Orenburg was founded in 1743 on the Siberian river Ural. The city played a role of a warrior who protected the south-western frontiers of the country. Historians say that Orenburg (was 3 times conceived and once born).
Orenburg was founded in 1743 on the Siberian river Ural. The city played a role of a warrior who protected the south-western frontiers of the country. Historians say that Orenburg «was 3 times conceived and once born». It explains by the fact that the foundation of the city was several times postponed and shifted. Until it was finally founded on April, 1743.
Orenburg has a complicated history and played a broad spectrum of roles beginning from the role of a strong warrior, then being a great Russian merchant-city and one of the most important strategical objects. Then it became a prison, a city where political convicts were exiled to.
Nowadays Orenburg is a developing city and is very interesting for tourists not only because of ifs great number of museums and several theaters, but also because of its location. On the beautiful foot-bridge over the river Ural there is the symbolical sign of the border between Europe and Asia so you can literally be with your one foot stepped in Europe and another one stepped in Asia.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
You read the right, folks! The 175 Years of Petzval Legacy Competition is officially extended. Discover the additional prizes awaiting our lucky winners and meet the esteemed Petzval photographers that comprise our jury.
By now the Lomography site is like a pail of candied purple. Our confection LomoChrome Purple has produced forests and flower beds the shade of lavender macarons. Hard to resist the fantasy! But lately we have noticed darker, late-afternoon-sun versions. And we like what we see.