Bern, Europaplatz

Results from a short photowalk to the Europaplatz in Bern. Here, a tram line, a bus line and two commuting train lines cross. People get off and on public transport vehicles. There’s a supermarket, a pharmacy, some fast food places, and everything is covered by the bridge of a highway. There is also a cultural and religious centre, with jewish, hindu, buddhism centres, and a mosque. A place where people meet.

All but one photos taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro 2.

(Edited on 1st of May 2018. Replaced most images by S/W copies with strong contrast. Much more adequate for those graphic street photography pics.)


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2nd Prize in photo contest “Gantrisch park by night”

The institution Naturpark Gantrisch had a photo contest running where participants were invited to post up to five images, showing “life” in the Gantrisch region at night. I was a bit in a hurry because the night before the deadline I had just returned from a four week trip through the US. Anyway: I grabbed my Fuji X100F and my X-T1 with the 90 mm f/2.0 lens and went out and got a few shots. I submitted these five images:


Fujifilm X100F with WCL, TCL and digital zoom

The Fujifilm Finepix X100F (Affiliate link) – briefly X100F – is Fujifilms fourth (=F) iteration of the cult camera X100. The Web and YouTube are full of praise and emotional love letters for the X100. It is a camera that wants to be touched, picked up, handled, used. It looks gorgeous yet harmless and inconspicuous. The classical controls, with an aperture ring on the lens, a shutter speed dial and a dedicated exposure compensation dial, and numerous configurable buttons let experienced photographers cheer. No PASM dial, no cryptical multi-function dials, everything is immediately “there”.

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Ticino in colour

No, it really doesn’t need a fast prime lens to shoot nice images. Superzooms do not necessarily ruin everything. Here are a few shots, all OOC JPEGs, taken during the summer holiday in Ticino, southern Switzerland. All but one taken with the 18-200 Sony Superzoom on an NEX-7. The shot of the statue was also made with the NEX-7, but with an adapted Contax G 45 mm f2.0 Planar.

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