zaterdag 31 juli 2010
Around 2007 I bought a.o. the Cyber-shot H9. I hadn't photographed for ten years, the little Kodak digi was not bad, but the 15X Zeiss Tessar was the attraction (for this Hasselblad-man). Well: forget it. The best thing is the huge lens-hood. Very impressing.
donderdag 29 juli 2010
This spring and early summer a spent a lot of time birdwatching. I also made a series of ± 20 drawings: "the Art of Wrestling". So now it's time to return to the cog-wheels, the guillotine- and Compur-shutters of real cameras. Starting in August I shall make a trip to 1910, with stops at every decennium. Roll-film, sheet, even some colour will pass. Looking forward to it - anyone seen my rucksack?
The picture: yes, it's me. Almost exactly 60 years ago.
donderdag 22 juli 2010
Last year it was raining só heavily, I had to take my 1980 Nikonos - but building the bridge in the cold, wet mud was rather spectacular (small picture). This year I took the 1916 Ernemann (Roadmouse: I "modified" the 9X12 Bob O to take 120 film) and the weather made it, ehhhrm, boring. So I bought some great cakes at Harrie-Jan Loeffen's and went home to overdevelop the RolleiRetro400 in Rodinal...
125mm Detektiv Aplanat, F12,5 (=16) at ±1/50
zondag 18 juli 2010
40,000 Walkers, 1,400,000 visitors, more than 60 nations. Four days in my home town, Nijmegen.
1938 Kodak (Nagel) Duo 620 (Tessar 75mm, all 1/100 at F11, measured with the Nebro Visual (=optical) exposure meter);
pre-1970 Ilford Selochrome (160 ASA) in eternal Rodinal (1:50 11m.)
vrijdag 16 juli 2010
These days I spent a lot of time putting my flickr photostream erwinruys on the map. Interesting to see where I took my pictures - or where those old photographic ateliers were. Have a peek!
Ànd I discovered a portrait made by Adriaan Boer, the father of Dutch amateur-photography. This is real "vintage"! (Adr. Boer, Dick Boer, Focus magazine, grey-tones... childhood memories.)
zondag 11 juli 2010
Well, at 28 degrees in the shadow it was more slow-rock. But the oldtimers were gorgious: Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Dodge, and the réal stuff: fins, chrome - and the colours: pink, blue, FUN!
My 1951 Iloca is older than most of them, but still going strong. You know how it works: print on 10x15, relax your eyes and hey presto: 3D real stereo! Like the sixties' View-Master. (On FP4 in Rodinal.)