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Yesterday …

I managed quite a lot … from the mentioned celebration, through the exhibition of old cars and motorcycles and finally the absolutely overwhelming exhibition of the most popular contemporary Czech photographer Jan Saudek. He was never afraid to go beyond what the majority population considered acceptable. His compositions are beautiful. Technical design perfect. If I found enough courage, like Jan Saudek, I would pull one camera out of my bag at the exhibition and take a picture of his work. I did not find the courage and only humbly stared like a amateur. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the exhibition with his photographs, be sure not to miss it. It’s a huge difference to view his work on a monitor or in real life.

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Do you like black and white photography?

This short article is not intended for analog enthusiasts who master the perfectly “wet” path of creating black and white photography. It is intended for owners of digital SLR cameras who are just discovering the magic of black and white photos. If you still feel that your black and white photo is missing something, I can definitely recommend the Silver Efex Pro program from Nik Collection. The program can beautifully simulate the use of basic color filters. It has several basic presets in its libraries in which you will see what your black and white photo can look like. The program is comparable in price to the price of one high-quality color filter. I personally follow the only rule that my classmate’s father, Mr. Daněk, told me. The rule is: black and white photography has no rules. With one exception and that is composition. You don’t have to wait for the gold or blue hour when taking black and white photos. You just take a camera and take pictures.

Ordinary shot from DSLR Nikon D800, processed using Silver Efex Pro

Admiral …

After a long time, I received a copy of the newspaper. One worse news than another … I thought about the content of the news for a while, and then I built a paper boat out of the bad news, which I let float down the river as a child. Every fleet should have an admiral. I took advantage of the moment when a butterfly, admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta Linné ) , landed on the sidewalk. He had no objection to my suggestions …. probably. To be silent is to agree. So I have my own fleet and admiral. I’m freaking out …but fun is simply needed! 😁📷

flash….

I use photo flashes and studio lights a lot. But most often I use a small but powerful hand flashlight. It is great, for example, for photographing portraits in the backlight It is waterproof, fits in your pocket and, if necessary, often helps not only when taking photos.

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

black hole sun …

Inspired by Soundgarden – Black hole sun

Canon EOS500N+Leica R7

Soundgarden – Black hole sun

In my eyes
Indisposed
In disguises no one knows
Hides the face
Lies the snake
And the sun in my disgrace
Boiling heat
Summer stench
Neath the black, the sky looks dead
Call my name
Through the cream
And I’ll hear you scream again
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come
Won’t you come
Stuttering
Cold and damp
Steal the warm wind, tired friend
Times are gone
For honest men
Sometimes, far too long for snakes
In my shoes
Walking sleep
In my youth, I pray to keep
Heaven send
Hell away
No one sings like you anymore
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come? (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Hang my head
Drown my fear
Till you all just disappear
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come (Black hole sun, black hole sun)
Won’t you come
Won’t you come