Just one image: The Yellow Rose of Texas

Composed by J.K. in the first half of the 19th century. Nothing more is known about him, not even his full name. In 1955 then, Mitch Miller recorded it as a number one hit in the US. Another one of nature’s miracles. Olympus OMD EM1, M.Zuiko Macro 2.8/60mm In case you’d like to comment, it’s…… Continue reading Just one image: The Yellow Rose of Texas

Just one image: Blue Bayou

Not sure which version I like more, the original song performed by Roy Orbison or the later version performed by Linda Ronstadt, becoming her signature song. Traubenhyatzinthe / Muscari, another nature’s miracle. Olympus OMD EM1, M.Zuiko Macro 2.8/60mm In case you’d like to comment, it’s appreciated … and maybe, you want to visit my website…… Continue reading Just one image: Blue Bayou

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

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

Frankfurt in January

It was cold in January, but this did not stop us from walking through this beautiful city with so many nice places and inspiring perspectives … depending on where you go and what you (want to) see. This time I used two digital cameras. Number one was a Ricoh GR II with its marvelous 2.8/28mm…… Continue reading Frankfurt in January

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 7

The Plaza de Espana in the Parque de Maria Luisa was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. The buildings at Plaza de Espana form a huge half-circle representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. Parque de Maria Luisa offers some nice views including numerous buildings, built for the Ibero-American Exposition. Monte Gurugú. Pabellón Real.…… Continue reading Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 7

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 6

Walking through town, where it’s always worth making a picture … or two. Same in the old World’s Fair area, where the EXPO ’92 was hosted and where so many nice spots were left behind. Contrary to Lisbon (EXPO ’98) in Seville no one seems to be proud of this area and what has been…… Continue reading Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 6

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 5

Real Alcazar is one of the miracles of Spanish history, built for king Peter of Castile between 1350 and 1369.  It is the oldest royal palace in Europe still in use. After this long tour, we had some time to stroll around in town. As so many times before, I made two albums, one in…… Continue reading Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 5

Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 4

Bullfighting is still a cultural highlight in this part of spain – whether you like it or not. The Placa de Toros is worth visiting nevertheless – even outside the season. A wonderful spanish market can be found at the Mercado de Triana – its one of the oldest markets in town opened 1823, built…… Continue reading Sevilla, when it’s still cold at home – Part 4