Notes : Daniel Ridings

October 22, 2007

2007 PAW 42

Filed under: PAW 2007,Photography — at 10:49 pm

Trains, trains, trains. The Swedish train company should simply be liquidated, not even sold or privatized, just liquidated, but I’ll not go in to that.

The platform in Kungsbacka …


The station in Copenhagen …


And all they lead to is a table of your own, eating by yourself at a restaurant …

Jensen's Bøfhus

Or … sitting over a cup of coffee at a bookstore …


All taken with a Kiev 4a and a Jupiter-8M (normal lens), Tmax100 (scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to film lying around the house).

There are more in the shoebox.

October 7, 2007

2007 PAW 40

Filed under: PAW 2007,Photography — at 10:31 am

Many of my photographs are taken on walks to and from the office or train stations. There are unusually many joggers in the woods along the stream that runs through the town. This one was taken in the evening. I can tell by how the light is falling.

Hunderupsskov, Odense

I am still using my FSU cameras, a Kiev 4a, after having my Leica CL stolen a couple of weeks ago. This one was taken with a Kiev 4a from 1970, a Jupiter-12 (35/2.8) from the early sixties and Tmax400 developed in HC110.

There are some more photographs from this week in the weekly shoebox.

October 4, 2007

2007 PAW 39

Filed under: PAW 2007,Photography — at 8:35 am

A couple of weeks ago I lost a Leica CL and a couple of lenses to a pick-pocket style theft while waiting on a train at Copenhagen station. Losing that kind of equipment gets old.

I have quite a few FSU (Former Soviet Union) cameras and lenses. Most of them are the Contax style Kiev camera with the rebadged Zeiss lenses from the 40’s: Jupiter-12 (35/2.8 Biogon), Jupter-8 (50/2.0 Sonnar) and Jupiter-9 (85/2.0 Sonnar). They all perform as well as older Leica lenses (which is all I have, that is, older ones, not the newer aspheric lenses).

So why risk expensive stuff when the quality can be just as good … as long as you can find a body that holds up. I have been fortunate enough to find one.

I ran some tests first, just to be sure, and this informal portrait of Rebecca, in the doorway of the livingroom that leads out into the backyard, is one of the results:

Rebecca at the backdoor

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