie 3

Here is one final selfie. You can find the black and white version in the „Gear“ section already. To be honest the picture is not really up to date as I am selling huge parts of my equipment (mainly the top two rows in the picture) due to a change of system. From Mamiya Universal„WPC: Selfie 3“ weiterlesen

WPC: Selfie 2

One thing I hate about the Fuji X-Pro1 and those razorsharp Fujinon lenses is that they will reproduce every little winkle in your face when doing selfies. They will leave no doubt about you growing older day by day. At the moment I am doing a pretty unusual job. I’m sketching storyboards for educational videos.„WPC: Selfie 2“ weiterlesen

WPC: Object 2

Object… of desire. When I saw this most beautiful 1950s Ferrari at a gas station I just couldn’t resist takin‘ a few snapshots. I was in a hurry, so no time for shooting some frames of the front. My knowledge about Ferraris is very limited, but after some searching I’d say this is a 750„WPC: Object 2“ weiterlesen

WPC: Juxtaposition 1

They were such a pretty couple back in the 80s or early 90s when this advertising display was installed in Munich’s Westpark. But being subjected to the elements for over 20 years sure leaves its marks. Now the suffer from bleaching, scratches, graffiti and eczema. But their teeth are still shining in best pearly-white. Wrigley’s„WPC: Juxtaposition 1“ weiterlesen

WPC: Family 1

Six years ago two thrushes built their nest in one of the empty flower pots on my balcony. Soon after that I could find four eggs in it. It took about two weeks until three naked babybirds were showing. Of course I had to take some photos of the birds growing. More to come in„WPC: Family 1“ weiterlesen

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„London seen through the FUJINON XC 4.5-6.7/50-230mm OIS“ weiterlesen

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?„Travelling #4 (Part III): Goorin Bros. Hatmakers, North Beach“ weiterlesen

Vintage Beauties #1: Opel P4, 1935

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„Vintage Beauties #1: Opel P4, 1935“ weiterlesen

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„Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 9“ weiterlesen

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„Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 6“ weiterlesen

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„Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 5“ weiterlesen

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„Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 4“ weiterlesen