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The Character of Film

Published April 21st, 2013

Subjectively, Leica M8 is not a match for any of the modern SLRs or big sensor compacts, not talking about full frame. But it still has some own character, which can appear film-like with proper treatment.

Made with Leica M8 and Summicron-C 40mm.

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First Images from Leica M8

Published March 6th, 2013

These are the first images from my "new" Leica M8 with Elmarit 28 f/2.8. From the image quality point of view this combo can't stand against Nikon D700 with a bunch of old manual Ai primes. It is also does not feel as solid as my Nikon. Of course, it is highly subjective. Nevertheless the Leica is small, unobtrusive and better suited for carrying all the day. You can even go to a cafe with a girl carrying a Leica!

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In the Rush

Published February 3rd, 2013

Place: Dortmund, Germany

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Down in the Subway

Published January 25th, 2013

Shot in the subway of Düsseldorf, Germany

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Medienhafen, Düsseldorf (Germany)

Published January 17th, 2013

Shot with: Nikon D700 & Nikkor 24 f/2 Ai-s

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A day in a Kung Fu club

Published December 25th, 2012

Everything taken with Kodak 400TX using Nikon F Photomic FTn and an old 50 1.4 Nikkor.

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Walking in Poznan - Part Two

Published December 17th, 2012

It's the second part of this story:

http://500px.com/rinatus/stories/68227

PS: if you're interested in some of these pictures, feel free to contact me.

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Walking in Poznan - Part One

Published December 10th, 2012

The pictures you see were shot on a sunny summer day on the walk through Poznan, Poland. The sun was very bright. A lot of street shooters avoid such day, because they create rather harsh and aggressive contrast. Actually it's a matter of taste, I personally like all this omfg-it-kills-all-the-dynamic-range-stuff. Sometimes you don't need too much information in the picture. Less is more, sometimes...

The equipment part: everything is shot with Nikon D700 and Nikkor 24mm f/2 Ai (I know it's old and considered crappy, but i don't care).

PS: if you're interested in some of these pictures, feel free to contact me.

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UN Office in Vienna eaten by the Fog, November ...

Published December 3rd, 2012

In November 2011 I happened to be in Vienna, Austria. It was really cold and the weather was rather uninspiring, so I thought that taking a bulky DSLR on a business trip was more miss, than a hit. But this thought was wrong. Sometime in the middle of a day I was going to the UN Quarter and missed the tram. So it was time for a little walk across the bridge leading to the UN Office. The following opened to my eyes: a massive, dense fog covered everything in the area and the skyscrapers (you americans, stop laughing, it's high!).

These pictures are only converted to black and white and boosted in contrast. No other editing! I know, with some Photoshop skills such a foggy effect is a joke. But what you see in these shot is real and at least I don't see it that often in live :)

Alle these are shot with Nikon D80 an Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 HSM.

PS: if you're interested in some of these pictures, feel free to contact me.

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People looking at things

Published November 19th, 2012

People come to Photokina too see cameras, i come to see people. It's interesting to see, how people behave if they have all the day for their hobby. Not many people were watching pictures. All the good and bad cameras had all the attention. It's sad, because Leica presented a whole gallery of old and new masters, like Steve McCurry and Platon.

This series was shot at Photokina 2012 using an old Nikon F Photomic FTn with some Kodak BW400CN and then scanned with Reflecta Proscan 7200.

ps: if you're interested in some of these pictures, feel free to contact me.

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After the fish market

Published November 16th, 2012

These pictures were shot shortly after the fish market in Hamburg. I sorted them chronologically. The market is open till 10:00 o'clock. After that any art of trade is prohibited. In the end it is the seagulls and beggars, who are in profit, because most of the unsold fish is then for free :)

ps: if you're interested in some of these pictures, feel free to contact me.

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30 seconds of Hamburg

Published October 25th, 2012

I'm sure, those of us living in Germany or Denmark have seen this place a couple of times. It's Speicherstadt, a city of warehouses in the harbor of Hamburg. My first visit there was rather short and in the daylight. This place appeared to be amazing and before the second visit i took my D700 with me. I took a sit in a tiny cafe and waited for the sunset. Apart from the camera a took my Samyang 35mm f/1.4 and a tripod with me. The lens is huge but rewards with an absolutely amazing image quality. These six pictures are the result of an evening. I did little to no post-processing, as i didn't want to see pictures from a parallel universe. I wanted so preserve this wonderful place in my memory as it is.

ps: if you're interested in some of these pictures, feel free to contact me.

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Telling a Story - Contrasts of Düsseldorf

Published October 18th, 2012

Making a picture is easy. Making a good picture is harder. Telling a story with your picture is most difficult, it's an art. If it's so difficult... so, why do not try? The easiest way of telling a story with pictures is a series. This series emerged at one sunny morning in the center of Düsseldorf, Germany. At that day i had my tiny and great Nikkor 24mm f/2 Ai-s with me. It's a great compact lens for available light, but it even better stopped down. I decide to set the to f/11 and try shooting from the hip using zone focusing. Let's imagine all photos were taken just at the same moment, which is almost true. What we get is a humble try to capture only one moment in the life of a city. Such scenes happen every day all over the world at the same time. So behold, here is the story...

ps: if you're interested in some of these pictures, feel free to contact me.

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