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Australian Adventure — I’m done!

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

These were the last images I pos­ted in my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture series, star­ted long ago. They show two old clas­sic Volk­swa­gen in Fitzroy/Melbourne. It was our last day in Mel­bourne and Aus­tralia and so gives a good link to our next day flight back to Ger­many.

The com­plete series can be found here on my flickr page. The whole … Read the rest

Hiking around Flossenbürg with a Contax 139 Quartz

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

After dress­ing this beauty in new clothes, I was keen to see a first film in this 40 years old cam­era. So I moun­ted a Carl Zeiss Planar 1.7/50mm, loaded an Agfa Vista 200 and … enjoyed a photo walk;)

OK, this is not the 1.7/50mm lens attached 😉

… this is the right one 😉

Again we … Read the rest

Hiking the Burgruine Weissenstein

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Between the years we were hik­ing to the Burg Weis­sen­stein in the Upper Palat­in­ates Stone­wood Forest. Dur­ing a snowstorm, in a winter won­der­land, we found the Burg covered by an ice shield. This area is one of my favor­ite hik­ing regions dur­ing all sea­sons.

All images were taken with the highly appre­ci­ated Ricoh GR II. The more I use … Read the rest

Contax Aria and Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

Monday, June 4th, 2018

A first film found its way into my Con­tax Aria — an Agfa Vista 400. As lens I used a Yash­ica ML 2.8/24mm. The Con­tax Aria is a beau­ti­ful piece of tech­no­logy and one of the last SLR mod­els from Con­tax.

Tech­nic­al specs can be found here, so there’s no need to duplic­ate them.

And here comes the cor­rect … Read the rest

Hiking along the Waldnaab

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

After Christ­mas A.D. 2017, with all its won­der­ful and exhaust­ive meals, we found time to hike along the small river Wald­naab.

Waldnaab / Flutkanal, Ricoh GR II

Wald­naab / Flutkanal, Ricoh GR II

This time I col­lec­ted a hand­ful of black&white bark images — made with the Ricoh GR II — from trees lined up along the small river — or bet­ter, along it’s … Read the rest

Hiking around Flossenbürg and Gaisweiher

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The last day of the year A.D. 2017 we made a short trip to the Burg Flossen­bürg.

The small town is know for one of the KZ (Con­cen­tra­tion Camp) dur­ing the darkest era in Ger­man his­tory — the Nazi Era. This time how­ever, we did not vis­it the KZ, but hiked down to the small lake — the … Read the rest

Canon A-1 with FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

On we go with a Can­on A-1, a Can­on FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C. lens attached and an Agfa Vista 200 loaded.

The next days hope­fully will bring a little bit sun­shine as it would make so much more fun. My first impres­sion while play­ing around with the A-1 … sol­id … very sol­id. Some­how it reminds me on the Pentax LXRead the rest

Olympus OM-2 spot/program with G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Hik­ing in South-Tir­ol for a week in May should bring some beau­ti­ful days with per­fect light and tons of amaz­ing scener­ies … so far was the plan. What came out was a quite cold and rainy week in the Dolo­mites, which led to the decision using the OM-2sp not in the moun­tains, but dur­ing the city trips.

Olympus OM-2 spot/program

Using the new­er … Read the rest

Olympus OM-4Ti with Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Well, this time I planned tak­ing the Olym­pus OM-4Ti with me in on a hik­ing trip to South-Tir­ol — besides my work­horse, the Olym­pus OM-D E-M1. Planned it and pre­pared it and … while test­ing if finally everything works fine … the OM-4Ti refused to fire.

 

Olym­pus OM-4Ti with G.Zuiko Auto-S 1.4/50mm (yep, not the cor­rect lens)

Olym­pus G.Zuiko … Read the rest

Australian Adventure — Murals

Friday, April 20th, 2018

This time — and I prom­ise this trip is near­ing its end — we strolled through the streets of Mel­bourne, hunt­ing for the fam­ous mur­als.

