I took two photos today on film – and then again digitally. The film was black & white, the 50mm lens was set to an aperture of f/4. The digital ones are with colour, the 25mm lens was set to f/2 – so the depth of field might be comparable. Just two (times two) quick snaps. Here are the digital ones:
Cropped them in-camera to an aspect ratio like 24x36mm film. The first one was focused on Sharbat Gula, Steve McCurry’s most iconic and famous photo, better known as the “Afghan girl“. The second one was obviously focused on “Stupsi”, and it shows a series of photos taken by Zuleikha with her E-PL1 camera.
We had a short break and a three day family holiday, the first time this year that we weren’t home. And since we didn’t want to go or drive too far, we decided to visit the place where I was born. Here’s a 2.35:1 wide view of Bleialf (not the complete village; we didn’t have an airplane to get that):
For a quick view of just the photos I took, here’s a slideshow:
Two days ago, I took some kind of “street” photo by chance. I just came out of my employers’ garage and thought the yellow street lights and the blue sky made a nice contrast, so I took a photo:
Early morning beside my employers’ garage
Only when “blowing up” the image, I saw the sleeping guy in his Smart…
It’s autumn holidays now in our county, two weeks for the students, only one for me. We’ll visit my birthplace for a few days, while a neighbour will care for our cat. We haven’t been there since July 2005, when Zuleikha was less than a year old. We’re hoping for good weather and will walk the village quite a bit.
And because today was the last school and work day, both Zuleikha and I could play a bit after dinner:
Zuleikha, playing with Mama’s Nexus 7, October 2014
When all the stars align…
All photos taken with my Olympus E-PL5 camera and the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm/1.4 lens.
I was finally able to get the paperback version of Kirk Tuck’s first novel, called “The Lisbon Portfolio“:
The Lisbon Portfolio
I’m only some 50 pages in right now, but it seems to be a fun read. Espionage / suspense thriller, and for photographers I consider this a good one already. And now you have to excuse me – can’t wait to finish Kirk’s book…
Thanks for viewing.
P.S. (Update, from Tuesday, Oct. 14th, 2014):
I’ve finished it. Yesterday evening or rather this morning at 3 minutes past 12 (midnight). Just couldn’t stop.
I refer to the small camera you see as to “my camera”, because it’s clearly superior to the DSLR in many ways. And with just the combination of camera and lens you see above, I took the following two images:
Zuleikha on a Sunday morning in October 2014
Zuleikha, decorated by a friend’s mum, October 2014
Both photos were taken with the 45mm lens wide open at f/1.8 – so not the whole girl is in sharp focus. But as you probably see, this lens is quite nice for taking someone’s portrait. A must-have for this system if you want to take photos of people.
Anyway – as always, thanks for viewing and/or reading.
Even if I think film when I think photography at the moment, that doesn’t mean that I don’t use my digital cameras anymore. Here are some I took today, not on film:
Zuleikha, eating and reading, October 2014
Right above my head
Tuna the cat after finishing some turkey breast, October 2014
Wildlife – at my pace 😉
Hotel at Moenchbruch Castle, 1/3
Hotel at Moenchbruch Castle, 2/3
Hotel at Moenchbruch Castle, 3/3
All photos taken with the Olympus E-PL5 “Pen”-type camera. The first one with Mitchie’s OM Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm/3.5 at f/5.6, then we swapped our macro lenses back again, and I took the rest today with my Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm/1.4, mostly at an aperture of or around f/4. The cat photo is ISO 1600, the rest 200 to 800 (which is my auto ISO range for that camera).
I shoot film from time to time. At the moment, I have black & white film in my OM-2N, and colour slide film in Zuleikha’s OM-1N cameras, both with ISO/ASA 100. And even on the digital “Pen” I’m sometimes using Mitchie’s OM macro lens, like for this one:
Zuleikha’s camera (Olympus OM-1N). Photo taken with an Olympus E-PL5 and an OM Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm/3.5 lens at f/5.6.
Yesterday I was walking with the camera you see here, trying to get some first autumn colours on film. And before that I was using my own OM-2N with the black & white film inside. That’s why you don’t see that many “instant” photos here or on Flickr at the moment – I’m more in a Zen-kind of mood, don’t have to see them right away.
Of course with ISO 100 film and not always using f/1.4 I’m also lugging around my tripod most of the time. It’s fun.