Tag: urban

  • Cosina CX-1 - The Grandfather of the Lomo LC-A

    written by zulupt on 2010-04-20 #gear
    Cosina CX-1 - The Grandfather of the Lomo LC-A

    The Cosina CX-1 is the grandfather of Lomo LC-A, actually, the LC-A is kind of a copy of this camera. I’ve been searching for the Cosina CX-1 for a long time and now I own one.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie: The Metro of Pyongyang – Rails of the Cold War

    written by wil6ka on 2016-05-14 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie: The Metro of Pyongyang – Rails of the Cold War

    One of the proud achievements of North Korea is the Metro system in the capital of Pyongyang. It might be one of the most unusual MRT's of the world and you probably never would have guessed where the trains are coming from! It is an awkward tale about the twists and turns of the cold war.

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  • Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-06 #places
    Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    September 2011, Marije (s0y) and I finally took the trip we wanted to do for so long, visit Ukraine, Kiev and in particular, the 30km exclusion zone around Chernobyl, with the ghost town of Prypiat. When I saw the bumper carts, I almost cried. Afterwards, we were exhausted; there was so much to take in. And bringing too many cameras is never a good idea. ;)

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  • Fresh from the Lab: Shooting London at Dawn with Fuji Provia 100

    written by neja on 2014-07-25
    Fresh from the Lab: Shooting London at Dawn with Fuji Provia 100

    Everything is possible, even in low light conditions.

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  • Out & About: Studying Urban Spaces

    2016-12-10 #culture
    Out & About: Studying Urban Spaces

    So much is going on even in cramped urban spaces. Here's what you often see out in the city streets.

  • Capsule Inn Akihabara

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Capsule Inn Akihabara

    Well, of course the king of all lodging possibilities is the capsule hotel. Something so unique it must be Japanese! The capsule hotel is the ultimate way to save room and money. As a guest you are leaving your belongings in a locker room and you will receive slipper and a bathrobe (yukata). In that sexy outfit you make your way up to your room, which is about 2m long and 1m wide.

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  • Canon Eos 300v a.k.a. Rebel Ti

    2010-01-20 #gear
    Canon Eos 300v a.k.a. Rebel Ti

    A great choice for a first SLR if the idea of completely manual controls is daunting to you.

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  • Scenes from the City with the New Petzval Lens

    written by pripri2000 on 2015-04-30 #gear #news
    Scenes from the City with the New Petzval Lens

    The new Petzval Lens has proven itself a master of close-up shots and soulful portraits time and time again. Now some of our talented community members have stepped it up a notch and aimed the Petzval at city-scapes. From snow-capped pedestrians, couples chatting in parks, bustling markets, or people waiting to get on the metro - the beautiful banalities of city life are covered in these eloquent shots. Scroll through this gallery we've put together just for you to get a taste of the Petzval's urban potential!

  • My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    written by bloomchen on 2015-01-22
    My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.

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  • Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

    written by wil6ka on 2009-02-04 #places
    Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

    Since Reykjavik is a very small capital you really can walk to Hallgrímskirkja on foot. And hence it’s so huge you probably see the tip of it from every point of the city. Interesting how the Icelandic people deal with religion. Surely it means a great deal to the people if you live on a cold rock with nothing on but ice. But with their special and awkwardly great sense for style and design they have set their mark even on the architecture of sacred places.

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  • Arroceros Forest Park: Oasis of Old Manila

    written by eazy360 on 2008-11-05 #places
    Arroceros Forest Park: Oasis of Old Manila

    Take a walk in the mesmerizing park of Arroceros Forest amidst the hustle and bustle of Old Manila.

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  • Karaoke-Box in Roppongi

    written by wil6ka on 2008-08-12 #places
    Karaoke-Box in Roppongi

    In my point of view Karaoke is such an important part of Japanese Popculture as Manga and Anime. Because the ambitious salary men of the island are working 24/7 they surely try to enjoy their free time at the max. Invented in the 70's the idea of making yourself a clown by singing your favourite songs in front of a large crowd. In Japan it is quite common to book entire karaoke boxes for some hours. Fixed by this idea we made this entertainment our program for new years eve. First we looked around Shinjuku, but nope. We found our spot in Roppongi, which is the new nightlife quarter of Tokyo. There are entire Karaoke-Buildings, that have boxes on several floors, which are decorated in movie- and music-themes. The rent of the box is paid per the amount of people singing. So this is reasonable, but cheap it isn’t. You also have to buy drinks, maybe you right away take the flatrate. In the box we needed 10 minutes to figure out the system to choose songs and we were anxious to get the action on like in “lost in translation”. Finally we figured out that there is a display which takes the orders and sends them to the prompter via Bluetooth. There is also a telephone-book-size instruction from which you can also choose songs.

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  • LomoAmigos TCLY Hailing From Mexico

    written by mil978 on 2012-06-29 #people
    LomoAmigos TCLY Hailing From Mexico

    Along with a fisheye No.2, the guys from The City Loves You (TCLY) share their views and perspective on Mexican Urban Culture. Not only do they tell Lomography what their blog is about, they also give us some insight on what's next for them.

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  • Hamm's Brewery: Saint Paul's Best Urban Exploration Site

    written by brendamanthe on 2011-08-13 #places
    Hamm's Brewery: Saint Paul's Best Urban Exploration Site

    Just minutes from downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota sits the crown jewel of urban exploration in the Twin Cities – Hamm's Brewery. I've done a lot of urban exploration*, from drains and caves to abandoned factories and hospitals, but Hamm's Brewery is by far my favorite.