Tag Archive: nifty fifty


How it all began

How it all began – at least for me. This is my dad’s old but beautiful (analogue) SLR. I remember when I was a kid, how fascinated I was when he was lying on the ground taking photos of flowers or talking about lenses.
I was about 10 years old when he explained to me the basics like shutter speed, aperture, etc. and the most important thing in photography by far – composition.
He actually entrusted me this gem for my school trips to Berlin (when Germany had still been divided) and Prague – always with a nifty fifty on it. I guess that’s why this focal length is still my favourite after so many years.
Anyways, I will forever be grateful for introducing me to the fascinating world of photography – which is not just a passion for me, but also kind of therapeutic, making me whole.

BTW: Last week a set of new 35mm film arrived (both colour and bw) – so be prepared for some analogue fun in the coming months.

Stay tuned!

Whoa, Nellie!

Nellie1

Sorry, I just could not resist the allusion to Nelly Furtado’s debut album (mind the different spelling though).

This is – you might have guessed it by now – Nellie. She’s a cute one, albeit a bit shy. Might have made some bad experiences with humans in the past, I’m afraid. Hopefully, she’ll be gaining more trust in the future.

Shots taken during the “blue hour” after sun set with my nifty fifty wide open.
I like the typical full-frame look with its shallow depth of field here.

Nellie2

Companions

Companions

June 1 is International Children’s Day, so I thought I could post this picture on this occasion.
Photo taken with a fast manual “nifty fifty”.