#1316. Your favourite photos of September 23

By pascaljappy | Art & Creativity

Oct 18

As usual, thank you all for sharing 🙂 As for visitors, enjoy, and please leave a note to the photographers who shared their work 🙂

Leslie Ashe


Deigh Bates


Philippe Berend


Allan Dew

I’ve just started to process my images from a trip to Tuscany (It’s going to take a while) and I have chosen these three for September. They have some minor tweaking and all have been cropped. I love patina so I gravitated to the the old tractor instantly.

I came across a demonstration of birds of prey in a small park in a town whose name I can’t remember, and because I don’t speak Italian it was purely a visual show for me. The two young ladies brought these beautiful creatures close enough for all to see and what really struck me was how gentle and calm they were and the obvious respect they had for the birds. It was something I’ll never forget.


Michael Fleischer

Here are 3 September photos from a (120 years old) hospital close by!


John Goddard


Dave Harrington

Three from Boston

Bates Hall, the reading room in the Boston Public Library.
The old downtown shopping district.
The concourse of South  Station.

Pascal Jappy

My three for this month, a bit arbitrarily chosen, are from an old yacht race in Cannes, a faux film photo in Richmond and inside an old church in Gordes, next to a yummy bakery where Philippe and I enjoyed naughty croissants after an early morning shoot during a work trip.


Michael Keppler

here are my three favourite pictures from September. The three pictures are directly related to dearsusan – an article on the site drew my attention to Grainydays and gave me the idea to take my Contax 167MT out of the cupboard after more than 20 years and put in an Ilford Delta 400 roll…. I could have left it at that, of course, but instead I fulfilled a long-held dream and finally bought a Hasselblad 503CW. The pictures were taken on one of the first walks with the Hasselblad through the forest to try out the camera and a Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 4/120 mm CF. In the magazine a roll of Fomapan 200. 

Many greetings from Böbligen, Germany, and many thanks for dearsusan!


David Massolo

This picture was taken at the Japanese Garden a few miles from my house in the SF Bay Area.


Pascal Ollier


Peter Oosthuizen

This month as winter comes to a long awaited end, I enclose a couple of images showing the “Flavour of Knysna” from the Garden Route , South Africa.

Ile de Pain – bakery and coffee shop.
Ocean Odyssey – whale watching with its own coffee bar.
34 Degrees South – waterfront restaurant, delicatessen and coffee shop.

Claus Oszuszky

Here is a picture of the Danube in Linz/Austria.


Paul Perton

New Tube line, same old sweatbox
Autumn shades, Borough Market
Visitors, Battersea Power Station

Kant Phelan

Attached are two photos I made in September.  Both were made with a monochrome converted Nikon Z7 and Voigtlander Apo Lanthar lenses (35 & 50mm).


Lad Sessions

Here are a few from September, two from Virginia Beach sunrises, one from Rockbridge County.


Chris Stump


Dallas Thomas

Hello from Scotland we both love this place 🙂

Flying Scotsman.
Lin of Dee near Braemar
Cullen Beach.

Ian Varkevisser

These long exposure images using zoom burst were taken with an E-Film ( SOOC jpegs ) called Jeff Bridges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQR0D3YY1qY and are inspired by the work of Alexey Titarenko, even though it must be said he does not appear to have used the zoom burst technique.

Every year on the 1st Sun of Sep there is a spring splash celebration at the local beach , not that one would notice , as they are more reminiscent of the gloomy Russian winter scapes that Titarenko was famous for capturing.


Kristian Wannebo

A new morning…
Living is dangerous, you die from it.
Another day in life.

John Wilson

In A Japanese Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden is a 2.5 acre Japanese Garden on the grounds of the University of British Columbia. It is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside Japan. I’ve wanted to photograph it in infrared since I got an IR camera, but it’s a long drive from home. Finally a beautiful late summer afternoon was too good to pass up. These three are my favourites from the an extremely pleasant and satisfying hour and a half wondering around Dr.Nitobe’s memorial. It was worth the drive.


Zelma van Wyk


  • Ian Varkevisser says:

    Chris Stumps swimmer and John Wilsons 2nd image of the ferns in infra red are the immediate stand out images for me.

    But thanks to all for sharing your images from around the globe – always a pleasure to see

    • pascaljappy says:

      Chris has sent me photographs of people, that we dare not publish because of idiotic laws. It’s a real shame, they are superb. We’ll be looking deeper into what’s allowed and what isn’t so he might be able to share.

      John’s photos, brilliant? #WhatElseIsNew ? 😉 I really love yours to, and many others (Claus, Paul, Zelma …) so many others.