Mel­bourne is full of street art and in some areas you can’t miss ’em — like here around Hosier Lane.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to check … Read the rest

Contax 139 Quartz and … the rise of the Phoenix

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

I thought it might be a good idea, to tell the story of  a Con­tax 139 Quartz being dressed in a new leath­er cov­er. Here is how the hid­den beauty — Con­tax 139 Quartz — looks like before treat­ment …

And now let’s start with some beau­ti­fic­a­tion 😉

There are some resources on the web where you can find new … Read the rest

Homeland — Amaryllis

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

That day the weath­er was cold but sunny — at least  in the morn­ing. Sun was com­ing in through the large win­dows and gave some beau­ti­ful light­ing.
This Amaryl­lis is going on now since Christ­mas and it’s still not at it’s end.

As I’m cur­rently exper­i­ment­ing with a Sony A7R2 and old glass, I had moun­ted a Con­tax Carl Zeiss … Read the rest

Australian Adventure — Melbourne Skyline

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Our trip to the world’s end is near­ing it’s fin­ish­ing line.
This time I have a couple of long time expos­ure night shots from Melbourne’s south­bank over the Yarra River which show the full beauty of this fant­ast­ic sky­line. As you know my dilemma, boths worlds look stun­ning — black&white and col­oured.

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Enjoy 😉

P.S. In case … Read the rest

Homeland Daybreak

Friday, February 16th, 2018

A true home­land day­break. Yes­ter­day morn­ing around 8 am, when sit­ting down for break­fast and look­ing out of the win­dow, the east­ern sky had turned orange and red in an impress­ive way. The only cam I could get hands on was my iPhone. Pick­ing it up and get­ting ready to shoot gave me a beau­ti­ful image.

Short after 8 pm … Read the rest

Australian Adventure — Classic Cars

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Nice inter­me­di­ate … in Mel­bourne, when vis­it­ing the Queen Vic­tor­ia Mar­ket, we found a Clas­sic Car Show with loads of beau­ti­ful cars. As men­tioned before, I find col­our and black&white very pleas­ing.

This was a Cadillac Fleet­wood Series 75 Sedan (1960).

Here the phant­ast­ic col­ours …

… and here come the beau­ti­ful black&white.

Enjoy 😉

P.S. … Read the rest

Australian Adventure IV — Melbourne

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Com­ing to the final part of our tip to tne world’s end, we now entered Mel­bourne, a fas­cin­at­ing big city — Australia’s second largest. with nearly 10 times the size of Ber­lin (10000 km²:1000 km²) it hast around the same num­ber of people liv­ing there — approx. 4.5 mio.

This city is so col­our­ful and full of struc­tures and forms, … Read the rest

Hiking the Waldnaabaue Tirschenreuth

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Hav­ing a short break for Christ­mas in my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture series, before finally enter­ing the most cre­at­ive city in Aus­tralia — Mel­bourne.

Around Christ­mas I made a short trip to the the small town of Tirschen­reuth and its world fam­ous Wald­naabaue — a beau­ti­ful small nature reserve — in the Upper Palat­in­ate.

In this pic­ture, I espe­cially like — besides … Read the rest

Contax AX mirror slip …

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Deja-vue … this time I had the same issue with my Con­tax AX as with my Con­tax RX some time ago.

The mir­ror has slipped down about 3–4 mili­meters over time due to bad glue, loos­ing it’s adhes­ive qual­ity over time.

Due to this, the mir­ror crashes onto the lens rear ele­ment and hangs in upper pos­i­tion.

I tried the … Read the rest

The Beauty and the Beast …

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Some time ago I pos­ted an image of two beau­ti­ful cam­er­as — the Can­on EOS 3 vs the Can­on EOS 5D.

Without all fur­ther com­ments, these two cams are beau­ti­ful tools from two dif­fer­ent worlds — one ana­log and one digit­al. So sim­il­ar on one side and so dif­fer­ent on the oth­er side.

Some time later, I found anoth­er … Read the rest

Australian Adventure III

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

After com­plet­ing the second part of my Aus­trali­an Adven­ture, which more focused on the towns on our path, I’m now com­ing back to nature in the third part of the series.

This time it’s about Tas­mania — a lovely island.

As explained in one of the images, it reminds my on my home­land Bav­aria — in size and in nature … Read the rest