Category Archives: universe

It started with a fog today and it will end with a fog…

…but it was still nice, even though there was almost nothing to see in the valley 🙂📷🙃

  • Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon Zebra 50mm, Ilford HP5 Plus
  • Praktica BC1, Practicar 35-70mm, Kodak GB 200-7

The perforated colors of ordinary places…

Color film in a medium format camera is always a big unknown for me. I don’t have a grid in the viewfinder, according to which I could know for 100% that everything I want to be in the photo will be in the photo. It’s very funny. Shooting from hand-held vertically is then a real experience. I hope you will like them 🙃📷🙂

Pentacon Six TL, Flektogon Zebra 50mm, Kodak GB 200-7, Tetenal

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

singularity…

The term singularity brings to mind some hard-to-imagine event. So I will offer you one form of singularity. They’re just ordinary pictures again… but I was the master of time🙂🙃📷⏳

Nikon D800, Nikkor 1,4/50, Sigma 2.8/17-35mm

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 🙂🙃📷

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

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

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

the long exposures…

I didn’t want to sleep yesterday. I thought of taking a few pictures. I set up three cameras with different film sensitivities, pointed the lenses at the Polaris and opened the shutters. The opening image is Fomapan 400 exposed for 20 minutes. The second Fujifilm 200 image exposed for 30 minutes and the last image is the least sensitive Acros 100 II film,exposed for a full hour and a half. But since my vision is getting worse, I couldn’t focusing well. I would slap myself😠📷🌟.On the other hand, analog startrails are not very common. Two Perseids were also captured on the initial image – an experienced observer will spot them right away

Takumar 135mm+ Yashica 50mm+ Sonnar 180mm

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

a bit of physics…

In the course of cleaning up after storms, I noticed a large number of twig ends lying on the ground. I wondered: How much force could overcome the modulus of elasticity of these twigs? So I re-uploaded the captured video to the Camtasia editor and tried to find some hail where I could follow the trajectory until impact. I found out that the hail covered a path of about 3 m in about 0.03 sec. Which is a speed of 100 m/s, or 359.9 km/h. So I could put the speed and weight of one hailstone 21g (I hid in the freezer as a keepsake) into the formula for calculating kinetic energy. The approximate energy of the hail just before impact was therefore 105J. The kinetic energy of a 9mm bullet ranges from 100-500J. I understood why even the ends of the branches didn’t stand a chance.

Ice storm…

it’s about an hour since the ice storm ended. the largest pieces of ice were about 8 cm. It broke our two cars, a greenhouse, a few windows at home … wow. But it’s still hot … Sorry for the poor quality of the recording, but the adrenaline shook a little with me. I’m going to have coffee😉 and another storm is coming ….

next storm starts 9:30 pm

Sometimes…

something you take a picture and then you think and research what it is. I accidentally discovered something in one of the photos of condensation vapors behind the plane. And now I don’t mean the dirt on the sensor. While editing the image, I noticed a small dark spot. As I enlarged the area, it seemed to me that light was falling on it from a side other than the Sun. Maybe it’s a weather balloon, maybe E.T. he actually called home … who knows. Anyway, there was nothing in the next picture I took 4 seconds later. I used all non-destructive methods to clean up the image. And what do you see?👽😉📷

Nikon D800, MF 2/135mm Samyang, Exif : ISO125, f/10, 1/1250sec.

Watch out!!! He’s coming …

Birds say that when I try to approach discreetly with the camera. Although each species speaks a different language, it understands. I’m absolutely sure of that…. black redstart just whistled and they disappeared with the tit.

Phoenicurus ochruros, D800, MF Samyang 135mm