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Manfred Berndtgen
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I'm fine - about the same - very busy caregiving - how about you +Manfred Berndtgen?
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I wonder how this effekt would look like if the stones of Cologne Cathedral would have their original colour of sand stone (instead of the almost black tone they have acquired in the last century). Something like Notre Dame in Paris. But having the same bright facade here would be an impossible dream, wouldn't it?
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Thanks, +Krzysztof Felczak! +Carolyn St.Charles, it's possible - I've seen the results in Paris, and they were convincing.
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When the light is good, the stones of Cologne Cathedral start shining. I never get tired of looking at it. #sacredsunday  
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Fortunate limitation, +Manfred Berndtgen 
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If you're living in Europe, especially in the EU, you probably should buy what you need as quick as you can. When politicians start to dispossess depositors, like they're going to do in Cyprus, you know that nothing is as safe as it seemed to be this far. Sure, black money owners will be glad to escape unscathed widely, but to soak these people with a normal savings account is undoubtly a breach of taboo. And again it's the many banks that are going to be saved, and none of their shareholders will have to pay.
This will be a restless weekend for Cyprus (and once again, for Greece, too). Their holiday tomorrow is the orthodox equivalent to Ash Wednesday, as I've learned today. How fitting. Guess what happens next.
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The last, this, and the following shots were taken on Kodak APX 100 film. I finally developed them last week, using a new developer, Tetenal ultrafin, and I'm quite happy with the results. Compared with my old chemicals the new photos are much more rich in detail. 
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Early spring heralds finally found their way out of the soil last weekend. At last!
(And so I could also test my new/old lens Porst Super-Weitwinkel, f/2.8, 28mm)

For +Richard Kralicek who's also looking for colour. It's coming!
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Lovely.
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When the light is good, the lines and forms of Cologne Cathedral conflate into a pure vertical pattern. #sacredsunday  
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As this is a 'real' westwork with the facade heading towards West, the light is best in the evening.
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This impressive window of Cologne's Minoritenkirche can only be captured properly from outside. Inside it's mostly covered by the organ. 

Taken on APX 100, developed with Tetenal ultrafin, beefed up a bit with Silver Efex 2. For #SacredSunday  
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This is one of the windows by Jan Thorn Prikker (1868-1932) in St George church, Cologne. One of my first film shots in a church. Much room for improvement.
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Vielen Dank, +Ruslan Hrushchak! Thanks, +Ki van Wessel! Actually this is sort of a test shot, because I wanted to know how this window would appear on a b/w film. It was a bit sad, because the light was pretty good, and this ISO 100 film (far too slow) was the only thing I had at hand. 
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So what can we do with this day at the end of this neverending winter?
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Thanks to you, +Ulrike Singer-Bayrle and +moeter head!!
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Iron system administrator, camera potato, photographer of churches.
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My photo models are at least 100 years old.
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After years full of privation in a science job, I started working for money, being a software developer first and now system administrator. Since that moment I have enough spare time for useless things and sharing them with the rest of the world. 

I have some highbrow hobbies like my wife and me growing ferns and palms, calligraphy, history, and dabbling with old cameras. I suppressed my desire to take photos for a long time, but I failed: photography has become my favourite waste of time. My favourite photographic subjects are plants and stones, with some emphasis on streets and sacral architecture.

Being in sort of a retro mood induced and fired by my wife, I'm discovering the joys of film photography for some time.

As of late I'm one of the curators of the #SacredSunday and #VintageCameraTuesday themes. Be there!
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I'm the most patient person in the world and pretty good at making apple pies. I was programming a supercomputer! (Okay, it was just a Mandelbrot set.) Converging lines in photos are afraid of me.
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