one day at a time

rain rain rain

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

I almost ran after this girl to get a shot of her cute umbrella.

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

Not sure what she was looking at, but it definitely wasn’t me. I’m not that scary!

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

I find biking in the rain completely annoying, but they didn’t seem to mind.

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

Well, you don’t have to know much about Berlin to be able to guess where this was taken: Prenzlauer Berg. There seem to be more kids running around there than adults. If you’re not pregnant or have a kid in the sticky-hands age, you definitely won’t fit into that neighbourhood.

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

This is a bridge above the S-Bahn. For some reason people tend to stop to wait for the train to pass. I guess it’s a rather nice spot to watch the flow of things. It’s as good a place as any to stop for no reason.

All pictures taken with: Olympus Pen E-PL3 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 ASPH.

Yesterday I spent about 4 hours in the darkroom. I made a contact sheet for the film I developed on Monday and made a couple of prints. The first ones I’ve ever made! As for what’s on the film: Well, mostly quite flat and uninteresting stuff, because I was walking around Mitte. I also seem to have had problems with the focus. I’m still not sure whether the rangefinder isn’t actually off a little, because I tend to get a lot of out of focus shots. I should probably shoot a whole roll at f/2.0 with very obvious non-moving focus points to see whether there might be a pattern to it. On the other hand … it could just be a matter of practice. In any case, there are at least a couple of nice enough pictures on the roll and I like the prints I made.

So, as you can see in the pictures it was raining again yesterday. It wasn’t too bad, but well, I’m definitely longing for nicer weather! Ever attempted to handle a fully manual camera while you’re trying not to let your umbrella be blown away? Uhm, impossible! Not exactly the best kind of weather to practice with my Zorki. And it’s supposed to stay this way until next week! Seriously, what’s with the weather this year? First the incredibly long winter and now this rain all the time? So annoying!

2 responses

  1. Photograph # 1 is wonderful, congratulations on that shot.

    May 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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