#604. Photography as a chain of events and decisions

#604. Photography as a chain of events and decisions

This could have been an “every story tells a picture” post describing the photograph below : it would have explained how, during a week-end with the family, I stumbled upon these huge agave lying uprooted on the ground, still too large and heavy to be wheelbarrowed away, still very much

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#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

As the title reads, here are just a bunch of photographs from Berlin, with little else in the way of discussion : My short week-end there saw a mixed bag of weather conditions that gave us all sorts of lighting conditions, which is great for photography. Mostly, though, is was

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#459. DS HotSpot: The Hills of Tain l’Hermitage (Rhone Valley)

#459. DS HotSpot: The Hills of Tain l’Hermitage (Rhone Valley)

Welcome to The Shire. Or, at least, the French version of The Shire. No Proudfoots, Bagginses or Tooks to be found. Around here, the local family names are the likes of Chapoutier, Courbis and Jaboulet which many of you may have seen written at the bottom of a wine label

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#374. Shooting Tortilla Flats, C-Sonnar Style

#374. Shooting Tortilla Flats, C-Sonnar Style

Shooting Tortilla Flats. As in shooting, rooty too too Only authentic stagecoach stop to survive the 1900’s (source), this is one busy ghost town, nestled on the Apache Trail, just an SUV-throw away from Phoenix. One of several interesting dwellings that can be visited along the Apache Trail. You can

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#369. Week-end Roundup: Snobs, copyright madness, the next Mayer (?), more Monochrom fantasies, curation and more

#369. Week-end Roundup: Snobs, copyright madness, the next Mayer (?), more Monochrom fantasies, curation and more

I’m not at ease with copyright laws and the photo world, as you will read below, is getting more stupid by the minute. So my photos here have nothing to do with the articles linked to below. They simply express my renewed joy at Audrey’s return (Audrey being the Distagon

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#367. A Brief Visit to ForumProImages – Zeiss & Leica Excitement

#367. A Brief Visit to ForumProImages – Zeiss & Leica Excitement

Oh, the uncertainty of my photo microcosm! Convinced and satisfied by the recent A7rII launch, I sold almost all my lenses to pre-order the new Sony body, and buy back my former Zeiss Distagon 1.4/3 ZM and Zeiss OTUS 1.4/85 review samples. All doubt had vanished. Zenitude once again permeated

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#363. Theming up

#363. Theming up

In photography, I’m just a total amateur, a quirky hobbyist. I shoot whatever I feel like, whenever I feel like it, and post whatever that yields. Which means that the result is a ragtag collection of haphazard opportunities and inspirations. The “opportunity”, this time, is that the municipal council in

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#339 Living with a (glorious) Zeiss ZM 35 f:1.4

#339 Living with a (glorious) Zeiss ZM 35 f:1.4

There is nothing wrong with testing a lens, except that it is boring as can be. You need to find subjects that fit whatever you want to test. You need to shoot stuff you wouldn’t shoot in a million years, like a brick wall. You need to report on stuff

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#321. High-end 35mm lens shootout: Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM vs Leica Summicron 35/2 vs Sony/Zeiss FE 35/2.8

#321. High-end 35mm lens shootout: Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM vs Leica Summicron 35/2 vs Sony/Zeiss FE 35/2.8

Note: This is part two fo the ZM 35/1.4 review. Part 1, the full review, is here. Dilemma. Having worked hard to establish what a formidable image-making machine the Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM is (see also here), I hesitate to feed it to a pixel-peeping community with shots made

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#319. I want to ride my icicle (more Zeiss 35/1.4 ZM)

#319. I want to ride my icicle (more Zeiss 35/1.4 ZM)

Tomorrow morning, my loaner Zeiss 35/1.4 ZM has to go back to its rightful owners. This is a little heartbraking as it has been a glorious companion for my little Sony. Small, discrete, beautiful. And oh so utterly brilliant at making pictures. So, yesterday, seizing one of the last opportunities

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