Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Wall, A Foto Essay

Here are fotos of Red Brick Walls.  Someone on a forum mentioned a Brick Wall and it got me into a mood to do a short foto essay, so, here it is.

I used a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 for this, which would have given me 12 shots, but, thanks to me being an idiot, two shots were lost.  Here in Germany, many buildings/walls use large blocks rather than the more typical red bricks that Americans are used to seeing.  I wanted to stay with walls containing the more commonly known red bricks for this essay.  Each foto came from a different town.  It was really a bit of fun driving around and searching through the little villages to find something made with these bricks, and then to find one that looked like it belonged in a picture.  Not just any brick wall would do.  This little essay was fun.  Might have to try one again sometime.

Camera:  Hasselblad 500C/M
Lens: Zeiss 60mm Distagon
Film:  Kodak Ektar 100, 120 format

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pissing Off Your Friends

This picture has a pretty big story behind it.  Yes, I used this picture in my last post.  Like I said, it has a story behind it.

Some people say they have friends.  Some say they have great friends.  Some say they will be friends till The End.  A friendship should last for a very long time, no doubt.  There's really not much in this life that should come between people enough to break up a friendship.  Of course people will have their differences, even between friends, that's just human nature.  Some people say they will be friends until they die.  Some say until Forever, usually meaning until the end of all Existence.  Some say "I'll be waiting for ya when you get to Hell".  I've even heard "I'll be waiting in Hell with a cold Beer for ya!".

So, did I lose a friend?  Probably not, I just pissed him off.  That guy in the background giving me the Evil Eye, is Sam.  That girl next to him is.....  um.....   well, I don't know what he calls her.  That was his girl for the month of August.  I don't know if they made it into September, but I thought I heard her voice in the hallway last night, so we'll see.  Anyway, Sam had a Fiance.  I say "had" because, you guessed it, he doesn't have her anymore.  No, he didn't cheat on her with this girl in the picture.  It was the other X-number of women he cheated on her with that sealed his fate.  3 days before she was to fly to him so they could get married, she found out the truth.  This was all a few months back.  I think he was still trying to work it out with her.  At least, until I posted this picture from last Saturday on the Net. 

The ex-fiance commented on it, he called me a Jerk (rightly so) and I haven't see or heard from the girl in the picture (who is also an acquaintance of mine).

But you can see the story there in his eyes.  I read it all through the viewfinder of my Leica M3 as I composed the shot and clicked the shutter into action.  It was all there.  "Jerk" was an understatement.

Have a nice day!

Wine Fest

Not too many thoughts today, just want to share some pictures from the latest batch.  I went to Wurzberg, Germany last Saturday with some friends for a Wine Fest.  Wasn't too big, but it was very nice.  It was a great day and we had a lot of fun.  Enjoy the pictures!

A little food, a little wine....

Vendors in the streets.

Young ladies singing on the corner.

These two both blinked when I took this!


 Of course it rained.

Inside a Thousand Year Old Church.

The Tomb underneath the Thousand Year Old Church.

Another Thousand Year Old Church....  just down the street.

Time for Beer.  This shot got me in some trouble.  It's a long story, really, but you can see it all in his eyes :-)

Resting at the Fountain.

Feeding the Birds.

Jump in front of the Band while your buddy is trying to take a picture.

Buy some Pretzels.

Just the Guys.

And the day ends with you crashing your drunk arse on your wife for the train ride home.

The Photography stuff:
All colour shots were taken with the Hasselblad 500C/M, 60mm Distagon lens, and Ektar 100 film.
All B&W shots taken with the Leica M3, 50mm CV Nokton F/1.1 lens, and Rollei Pan 25 film.
The Ektar was developed in Unicolor C41 kit, the Rollei developed in Neofin Blau.
Everything was scanned with a Canoscan 8800F.  Dust removed in Photoshop, no alterations made.