Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lensbaby 2.0 magic

Lensbaby 2.0 magic

Fooling around with my Lensbaby 2.0 Shot on Kodak TRI-X at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 …

 

Esch-sur-Sûre overview

Esch-sur-Sûre overview

Overview of the tiny but very interesting town of Esch-sur-Sûre Shot on Fuji Neopan Acros 100 at EI 100, developed in HC-110 dilution E for 7 …

 

Inside the Liebfrauenkirche, Trier

Inside the Liebfrauenkirche, Trier

The roof of the inside the Liebfrauenkirche in Trier. Camera: PENTAX ME Focal length: 28mm ISO: 400 Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { url: “http://monochrome.me.uk/blog/inside-the-liebfrauenkirche-trier/”, title: …

 

The village of Bouillon, Belgium

The village of Bouillon, Belgium

Tiny little village of large historical importance as it is the home of the Lords of Bouillon amongst whom the most famous was Godfrey of …

 

Jazz at the flea market

Jazz at the flea market

Walking around the flea market in Arlon, we came across this alto saxophone and, being a big fan of jazz, I couldn’t resist snapping a …

 

Freezing cold in Echternach, Luxembourg

Freezing cold in Echternach, Luxembourg

Having a walk around Echternach, very pretty but probably better to visit in summer instead of walking around in the freezing cold last January. Picking …

 

Contemplating the Glacial Lagoon at Jökulsárlón

Contemplating the Glacial Lagoon at Jökulsárlón

One of the must-visit places on Iceland if you decide to leave the Golden Circle. The Glacial Lagoon at Jökulsárlón is not so much a …

 

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik

I loved the outside of this church although you better pack a super wide angle lens to capture it comfortably if you are keen on …

 

At the black beach, below Dyrhólaey

At the black beach, below Dyrhólaey

Not too far from Vík í Mýrdal, I think this is one of the most photographed beaches and rock formations in Iceland, the rocks in …

 

Kerið volcanic crater lake, Iceland

Kerið volcanic crater lake, Iceland

Visiting the beautiful Kerið volcanic crater lake, Iceland. This 20mm shot doesn’t really give the crater and the crater lake enough credit, I’m afraid. Camera: PENTAX …

 

Visiting Kerið volcanic crater lake, Iceland

Visiting Kerið volcanic crater lake, Iceland

  Visiting the beautiful Kerið volcanic crater lake, Iceland. I just read that authorities have closed off the area and now charge an entrance fee to …

 

Taishoike pond in the fog, Kamikochi

Taishoike pond in the fog, Kamikochi

Another shot of the Taishoike pond in the fog, Kamikochi, Japan. For more photos of this fabulous area of Japan, see here. Shot on Ilford FP4+ Camera: …

 

Lanterns of Nara

Lanterns of Nara

It might have because of the weather, the autumn colours or the light of the setting sun, but the peacefulness of the Kasuga Taisha Shrine …

 

Kotoji stone lantern, Kenrokuen

Kotoji stone lantern, Kenrokuen

The famous Kotoji stone lantern, Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa. Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX *ist DS Flash fired: no Focal length: 45mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/400s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config …

 

Photowalk London: DE-LUXE CLEANING

Photowalk London: DE-LUXE CLEANING

In Brewer Street, Soho, the ground floor is a Japanese manga shop that might be of interest. Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: 75mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: …

 

Photowalk London: Maurice House

Photowalk London: Maurice House

One of the quaint little areas in Soho, London Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: 75mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/350s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { …

 

Iron against wood

Iron against wood

Another closeup of the Eiffel Tower, this time from the borders of the River Seine.   Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: 200mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/750s Please follow and …

 

Details in the details of the Eiffel Tower

Details in the details of the Eiffel Tower

I’m quite happy with the level of detail left in the construction; too easily the bright backgrounds blows these details out. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: …

 

Detail of Eiffel Tower

Detail of Eiffel Tower

I do like photos of details of the Eiffel Tower as you will see the next few days. BTW, shooting with a medium format camera …

 

Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey, Iceland. #3

Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey, Iceland. #3

The last of of the photos I took on my DSLR in Iceland in 2006 that I wanted to show you. I had also taken …

 

Church in Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

Church in Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

I did love this church, so isolated from the village of Vík. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: PENTAX *ist DS Flash fired: no Focal length: 18mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/160s Please follow and …

 

Iceberg at the Glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón

Iceberg at the Glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón

A freshly turned iceberg is all blue with stripes of moraine. One of the few bad days we had in Iceland, but I think it …

 

Dyrhólaey, Iceland

Dyrhólaey, Iceland

Dyrhólaey, literally “door hill island”, the gigantic black arch of lava which forms the southernmost point of Iceland. A short drive from Vík í Mýrdal. …

 

Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey, Iceland. #2

Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey, Iceland. #2

Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey, Iceland. Just before reaching Vík í Mýrdal when coming from Reykjavik, there is a tiny road that will bring you to a …

 

Chairs of the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church

Chairs of the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church

Some chairs in the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis church we visited. Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal length: 75mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/2s Please follow and like us:0 var addthis_config = { …

 

Another walkway at Haff Réimech

Another walkway at Haff Réimech

Apart from some great photos, we came home with two boxes of rosé wine that we bought at a nearby cave. As we were pretty …

 

Tourist boat on the River Seine

Tourist boat on the River Seine

One of the tourist boats dropped by during a long exposure of the Notre Dame causing a bit of an interesting, comical effect. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: PENTAX …

 

More UFOs over the Louvre

More UFOs over the Louvre

Another long exposure of Louvre pyramids including some of the Chinese UFO lanterns set afloat by the Dîner en Blanc revellers. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: PENTAX 645NII Focal …

 

UFOs over the Louvre

UFOs over the Louvre

When I was shooting the long exposure of the Académie française, I noticed that the Dîner en Blanc party at the inner court of the …

 

Underneath the Millennium Bridge

Underneath the Millennium Bridge

Shot on one of my last Photo Walks in London. I do like bridges, especially the underside of them Aperture: ƒ/4.5 Camera: PENTAX K20D Flash fired: no Focal …