A Voigtländer Ultramatic hiking in Bavaria

Some time ago I was forwarded a pretty old camera by a friend. As it turns out, I now owned a Voigtländer Ultramatic from the 1960s, together with its set-lens, a Voigtländer Skopagon f/2.0 40mm. All this in a beautiful original camera case and a camera system bag with a couple of filters. There is…… Continue reading A Voigtländer Ultramatic hiking in Bavaria

The Calendar Files … 2021 … Crete

Oh man … just finished 2021 and here we went down onto the beautiful island of Crete. Another calendar, where all images were made by me with either my Olympus OM-2n with her wonderful Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/24mm lens or with my incredible Ricoh GR II (or an iPhone). The full image series is still to…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2021 … Crete

Contax G2 with a Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm heading to Lake Constance

The Contax G2 – besides its sibling G1 – is named the culmination of rangefinder design.The Carl Zeiss Biogon is said to be one of the best lenses. I’d like to see how things work. Here is the body … the Contax G2 … and here is the lens … Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm This…… Continue reading Contax G2 with a Carl Zeiss Biogon 2.8/28mm heading to Lake Constance

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 6) – The Digital Journey

Part 6 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. Following the earlier analog series, this part now covers the digital journey around Irelands Southwest and West and completes the series finally. After arriving at Dublin Airport, we headed south to Kilkenny … Here at Matt The Millers, I learned that the famous Kilkenny…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 6) – The Digital Journey

Granada, an Andalusian Miracle

This time we made a trip to Granada, the beautiful old town in Andalus, Spain. As during summer time temperatures are quite high – around 40 °C, we choose March to start, as there temperature is still moderate – around 18 °C. All images were made with my workhorse Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the wonderful…… Continue reading Granada, an Andalusian Miracle

The Calendar Files … 2020 … Südtirol – South Tyrol

Well, just to recap … we’ve reached 2020 and this is the current calender – showing our trip to the South Tyrol region around Brixen and the Plose. The full image series is still to come … soon.   Detail in the Franzensfeste Fortress, built between 1833 and 1838 by the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand I…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2020 … Südtirol – South Tyrol

The Calendar Files … 2019 … Ireland

Well, just to recap … we’re in 2019 and we are visiting Ireland this time during a trip around the its South-West. Enjoy! The full series can be found here. Streets of Dublin   Kilkenny   The Burren   Near Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar, Ireland   Around Muckross House and the Muckross Lake, Ireland   Trinity…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2019 … Ireland

The Calendar Files … 2018 … Northern Spain

Well, just to recap … we’re in 2018 and this is the second calendar edition – with a collection of images from a trip around Northern Spain. Enjoy! The full series can be found here. Railway Station Bilbao, Bizkaia   Blue Hour in the Streets of San Sebastian / Donostia, Gipuzkoa   Buildings in San…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2018 … Northern Spain

The Calendar Files … 2018 … Melbourne Murals

Well, just to recap … now we’ve reached 2018 and we are in Melbourne! This time I made two calendars. One is a collection of murals from Melbourne shot by my daughter. Melbourne, to me the most impressive city in Australia – besides Perth –  and a city world famous for its creative mood, its…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2018 … Melbourne Murals

The Calendar Files … 2017 … Australia

Well, just to recap … we’ve now reached 2017 and we are in Australia this time! A once in a lifetime trip around South-Western Australia, Tasmania and … finally Melbourne. We carefully selected our route to avoid the overcrowded eastern part of this continent. A full series of this trip can be seen on my…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2017 … Australia

The Calendar Files … 2016 … Lisbon

Well, just to recap … now we’ve reached 2016 and we are in Lisbon this time! This time I created two calendar versions – one portrait orientation and one landscape orientation – as there are so many spots worth it in Lisbon. When you ever visited this city, you have fallen in love with it.…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2016 … Lisbon

The Calendar Files … 2015 … Al Andalus

Well, just to recap … we’ve reached 2015! All right, the default text of this little calendar series is boring now. Let’s read it for the last time.   Some time ago a discussion was going on, what to do with your favorite images you made over the year and how to appreciate them. All…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2015 … Al Andalus

The Calendar Files … 2014 … Berlin

Well, just to recap … Some time ago a discussion was going on, what to do with your favorite images you made over the year and how to appreciate them. All agreed, that the final appreciation can be given by printing your images – something most photographers in the age of posting online trillions of…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2014 … Berlin

The Calendar Files … 2013 … Barcelona

Some time ago a discussion was going on, what to do with your favorite images you made over the year and how to appreciate them. All agreed, that the final appreciation can be given by printing your images – something most photographers in the age of posting online trillions of images a day never did…… Continue reading The Calendar Files … 2013 … Barcelona

A Contax 167MT and a Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28mm in Porto

This time in Porto … something went terribly wrong. Getting back my films from the lab, they wrote that some images were underexposed. Seeing the results, around 1/3rd of the frames were near black and I’m still guessing what happened. The Contax 167MT with its Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28mm worked quite well with the Kodak…… Continue reading A Contax 167MT and a Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/28mm in Porto

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 5)

Part 5 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. Coming to the final (analog) part of our tour which leads us from Connemara back to Dublin. Leaving wonderful Connemara and the County Galway … … and entering Dublin – what a contrast. Having some nice food … … and walking over the Ha’Penny…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 5)

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 4)

Part 4 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. Leaving The Burren and Doolin (and the Cliffs of Moher, but that’s another … more digital … story) behind us, we headed north to touch Galway, the beautiful old town laying on our way to Connemara County. Galway … with some typical Irish pub…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 4)

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 3)

Part 3 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. From the Dingle Peninsula we headed north to Doolin where we found loads of beautiful Cafes and Pubs. We found some old stuff … around Doolin. We found some very old stuff in the Burren – a carst region … … also hosting some…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 3)

Irelands Southwest and West (Part 2)

Part 2 of our 2017 trip through Irleands Southwest and West. Arriving in Dublin, we immediately got our car and headed southeast. Dublin itself was planed as the Great Final of the tour. Some people (greetings to Jim) are recommending to hire a car as small as possible, as driving in Ireland can be challenging…… Continue reading Irelands Southwest and West (Part 2)

A Nikon F-301 travelling Ireland

Overture Mid 2017 we made a two week trip through Ireland. Motivated by Jim Grey from Down the Road who made several wonderful posts about his journey in 2016, I tried to get hands on an old analog Nikon F-301 camera with a 35mm lens attached. I packed five rolls of Agfa Vista 400 to…… Continue reading A Nikon F-301 travelling Ireland