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Celebrating the 29th birthday in Italy

Well, it turned out I didn’t write anything during the vacation. To be honest, I made a last-minute decision not to take a laptop or Bluetooth keyboard with me. Instead, I grabbed one more film camera 📸

They often call Treviso “a small Venice”. It’s a nice little town, with broad canals and beautiful architecture. It isn’t that popular among tourists and therefore less crowded. With little patches of parks and gardens scattered around the streets, it resembles the unity of humankind and nature.

Treviso, Italy

Treviso, Italy

I remembered Venice for dense yet cozy houses, just a stone’s throw away from canals. We rented apartments on Fondamenta dei Ormesini, which is connected to Campo dei Ghetto Nuovo island.

Fondamenta dei Ormesini, Venice

Fondamenta dei Ormesini, Venice

We’ve celebrated my birthday in Pisa, a few days before returning to Moscow. I believe it will be great to remember that on the 29th birthday I have climbed The Leaning Tower of Pisa. What a beautiful view!

A view from The Leaning Tower of Pisa

A view from The Leaning Tower of Pisa

It was hard to capture the Tower itself, but at least this photograph shows its incline.

The Cathedral of Pisa and it’s (more) famous Tower

The Cathedral of Pisa and it's (more) famous Tower

As stereotypical Russians say, “Let me speak from my heart!” I did enjoy this vacation and I can’t express in words how thankful I am to my beloved wife for bringing it to life for me ❤️

 No comments   10 mon   film   italy   photography   travel

Holga 120 CFN

Well, just like every other amateur film photographer I must have tried either Holga or Diana camera. The one I got my hands on is Holga 120 CFN, a medium format camera almost entirely made of plastic. With an “Optical Lens”.

All the photos are taken onto Lomography 400 Film. I used a 6×4.5 frame, but the camera can also produce square 6×6 pictures.

Daylight shots are best

Holga doesn’t have a rangefinder, instead, there are distance notches on the body of the optical lens. Damn, I do like the “optical lens” thing, it makes this camera feel so much more than it actually is 🤣

Thanks to the widest choice between ≈1/100 and Bulb shutter speeds, cloudy and evening photos display fewer details in shadows

The particular CFN version that I own has a built-in flash with 4 color filters: red, blue, yellow and... transparent. It comes in handy indoors and may be used to give your photos a lomo touch.

My father and me to the left; my best friend Stanislav to the right

All in all, this camera will make at least half of your photos blurry, over- and underexposed, add glares and all — but hey, don’t we all ❤️ lomography for this?

 No comments   11 mon   film   holga   lomo   photography

Shooting 6×9 120 Film with MOSCOW-2

These images were taken on Kodak Ektar 100. Unfortunately, the weather conditions weren’t ideal for this type of film, but still it was a wonderful experience shooting such huge negatives. I’m looking forward to contact printing black and white roll that I’m currently shooting!

 No comments   11 mon   ektar   film   kodak   photography