El norte de España

In spring 2016 I travelled to Northern Spain, visiting the Basque Country, Cantabria, Aragon and Castile and Leon. Flying to Bilbao and heading to our first location in San Sebastian, we made a stopover in Zumaia. The little town is nice … but more famous is its rock formation – The Flysch. The landscape is…… Continue reading El norte de España

Hiking around Flossenbürg with a Contax 139 Quartz

After dressing this beauty in new clothes, I was keen to see a first film in this 40 years old camera. So I mounted a Carl Zeiss Planar 1.7/50mm, loaded an Agfa Vista 200 and … enjoyed a photo walk;) OK, this is not the 1.7/50mm lens attached ;) … this is the right one…… Continue reading Hiking around Flossenbürg with a Contax 139 Quartz

Hiking the Burgruine Weissenstein

Between the years we were hiking to the Burg Weissenstein in the Upper Palatinates Stonewood Forest. During a snowstorm, in a winter wonderland, we found the Burg covered by an ice shield. This area is one of my favorite hiking regions during all seasons. All images were taken with the highly appreciated Ricoh GR II.…… Continue reading Hiking the Burgruine Weissenstein

Contax Aria and Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

A first film found its way into my Contax Aria – an Agfa Vista 400. As lens I used a Yashica ML 2.8/24mm. The Contax Aria is a beautiful piece of technology and one of the last SLR models from Contax. Technical specs can be found here, so there’s no need to duplicate them. And…… Continue reading Contax Aria and Yashica ML 2.8/24mm

Hiking around Flossenbürg and Gaisweiher

The last day of the year A.D. 2017 we made a short trip to the Burg Flossenbürg. The small town is know for one of the KZ (Concentration Camp) during the darkest era in German history – the Nazi Era. This time however, we did not visit the KZ, but hiked down to the small…… Continue reading Hiking around Flossenbürg and Gaisweiher

Canon A-1 with FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C.

On we go with a Canon A-1, a Canon FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C. lens attached and an Agfa Vista 200 loaded. The next days hopefully will bring a little bit sunshine as it would make so much more fun. My first impression while playing around with the A-1 … solid … very solid. Somehow it reminds…… Continue reading Canon A-1 with FD 1.4/50mm S.S.C.

Homeland – Amaryllis

That day the weather was cold but sunny – at least  in the morning. Sun was coming in through the large windows and gave some beautiful lighting. This Amaryllis is going on now since Christmas and it’s still not at it’s end. As I’m currently experimenting with a Sony A7R2 and old glass, I had…… Continue reading Homeland – Amaryllis

Hiking the Waldnaabaue Tirschenreuth

Having a short break for Christmas in my Australian Adventure series, before finally entering the most creative city in Australia – Melbourne. Around Christmas I made a short trip to the the small town of Tirschenreuth and its world famous Waldnaabaue – a beautiful small nature reserve – in the Upper Palatinate. In this picture,…… Continue reading Hiking the Waldnaabaue Tirschenreuth

Blossom Impressions …

The last days I had some fun in the garden, as lots of flowers are giving their very best to make this time an amazing colourful one. I was lucky shooting three cameras/lens combinations. Echinacea / Sonnenhut, shot with Pentax LX, Pentax-A SMC 2.8/28mm, Agfa Vista 400. Anemone hupehensis / Herbst-Anemone shot with Fuji X100s…… Continue reading Blossom Impressions …