Israel on film

At the end of January 2014, my girlfriend and I traveled to Israel, primarily to see Jerusalem. It was a great trip full of inspirations and great impressions. The following are some of the photos I shot there.

All were taken with my Hasselblad 500 C/M (with an 80mm, 150mm or 250mm lens) or Hasselblad SWC and on Kodak Ektar, Kodak Portra 400, Ilford HP5 400 or Ilford SFX 200.

I would like to single out the Kodak Ektar, which has become my favorite film to shoot by far. Its crisp clarity and lifelike, yet still vivid colors are simply amazing.

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I’d like to share two recent, related experiences:

  1. I was walking home from work today through Vienna’s Stadtpark¬†and¬†passed some tourists who took pictures of each other. They pointed their DSLRs at each other, almost directly facing the setting sun in the west, and I doubt their photos turned out as more than an underexposed mess.
  2. A friend recently asked me what camera they should buy to “shoot beautiful photos”.
Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers in Stadtpark, where I pass through on my way to work. (Shot with my digital compact.)

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