From colour to black & white – and back. Generations.

I haven’t published much during the last week or two, tho I did the occasional file upload to Flickr. The reason was that I used film as much as digital during that time, and film needs time. I just got back one black & white film, but mostly I had colour slide film in my OM-2, and my E-M10 was switched to black & white. Here they are together, in colour, and I took that one with the E-PL5 and the 14-42mm zoom on it:



Like I mentioned, my digital E-M10 was set to black & white – here are some I took with it that way:


Olympus OM-2N


Approaching Frankfurt


Lufthansa Airbus A321-200 “Bingen” D-AISV

But it’s still spring, so I went back to colour lately, also with digital:


Spring in the garden of my employer


Big and small. Small and big.


Cloudscape. A tribute to Caspar David Friedrich.

As always, you can see the full size photos when clicking on any of them, which will open it in Flickr in a separate tab or browser window. Except of setting the camera to different aspect ratios, I don’t crop (but sometimes I correct a slight tilt which will auto-crop a bit).

And I will show some photos made on film when I have “scanned” (momentarily that means: re-photographed; still have to get a scanner) those negatives and slides.

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Black & white, and someone to watch (and to listen to)

I don’t know if it was Mike’s article about the new Leica Monochrome (Typ 246), and the links from his readers in their comments, but I imagined about having a black & white camera only. So I switched mine to black & white and left it like that since a few days. I knew that for portraits this can be very nice, but how about general photography? I was curious. So here are some, as always almost like out of camera:


Tuna the cat, May 2015


Gravity? What gravity?


Taraxacum (common dandelion) (in German, we also call these “Löwenzahn”, or “Pusteblume”)

I have written about Youn Sun Nah already, but here’s another photo I took today. It shows the “Concert” part of a French/German TV station, and until October 18th this year, you can see a concert of her and her quartet of “musiciens exceptionelles” as she introduces them. Just look for this on your Arte channel:


“Screenshot” Arte: Youn Sun Nah Quartet

Or look at the station’s site like here. It’s worth it – if they offer this as a DVD one day, I’ll buy it.

Which lenses did I use for these photos?

First one: M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8 fully open at f/1.8
Second and third one: ZD 50mm/2 Macro at f/8
Last one: Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm/1.4 at f/4

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It’s green again

First of May, and finally you see that it’s spring. I took this photo three days ago at work while having our usual lunch walk (and it shows my colleague Arno):


Spring in Sossenheim

And I took this one just a few minutes ago on our veranda:


It’s green again

We’ve had a bit of rain lately, with probably more to come. Still this is very good for the plants – we don’t have some tropical rain forest around here yet, but it surely helps. 😉

For the first picture I used the Panasonic Lumix 14mm/2.5 lens (and a Marumi Super DHG polarizer in front of it), for today’s picture it was the M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8 lens, both with an aperture of f/4.

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Time flies…

Wow; it’s over ten years ago that “Lost” started – in fact it’s a bit older than our daughter.

Read a nice “open love letter to Lost“, from Matt Tory. It explains why and how this time, it all came together. And why and how this experience – which it certainly was – cannot be repeated.

Found through DarkUFO, which is one of the pages I was following while watching, and waiting for the next episode.

Thanks to Matt for this, and thanks to the makers and the wonderful cast of “Lost” of course.

Thanks for reading.

The Almased Wellness TV commercial 2014/2015

Since weeks, just a few minutes before the daily news start, there’s the same commercial on our TV. Mitchie doesn’t like it, Zuleikha has enough of it as well, but in case you want so see it, it’s here or here.

I liked the music (and the dog), and it’s the song “Get up” from a band called “Karolina Kingdom”. You can hear the song and see the band on Youtube. Seems it’s a German band, from Lüneburg, as this article – in German – shows.

No Wikipedia entry, not much information about the band if you search for them in the usual search engines. The only things I’ve found point to Facebook, which I don’t use. I guess I’m a different generation, or I’m getting old – having an own homepage doesn’t seem to be too important for young bands anymore… OTOH, who really needs the internet? Life happens somewhere else. If you believe in ads like the one mentioned here, it even happens in offices and lifts. And of course only with cute pets. 😉

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Youn Sun Nah. On Youtube for instance. And thanks to Wouter for the tip!

Her webpage is here, and the English and French Wikipedia pages here.

Have to get some of her CDs, if not all…

Update: This, starting at 40 minutes, is really good. It’s Tom Waits’ “Jockey full of bourbon”, and it’s also in one of my brother Willi’s favourite movies: “Down by law”, from Jim Jarmusch. But the song they play before it is also cool, showing that Vincent Periani is a real good accordion player. Heck, they’re all good, so enjoy…