The ordinary shots …

Always (that is, at least most of the time) the entire negative is filled with images. At the beginning and at the end of it, there is always a piece of space where nothing could be photographed. So I made a smiley face on that piece with a marker. The following few photos are taken during a trip to the hills in our area🙂🙃📷

Nikon F50, Sigma f2.8/17-35mm, Nikkor f1,4/50mm, Fomapan F400

my resit of Praktica BCA…

I put the old Praktica BCA camera through a thorough test again. Unfortunately, a tripod is needed when shooting with longer lenses. The unknown value of the shutter speed (in the viewfinder there is only something like a traffic light, which does not take into account the used focal length of the lens) was a counterproductive step. Yes, it was not a camera for professionals… nevertheless, an uncertain result could discourage a beginner from taking further pictures. Anyway, now I know how to use this camera.

Praktica BCA, Prakticar 50mm, CZJ 135mm, Praktikar teleconverter 2x, Fomapan F400

I’ll start from the end…

It was beautiful there. No ice cream, no wifi, no internet. This is what our short trip to beautiful nature looked like. Before I develop the films and find out what I took, I’ll bore you with the photos I took with a Nikon DSLR and four lenses. I estimate about 400 total acceptable images. And don’t worry… I’m not going to put them all here at once 🙂🙃📷

OPEN MIC…

I had no idea there was a festival called Mic. I would be the perfect star of the evening😁. Unfortunately I missed the deadline….which happens to superstars. But thanks to this, I got into photography and was able to take some “perfect” ordinary photos.

Nikon D800 + Pentacon Six + Nikon F50

to be wet …

A person can be wet for many reasons. It is always, but fair if the photographer is wet too 🙃🙂📷🌊 And it was hot…

Nikon F50, 50+135mm Fujifilm 200 & Pentacon Six, 80+180mm, Acros100II+Ilford HP5 Plus & Nikon D800 (Imtro)

More photos in gallery Portrait of..

If…

…. there is someone near you with a camera, it is possible that they can take a picture of you. If I’m around, it’s an absolute certainty…

Nikon F50, MF Samyang 135mm, Fujifilm 200 (intro) & Pentacon Six TL, MC Sonnar 180mm+ Biometar 80mm Zebra, Acros 100II+Ilford HP5 Plus

another stone age …

A few pictures from yesterday’s trip. The temperature was around 35°C and I had a backpack with more than 10kg of cameras and lenses on my back. They wanted to go on a trip with me. And we’ll start with pebbles…🙂🙃📷🥳

Pentacon Six TL, MC Sonnar 180mm, Biometar 80mm Zebra, Nikon, Ilfor HP5Plus & D800, Nikkor 50mm

Homo proponit, sed Natura disponit….

We have a dam 12 kilometers behind the house. It is our youngest dam and it ranks sixth in the country by the volume of retained water. It was completed in 1997 and was supposed to be completely filled by 2013. However, nature already managed to fill it with 218.7 million m³ of water in 1997 during huge floods.

Fujica ST 901 SMC Takumar 55mm+ Super Takumar 135mm + Fomapan F400 + Fomabrom C112 + Kodak Sepia Toner

My dear forest, ….

In the first place of my letter, I would like to thank you for your hospitality and wonderful relaxation. I am sending the promised photos. I will definitely be dropping by again soon. Sincerely forever Mic…..

Leica R7, Vario Elmar 28-70mm, Fomapan F400

the bw red rose…

The two pot positions allowed me to have two backgrounds. Juniper and the sky… Even though I’m using film with quite a bit of grain, I think it came out nicely…

Leica R7, VE 75-200mm, Fomapan F 400

Soft…

So today I was in the forest with only a DSLR. Thanks to the high ISO used, I could afford to take photos even in places where some light would be useful. Pleasantly soft images were created, of course, thanks to the software. In the previous post, I presented what I didn’t like in the forest this morning. Now I present what I like in the forest, apart from the divine peace. Just a few ordinary edited photos😉🙃🙂📷

Nikon D800, MF Zeiss Planar T* 50 mm f/1,4 ZF.2, postprocess LR

the ecstasy of gold

Even this forest will not be more than a meadow in a few months. The wood will be harvested and, as is our custom, sold far beyond our borders. For a few crumbs from the table….. the stumps like a cross foreach tree. Who is the good or the bad or the ugly? Are we going to plant a new forest on Mars if we can’t take care of the one that exists?

the ecstasy of gold – ennio morricone

Praktica BCA…

I welcomed another member to my family. Last week I acquired another older camera at auction. It was offered with a bag and a Prakticar f 1.8/50mm lens. The cost of postage was more than the cost of the camera. Even though it’s been the 4th day with nasty weather and quite dark days, I couldn’t resist and tried it on a walk in the forest. The result is, I would say sad… The camera can only take pictures in mode A (Aperture preference) or B. The problem is that the information about the used shutter speed remains hidden from the photographer. For users of a lens with a longer focal length, the calculated time may be longer than the value of the focal length. And holding the camera and the 135mm lens with the teleconverter for a long time is often beyond my abilities. Still, I’m glad to have it in my collection. It works, no light flows into it, and in good conditions I will definitely manage to make a nice photo one day.

Praktica BCA, Prakticar 50mm+ Carl Zeiss 135mm, Fomapan F400

empty film…

If you find that the film is completely blank after developing, it’s usually 99.9% your fault. Behind that 0.1% could be a camera shutter defect. But it always means that what you photographed will remain only in your memories. Sometimes it happens that you first pour the fixer into the developer tank (happened to me once so far). As soon as I saw that the film was empty, I thought I had poured fixer instead of developer. This would mean that I then poured the contents of the developer into the wrong containers. So I disposed of the developer and the fixer. Since I still had a few undeveloped negatives, I mixed the developers and fixer again. I just resealed the camera due to light leakage. So at that point I had no idea if I had sealed the camera well. Immediately after I mixed the new solutions, I noticed that the length of film illuminated corresponded to the length of film that had not yet been loaded in the camera. In the amount of negatives, I simply inserted the unexposed film in the developer tank. So, thanks to my own mistake, I only lost one film and two liters of chemistry. But no photo… luckily. The film I wanted to develop was still in the camera. When I finally developed him up, I was sure the seal repair had gone well. Nevertheless, I dried the empty film and kept it for teaching to those interested in the analog process🙂🙃📷

the exhibition of silence…

The mix of framed analog photos from darkroom. Inspired by Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence.

Wet way – Neopan Acros 100II, Fomapan F400,+ FOMABROM 112 C

Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence

behind the fence…

Anything can be behind the fence. A treasure, a wreck, a flower… Sometimes we can find ourselves behind the fence too. Only we decide which side of the fence we stand on… Have You a wonderful day on the right side dears🌞📷🙃🙂

Leica R7, Nikon F50, Contax 159Quartz, Fujica ST901

outdoor atelier 3

Sometimes I feel like a little kid. All I need to play is a small shovel and… and few cameras🙃🙂📷

Pentacon Six, Flektogon Zebra 50mm+Biometar Zebra 80mm, Acros 100II and Fujica ST901, SMC Takumar 55mm, Fomapan F400