Vistas


I added a short set of Belair photos taken in the Swiss alps, using again the 58mm lens for maximum wide-angle effect. Enjoy. 

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Wide Angle Bucharest and London

 

 
I recently uploaded a series of photos from London and Bucharest (Romania), all of them taken with the Lomography Belair x 6-12 camera and using a 58mm lens. Contrary to the Berlin set posted earlier, I used the camera primarily to shoot buildings and vistas rather than the more intimate street scenes I captured in Berlin (see my earlier blog post here).
 
Here is the link: Wide Urban Angles
 
More of my Belair photos can be found [here].

Wide-Angle Urban Poetry

I recently uploaded the second batch of photographs taken with the new Lomography Belair x 6-12 camera. Unlike with the first batch, the Brighton pics, I had with these rolls figured out how to hold the camera to properly format the images, which, guess what, vastly improves the results.

All of the photos were taken in Berlin between January and April, 2014. My first approach to shooting with the camera was to take advantage of the camera’s ability to shoot panoramic 6x12mm and 6x8mm exposures, and the 58mm lens’ wide-angle capacity, to take wide panoramic cityscape pictures. Later, I changed tactics: rather than take more panorama shots, I went for close-ups, thus being able to take in complete scenes and/or objects from close proximity, which allows both for a certain intimacy while providing the ‘big picture’ at the same time. Coupled with both the camera’s and the lens’ inherent distortions, the results are to, for lack of a better word, poetic…

Overall I’m vey pleased with the Belair, despite some technical, or rather mechanical, issues. Of these I plan to write later as I’m yet to write up a review of the camera. 

Here then is the link: Wide-Angle Urban Poetry
See also Brighton Winter for more Belair shots. 

Brighton by Belair

I spent this New Year’s in Brighton in South England. I had just before gotten me a new camera, the Lomography Belair x 6-12 camera. It’s a medium format camera, using 120 film. It comes with exchangeable lenses and settings that allows one to shoot either 6×6, 6×8 or 6×12 exposures. I did not have a chance to test the camera before leaving for Brighton, so the films I shot there were pretty much my test run. I decided to use the 58mm lens and either the 6×8 or 6×12 mm size settings to take full advantage of the camera’s panorama abilities.

My experiences with the camera are mixed, and I will be posting a review later to explain. Suffice to say at this moment though is that overall I’m happy with the results, especially considering the less than perfect weather for most of my stay there. Some of the images are formatted not quite right as the shift between what you see in the visor and the result is quite considerable. Also a couple of rolls did not roll up properly, so there is some light leakage on the last exposures on those roll.

Having said all that, here then is a selection of the best Belair pics from a few moody, wintry days in Brighton: click here to view