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The Calendar Files … 2018 … Melbourne Murals

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Well, just to recap … now we’ve reached 2018 and we are in Mel­bourne!

This time I made two cal­en­dars. One is a col­lec­tion of mur­als from Mel­bourne shot by my daugh­ter. Mel­bourne, to me the most impress­ive city in Aus­tralia — besides Perth —  and a city world fam­ous for its cre­at­ive mood, its art and its … mur­als. The oth­er one is a col­lec­tion of frames from a trip around North­ern Spain, which will come next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2017 … Australia

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Well, just to recap … we’ve now reached 2017 and we are in Aus­tralia this time!

A once in a life­time trip around South-West­ern Aus­tralia, Tas­mania and … finally Mel­bourne. We care­fully selec­ted our route to avoid the over­crowded east­ern part of this con­tin­ent. A full series of this trip can be seen on my tiny blog start­ing here.

But now, let’s start with the cal­en­dar files …

On the road again …

 

Flinders Street Sta­tion Mel­bourne, VIC
There is a story going, that the con­struc­tion parts of this rail­way sta­tion have been mixed up with the one from the Mum­bai Rail­way Sta­tion, built at the same time.

 

Look­ing onto the South­ern Ocean — next stop Ant­arc­tica

 

Mon­arch Cakes in St. Kilda / Mel­bourne, VIC

 

Bor­anup Forest, WA

 

Mel­bourne, St. Kilda Beach col­our­ful small houses, VIC

 

Wave Rock near Hay­den, WA

 

Dino­saur Rock on Twigh­light Beach, WA

 

Kangaroo on Lucky Bay, WA

 

Ele­phant Rock, WA

 

Mur­als in Mel­bourne, VIC

 

Home of Cas­cade Brew­ery in Hobart, TAS

 

View over Yarra River onto CBD, Mel­bourne, VIC

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2016 … Lisbon

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Well, just to recap … now we’ve reached 2016 and we are in Lis­bon this time!

This time I cre­ated two cal­en­dar ver­sions — one por­trait ori­ent­a­tion and one land­scape ori­ent­a­tion — as there are so many spots worth it in Lis­bon. When you ever vis­ited this city, you have fallen in love with it. Its unbe­liev­able light, its mood of decay and its imper­i­al great­ness togeth­er with the won­der­ful people liv­ing in this mir­acle town make it a must have on your travel list.

First ver­sion:

Torre de Belém, Lis­boa

 

View from Caste­lo S. Jorge down to Rossio, Lis­boa

 

Elevador da Glor­ia, Lis­boa

 

View from Caste­lo S. Jorge, Lis­boa

 

Light Bulb, Lis­boa

 

Mod­ern Art, Lis­boa

 

New Year, Lis­boa

 

Mosteiro dos Jer­on­i­m­os, Lis­boa

 

Parque das Nacoes, Lis­boa

 

Azule­jos, Lis­boa

 

Streets of Lis­boa

 

Streets of Lis­boa

 

Praca de Comer­cio, Lis­boa

 

Second Ver­sion:

Elevador de Santa Justa; Lis­boa

 

MUDE — Museu do Design e da Moda, Lis­boa

 

Mod­ern Art, Lis­boa

 

Cafe Nic­ola, Lis­boa

 

New Year, Lis­boa

 

View from Caste­lo S. Jorge, Lis­boa

 

Elétri­cos de Lis­boa

 

Ponte Vasco da Gama, Lis­boa

 

Caste­lo de São Jorge, Lis­boa

 

Decay, Lis­boa

 

Torre de Belém, Lis­boa

 

Mer­cado da Ribeira, Lis­boa

 

Rua Augusta, Lis­boa

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Calendar Files … 2015 … Al Andalus

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Well, just to recap … we’ve reached 2015!

All right, the default text of this little cal­en­dar series is bor­ing now.
Let’s read it for the last time.

 

Some time ago a dis­cus­sion was going on, what to do with your favor­ite images you made over the year and how to appre­ci­ate them. All agreed, that the final appre­ci­ation can be giv­en by print­ing your images — some­thing most pho­to­graph­ers in the age of post­ing online tril­lions of images a day nev­er did or will ever do.

My way to appre­ci­ate my images of the year is to print a cal­en­dar for the com­ing year. This way I have to choose 12 (13) out of hun­dreds of images and they should rep­res­ent the best I did.

In this mini series I’d like to show my cal­en­dar files of the past years with all 12 (13 incl. cov­er page) images.

 

Sorry, this time no cov­er page, as it showed fam­ily and friends, which I do nev­er share online. As a replace­ment, I decided to share some black & white images, not included in the ori­gin­al best dozen, where I tried some dif­fer­ent ratio. They would have giv­en a nice second cal­en­dar.

 

Alkazaba, Malaga

 

Alham­bra, Granada

 

Gen­er­alife, Granada

 

Car­rera del Darro, Granada

 

Los Cahor­ros da Mon­achil

 

Zuher­os

 

Mezquita, Cor­doba

 

Streets of Cor­doba

 

Streets of Car­mona

 

Conil de la Frontera

 

Torre Tavira — Cam­era Obscura, Cad­iz

 

Run­way Cross­ing, Gibral­tar

 

Ronda

 

Same applies for this default text … it will be gone in the next post.

