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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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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. 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, an OM-2sp accompanied me on my hiking trip to South-Tirol, as the intended OM-4Ti did not fire any more (… has been repaired in the meantime and will be tested soon).

Olympus OM-2 spot/program

… and with 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.

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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.

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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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