Category Archives: art

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

Finally, …

… the car is a bit drivable again. As soon as possible, I mounted, and after more than a month I rode from our valley to the hill. Naturally, I also took a camera with a 135mm damaged Takumar lens. I managed to exchange it on the Internet for an older problem-free 50mm lens. Some people may also find it strange why I replaced a problem-free lens with a damaged one (20 percent of the front lens area is chipped), I had a reason for that. I have a really large number of 50mm lenses at home, because the older cameras that I buy usually have just such a lens. A damaged front lens on a 135mm lens can add the maximum to the originality of a photo. Even such a large defect can only become apparent when taking photos in backlight.

P.S. The old red Jaguar XJ classic in the photos is not my car. Although I would like to be its owner 😁

Fujica ST901, Super Takumar f2,5/135mm + red filter, Fomapan F400

shot -> edit -> art

A while ago I had to go and hide at home because of the afternoon rain. I selected one image from the previous negative and edited it in the LR editor after scanning. I really liked the circles created by the individual lens groups in the lens…

Fujica ST901, Takumar 1.8/55, BW Acros 100II, Kodak TMax professional 1:4 -> scan as color negative -> Adobe LR

morning at Takumar….

This morning, after a long time, I took photos with my old love Fujica ST901. In combination with the Takumar 1.8/55mm lens, this is still an incredibly high-quality device. I took a couple of pictures of a flowered lily against the sun (probably that’s why my eyesight is getting worse). To make the sun really round in the photo, I used an ND64 filter with the aperture wide open… Yes, I could have titled the post Morning with Takumar, but that way you might be thinking where the hell Takumar is😁📷

Fujica ST901, SMC Takumar f1.8/55mm, Fujifilm Acros 100II

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

As good as it gets…

On the way up the stairs to the photo chamber, I noticed a blue bucket on which the sun was shining through the skylight. I went back down to get my camera and took a picture with the exposure on the midle tone , another with the exposure on the brightest spot… and finally I switched the camera to BW mode because my world is black and white.

Nikon D800, f 1.8/20mm

quick lesson…

last night my son showed me some photos on Instagram. He was very interested in how the photographer did it. So I showed him a very quick trick on how to achieve the same result. Of course, this is not a technique that can be used in documentary. It’s a technique for creative photographers. Feel free to cover the lens with your fingers, or use transparent adhesive tape, paper with several holes, grease the filter with vaseline (I use lard). The son was surprised how quickly the desired effect can be achieved without subsequent editing.Just be creative….😉📷🖼.

Don’t you want to go out and take pictures?

-I asked Jared (my son). He agreed. He preferred the DSLR over the analog camera offered by me. After a few shots I told him to switch the camera to black and white mode. He immediately saw a lot of places on the display that seemed boring to him before. All you had to do was pull the trigger. At home, I then showed him in the editor how easily the photos could be edited the way he wanted the photos to look. It was his third walk with a camera… the result is great.

06/2022 Nikon D800, AF f1,4/50mm, MF f2/135mm

being too useful…

… is not an ideal situation. If you are too useful, you will be portioned and consumed. In the end, you may be left with only photos …. It’s good to be reasonably helpful … to learn to say no. Adequately.

Leica R7, VE 75-200, Fomapan F400 footage, Kodak TMax 1:9

there was once a clothes peg….

that met the other clothes peg at one party. They spent all their time together. All days and nights. Till the end…

Leica R7(Fomapan F400)+ Pentacon Six(Fujifilm 100 Acros II) + Nikon F50(Fujifilm 100 Acros II)