Wow! That was a tough ride! My first year in Lomography passed so quickly! For me this shot sums up this year, which was surprising, challenging, vivid and successful!
This is not my most popular picture (as most people here, I don’t really understand my most popular picture), it’s not even in the Top 10, but I love it for other and various reasons:
- When I took it, we were right on time for a beautiful sundown with great light and I was totally in the moment, thinking ‘This looks soooo cool!’. Perfect time, perfect place!
- It’s a perfect example of how Lomography can slow you down. I took this picture on a bridge over the river Rhein and walked around a few minutes before I chose to hit the shutter.
- It’s got the ‘wow-effect’ of cross-developing, which you can do only with analogue film. I love the pink colors in the sky.
- It’s medium format and I totally fell for that, when I took the first shots with my Diana F+, months before I got my Lubitel 166+, with that the shot was taken.
But last and mostly – for me it represents the friendship and support I found in this community: This shot was taken on a LomoWalk with @artichekt, right before we met with @borg_koenigin and @onderbroek to have a great evening together. I met artichekt and borg_koenigin on a LomoWalk in Duisburg and since then we became friends, onderbroek and my girlfriend joined later on and we kept meeting and taking photos together. I’m so happy we met! Thank you, guys, for stumbling into my life ;-))
This community fascinated me right on when I first ran into this whole thing. All these nice and interesting people, all the support and encouragement, this active and creative community! Keep on doing what you do, I love this place!
I used to shoot digital for a few years, but when I discovered Lomography it felt like coming home! My future is analogue!
Happy New Lomo Year 2012 everybody!