Technology then and now:
This is the Werra. The only camera to have been made by the renowned Carl Zeiss Jana lens maker and manufactured by the company from the early 50s.
Across a number of variants over half a million Werras were produced out of East Germany until the company decided to refocus on their core business of producing lenses.
This photograph of the Werra was taken today on the camera function of an iPhone 5c. A truly impressivley sharp and well rendered image for a mobile device.
Photographer: Stephen McKenna
A slate sea simmers beneath a glowering presence of dense rain clouds over Dublin Bay with the Dublin and Wicklow mountains off in the distance and Dalkey Island just about visible.
Train With a View 4 - River Dee:
Stuck on a long train journey as a beautiful sun set across the countryside of Wales and England was a bit frustrating for this photographer. Instead, I thought I’d ignore the internal reflections and use the window as a pictorial frame for this serious of rough-and-ready landscape grabs; and I’m glad I did.
Train With a View 3 - Duke of Lancaster:
Train With a View 2 - Conway Castle:
Train With a View 1:
I tell ya, shooting the moon is no easy feat. I’ve said it before. You’re shooting a miniscule host in the midst of a sea of darkness and yet the beggar burns bright as anything. For those that are interested in such details … this was a tripod mounted shot at 1/125, f5.4, ISO 100.
A London Pride 2014 couple take a pit-stop after a record breaking Pride Parade:
If an alien landed on earth yesterday and asked what all this Pride stuff was about, I would show him/her/it this picture and explain ‘it’s about a bit of flamboyance and a fair measure of camp, but at heart it’s about a minority saying … ‘this is who we are, and that happens to be gay, and that’s something we couldn’t be happier about. So, please! Come and join as we party!!
In memory of those that fell on the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings at Normandy, France.