WPC: Serenity 3

macingosh fotografie, fujifilm x-100, monterey, california

Monterey, California. August 2013.

(Fujifilm X100 @ F11, 1/250 sec., ISO 200)

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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 Sommer letzten Jahres am Strand von Cuxhaven.

Fujifilm X100 @ F2.8, 1/4000 sec., ISO 400

weekly photo challenge, summer loving, fujifilm x100

The Wanderers

achenkirch, oesterreich, macingosh fotografie

Captured in the touristic village of Achenkirch, Tyrol, Austria.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 230mm, F13, 1/250 sec., ISO 200

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 8

panorama, golden gate bridge, san francisco, macingosh photography
And another shot of Golden Gate Bridge from off the bus top. Vertical version this time.

(Fujifilm GX617, Ilford Delta 400)

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. 5

f-line streetcar, san francisco, macingosh photography
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 for locals as well as for tourists.

The waggons come in many different colour designs following the original paintwork of the cities where they once ran. Actually I wanted to take a shot of each colour combination there is, but missed it because time was running out and in the end this was the only one I took.

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 the cities most noticable landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. In my personal view it’s also a very good place for eating, as there are reasonable-priced restaurants everywhere. Don’t miss out when you are there.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 1

fishermans wharf, san francisco, macingosh photgraphy

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 to the harbour. In the end I was happy I didn’t. I booked a hotel on Russian Hill which was perfect for discovering the city in all directions. It’s really easy to explore San Francisco afoot or by bike as there are bike rentals nearly everywhere. The only obstacle you may find might be your physical fitness when climbing the hills of the city. But that’s up to you.

Some words about security: people generally warned me about strolling alongside Market Street or Tenderloin after dark. It’s true that those places are… let’s call it “funky” especially during nighttime and I saw a lot of people of all ages who obviously where kind of out of their minds for some reason. But I never felt uncomfortable and nothing ever happened to me there, not even bad words. Most San Franciscans are polite and friendly, so just be relaxed and act respectful just like you would in your hometown and you don’t have to worry.

More to come during the next days and weeks.

P.S.: the only unfriendly people I met there were those … cab drivers.

Photo of the day #95

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

Photo of the day #94

Hong Kong, macingosh photographie
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, macingosh photographie
The harbour of Hong Kong. At the ferry docks.

Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8 / 100 mm.

Photo of the day #92

Sha Tin racecourse, Hong Kong, macingosh photography
Another one from the Sha Tin races when there were no races.

Photo of the day #90

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, macingosh photographie
Our seafood lunch on Lantau Island.

Photo of the day #89

Victoria Peak, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong, macingosh photography
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

ruinas de la catedral de san pablo, macao, macingosh photography
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 in South Europe when strolling through Macao. I wonder if it still is like that today.

Photo of the day #86

Industrial climbers, Hong Kong, macingosh photographie
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

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, macingosh photographie
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

Sha Tin racecourse, Hong Kong, macingosh photographie

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.

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 the weather is right. Alright, share some sunny summer feelings with me pushing the winter’s grey away.

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.