Autumn Shadow III

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Camera
PENTAX K-x
Focal Length
50mm
Aperture
f/8
Exposure
1/500s
ISO
200
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Portrait I

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Finally, this is my first portrait here! It’s from last summer/autumn and shows my sister lying in a fern wood. I was suprised at how pleasant the tonality of the fern worked out when I saw the final picture. It was shot in a very thin forrest and apparently the tree tops above formed a soft, small spotlight on the ground. This made for a very three-dimensional, sculpting light! Kudos to my sister for the idea to pose there and then!

Wooden cliff

Wooden cliff

This one’s from the same morning as Holly, so a bit older as well. But I like its gradation very much, these little sparkling highlithgts coming out of the black depths. Ahh, if only the background was a bit blurrier and the point of sharpness tack on … I guess then this would be hanging in my room already in 40 x 60cm. That’s what I have to improve about my photography now: Rule out all these little flaws and technical blunders and make less higher quality photographs instead of more lower quality ones. And I think that’s every photographers aim whose still in the learning phase.

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And this one could have used slightly more space on the right side. Well, I’m working on it!

Shining

Shining

Same time, same location like last post. I found it hard to find the correct angle and exposure to capture the sun rays but evenutally two or three photos were alright. This is one of them. A second one is this:

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Aaaand the number three is this:

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I hope you like them. I enjoyed that morning very much actually. It was last Friday and I should have been at university but then again there’s just some things, well … you know what I mean, sometimes you’ve got to take the chance.

Flexora

Flexora

This one is from my cute little Flexora 6×6 TLR.

A TLR is a Twin Lens Reflex camera, meaning that it has two lenses: one through which you look and one you take the pictures through. It is an analog camera that takes up to 10 exposures on one 120 format roll film. Addition: The one in the middle.

Unbenanntes_Panorama1tnIt is quite an experience to work with this kind of camera because it handles completely unlike a modern (D)SLR. Plus you have to consider before every exposure: 1. control your settings and 2. really decide whether your subject is worth it. Because getting a film developed and scanned can easily cost about 20€ in my area (maybe my dealer is a hustler). That equals about 2€/picture and you also have to buy the film itself, of course. But on the other hand, that’s what makes it exciting! You really have to think about what you’re doing and not click away madly.

If you ever get an analog camera from your grandparents, maybe, or from a flea market, give it a try! 😉

Summer morning

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So, this is my third post within 48 hours and I’m a bit nervous that I can’t keep up that speed for too long or I won’t have any good photos left to post. But this blog needs some content, so here we go. I actually like this photo very much and had it printed some weeks ago in 20×30 cm and have to say … I’ll have to reprint it in a bigger size.
I shot it some morning this summer. I woke up at 5 o’clock (God knows why) and just knew that it would be a wonderful morning with lots of sunlight and „atmosphere“. There are some other photos from that morning waiting to be published. For this one I actually would have wished for a FF with 85mm 1.2 for shallower depth of field but hey… I did the best I could given my limited equipment. And I’m fairly happy about the outcome.