Notes : Daniel Ridings

December 28, 2008

2008 PAW 50

Filed under: Fomapan 400,Jupiter-9,Kiev 4a,PAW 2008 — at 4:23 pm



2008 PAW 49

Filed under: Fomapan 400,Jupiter-12,Kiev 4a,PAW 2008 — at 4:21 pm

Still just slivers of light, small slivers from a low angle.

Slivers of light

2008 PAW 48

Filed under: Fomapan 400,Leica M2,PAW 2008,Photography — at 4:18 pm

The autmn and early winter are characterized by short, usually drab, days. Now and then a sliver of light will peek through and that has been the theme this week and the next couple of weeks.

Sliver of light

November 26, 2008

2008 PAW 47

Filed under: Leica M2,PAW 2008,Photography,Summicron 50/2.0 LTM — at 10:20 pm

Ljus, det är det som attraherar mig. Vi har inte mycket av den varan nu på vintern, men det är så vackert när den strålar igenom.

Den här forsen har försett Kvarnby (Mölndal) med kraft sedan 1600-talet. Vattnet faller brant från Mölndals övre ner till centrum.

Mölndal 1

Sett nedanifrån:

Mölndal 2

Och från sidan:

Mölndal 3

Längst ner finns Kråkan, en gammal restaurang:


Återigen, det finns mer i skokartongen.

Samma utrustning som förra veckan, fast Fomapan 200 istället för Fomapan 400.

2008 PAW 46

Filed under: Fomapan 400,Leica M2,PAW 2008,Photography — at 9:51 pm

Järnvägstationer, väntan, betraktar folk som går förbi, stannar för att studera bildskärmar, hoppas duvorna inte träffar uppifrån.

Det är oftast mörkt när jag tar mig till och från arbetet. Den här veckan träffade jag Rebecca mitt på dagen och försökte fånga människor i en liten stråle som hittade in i hallen.

Köpenhamn 1

Köpenhamn 2


Det finns mer i skokartongen.

Bilderna togs med en Leica M2 och standardobjektiv (50 Summicron). På sistone har jag framkallat film, Fomapan 400 i detta fall, i D76 utan utspädning. Jag har alltid hört att kornstrukturen blir grötaktig, men det är inget jag märker. Jag har en känsla av att jag föredrar tonskalan, kan vara inbillning.

November 9, 2008

2008 PAW 45

Filed under: 50/1.8 Nikkor,Nikon F3,PAW 2008,Photography — at 8:40 pm

Rebecca is home.


I worked all week at home so I didn’t get out much at all, not the the cold rain and chilling wind tempted me much.

Winter tree

The winds have been so strong that they’ve torn down flags from their flagpoles.

Fallen flag

Ewa and I went out on Saturday. I wanted a humidifier for a guitar and the music store called to say it had come in. It was nice to see a bit of light.


They were all taken with a Nikon F3 and a 50/1.8 Nikkor. I’ve been thinking of using it more since I have a Nikon digital SLR and I could economize on what I carry if I can use the same lenses for film and for digital.

There’s a little more in the shoebox.

2008 PAW 44

Filed under: Elmar 50/2.8,IIIg,PAW 2008,Photography — at 8:33 pm

Lübeck, on a Friday morning.

Lübeck 1

For the most part of the morning, the fog hadn’t lifted:

Lübeck 2

It causes the kind of chill that penetrates to your bones.

Lübeck 3

There are some more in the shoebox and a page before and after that link.

2008 PAW 43

Filed under: Elmar 50/2.8,IIIg,PAW 2008,Photography — at 8:27 pm

Winter is coming. The days are dark and wet.

Winter driveway

There is little too little of the pleasant nordic light.


Both with an IIIg and a 50/2.8 Elmar

October 19, 2008

2008 PAW 42

Filed under: Elmar 50/2.8,IIIg,PAW 2008,Photography — at 5:13 pm



I’ve learned that I want to have pictures of my cats. You never know.


I’ve been sitting at home and working all week. Doesn’t get real exciting.

All with a Leica IIIg and a 50 or 90 Elmar.

October 12, 2008

2008 PAW 41

Filed under: PAW 2008,Photography — at 8:47 pm

Gustav’s revenge

Gustav, in his mid-90’s now, inherited some land together with his brother. The whole business was not to Gustav’s liking, I forget the details, but his brother got the section up on the hill and Gustav got the section going down to the lake. From the hill there was a beautiful view of the lake.

Gustav’s brother sold off some of his, not to Gustav’s liking either, and city folks built their summer cottages there, with a beautiful view of the lake.

Gustav took revenge. He planted these trees on the border of his land and his brother’s:

Gustav's revenge 1

A few steps back:

Gustav's revenge 2

Just to give you and idea of how the view should have looked, this is it from Gustav’s:

Gustav's revenge 3

Don’t mess with Gustav.

Ewa and I heard this story when we went out picking mushrooms together with Monika. She’s Gustav’s neighbor.

Just some snaps from the day (it was dark and raining):

Woods 1

Woods 2

Woods 3

Ewa made a mushroom pie when we got home:

Mushroom pie

On my way home from Odense I passed through Copenhagen and met up with a LUGer, Mads. There has been a discussion of Konica Hexars and lenses on the list and Mads just happened to have one with him. For comparison, the first shot is with a 35/2.0 Summicron (don’t look for differences, you won’t really find any):

Mads 1

The next was with a 35/2.0 Hexanon (Leica screwmount):

Mads 2

He also had a 90 mm with him and these two were taken with it, wide-open at close range:

Mads 3

Mads 4

There are more from the week in the shoebox.

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