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2013 Week 27/52: Little Sable

Little Sable, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

A minifig couple spending a moment at Little Sable Lighthouse


OTM – NeinGrenze 5000T in Rio – March 11, 2013

So I took my NeinGrenze 5000T point and shoot tilt shift camera to Brazil. This is a fun little camera! I love the tilt shift effect of it. If you are new to tilt shift photography, it makes things llook miniature and toy like. Most images by the way…
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The little NeinGrenze camera. It’s a fixed tilt shift lens but that is okay. The shots look amazing! Such fun in Rio de Jerneiro, Brazil! Plus, as an added bonus, it was my first birthday in 41 years in which I was able to wear shorts!
NeinGrenze 5000T, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

2013 Week 9/52: Explorer in Rio

Explorer in Rio, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Well… here he is on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Jeneiro…


Week 34/52: Photographing Michigan Lighthouses

On a trip on photographing Michigan lighthouses. Here I caught a photographer capturing Old Presque Isle Lighthouse…


Chicago Trip

CatDaddy, Mommy and Josie went for a wonderful trip visiting our good friends and gracious hosts (The Saripallis). It was Josie’s first trip to the big city and we got to show Josie off a little bit. Good times catching up with old friends and Josie’s first trip to the Shedd Aquarium. There was a special exhibit there of jellyfish. Of course I would take the camera. Not bad shots through the glass at the aquarium eh? I did take some film images too with the Rollei A110,  Hasselblad 500 C and Rolleicord but those will have to wait a bit for processing…

Chicago skyline

Chicago skyline

More Chicago skyline!

More Chicago skyline!

Daddy and Josie being silly at Shedd Aquarium

Daddy and Josie being silly at Shedd Aquarium

Oh... fishies!

Oh… fishies!

Here's looking at you kid...

Here’s looking at you kid…

Seahorse

Seahorse

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Mamma and Josie enjoying Jellies

Mamma and Josie enjoying Jellies

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!

Jellies!


Week 29/52: Gangster?

chicago-1, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Is the ghost of Al Capone still in Chicago?


A love for 110

Okay. I am really happy that Lomography has brought 110 format film back. My trusty Rollei A110 has been in use ever since my shipments of the little cartridges came in. So, I thought up to rehash a guest post I did for Erin on Charlie Foxtrot. But first here is an image of the new 110 film!

110 is back!

A LOVE FOR 110

A love affair with tiny! 

Originally posted April 11, 2012 on Charlie Foxtrot

Tiny – extremely small; minute. That’s what 110 format film is. Tiny. It’s about a little less than a quarter of a 35mm negative. But, that challenge is what I find so fascinating about this discontinued film format. How can I get BIG images of a something so tiny? I carry my Rollei A110 around with me. It’s my favorite of the 110 cameras in the fatcatimages collection. It is the Cadillac of 110 cameras and a piece of German engineering excellence! That camera is tiny as well. And so very solid, you hold it a marvel at its sturdiness and build. So small in fact, I took it to a customer meeting without question. See, I always want a camera on me. Taking the DSLR to a customer meeting is a no-no. But a pocket 110 camera? Hey, it hides in my pocket! So customer meeting in France – of course I would want a camera with me…

The Rollei A110, stealth masterpiece

So, when it’s the only camera you have. Or you simply like have sub-miniature photography fun, this is the camera I take with me. It’s been to Paris and Budapest. It’s been taken into places where photography is not permitted. It’s so small. It’s so tiny! And that is part of its charm. And these BIG images were from this little gem. I love trying to get BIG images out of something so small, so… well… TINY!

Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, April 2011 – shot on 110 film with Rollei A110

Wedding in Budapest, August 2011 – shot on 110 with Rollei A110

Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, January 2012 – shot on 110 film with Rollei A110

The image at the Detroit Institute of Arts has actually been featured on in the Lomograpy Magazine!

Ship on Siene River in Poissy, France; April, 2011 – shot on 110 film with Rollei A110

So who knew when I made my guest post back in April that just a month later 110 would make a timely comeback! Was I the harbinger of all good things 110 to come? Maybe…

Oh… by the way… this was where I had the customer meeting…


Week 24/52: Toronto Public Works

Toronto Public Works, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Here we have a public worker in Toronto, Ontario. I got to snap his picture while he was taking a little break…


Week 21/52: Visitors at the Eaton Centre

Visitors at the Eaton Centre, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

These visitors are shopping at Toronto’s Eaton Centre. The are just outside HBC…


Week 20/52: Pakistani players not here. News at Eleven…

The T20 All Star cricket match went on in Toronto despite the missing Pakistani palyers. The Asia all-stars beat out the International all stars 167-165…