street photographyPosted by Rense Nov 11, 2012 19:45:56
After a long time of not being active I did some street shooting today. We had a nice Sunday afternoon, with magnificent autumn colours, and we went to the nearby castle park of Hemmen, NL. I found a landscape painter, and I made some photos. It feels good to be back again....
street photographyPosted by Rense Apr 23, 2012 21:52:41
Probably these are a bit at the edge of real street photography. But I like them, and wanted to show them...
street photographyPosted by Rense Apr 29, 2011 10:34:05
Three of my streetshots are approved in the Pentax Photo Gallery
, and I am very happy about it. From all photography genres, I feel it's the hardest to get street in the Gallery. And since it's one of my main photography interests, I am always happy when another one makes it in....
The first two are made in Rome, the last one in Wageningen...
street photographyPosted by Rense Mar 17, 2011 22:57:15
Some time ago - in February - I bought an old Yashica-D, a Two Lens Reflex camera, which was produced from 1957 to 1973. These TLS's have a ground glass with a waist level finder, and since I love the use of the wlf on my Pentax 6x7, I thought I'd give this camera a try. And I must say: I fell in love with it! It's fun to use, it's great to see, and the quality it delivers is just A+++ (at least in my view).
The camera is used with 120 rollfilm, and the negatives are 6x6cm. So there are 12 in a roll. Here are two examples with Kodak TriX400, shot in Nijmegen two weeks ago.
street photographyPosted by Rense Feb 21, 2011 22:24:40
Today, I did some street shooting with the above lens. It's sharp! Although it is an oldie, with M42 mount, it performs very well on my Pentax K20d. See for yourself!
street photographyPosted by Rense Jun 05, 2010 10:35:44
Some weeks ago, I had to stay some days in The Hague for my work. It gave me the opportunity to take my Pentax 6x7 out as a street camera for the first time. This is a medium format camera that makes my digital Pentax K20d look like a dwarf, so I was eager to know how people would react on such a behemoth pointed towards them. In the evening, I went to the boulevard of Scheveningen, together with a friend and colleague, and I started shooting, with the SMC Pentax 67 55mm F4 lens mounted and the camera loaded with Ilford FP 4 plus 125 film. This lens is a true wideangle, comparable to a 28mm on a FF camera and a 18mm on a cropped sensor. I was totally surprised that the people only paid minimal attention to my camera, just kept on doing what they did before! Most probably, this has to do with the waist level finder I was using. Looking from above in the camera doesn't scare people off, apparently. They don't associate it with photography any more..... It was fun to do, and this are some of the first results.
street photographyPosted by Rense Dec 04, 2009 13:28:31
There are moments you are drawn towards a scene not knowing why. I had several of those experiences last weekend, walking through down town London. The city, during the week the fizzling economical centre of the megalopolis, was almost completely abandoned on Saturday. Empty streets and dead-looking buildings dictated the scenery. And strangely enough I liked it. So I captured the feeling of the streets, with the towering buildings, old and new together, over and over again.
I converted the image to B&W, because I felt this would suit the feeling I had when I visited the place.
street photographyPosted by Rense Dec 02, 2009 19:04:31
We had a little trip to London last weekend. I captured St. Paul's Cathedral in another way, and I like the way it turned out. Shot with the SMC Pentax-A 50/1.7.