Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

woensdag 21 december 2016

The 2016 Christmas Lecture

This year nothing "technical"- just some pictures to show you what I like in analogue photography.

Made with some 1964 Russian print paper in de contemporary Linhof Technika.
Simple, quiet.

Nice gamut, nice atmosphere, very "summery"
This is Тасма ФН 32 behind the lovely soft МИР-10А.

Dutch landscape.
Vèry Dutch.
Orange filter on the Sigma.

I lòve the pastel colours.
KodakGOLD200 in Digibase (hùh?).
And again the Mir 10A - I àm a WA-man.

Here, again, I love the "old" colours and, I think, the "Dutch" atmosphere.

 Above: yes, sometimes I dó some Picasa!

Left: but I'm really addicted to darkroom challenges...

Above: Russia
(Velikij Novgorod).
I love Russia. Bought really nice socks in this little park.

Left: I did some simple macro, this summer. And I like this picturesque picture.
Fujicolor in the Bantam Colorsnap (!)

Yes: made this summer, not a century ago.
ZT-8 in the half-frame Чайка

Macro again, but this time HiTec: Jupiter 11 on the 21mm tube.
Nice composition.

For more tutorials (more technique) click on the label below.

vrijdag 16 december 2016

Nikkormat FT2

A test. Very heavy, this Nikon, but still works fine.
Fomapan 100 in very, very, vèry old Orwo A 03

donderdag 8 december 2016

Rübli !

Denn ohne Mörchenkäse kein Weihnachtsgefühl. Und Kaminwürstchen.
Heute Agfa ISI auf der Agfa ISO - Fuji 200 ohne Kassette drin, das geht.

woensdag 30 november 2016

Weihnachtsmarkt ?

Jaaa, vorige Woche auch schon, immer noch nicht richtig in Stimmung, aber mit crêpes, Glühwein und Reibekuchen kommt das schon.
Heute Ektar100 in der Agfa Isola, Kobold Blitz und (sehr) blaue Lämpchen.

zaterdag 5 november 2016

Then and now 80

Right: sixties, we still had the trolleybus.

Left: the public baths are a theatre now, the shops are vèry different and the traffic...

With some self-cut Fuji200 in the minolta 16 QL

maandag 12 september 2016

The 2016 Summer Lecture: Macro

 On Flickr I have an album:
Macro with humble cameras
(Erwin Janssen Ruijs)

Mostly done with 1D, 2D and 3,5D push-ons, others with a tube, on really simple cameras.

I had a lot of fun with them, this summer.

HOWITSDONE: The push-on in my pocket, and a rope with knots at around 35 and 50cm on the camera. Nothing else, simple and quick. No tripod - I'm a sniper. 

The lenses: Agfa1 and 2 Dioptres, they fit on several Agfas: Click and Clack, Iso Rapid and Isola. And also on the 1936 KW Pilot! 
The Russian 2D fits on the Retina Xenon and the Colorsnap, the Shkolnik and the Smena; the 3,5 D is for the old Lubitel 2, but it also goes on the Kodak Duo 620! From the 8mm Quarz I use the F=240 (the 716 is hardly worth the trouble) on that strange T-43 with 39m screw.

With SLR's I simply move towards the subject untill in focus. At at least 5,6 so I can see something...

With the Russian 3.5 on the DUO620 the knots are 23,5 and 29,5 cm to front lens, rather strange.

Picture below: "a rópe?"

3D Stereo with the Iloca: keep the subject simple, because the 3D effect is superproportional, rather chaotic in nature, but also very nice. (Eyes relaxed on inf, concentrate on the ghost pic in the middle.)

More interesting stuff: Label TUTORIAL below.

zondag 11 september 2016


I always was interested in cat-burglary, and roofs...

1955 Agfa Isola, Ektar100 in Colortec

maandag 22 augustus 2016

zaterdag 23 juli 2016

After the party

100th 4 Days Marches in Nijmegen NL

Ektar100 in Школьник and Digibase (this is film number 20 in this 1 ltr!)

maandag 18 juli 2016

Old fashioned macro

I put a 2-dioptre lens on my Смена, made a knot in a rope at 35 cm. (lens at 1.3 mtr) and went for a walk.
1/50 at F16, sunny day, expired KodakGold200 later in Digibase.
And look what I brought home!

This lens also fits the Школьник:

zondag 17 juli 2016


De  honderdste 4Daagse. Wòw.

Индустар-50, ФЕД-2, Fuji200 in Digibase

zondag 5 juni 2016

Nijmegen klinkt

A one day music festival in my home town. Nice weather, I was maybe too early - less music than I thought.
In the Zenit ET with 28mm Mir was expired Gold 200, later in complicated Digibase.

(PS the dancing was very nice, today!)

zondag 29 mei 2016


Mad is good. Mad is great.
Let's all be mad and stop killing each other because of ideas.

With my Зенит ЕТ, Мир 10А, Orwo NP15 in Orwo A 03

donderdag 12 mei 2016

Pentecost bird

Once a year around Pentecost I show you a tiny bit of my secret, digital life, a kind of démasqué...
With my humble, old Rebel, or the even older Cybershot.

vrijdag 29 april 2016

World Pinhole Day

This year, again, fewer pictures to enjoy.
Promises, people shouting they would and you should - and then they didn't.

Is World Pinhole Day dying ?

woensdag 27 april 2016

How is the weather?

 Never believe "the media", go look for yourself!
But no - they sàid, yesterday, that it would be horrible, so we'd better stay at home.
Not these girls, on "kingsday" in Nijmegen NL.
Youth vs Media: 1 - 0

Смена, Fomapan, Orwo A 03

zondag 24 april 2016

Pinhole Day

 Yes, of course I pinholed today, or better: this week.
First, small pic left, some practicing on my last sheet of 1949 Ansco.
Then my photo-comrad and I prepared some canisters for his trip to China so he could make a few pinholes over there, and today I too shot a little view from the front window, pic below . Number 25 in the pinhole-gallery.

zondag 10 april 2016

More Mills

 Ferrania Eura, Tmax100, Orwo A 03

Links het beekje waardoor Beek beroemd werd - helder waswater.

Hieronder de onlangs herbouwde Thornse Molen
(die vanmorgen al om half tien gasten ontving zo te zien...).

vrijdag 8 april 2016


 Lang geleden, dus hoogste tijd om weer 'ns wat molens te kieken. Om te beginnen: Millie, piepklein in Grave.

1993 Тасма, 135мм Юпитер.

Hierboven: Don Quixote;
links: de Hellemolen.
Beide in Reek.

Свема 64, Кристалл, Мир-1 in Orwo A 03

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