Category Archives: DSLR

what you see is not what you see…

It is so. We like to be fooled by what we see. And I’m not even talking about how easily we get fooled by what we hear. The opening photo shows a rippled water surface in which treetops are reflected. The problem is that it is the roof of a car after a hailstorm 😁😁😁📷

so yesterday…

…I was finally able to start repairing the car. I ordered the necessary tools, a new windshield and turned the garden into a temporary car workshop. After removing the windshield, it started to rain. The bumblebees that made a nest under the old smokehouse disturbed me while I was working and posed on the blooms. I just had to pick up my camera…

BW day…

It rained today after the sweltering heat…which is the perfect time to hide in the darkroom and try to turn back time.

head up…

The opening image is from 2020. Exactly three years ago, I photographed this beautiful comet on the last day I could see it. That world was completely different than it is today. This comet is currently moving in the constellation Hydra. And it is beyond my ability to see her. But if I look in the right direction, I can say:” I know you’re there…I know about you.” Just keep your head up….

The church.

We have two churches here. I read about one of them decades ago that something strange happened once during a wedding ceremony. The article said that everyone in the church was convinced that a big storm had started outside. They were surprised to find that no one outside knew of any storm….When I tried to check with my parents and grandparents, no one knew this story. And I stopped thinking about it. It could just as well have been one church, or the other church, or neither….But I noticed something interesting on one of them yesterday. Unfortunately the light was on the other side and the photo would have been lousy… I’m sure I already know it was this church. I’ll try to find out at the rectory if they know anything more…Maybe this event is older than what was written in the article🤔

Leica R7, VE 70-200,Fomapan F400+ Nikon D800,14mm

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

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…

oriental trumphet lily…

Even though the lily bed has thinned out considerably due to the vagaries of the weather, the remaining lilies are blooming beautifully again… their fragrance spreads throughout the surrounding area.

Mix of photos by Nikon D800 & Pentacon Six( neopan Acros 100II)