Our Blue City

We have the privilege of living near the sea. If we want we are at the beach in 15 minutes. This is one of the things I love in the city where I grew up. Although I and Gonçalo sometimes we have changed working schedules, this means that we are not always together to shoot….

The Last One

This is our last post this year. Just because we do not have time for more. In December, we decided that we had to take a short trip, even for our country. I (Sara) had mentioned several times that I had never seen snow. It isn’t something that happens in the city we live in….

Kodak P3200

(Portuguese version below) From the first contact I had with analogue photography, Kodak Tmax 3200 was perhaps the most mentioned name when the topic of conversation was the picture in low light. Historically it is quite important because at the time it was released it was the first high-speed film available on the market. Due…

Medieval Celebrations – Part 2

Kodak TriX 400 is so far, my (Sara) favorite black and white film. You can do everything. It has a beautiful tone a compact structure and high resolution. The images are bold, crisp and the little grain they have for an ISO of 400 isn’t distracting. This rigid and severe appearance of the tones of…

Medieval Celebrations – Part 1

We were here last year. Why not come back !? Medieval Celebrations – Kentmere 400 We decided to repeat the experience, this year again. This time with more photographic film to use and to be more ambitious. Last year, my main concern was that the best performances of this show, happen at night. With Kentmere…

Fuji Industrial – Madrid in Colors

We can say that we have already tried the two Fuji Industrial film available in the market, but in this post we will show some pictures taken with the Fuji Industrial of ISO 100. This film is an ISO 100 colored negative designed for professional work. It is the lowest ISO film made by Fuji….

Alcácer with Rollei RPX and Acros 100

We went to Alcácer with our father. He had some business to deal with and after all we decided to go for a walk. Alcácer do Sal is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Like Lisbon and Setubal, he supplied salt, salted fish, horses for export, and food for trading boats. Invaded by the…

Festivities with Cinestill

This post fits into an older one about the village festivities where we sometimes spend our holidays. Local Festivities with Ilford Delta 3200 While Goncalo used an Ilfrod Delta 3200 with our Praktica, I had this ISO 800 Cinestill on my Eos 300. I didn’t intend to photograph a theme, just like my brother. I…

Tourist in our City – Belém

Here in Lisbon, there are several Museums and every Sunday morning of the month, the tickets are free. At least for the most part. Some are even free all day. Just search. One of these mornings we decided to go to the Puppet Museum. This museum is free only in the morning. The Puppet Museum…

Tourist in our city – Mafra e Ericeira

We and our friends made several tours in order to get to know our own country. Unfortunately not everyone in our group is available to make multi-day trips, so we are organizing small trips near the areas where we live. Since the majority lives in Lisbon, we end up choosing places that are close by…

Panoramic Viewpoint of Monsanto

The Monsanto viewpoint was built-in 1968 and was one of the most emblematic spaces of the city. Better known as observatory, the viewpoint allows a panoramic view of Lisbon and has been abandoned since 2001. Over the years, despite his advanced degradation, it is now used by many as a viewpoint. Due to the increase…

Medieval Celebrations – Kentmere 400

In our country, during the summer some cities celebrate their medieval past, recreating the same moments for a few days. Guimarães, as mentioned in a previous post, is considered the birthplace of Portuguese nationality because it was where the first king of Portugal was born. It was in Guimarães that the main events that led…

Helios 44 m-4 58mm f/2

A tour through Lisbon to test the new acquisition. Helios 44M, 58mm f / 2. A soviet made lens that weights more that I was expecting. Just metal an glass here.But the most amazing thing is the “swirl bokeh effect” produced on the out-of-focus parts off an image. This lens has a M42 lens mount , which…

Olive

All those who practice agriculture or who have inherited olive trees like us, have no choice but to go and pick up the olive to collect some biological oil that sometimes lasts the whole year. It is hard. Very hard. Sunrise and sunset dictate working hours. A job left for the elders and often alone,…

1st time with Konica

Continuing our tour through Guimarães, and taking advantage of the fact that we have brought almost all of our analog photographic equipment, we decided to take the first time with our Konica. I bough for € 80 and it seemed like the right time to test it. I decided to use the Cinestill 50, also…

Early experiences with Lomo color film (400)

Those were probably the first bunch of photos i took on film since the high school times. Tired of seing my father´s old camera forgotten on his wardrobe, one day i asked my sister for some film roll to check if the camera was working properly.She had a color Lomo 400 roll somewhere and i…

Expire Film – Kodak EktaChrome

I saved a film in 2008. I was studying and didn’t need to use it because I had been able to do all the exercises at first. Kodak EktaChrome, a slide film that we used a lot because our works were presented in Slide. I finished the college and brought with me where I kept…