Earlier this month, my friends and I were on a hiking trip in the Ukrainian part of Eastern Carpathian mountains. We travelled to the village of Kvasy by train, ascended the Bliznica mountain and then walked along Svydovets towards the Apshinets (Trojaska) lake. After that we walked from Apshinets to Chorna Tysa and finished our trip in Yasynya (a small town in Zakarpatska oblast).
It was my first mountain trip. It was rather difficult for me because we walked about 15km on the second day and about 20km on the fourth day. But the beauty of Carpathians is, frankly speaking, nothing short of astonishing. The trip was worth it in terms of scenery alone.
We also met some locals. Those people lead amazingly simple lives. They have no internet and sometimes even no electricity. We met an elderly shepherd who lives in Chorna Tysa during winter but spends his summers up in the mountains. He doesn't have electricity or running water in his summer home but he has a solar panel for charging his mobile phone which is rather amazing if you ask me.
My main camera during the trip was Nikon 1 V1 because it's very small and light and has a very good battery life. I used two lenses — a standard zoom (Nikkor 1 10-30 VR) and a telephoto zoom (Nikkor 1 30-110 VR) — because they are small, light and sharp. The camera was attached to my backpack with Peak Design Capture clip which turned out to be very convenient. I can't recommend it enough. I also used iPhone to take some pictures when using the camera was inappropriate.
But enough words. Some photos taken during the trip:
This contest will run until July 31st. I'd end it a little sooner, but I'll be out of town the last week of the month, so you get a little more time. The topic is simple enough:
FILL 'ER UP.
You may choose to interpret that literally, figuratively, or stylistically. And I have a sense of humor, so you'll get bonus points for wit. Get out there, make something new, and show me what you've got.
Rules are simple................
1. Either take a picture that matches the nominated theme or select one from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the picture in order to enter it.
2. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you've done. You can add or change the title and add to the edit line to let everyone know.
3. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him/her a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo challenge, after all!
5. The person who submitted the chosen picture will assume the responsibility of curator for the next Salon Challenge and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the PL Photo Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. Don't forget - that opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules.
6. The curator can't enter his or her own salon.
7. Please, don´t be shy...Participate and have fun!
Hi all, I've been very busy recently with study, work and travel, but I would like to finally share some of my street photography from Kuala Lumpur. This is the fourth time I've been to KL with my partner, who grew up in Petaling Jaya and whose family still live in USJ, and the first time I've felt like I was starting to get a feel for the city.
I shot the whole trip on film (the first time I've done so) with a Leica M2, Voigtländer 35/f2.5 Color Skopar and 50/f1.5 Nokton, and Leica 90/f2.8 Tele Elmarit. I mostly used Kodak Portra160 and Tmax400, with a single roll each of Portra800 and Fujifilm Pro400H. I used a Sekonic L308s light meter and carried it all in a Domke F10 bag. Generally I was really happy with the gear - everything got used, nothing broke, and there was nothing I felt like I was missing. The only thing I noticed was that the F10 didn't offer a way to organise my film (separating the exposed and fresh rolls, and separating the lot from my other bits and pieces). Not a major quibble, but obviously something I'd never noticed with digital kit, and a consideration for my next bag (any excuse for a new bag... ). Interestingly, shooting solely with a fully mechanical, meter-less, 35mm rangefinder proved easier than expected - I think limiting myself to film, rather than shooting both 35mm and digital, allowed me to slip into a shooting happy place, rather than getting distracted by various formats.
Here's a collection of b&w, thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy!
Spent a 3-day weekend in eastern Oregon two weeks ago - dayhiking in the Hells Canyon area.
We love the area and were hoping to catch the wildflowers - but spring has been so dry this year that there weren't that many this time around. Or our timing was just wrong.
I'm still using the E-M1 with the 12-60mm as my main camera and my old E-M5 with the 75-300 as my secondary. Sometimes I'm pondering whether I should get one of those exciting new full-frame/APS-C systems... but then again, the versatility of the Olympus 12-60mm lens is pretty amazing. And I already have all that gear...
perfect lunch spot - cropped by tilman paulin, on Flickr
Monday evening - Hat Point by tilman paulin, on Flickr
canyonland by tilman paulin, on Flickr
Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr
Eureka Wagon Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr
processed food by tilman paulin, on Flickr...
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