Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 6

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Walking through town, where it’s always worth making a picture … or two. Same in the old World’s Fair area, where the EXPO ’92 was hosted and where so many nice spots were left behind.

Contrary to Lisbon (EXPO ’98) in Seville no one seems to be proud of this area and what has been built. No one recommended a … Read the rest

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 5

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Real Alcazar is one of the miracles of Spanish history, built for king Peter of Castile between 1350 and 1369.  It is the oldest royal palace in Europe still in use.

After this long tour, we had some time to stroll around in town.

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Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 4

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Bullfighting is still a cultural highlight in this part of spain – whether you like it or not. The Placa de Toros is worth visiting nevertheless – even outside the season.

A wonderful spanish market can be found at the Mercado de Triana – its one of the oldest markets in town opened 1823, built on the remnants of the … Read the rest

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 3

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

The Metropol Parasol was build in 2011 and constructed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer. It is a wooden structure, 150 x 70m wide and  up to 23 m high. On its top you can have a walk across.

As so many times before, I made two albums, one in colour and one in black and white, as both … Read the rest

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 2

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Calle Sierpes is a wonderful shopping lane in the old center of Sevilla. I found tons of beautiful subjects (better objects) which give an impression of the ancient history of this beautiful and amazing town.

As so many times before, I made two albums, one in colour and one in black and white, as both show their special mood.… Read the rest

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 1

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Visiting this beautiful old town in Al Andalus for the second time, this time we choose to come in February to escape the summer heat with its approx. 40 °C. End of February, it was sunny in Seville and we had cozy 18 degrees. Guess what camera was on board … I only say ‘workhorse’.

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Contax G1 with a Zeiss Planar 2/45mm

Friday, September 7th, 2018

This time a beautiful Contax G1 found its way to me, accompanied by three legendary Zeiss lenses. All parts are in good shape, so let’s see what comes out when the first film is pushed through.

On the one side, the Contax G-System (i.e. the G1 and even more its sibling the G2) is said to be the world’s most … Read the rest

El norte de España – done

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Referring to a former post started in June, I now completed publishing a fine series of black and white images of our trip back in 2016 through Northern Spain. You can find the full series here on flickr.

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Inspiration is the motor for improvement

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Did I ever tell the story, … why I love a special kind of city skyline images?

It was some time ago, when I was looking for something wide, something quite wide, something quite large and something … quite old.
I found a Zeiss Ikon Ercona, a 6×9 technical wonder from the early fifties – last century. This gem uses … Read the rest

Prague w/ a Contax 159MM

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Spending a day in December in Prague, that town famous for its light, its mood and its old architecture. This time I choose a Contax 159MM to come along with me.

As we only had one day, it felt like speed dating with this town. As it was end of the year, it was ugly cold here. So we decided … Read the rest

Olympus OM-4Ti and Ricoh GR II

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

After having back the Olympus OM-4Ti from repair, I took it on a short trip to Frankfurt. Equipped with a Zuiko Auto-T 2.8/100mm and loaded with an Agfa Vista 200, I was keen to see, if the problem has been cured at the OM-Doktor in Hamburg.

 

… and here the right lens.

 

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El norte de España

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

In spring 2016 I travelled to Northern Spain, visiting the Basque Country, Cantabria, Aragon and Castile and Leon. Flying to Bilbao and heading to our first location in San Sebastian, we made a stopover in Zumaia. The little town is nice … but more famous is its rock formation – The Flysch. The landscape is stunning and so we stayed … Read the rest

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 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 Gaisweiher. … 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)

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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.

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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 😉

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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 😉

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