Hiking in Brittany also was the shootout of the 28mms. The Leica, which was
usually loaded with Wolfen NP100
BW film, had the Elmarit 28
mounted, and the Minolta, loaded with Portra 400, sported its magnificient
Rokkor lens. And I can tell you, the Minolta is not worse than the Leica, while
being cheaper and coming with a camera attached! Total bargain if you ask me.
This is what it looked like:
One of these is the Leica, and one is the Minolta, but I'm not sure which one
is which 🤔
You've probably seen the color shots by the Minolta in the last
post, so now it's
time for the Wolfen/Leica shots.
I really liked the view of this old lighthouse, especially when a historic
sailboat was passing by.
The same bay as in the last
post, but this time
shot in landscape and bw.
Brittany is rock land, does not matter if color or bw
Soft flowers + hard rock = soft rock??!?
Spectacular clouds and sailboats and a view.
I really liked that lighthouse.
Yes I did.
Last summer, my family decided to go to Brittany, France 🇫🇷, because we
thought it wouldn't bee "too hot". With a maximum temperature of 21℃ over a
period of 16 days, we were not disappointed in this regard. We could have done
it without that much rain, though.
We rented a flat in the Manoir des petites
Bretonnes, which was beautiful. But
due to the weather, we were seldomly able to sit outside and enjoy the
Here we could have a cidre with our neighbors while talking about what to do
with the children in the rainy weather of the next day.
This is the house we stayed in. It was surrounded by hydrangeas. If you look
closely, you can see the raindrops falling.
Another perspective from the garden, which was huge, but very wet on 80% of
the days. Did I mention it was raining a lot? 🤪
Bad weather hikes
We tried to be good Germans, bought new raincoats for the kids and went on a
lot of adventorous hikes over rocks and beaches.
On rainy days, the smaller beaches were deserted. Nobody was in the water
except some very few brave swimmers, and the ususal surfers and kiters.
The more popular beaches were mostly deserted, too. This beach was crowded
when the sun came out.
Good weather hikes
On rare occasions, despite the weather report predicting a rainy day, we could
see the blue of the sky for some moments. And boy, Brittany was beautiful then!
Small bay we found on one of the hiking sessions.
Brittany is great for all kinds of watersports. Like sitting in the rain.
There's rocks in Brittany. Who would have known? 🤔
Rocky rocks indeed. 🪨
I'm running out of words to describe rocks.
Medium weather hikes
On some days, the weather would change quickly. You never knew what's next 🤷♂️.
One day we went on a hike along the coast, and there were small stone houses
and hydrangeas everywhere.
Visiting an old abbey
The abbey was mostly ruins, but included a lot of… you guessed it, hydrangeas.
They were everywhere.
All images above were taken with the Minolta TC-1 compact camera on Kodak Gold
200 and Portra 400. The TC-1 split the work with the Leica M6, which was
usually loaded with B&W film. But that is for another post.
Last spring, my wife and me took the chance to spend a child free long weekend
in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We had a blast, doing some sightseeing (like
visiting the Rietveld Schröder
House) or relaxing in
the oldest outdoor pool of the
The place near Sinte Marie was
special. There were university people with their books and other people with
their joints, none of them bothered about the others, all enjoying the sun and
having a good time.
Inside the church
We met this guy on the street, looking sharp, and he was very attracted by my
camera (probably b/c it was not a phone). So I snapped a picture of him.
Unfortunately, I only had my 35mm lens with me.
The area around Oudegracht is beautiful. Touristy, but beautiful. There
are lots of cafes and bars located directly to the river, where you can
have a good meal and a drink and watch the boats passing by.
Oudegracht seens from water. See the girl reading in the corner of the
bridge? You see a lot of those secret little places once you go by
The mosk, located near Lombok.
Hello? Has it really been 4243
I think when I last posted, Google News was still alive and growing. The iPhone
4s was the best phone you could get (in 2 colors) and almost nobody knew what a
Bitcoin is, or what AI could do. Weddings have been celebrated, children have
been born and my life is not the same as it was 11 years ago.
And yet I have picked up photography again, after a decade long hiatus. Several
times, I was very close to finally deleting this blog, but the name (still
happy with it) and the free Heroku plan have kept it
running. Last time I was close to shutting this down was when Heroku cancelled
the free plan, which made me move to fly.io, and I'm pretty
happy there nowadays.
Right side: Me, when I did my last post. Left side: Me, today.
As I'm not a big fan of Instagram, I might post a little over here in the next
time. We'll see.
Taken during my stay on Elba, in October.
Taken during my stay on Elba, in October.