    • John Wilson says:

      Thanks Ian. Your B&W’s are delicious. Can you talk about the “Zoom Burst” technique a bit more or point em in the direction of where to find more on the subject.

      • Ian Varkevisser says:

        Not a lot to it really.

        Basically one needs a zoom lens and needs to shoot at a long enough exposure to be able to zoom in/out during the exposure. That is the simple explanation.

        An exposure of a min of 1 sec is around what is required.

        In my case during the day I look for an exposure of around 1 sec which I achieve as follows.

        I set the camera to ISO160 ( lowest possible for RAW shooting on your camera will do ) and aperture mode setting it around F/16-F/20.

        During daytime shooting you probably not be able to achieve a 1 sec exposure without an ND filter. That is where the 1.5 to 5 stop variable ND filter comes into play. I dial it in until the exposure time is 1 sec.

        A mid range zoom ( 18-135mm in this case ) , with a shortish throw was my choice of zoom lens for the images above. Going above 2 sec the short throw is less useful. ( By throw i mean the turn needed to go from wide to zoom or vice versa )

        Thereafter the technique comes into play as to the result you will get.

        My preference in this case was to start at full zoom extension, hold the camera steady to avoid too much shake, press the button and wait 1/3 to 1/2 sec before swiftly and smoothly zooming out as far as possible.

        The half period hold during the exposure allows for some definition of subject matter rather than a complete zoom blur.

        Other possibilities include introducing shake during the exposure, holding the lens and twisting the camera to induce swirl and zoom or a combination of the above. Whatever works best with the subject matter and for the desired result.

  • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

    The mandatory bicycle of bygone issues of DS seems to have been supplanted by railways! And I love Dave Harrington’s photograph of the concourse of Boston’s South Station – perhaps the most imaginative and creative image of a raily station that I’ve ever seen.

    Can I ask Pascal Ollier to identify the Bugatti? My favourite is the type 35, but I’ve never ben able to afford one. However this looks more like a type 59, to me. Pardon my ignorance.

    Sigh – it would take all night to do justice to all of these photos. I could see Michel Keppler’s starting a revolution, to resuscitate film cameras (especially large format!)

    Sorry folks – can’t do this, too many great shots all at once! Love you all – but I’ll have to leave it there.

    • Pascal O. says:

      Dear Pete, yes, indeed you are right, this is a type 59.

      There was also the one and only “la voiture noire” on display which is a souped up (!) Chiron, the basic model being “only” endowed with a puny 1.500BHP but it definitely did not have the same charm.
      Take care, Pete!

      • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

        I’ll pretend I’m answering both you, Pascal, and Dave.

        What I like about this “competition” is everyone can have a go – there are no “losers” – no prizes either, for that matter. And the array of photos each month has been absolutely stunning! It’s fun to keep coming back and having another look at all of them!

    • Dave Harrington says:

      Thanks, Pete, for the kind words about the photo of the South Station Concourse.

      The photo in this group of the Bates reading room brought to mind your perceptive comments about the value of physical books in Pascal’s August edition.

  • John Wilson says:

    As usual, a stellar collection with far too many standouts to play favourites, but a big shoutout to newcomer Zelma … welcome to our little zoo, and that BW shot is a killer. Well done, M’Lady.

  • Peter Oosthuizen says:

    As always a joy to see the variety of images, techniques and subjects.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks Pascal for creating the platform.

  • Nancee Rostad says:

    Wonderful images, everyone! Just don’t make me choose my favorites – it can’t be done!

  • PaulB says:

    Congratulations to everyone for these images. I truly feel left out (again) for not providing a submission.

    I can’t single out single favorites, but the types of images that give me pause to look deeper are abstractions and close ups. Since these images styles are things that I try to capture, but usually not with the level of success presented here.

    I will say to Michael, congratulations on finding the new (to you) Hassleblad. It is Hip to be Square.


    • Michael Keppler says:

      Thank you Paul. It took a while before I could finally call a Hasselblad my own. But it was worth the wait and I would never give her away. A haptic and acoustic experience and pure fun!

  • Michael Keppler says:

    As every month, an incredibly exciting and inspiring selection at a high level. It is always fascinating to see how differently we approach photography. The motifs and the implementation is so broad that it would be impossible to determine a personal favorite without doing injustice to others. Personally, I find the images most exciting that are the furthest from my own way of photographing. I myself would never think of taking pictures like Ian. But the result is just great. The portraits of Zelma and Kant, the infrared images of John, the water lilies or Pascal’s sailboats, the autumn shades…. Thanks to all for sharing!

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