Thursday, May 29, 2014

trip to poland: wooden crane in gdansk

One of the more recognizable cities of Poland is Gdansk (among Krakow and Warsaw of course). Gdansk's history is mixed a lot with Germany as it was changing sides several times, including long period of being a 'free city' of its own (profiting from taxes from both Poland and Germany :-D).

The main trade mark of the city was always the port. In middle age times it was one of the biggest in Europe. And a game changer was the crane! Capable of loading/unloading cargo ships up to uncommon at that time tonage, made a lot of trade routes to pass from Gdansk rather than any other nearby port. Today the crane is probably the most recognizable spots in the city and of course a must see for any tourist. As I am one, I did visit the place :-D

Photo: Nikon FM2 + Tamron Adaptall-2 28mm f/2.8, Fuji Superia Color 200

Friday, May 16, 2014

Achaea Klauss

I was planning to go to Omplos hill for sunset photos for some time now and I finally made it. It was actually quite early when I found correct spot and I took quite a number of shots while waiting for the sun to set, so I still got soft day light and not yet typical red/orange. I was shooting mostly with some wide angle lenses but I took with me my very old Tamron's 200mm tele as well, that allowed me for some nice zooms into the city. Among many shots, I liked the ones with Achaea Klauss vinery:

I won't be writting much about the vinery itself as it's pretty easy to google it for sufficient info. As for the photos, I liked two frames: first one with tighter close up from the 200mm tele and second one with wider view including bypass of Patras and even some of the Rio-Antirio bridge.

At the end of the day, I was not pleased at all with the real sunset photos taken with film :-/ and only kept the ones from earlier shooting.

Photo1: Nikon FM2 w/ Tamron Adaptall 200mm, Fuji Superia 200

Photo2: Nikon FM2 w/ Tamron Adaptall 28mm, Fuji Superia 200

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

bird's or frog's view?

Very well known place: Agios Andreas church in Patras. I already had one night shot from here posted, almost from very same spot. Today another red filter b/w photo from... well in theory frog's perspective, but could be also bird's perspective as well considering all walking pigeons :-P Enjoy!

Photo: Rolleiflex Automat w/Tessar 75mm f/3.5 + Rollei red filter, Kodak Tmax 100