Non-holiday pictures are now at my
21 November 2011
I have been asked why I pictured the St. Pierre Church in Strasbourg
solely in B&W. After all, it is one of the rare churches where
walls still show colorful paintings like in the Middle Ages. The
picture below is typical for the interior.
So why did I go for the
B&W? Most of all because the colors,
beautiful as they are, distract.
In reducing the image to the essentials I feel I can better convey the
feeling of the space. The fleeing lines of the pews and corridors come
to life, forcing the eye to change and follow directions. This is what
Beach at Blankenberge (Belgium) in Autumn...
Autumn is comming....
Added some pictures from the interior of the St. Peter the Younger
Church in Strasbourg.
Apart from the pictures for "the Illenau Experiment" I took some shots
of the inside of the not yet restored wing. Could be that one or two
pictures would be better off in the Experiment.
15 August 2011
I participated in a workshop at the Illenau
(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illenau) which is a very interesting
building complex. It started as a Psychiatric Hospital, then was used
by the French Army after WW2 and finally got abandonned in 1998. It is
now subject to intensive restauration, and we used the old buildings
and interiors as backdrops. Enjoy.
27 June 2011
In order to test the Nokton 1.1/50mm under "dark" conditions I loaded
Ilford Delta 400 in the M6 and went to the Fête de la Musique
Strasbourg in the evening. I shot mostly wide open (which is the one of
the purposes of this lens). Scanned results under "Fête de la
Added some pictures from our trip to Gruissan (South West France)
Just some pictures from a wedding shoot under "Wedding". All taken with
Leica M6, Voigtlaender Nokton 50 mm/F1.1 on Ilford Delta 400.
I decided to go back to the Zone System on MF, so I bought a Minolta
Spotmeter F and tried it out. The results are under "Winter 2010".
Pictures taken on Ilford Delta 100 with Bronica ETRSi and 50 mm
Zenzanon, developed with
Ilford HC and scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 9000ED. Hope you like them.
We took a boat trip starting in Iceland, going to South Greenland, then
to Labrador and Newfoundland before ending in Halifax. I here add
B&W pictures from the Inuit Village of Appilattoq, the
(1964) village of Saqqisikuik (bouth in South Greenland) and Saddle
Island (in front of Red Bay, Labrador).
6 September 2010
I finally added
the scanned images from our trip to Antarctis, going from Buenos Aires
via the Falklands (or Malvinas) over South Georgia to the Antarctic
Peninsula and returning to Ushuaia. The series caused me enough
First the Leica defaulted at high speed, giving me uneven exposed
frames. This showed up at 1/1000 and believe me, you end up quickly at
1/1000 and 1/16 when shooting in the snow and full sun.
Then I managed to get dust and deposits on the films during development.
Afterwards, the Coolscan didn't like the Fuji film, and I was left with
a batch of very grainy images. It took a lot of Photoshopping to get
halfway decent images, and here they are.
I haven't found a way to get decent scans from my 120-films, so you
won't see them for the moment.
20 July 2010
Added pictures of the Seashore at Husum and the Railway Bridge at
14 July 2010
Added pictures of a slightly ruined building complex and some of the
Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris
6 March 2010
Added some pictures of our 2009 Antarctis trip.
19 December 2009
Added the digital pictures of our trip to Rajahstan.
24 October 2009
I finally made the transition. Took a long time, but now it has
My interest in Carnivorous Plants has gone down. My collection is
limited to maybe 30 plants,
all highland nepenthes.
I sold off my TC-lab and I no longer propagate.
My orchid collection is nice,
but again I stopped propagation.
I still have two greenhouses and that
will stay that way.
I do more and more Photography, re-installed my darkroom and expanded
This now reflects on the site: you will find pictures.
I keep the
from my carnivorous days on the site, I still think they are of
Of course the bikes stay!
What still has to change is the entry-page, this is no longer my
Carnivorous Corner, I'll come up with something.
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