Currently traveling (hence a few less posts than normal) but it does make for some new pictures… While I’ve taken many with my beloved xpan, I won’t be home for another month and a half, so it will be a while before they are developed. Since my new camera didn’t arrive in time, I also brought along the Nex 3, which is a capable camera, but the lack of viewfinder is a real deal breaker for me.
Anyways, enough whining, here’s a shot from this past week in Marrakesh, Morocco. Taken on the Nex 3, converted to BW after.
Took this shot a few weeks ago while walking around Place de Concorde (Paris). I rested the camera on the edge of the fountain and took a long exposure. I think I’ll go back and redo it in order to better frame it (ie. remove the head from the bottom right corner). It was dark, I was in a rush, not the way to take a well thought out picture. Anyways, a cool attempt.
Holga eh? Sure why not. While I whine about the thousands of pictures I still have to go through from last year, I didn’t go through any this week. I’d love to say I was all wrapped up in some incredible new endeavour, but honestly I’d have to say it was more due to laziness.
Anyhow, can’t go wrong with a picture of bike now can you? Not sure why but I love bike pictures, probably should move to Copenhagen or Amsterdam, but until then I’ll just drool over my pictures. Taken with my Holga on some type of colour film, quite likely Kodak VC160.
Took this photo about an hour ago from the Tuileries in Paris looking onto Place de la Concorde. The Ferris Wheel is here for Christmas and is such a beautiful sight at night. Also lined up the Obelisk in the centre of the wheel. While I haven’t been thrilled with my NEX 3 lately, I took this shot handheld at 1/15 of second, pretty sharp if you ask me…
Still tons of scanned negatives to go through, but I saw this one and couldn’t resist posting it. I absolutely love the contrasting pattern in the foreground. This is at the palace of Versailles, just outside of Paris. Taken with my Voigtlander Bessa R using the 15mm Heliar lens on Fuji Neopan 400. Scanned and no adjustments added, I did straighten the photo slightly (it’s tough to keep the 15mm level!).
I think I’m like most people in that I love taking photos, but I’m not so keen on keeping them all neatly arranged. I’m finally finding myself with a bit more time so I’ve been slowly going through old photos trying to get them arranged, tagged, and sorted. Of course I’m doing it a completely disorganized fashion, but at least I’m putting some effort into it.
The above shot was taken on my voigtlander Bessa R, with the 15mm heliar I believe. Used Kodak E100 slide film and had it cross processed. It’s taken out the back door of a canal boat on a family trip taken almost 3 years ago.
Ahhhh, something new for a change. Instead of pulling another gem out of last year’s photos (which I really haven’t made much of a dent in processing), I thought I’d put up my new favourite picture. Took my daughter on the bus (her new favourite activity) down to the Louvre. We walked across Pont du Carousel and she became enamoured with all the locks. While she played, I took some pictures. I liked the silhouette from the sun, but it wasn’t till I got home that I realized the sun makes it look like the light is illuminated, fantastic. Sort of wish I took the shot when the lady was on the other side of the post, but maybe it still works, either way I love it and that’s what counts.
Saturday already eh? Oh well… Now for the vaguest of Photo Fridays: This picture is from….. no clue. I’m going through my old pictures from last year, and I can tell you with 100% certainty that this is in Europe, very likely France, and then possibly Paris or Marseille (ie. opposite sides of the country). I found it on a roll with other shots from both Paris and Marseille (slim chance it could be Arles as well, but I don’t remember there being any graffiti there). I have a feeling that it’s from Paris, somewhere around Canal St. Martin, but honestly couldn’t tell you for sure.
What I can tell you is that it’s taken with my voigtlander bessa R rangefinder, and that I like it, and that’s all that counts in the end…
This week’s photo courtesy of Amsterdam…. Taken with my xpan on fuji pro 400H film, then converted to BW in Aperture. Speaking of Aperture, why does it take it about 5 minutes to convert 5 photos into web sized jpegs? In fact it takes forever to do just about anything that any of my older photo editing programs can do almost instantly… Apparently you get what you pay for as it is one of the cheaper ones out there… Sorry for the rant.
Well, it used to be called Photo of Week, but it seemed a bit misleading as the pictures weren’t always taken that week. Anyways, I like the new name so who cares?
I took this photo at Buttes Chaumont, a large park in the 19th arrondissment in Paris. This man made waterfall and cavern are always a great location for a photo, so I went with my NEX-3 and Holga lens attached. I was very excited on arrival to see this strange man at the base of the falls. He was madly sweeping back and forth in the water with a large stick, oblivious to anyone else in the cavern. I took a long exposure which not only blurred the water but gave him a ghostly effect. This combined with the Holga lens’ soft picture and vignette, gave an awesome picture indeed.