Hounds of the Moorland

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Hounds
Hounds of the Moorland

I was capturing the path through the moor. Tripod. Camera. Filter. Everything. In my “little world” of photography. When I pressed the shutter two dogs suddenly, without a previous noise, passed by. I nearly had a heart attack. In the end the resulting image made me smile.
Happy days. Reinhold

Perfect Cloud

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Perfect Cloud
Perfect Cloud

I left Berlin for the weekend and drove back home. We had beautiful weather. Sunshine and very mild temperatures at our lake. I sat on the terrace and watched the clouds passing by. While I was watching I asked myself how would a perfect cloud look like? I sat there for quite a while and captured this small, cool looking, perfect cloud. Now I am back in Berlin… and I can still see it passing by.

Happy and sunny days!

Reinhold

Fast Train

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Fast Train
Fast Train

The underground stations of Berlin are quiet interesting. During daytime it is difficult to find a spot with no people for a longer exposure. And it is a bit strange to set up a tripod in this environment. The challenge is to find the right moment to shoot. I like the yellow color of the the trains. The station is called “Paracelsus Bad” at U8.

Fineart Berlin

As ususal I couldn’t resist to do some Photoshop manipulations to my recent Berlin images. You know this feeling? You see a composition, you know how you want it to look. But there are disturbing objects in the frame, there are missing objects in the frame. Now this is the time when I start working with my MAC, my Wacom tablet and Lightroom and Photoshop. And to be true. It is not always the result which creates the fun factor. It is the process creating an image the way I see it in my imagination.

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Brandenburger Tor
Brandenburger Tor
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Reichstag
Reichstag
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Halle der Kulturen
Halle der Kulturen
RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Siegessäule
Siegessäule

If you missed my previous post and like to see a collection of my Berlin images in a short video please follow this link.

Thanks for stopping by and happy days. Reinhold

Details, textures and high tonality – ACROS

Fuji Acros is a low-sensitivity black-and-white negative film with super fine grain structure and high tonality.
It’s long been a favorite amongst die-hard black-and-white photographers, and its scheduled demise (end 2018) will surely be felt heavily in the community.
But there is good news:
My new Fuji X100F offers the film simulation Acros.
If you shoot the X100F in JPG mode you can select Acros as black and white film simulation and use the stunning in camera development feature.
If you are not sure… you can choose RAW + JPG as well. But I have stopped this after my first try. It feels like wearing trousers with a belt and suspenders.
I don’t want to bore you to death with technical details.
Hopefully you like my images and the look of Acros too.

Most of the ice is gone…

Our frozen lake after 2 days of temperatures above the freezing point. Most of the ice is gone. We had a wonderful period of a few weeks with sunshine and cold weather and wind from the east. I used my Fuji X100 for all the images I captured because my Fuji X-T1 is in service. For nearly 5 weeks now. It is still in the shipment phase. For 1 week now. Left England and is on its way to Germany. Hopefully I will get my camera back before summer. 🙂 Happy days. Reinhold

Agfa Isolette II – 6 x 6 Film Camera

Something I always wanted to do. Shooting film. Again. Started with a Canon A1 and now I am back where I started. The Agfa Isolette II is a medium format camera (6 x 6) which is consuming roll-film 120. No batteries. No programs. Now I have to proof if I know the art of photography or not. I am really excited to try it. I bought 2 films. Ilford 120 roll-film. FP4 (125 ISO) and DELTA (100 ISO). Found a company in Germany for the development and scanning. Images will be delivered in TIFF format online or via DVD. Prints (any size) are optional. The tripod is about the same age. The Agfa is fully functional, the inside looks brand new. The tripod is basically out of the box. Found both gems in a local antique store round the corner. They were full of dirt and dust. Less than 50 $ for both! A bit of care and love brought them back to life. We will have a lot of fun together. I wait for a bit of sunshine. And then I will try to find some cool compositions and will shoot film again. So excited. :-). Definitely happy days! Reinhold