I don’t like 50mm lenses. I never did. A 50mm lens was the first prime I used on an all manual Eastern Germany SLR when I was young. A 50mm lens was the only lens I had on a Pentax ME I got from my father. A 50mm lens was the first prime I bought for my first SLR the Nikon F801 to compliment my 2 zooms ( 35-70 and 70-210 ) but not because I like the focal length so much, only because it was and still is the cheapest way to get a fast lens. Continue reading
When I landed in Manila the first time it was late night. On the way to the hotel I passed a lot of strange buses that I never saw before. I asked the cabdriver and he just said “Jeepney”. Continue reading
The posting that shouldn’t be there. Not that I did not like a good Kaffeehaus ( coffeehouse, and no I’m not talking about Starbucks here! ) but I lost all the pictures. Continue reading
When you are in Bangkok for the very first time it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the temples. At the end you are exhausted and of course the heat and high humidity doesn’t help either.
Same day, same city, same place. Wat Pho temple. It contains one of the biggest lying Buddha statues in Thailand. It’s 46 meters long and 15 meters high and gold-plated. That’s big and that looks truly impressive but thanks to the rather small temple it is also impossible to capture. Continue reading