Thursday, April 24, 2014

much better

About a month ago I've posted some of my unsuccessful results usign red filter on Rollei. This didn't mean I have stopped trying :-P not at all. Very soon after I've shot another roll with some of the photos taken using red filter again. And this time I am very pleased :-D

After previously failing with +2EV and +1EV settings on the camera vs light meter, I've decided this time to keep settings of original (without filter) messurements and it worked! I'm no scientist and have no idea how and why it worked well but I don't really care :-P Anyway the conclusion is (at least for composition with huge portion of bright sky and clouds) that whatever is messured without filter will work just fine with filter on. I had also some second thoughts as maybe the camera doesn't messure shutter speeds correctly but I abandoned this as I am pretty sure I would notice much higher number of failed photos in the past.
Ahh, forgot the most important info :-P Of course it's view to Rio-Antirio bridge from Mpozaitika beach.

Photo: Rolleiflex Automat w/ Tessar 75mm f/3.5, Kodak Tmax 100

Monday, April 14, 2014

classic Nafplio

One more from Nafplio, probably the most classic frame from there. Every Greek (and many others) will recognize it in one second.

I have visited Nafplio before, in 2011. I remided myself that back then I took some experimental photos with home made camara obscura, built from match box and aluminium can. Here is exactly same spot 3y earlier (You can easily notice that my matchbox camera offered much wider angle :-P, something close to 12-14mm of 35mm film)

Photo1:Nikon FM2 w/ Tamron Adaptall 28mm f/2.8, Kodak Proffesional BW400CN

Photo2: Camara Obscura (home made, matchbox), dont remember the film.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

night and day

Taking advantage of long weekend in March (Independence Day on March 25th, Tuesday), we visited very beautiful town of Nafplio. It is very well known tourist destination in Greece, both for Greek and foreigners. One of the reasons is the fortress of Boutzi, located on tiny island at the entrance to the port, historically very important deffensive location.

We had a goergious view from the balcony of our hotel room overlooking the whole bay and of course Bourtzi. Both photos were taken from same spot, first one in early morning hours and second one at night. If You will look close enough, You might also notice the castle of Argos in far background (top right corner of the photos), nicely illuminated at night as well.

Photos: FM2 w/Tamron Adaptall2 70-150mm, Kodak Proffesional BW400CN

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

not baby-friendly

There are lots of things we never notice in everyday life around us... Until we experience them! I have started to see some of them when I became a very happy father. I.e. I was shocked how difficult it is to walk around Patras with pushchair! In the center center, it is still not so bad with some streets being pedestrain only and others having fairly wide and smooth pavements. But situation changes drastically when You get any further.

On my way home from the center, from about Papaflessa str until Skaliopouleio it is simply impossible to walk with a puchchair on most of the pavements. Either they dont exist at all, or too narrow, or blocked by parked cars or so devastated that passing through is not possible. My route home is very carefully chosen with more comfortable streets and simply by walking part of the distance by the road.

Photo: Nikon FM2 w/Tamron Adaptall2 70-150 f/3.5, Kodak Tmax 400