Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

vrijdag 28 oktober 2011

MOCKBA 28 okt 2011

Well, this is of course "only" Nijmegen, but my Russian friends knów. Congratulations! And it wàs made with the Lubitel.

zondag 23 oktober 2011

Marx on Verichrome

I live in the oldest city of the Netherlands. Ulpia Noviomagus, Romans all over the place, some supposed Charlemagne and that's it.
But also Henriette Presburg and Hermann Marx were born here, Mother and brother of Karl. Where the house stood it's all bright and clean now, I prefer the higher part, more like it was a century ago.

Sixties Verichrome, 1/2 sec at F8 in the 1973 Salyut

donderdag 20 oktober 2011


...denn die Sonne scheint - nòch.
Aaaalso: RheinbahnStarbucksKarstadtDrosteKaufhofPuppe. Und die Sonne scheint immer noch. Aber bei Heinemann in Oberkassel wartet Rudolf schon im Schaufenster...
Oja: zwischendurch, leider ohne Gelbscheibe, die Svema64 getestet:

E The Svema64 was black. Had lots of other problems (see Flickr). But in the end I had several nice images - better than the Tasma65, so I don't complain.

zondag 16 oktober 2011

Cuijk Spectaculair

Nooo - not the picture, the event was called that way. Great weather, super retro scooters but the 1985 TACMA in the 1957 FED did not perform well, alas. Look for the gruesome details on my Flickr photostream.

donderdag 13 oktober 2011


Only one guest in the pub; long shadows, reflexions in the rain and a wise cat in the sun. Thursday morning in Nijmegen isn't thàt bad after coffee and chocolate-cake. Autumn.

1957 Kiev 2A, orange filter on the old Jupiter (I prefer the "lesser" coated old one).
 All 1/50  ±F4,5

BTW That´s so nice: the Salyut filter-set also fits the Lubitel and the Jupiters.

zondag 9 oktober 2011


Hey - didn't I still have some Tetenal coffee? Over nine weeks old now, but it works fine at 35° and 7,5 mins.
200 ISO Macocolor in the 1965 Starluxe II

I think the clean touristic Dutch view can't possibly match the Russian waterside, more than a century ago.

vrijdag 7 oktober 2011

Montagne Russe

Well, a dire il vero: no montagne russe, but a lot of other scary stuff, this week, and look at this sky! Doctor Who came in my mind... 
The Svema250 looks very tired, but I did treat her rather mercyless: like 400ASA in Promicrol, but it was just Rodinal 1:50, as usual, so I don't blame her.

Russian fall

donderdag 6 oktober 2011

Russian CRF's

I really love Russian cameras (and photography!) but the CRF's I have simply never work. The FED doesn't take neither Elmar 50 nor 90, so I have to guess the distances. Doesn't matter, even at F 3,5 as you can see...

woensdag 5 oktober 2011


Jaaaa - vielleicht war es dàs, aber ich habe tatsächlich den Weg verloren. Und wiedergefunden, só umgekrempelt is Düsseldorf nun auch wieder nicht. Und die Horizon 202 is perfekt für Umbau-Architektur, wâ?
Der moderne Tourist entschied sich für digital, auch gut.

maandag 3 oktober 2011

There and here (3)

The official start of a new Label...

zondag 2 oktober 2011

October Revolution

 This october will have a slightly Russian flavour. Not entirely PC, but neither am I. In the bright sunlight I tested the KievTTL finder, filled with three 625's and some aluminum foil and it works perfectly.
The ±40 years old Orwo NP20 was a bit scratchy, the yellow filter was maybe not the right choise but who cared.

PS "some" means: make a little ball and push it in...