late night ramblings : a rose, a tripod, a panasonic lumix dmc-lx2, a white led micro-torch, too much time...
Not that I like flowers that much, really, but this year's spring was so tempting.
Actual B&W film (most probably APX 100) ; hand processed with love and care...
Olympus OM-1, APX 100, Rodinal... you can't beat the feeling !
If memory serves, the perspective of the column has been corrected in software, everything else is straight from the film. As a result of the correction, the column looks somewhat shorter than it is in reality. I keep trying to get it right, but I really miss a view camera for this.
Dots in the sky isn't "noise" and is supposed to be there ; it's called "grain" and it's made by actual silver of an APX 100 b&w film exposed in an Omlympus OM-1
I know the focus is somehow "soft" on this one, but I kind of like it this way. As usual (for the moment), this is true film B&W.
Believe it or else, this is actually edible.
Testing the macro capacities of my newly acquired LX2. Not stellar, but surprisingly good for such a small camera.
Seaside of Berck s/ Mer - in 16/9 no less. Those very small wide angles are tricky to handle, if not careful in checking the camera is level to the horizon, there's an easily noticeable barrel effect rearing its ugly head.
A well sealed prank... (high speed train aka "TGV" head/rear light)
The good (for the size) macro capabilities of the LX2 are a bit of an eye opener. I wouldn't have dared snatching this with a hand held reflex. The depth of view is enormous for a close up shot, thanks to the small ccd.
did I mentioned I like graffiti ?
At least, no visible perspective aberration to cringe about on this one.
walking by the Seine river...
I still don't know how to get this damn column right... it's very tall and there's not much room anywhere to get a decent shot without perspectives going mad.
The pentax *ist DL is still my favourite digital camera when it comes to shooting a moody, low light atmosphere. This one was lifted from raw and mostly tweaked in ufraw & the gimp, further corrected in picasa.
One of my first serious step on the digital road, in 2005 : classic b&w film and OM-1, Ilford paper, scanned with an antique HP flatbed. Interestingly, the dodge and burn marks show much more here than on the actual paper (they're not software made, but handmade in the darkroom). I suppose this is an effect of the monochromatic nature of this scanner. This gentleman is a popular and colourful figure that can be met hanging around the Gare de l'Est. He's got a wonderful collection of pictures depicting him in various poses taken by the many tourists walking by. He was kind enough to sign me a waiver to use this picture of him for publication, in compliance with french laws on privacy.
The Fresnel lens of a lighthouse (Eckmühl lighthouse in Penmarc'h, Finistère, France : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phare_d%27Eckm%C3%BChl). Pan-F 50, OM-1. Just the kind of picture you hope to get right the first time, because it's at the top of a 360 steps stairway.
As far as church design goes, this is one of my favourite. The light work is stunning. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89glise_Notre-Dame-d%27Esp%C3%A9rance
180° panoramic view of the beach from Berck Plage. Made by stitching together 8 pictures with Hugin. Pentax ist DL hand held, the software made an impressive job at straightening the horizon line and evening the light. The full version is over 10.000 pixels wide !