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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 Aus­trali­an Adven­ture story star­ted in Novem­ber 2015, when I headed to a three weeks trip to the South East of West­ern Aus­tralia, the Tas­mani­an Island and … finally Mel­bourne. There were so many won­der­ful impres­sions, that I would not hes­it­ate to come back again … some day. It took me nearly 18 months to com­plete the review and post­pro­cessing of nearly 1000 images taken mostly with the work­horse Olym­pus OM-D E-M1 and its won­der­ful lens M.Zuiko 12–40mm PRO, sup­ple­men­ted by my iPhone 5s. 286 images found finally their way on my flickr page, some of them in col­our, some in black&white and some in both moods.

As writ­ten in the title, I’m done with the Aus­trali­an Adven­ture and I’m already head­ing towards the next series — North­ern Spain with the Basque Coun­try, Can­tab­ria, Asturi­as and Castile-Leon — where we trav­elled in spring 2016.

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Enjoy

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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 Olym­pus OM-D E-M1 was fine, as it got quite wet dur­ing the hikes. As the OM-D E-M1 is per­fectly sealed, this work­horse had not a single issue dur­ing the rainy days.

As men­tioned in my pre­vi­ous post, the reas­on why an OM-2sp accom­pan­ied me on my hik­ing trip to South-Tir­ol was, that the inten­ded OM-4Ti did not fire any more (… but that has been repaired in the mean­time and it will be tested soon).

Here is the cor­rect lens …

Olympus OM-System G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

I shot a roll of Agfa Vista 200 and the film is cur­rently in the lab … I’ll add a link to my flickr page as soon as I put these pic­tures online.
Dur­ing the city trips, the OM-2sp worked flaw­less in Aper­ture Pri­or­ity Mode. The lens with its 35mm focal lenght made it easy to focus — I mainly used zone focus­sing. What I found was, that the shut­ter sound was quite loud/harsh — at least com­pared to a Con­tax 139 Quartz I shot some weeks before.

We made a first day trip to Bru­neck Castle in the Puster Val­ley, where the legendary Rein­hold Mess­ner has installed one of his six Mess­ner Moun­tain Museums — the RIPA. A second day trip led us to Juval Castle — where the Mess­ner fam­ily lives dur­ing July and August — and to FIRMIAN, the Sig­mund­sk­ron Castle near Bozen — two fur­ther Mess­ner Moun­tain Museums. As a spe­cial high­light dur­ing our vis­it of Juval Castle was, that Rein­hold Mess­ner crossed our way while we walked over the court. This man is one of the 100 most known people on this plan­et.

START UPDATE
Film is now back from the lab and it’s … some­how strange.
There are pic­tures and there are blanks in between. I have good pic­tures at 4, 5, 9, 10 11, 12 13, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36.
No. 6 and 8 are … some­thing, but no real pic­ture and the rest is simply blank (black, i.e. the neg­at­ive is trans­par­ent) where it seems as if the film has not been exposed. So 18 from 36 pic­tures are fine — not so bad. Nev­er­the­less some­how dis­ap­point­ing, as the cam­era looks like new.
I’ll have to push a roll of film through it under con­trolled con­di­tions.
END UPDATE

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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 Auto-W 2.8/35mm

Bat­ter­ies changed, read­ing the manu­al, search­ing the web … noth­ing worked and I finally had to accept that this beau­ti­ful wun­der­werk will not go with me.

So here I can close this short post, as this combo will not be in the focus this time. I searched on the web for a repair shop in Ger­many and found the legendary OM-Dok­t­or in Ham­burg. Long story short … par­cel is on it’s way to repair this cam­era.

What to do now?
Grabbing anoth­er OM out of the cam­era case — this time an OM-2 spot/program. But this is anoth­er story.

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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 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, so that I still struggle about the type of series to show. On the one side, you can make a full b&w series with all the forms and struc­tures and subtle tones and on the oth­er side you can show the rich col­ours of that city.

Lim­it­ing one­self to one or the oth­er would make the series more con­sist­ent — but would also not show the full pic­ture. Driv­en by this, I’ll show either the one or the oth­er or … both, as many views can be appeal­ing in both styles.

Enjoy 😉

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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 and on Ire­land — in size and in nature.

A lovely place on earth — check out on Flickr.

Enjoy 😉

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Olympus OM-2 spot/program and Olympus OM Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/28mm arrived …

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Today I got a new box with two nice tools included.

An Olym­pus OM-2 spot/program to com­plete my OM range and an Olym­pus OM Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/28mm to com­plete my OM Zuiko lens range.

The next weeks a roll of film will find its way into that nice little body. I’m just look­ing after my Yash­ica Mat 124G to shoot a roll and then this beauty can go through the par­cour. The 28mm lens is one of my pre­ferred focal lenghts.

As soon as ready, I’ll post some pics on my Flickr– or 500px-page.

Enjoy 😉

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