One issue I have is, that even if the cal­en­dar sheet is DIN A2, the max­im­um image area is not 2:3 or 4:3, but some­times more 16:9. So when choos­ing the images, you not only have to see if you’ll end up with a por­trait or land­scape ori­ent­a­tion cal­en­dar, but also if an image can be cropped to the dif­fer­ing ratio. Some­times you will lose a small part of the ori­gin­al image — unfor­tu­nately. But that’s the price of get­ting 13 ‘large’ format prints of your own images.

 

Here we go with the real 2015 cal­en­dar images …

 

Alham­bra, Granada

 

Met­ro­pol Para­sol, Sevilla

 

Real de Alcaz­ar, Sevilla

 

Streets of Cor­doba

 

Conil de la Frontera

 

Ronda

 

Mezquita, Cor­doba

 

Conil de la Frontera

 

Casa del Rey Moro, Ronda

 

Streets of Ronda

 

Teatro romano, Malaga

 

Alham­bra, Granada

 

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

A Nikon F‑301 travelling Ireland

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Over­ture

Mid 2017 we made a two week trip through Ire­land. Motiv­ated by Jim Grey from Down the Road who made sev­er­al won­der­ful posts about his jour­ney in 2016, I tried to get hands on an old ana­log Nikon F‑301 cam­era with a 35mm lens attached. I packed five rolls of Agfa Vista 400 to feed the Nikon and packed … guess what .… my Work­horse as an every­day backup togeth­er with its fant­ast­ic M.Zuiko 12–40mm PRO lens.

 

 

You can find the Agfa Vista 400 col­our ver­sion and a black & white ver­sion of all images here … I will add them in my cur­rent Ire­land series over the next days and weeks.

After this, in a second series, the digit­al res­ults will fol­low.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Olympus OM-2n with H.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/24mm

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Just leav­ing for a trip to Crete. Hav­ing the good old Olym­pus OM-2n with its H.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/24mm lens with me. The OM-2n has recently been for a CLA at the OM-Labor in Frank­furt, Ger­many. The 24mm lens has a nice repu­ta­tion and I’m keen to see how this combo fits. The cam­era will be loaded with Agfa Vista 200 col­or film.

Besides that, I’m car­ry­ing with me my work­horse — the Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1 with its mar­vel­lous M.Zuiko 2.8/12–40mm lens and — as a light­weight addi­tion, the Ricoh GR II.

When I’m back from the trip I’ll have a short report in my tiny blog and put some images on my flickr page.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Frankfurt in January

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

It was cold in Janu­ary, but this did not stop us from walk­ing through this beau­ti­ful city with so many nice places and inspir­ing per­spect­ives … depend­ing on where you go and what you (want to) see.

This time I used two digit­al cam­er­as. Num­ber one was a Ricoh GR II with its mar­velous 2.8/28mm lens. Num­ber two was my work­horse, an Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1, this time with a M.Zuiko 2.8/7–14 mm lens, which gives a nice width and which is part of the holy trin­ity — the m.zuiko 2.8/7–14 mm pro lens, the m.zuiko 2.8/12–40 mm pro lens and the m.zuiko 2.8/40–150 mm pro lens. I still have to improve on these very wide city shots. As often, I made black & white and col­our ver­sions.

The full series can be found here.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home — Part 7

Friday, December 14th, 2018

The Plaza de Espana in the Parque de Maria Luisa was built for the Ibero-Amer­ic­an Expos­i­tion of 1929. The build­ings at Plaza de Espana form a huge half-circle rep­res­ent­ing the four ancient king­doms of Spain.

Parque de Maria Luisa offers some nice views includ­ing numer­ous build­ings, built for the Ibero-Amer­ic­an Expos­i­tion.

Monte Gurugú.

Pabellón Real.

Museo Arqueoló­gi­co de Sevilla.

Park view.

The Real Fab­rica de Taba­cos de Sevilla — now part of the Uni­ver­sity of Sevilla — was the ori­gin­al place where the story of Car­men, the Opera from Biz­et, played.

It is told, that in those days the tobacco build­ing, where only young women were work­ing, was safe-guarded by troops to pre­vent young men from enter­ing the build­ing. As the tem­per­at­ure was quite hot inside, the young ladies were only slightly clothed.

Today, the old fab­rica is part of the Uni­ver­sity of Seville.

This part closes the Sevilla post.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

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 bike tour through this area, while it’s only a short ride off the town centre .. they did not even men­tion it worth a vis­it when we asked.

The Puente del Ala­millo is anoth­er high­light of archi­tec­ture in Seville with a mighty pylon.

On our way back to town centre … always keep an eye open.

And now .. the Cated­ral de Sevilla with its Gir­alda tower was built between 1434 and 1506. It based on an ancient Almo­had mosque from 1172 to 1248 and — after recon­quista — a Chris­ti­an­ized mosque between 1248 and 1434.  The 105m Gir­alda bell tower was the former min­aret of the Almo­had mosque.

The Tomb of Chris­toph­er Colum­bus.

The Gir­alda Tower.

View from Gir­alda tower — in the back­ground Iglesia Cole­gi­al del Sal­vador, Puente del Ala­millo and Met­ro­pol Para­sol.

Next to come … Plaza de Espagna

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

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.

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

Next to come … Cated­ral de Sevilla.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.