Since I did spent more and more time waiting for my computer in particular Lightroom to finish processes and beachballs appeared more and more on a daily basis, I decided to upgrade my hardware. I usually don’t buy the latest Macs since you can always find great deals on the used market. However, after some research in the internet I decided to go for the alternative way – the so called hackintosh.
Kodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Just recently I purchased a raspberry to use it as a media server. I was searching for something small to install KODI on it, original developed for the xbox as XBMC – Xbox Media Center. Since I couldn’t get any further updates of KODI for my old MacMini it was time for a change.
Every Friday morning a Bird Auction at Souq Waqif in Qatar, downtown Doha is taking place. This auction is even happening during the summer months, when the temperature is climbing up to 50 degrees Celcius at noon time. There seems to be too many bird lovers to cancel the event when most people prefer to stay at their air-conditioned homes.
The Zeiss Super Ikontas are compact folding medium format cameras with bellows built to high quality standards for 120 film (beside one exception with the Ikona C for 116/616 film) and with build in coupled rangefinders. The 30 year production period of these mechanical cameras started in 1929 and ended in 1959.
I just wanted to share photos of my Leica ME and Leica Q where I’ve put a black dot at a red dot camera. Although I’m not too much concerned about the distraction of subject caused by shiny red dots, I simply like the all black approach.
Yes I like my ARAX 60. Although there are a lot of negative articles about the reliability and functionality of the Kiev cameras and even some complains about the ARAX, I can’t confirm this. I just recently took the camera brick with me on a trip to China where it gave me beautiful results. Although, the camera is not as smooth operating like a Hasselblad or not as quite as a Rolleiflex TLR I found my love in the ARAX60. I like the tank design, the brand name and even the fact that pressing the shutter release button results in an unmistakable but solid “clonck” sound. That’s why I decided to write a short review about the upgraded medium format Kiev camera from the Ukraine.
Doha, the capital of Qatar, is currently one of the fastest changing cities in the world. Besides the newly developed district of West Bay with modern high rise buildings, there are still parts of the old town to discover. Close to the traditional Souq Waqif and the new urban development Msheireb are many old houses. While theses old houses where formerly the home of Qatari families, they are now occupied by low wage workers. Doing photography on the Streets of Doha it is a great joy due to the diversity of people and living environments.