My wife lends a helping hand to my nephews daughter while she was learning to ride without training wheels.
It’s about time I got back into film again. I have enough of it in the freezer and I do enjoy using it. I really feeling like I’m making the picture. It can be heartbreaking at times. However the rewards are,well worth it in my opinion.
Camera: Hasselbald 203FE
Lens: Hasselblad FE 110 f/2.0
Film: Fuji velvia Converted in Silver Efex pro II
sic – yes, it’s a loving couple in the image above. The image is taken earlier this year during the mating season of the grey seals on Helgoland, a small island 60 km from the German coast in the middle of the North Sea. The North Sea is a part of the Atlantic ocean, located between the British main Island, Germany, Denmark and Scandinavia.
During the 1970 they were completely exterminated in the whole Deutsche Bucht (German Bight). From the late 1980s they re-conquered a sandbank near Amrum. That sandbank became a bridgehead for repopulating the German Bight again. Recently, I saw a report saying there were more than 12,000 grey seals in the German Bight again.
The grey seals get their babies during winter. It’s also their mating season. While the first wild grey seal was born in winter 1996/97, there were about 100 babies in 2011. 2016 there were already more than 316 and this year more than 426 babies from October 1st until January, 21st (when we left Helgoland this year = 2018).
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As I was driving back from Silver Bay, Minnesota where I did some long exposure photography, I noticed these old pier supports and decided to investigate. They are in a small bay where the Split Rock River runs into Lake Superior. I really enjoyed how the ice had formed on the wood and wished I had taken more time to study them further. At the time I was frustrated by my variable neutral density filter creating artifacts in some of the images which meant I couldn’t get the creamy water effect I was after. I plan to pay a visit to the camera store where I purchased the filter and see what they have to say.
Fuji X-T2 and XF 10-24mm R OIS Lens – 1/30 @ f8 – ISO 320
Image was taken at the abandoned KPPC – Kings Park Psychiatric Center.
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