50mm f1.4

neapolitan slice

neapolitan slicewe do call that kind of ice cream fürst-pückler-eis here in germany… somehow the three colours behind the tree reminded me of it. i guess you could call it a bit far fetched, though.

be yourself take a picture

be yourself

tomorrow i’m going to vienna again, where coincidentally this picture has been taken last year.

i’m going to spend a long photography weekend together with j.h., my dear friend and the initiator of our collaborative picture book effort over at nientedavendere.tumblr.com.

we are both going to take quite some stuff with us… lucky me, that i’m an m43 guy. my m43 circus will probably attend completely, the polaroid ee100 will have a little workout and probably the olympus rc35 will fit in there somewhere. i’ll leave the pentacon six in berlin, nevertheless i’m afraid i might need some physiotherapy next week ;)

i hope we can skip the snowy bits of viennese weather this year. i’m not sure whether i really prefer the forecast rain, though.

see you on the other side of the weekend!


gksand another one from beautiful vienna in the snow.


downstairswaits the donaukanal. another one from snowy vienna.

guess what the mailman brought today

guess what the mailman brought todayyup, snow… this picture is from last year nevertheless and not even taken in berlin but in vienna

la dame bleue

la dame bleuefound in vienna this spring (i admit it looks like winter but … ok, it was quite wintry)

variation on a theme

variation on a themeagain a window and a tree (or rather a bush). shot this spring in a datcha in eichwalde while having the sony a99 at hand for a review.


votetoday the elections to the bundestag are held in germany. this again is a picture from vienna, austria.

the elephant bike

the elephant bikea motorcycle in da hood…

shot during the reviewing period of and with the sony a99 a while ago.

tone on tone

tone on toneshot in friedrichshain, berlin with a little help of the sony a99 a while ago.

street photography

street 1 street 2

shot in vienna (but could have been anywhere of course)

amazing! clever!!

amazing! clever!AND linguistic!!! that makes three of my favourite adjectives (yes, participial adjectives do count, too). of course it’s rather the properties they denote than the words themselves. they are not even close to something like cellar door ;) unfortunately i hadn’t had the time to visit this exhibition when in wien but at least it was (more than) enough time to get this picture. i love how the shallow dof throws the tree in the foreground completely out of conscious perception.


piercedwhat came first? the helmet or the hose?

closing time

closing timeshot in wien. seems like an eternity ago. (it’s just three weeks!)

fresh supply

fresh supplyostkreuz, berlin.


kegeln 2

kegeln 1i don’t know much about kegeln but i know it’s quite a lot of fun. i like the glow in both pictures a lot.

pour adèle

pour adelepour adèleanother blog that i really enjoy following: adèle d’alleray – femme photo-appareillée

the first one with the birches was shot through a fence with a very tight rhombic pattern. this pattern is responsible for the interesting/strange shadow-light distribution in this frame.

both shots were made with the sony a99 and the 50mm lens. i already miss that beast in my rucksack. it’s so much lighter now again with the e-pl1 (and the three little pigs primes) .

kill your idylls

kill your idyllsin lichtenberg, berlin. i liked the colours and the barbed wire was a bonus.


spring, finally?…spring? admittedly behind a window. so at least a new entry for the window series

(forecast for today: thunderstorm! is that really necessary?)

down and out

down and outthis little guy was down and out just a few doors from ours. a photogenic coincidence of colours.(and by another coincidence the last picture i took with the sony a99 that i have to return today)

check out nina simone’s: nobody knows you when you’re down and out, because it’s true good.