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the ordinary shot, half shot, double shot….

the opening photo is a classic… 35mm film in a medium format camera. When taking the second photo, I underestimated the speed of synchronization – I still like the photo. The third picture is a classic double exposure – my wife and a cup of coffee. Either she was coffee in a past life or she will be after reincarnation. Coffee and my wife are inseparable☕🙂🙃📷

  1. Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon 50mm, Fomapan F400, flash Metz
  2. Fujica ST901, Asahi Takumar 55mm, expired Fomapan N21(1982), flash Metz
  3. Canon EOS 500N, Canon 50mm, Fujifilm C200

To be or not to be…

To be, or not to be, that is the question….
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more…

Even a beginner mushroom picker can think in this way. To eat the mushroom or not to eat it. In this case it is the species Calvatia gigantea. Sometimes they grow in our garden and of course end up in the kitchen as a steak. It’s a delicacy. Unlike truffles, this mushroom can be eaten to your heart’s content. If the inside of the mushroom is white, I definitely recommend it to diversify the menu 🙂🙃📷🍽

Canon EOS 500N, STM Canon 1.8/50mm, Fujicolor C200 & Fujica ST901 Super-Takumar f 2,5/135mm, expired Fomapan N21 (1982),+1EV & Nikon D800, Nikkor 50mm(intro)

here in Eden…

here, in Eden, summer is slowly coming to an end. There won’t be any more hay this year, and lambs in thicker sweaters are running across the sky. An apples are ripening in the garden and Eve is still jealous of Lilith…🙂🙃📷

Canon EOS 500N, STM Canon 1.8/50mm, Fujicolor C200 & Fujica ST901 Super-Takumar f 2,5/135mm, expired Fomapan N21 (1982),+1EV

it was november 1982…

And one negative film left the production line, which arrived at my home after forty years. I got it at a auction for about two bucks. He waited a week for a sunny day in the camera. Such old negatives are suitable to be used either with a flash or on sunny days.The result exceeded my expectations. A friendly couple of adventurers allowed me to photograph them and their horses. I was a little worried that this 40’s old negative film would disappoint and embarrass me. Neither the film nor my old Fujica failed. It was a chance encounter and I only had a 135mm lens(yes, the Takumar with the destroyed front lens) with me. In the second camera I had a color Fujifilm C200. Although again I am comparing the incomparable, the winner is clear. 40 year old film.

Fujica ST901 Super-Takumar f 2,5/135mm, expired Fomapan N21 (1982),+1EV, & Canon EOS 500N, STM Camon 1.8/50mm, Fujicolor C200 (swith to BW)

the photographed photographer…

Every good photographer should be photographed… just to know what it’s like to be in front of the lens. During yesterday’s trip, it happened a couple of times that I photographed Jarda on analog and he photographed me on a DSLR in an unguarded moment. We really enjoyed yesterday. We were also there to say goodbye to the Jan Saudek exhibition, which ends this month 🤗📷 Happy Sunday for all🌞🌞🌞

Jared: Nikon D800, MF Samyang 135mm, Me: Canon EOS 500N +CZ MC Sonnar 180mm with reduction(Fomapan F400) & Contax 139Q+Yashica 2/50mm(Fujifilm200)

too light watering can….

It was just a quick idea. Attaching the watering rose to the watering can was easy. I was rewarded with flowers in a too light pot 😁📷 Inspired by Tool – Pot 🎵🎸💐

Canon EOS500N + Canon 1.8/50mm + Fomapan F400

TOOL – The pot

I hung …

… a small and empty wasp’s nest in the torso of the greenhouse on a web and tried to press the trigger the moment the weak wind stopped moving it. 35°C in the shade at our altitude of 600m seems to be taking a toll on me 🥳🤡📷

Canon EOS 500N, Sigma 70-300, Acros 100II

I spent three days…

… trying to lure sparrows to the spa. I poured water into the old dishes, prepared food for them and watched them frolic in the water. I could already see myself accepting the Pulitzer Prize for photography – Summer of the Sparrow. 😁📷Unfortunately, they probably came across some better attractions on the way to us, so I managed to take a picture of only one, who stopped for a tasting on the way to another place. Then, out of boredom, I poured water on the concrete block…

Canon EOS 500N, Sigma 70-300mm, Acros 100II + LR

turn around please…

It was not possible to take many photos today in the continuing hot weather. Everyone and everything was hidden somewhere in the shadows, far from my lens…

Canon EOS500N, Sigma 70-300mm APO, Acros 100II, Kodak Professional 1:4

the village: Central Station

Allow me to introduce you to our station. There used to be even a restaurant here, Yes, times change… Under the previous Minister of Transport and Industry, the reconstruction and repair of many railway stations began. The buildings have been demolished and in their place are uni cells. I often wonder if politicians have the right to denigrate the level of education. This former minister, as a servant of a communist whistleblower, is proof that a university education does not guarantee wisdom. The industry in our country looks like this station. This station can serve well only for photography. And only at night…

Canon EOS 500N, 1.8./50mm, Cinestill 800T, C41

ten thousand years before the selfie….

well, it’s not that long. But technology has made incredible progress over the years. Still, I prefer a real photo over any selfie you take with almost anything. If you have a partner and a camera at home, let yourself be photographed. It’s like sex… it’s definitely better in twos 😉📷

canon AE1 1999, Kodak Gold 100 + my honey

Second attempt …

sometimes a not so good photo is the inspiration for a second attempt. If there is a strong wind, some of the analog camera’s capabilities are severely limited. So then I pick up my DSLR and try to make it better…

sometimes …

the photo works and sometimes it fails. Today is one of those days when one should not leave the house. It’s cold and it’s raining a lot. As I get used to the intensity of the rain, the rain intensifies. So I quickly took a few remaining shots of the film and went to develope it. Even when pulling the film cassette out of the camera, I managed (thanks to the orthosis on my left hand) to somehow insert my finger through the lamellae of the camera shutter. One by one I pushed back there and it looks like everything is working as it should. After developing the film, I found out that a few images on the negative are scratched (probably due to the orthosis on the left hand again). I decided to correct one of these images in PS and I even colored him. This is not an art. I only regret any images that are unusable.

Canon EOS 500N, Sigma 70-300mm APO, Fomapan F400, Photoshop

Pictures of wooden chronicles …

Each tree has its own chronicle. Maybe that’s why we learned to make paper from wood 🤔👁📷

Canon EOS 500N, Sigma 70-300 APO Macro, Fomapan F400 footage

in cold blood ….

Placing any point in the golden ratio will force the observer to beholder what you want them to watch. Something makes you look at places that are not interesting at all. The magic of the golden ratio.

Canon EOS 500N, Canob 1,7/50mm STM, Fomapan F400 footage