triple ice cream

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This time I’m posting some pictures taken on Saturday while we were going for a little walk. It started to rain every 5 minutes, so it was actually not too pleasant out there. The winter in Berlin might be unpleasant because of the cold, but I can’t say I’m much impressed with the San Sebastian weather either. Rain, rain and more rain.

All pictures taken with: Olympus Pen E-PL3 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 ASPH.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

I don’t really like ice cream unless it’s above 30°C. And even then I don’t eat it.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Skateboarding, surfing, throwing sand at girls on the beach and playing football. That’s all teenage boys seem to do in San Sebastian.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Frowns everywhere. Almost like back home in Chemnitz.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

The dog was getting a bit of a workout.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

This is where the storm hit that part of the promenade.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Quite some waves and it wasn’t even a proper storm!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

More ice cream.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

And more skateboards.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Cleaning efforts.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Rain again. The blown out bit on the right was actually a droplet on the lens.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

I like how only the kid’s nose is visible.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Impatiently biting her nails while waiting for the light to change. We were obviously jaywalking. And no, not like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0CkupZZkwA

 

My Yashica repairs are turning into the new never-ending story. After I probably bored you to death with my never-ending editing efforts it’s now a new story of how I’m struggling to get my Yashica into better shape. First I had to repair the rangefinder and now the latest repairs were to fit some new light seals, because there were some light leaks on my first test roll. Not sure I caught them all, but I made a good start. The foam was some self-adhesive light seal foam I got cheaply on ebay. First I removed the old light seals with toothpicks, cotton tips and glass cleaner. Then I put in the new foam, again with the help of toothpicks in the places where there wasn’t much space.

After replacing the light seals I decided to try to clean the lens before shooting another test roll and started to investigate the issue. At first I thought it was only dust, but after I looked at the stuff in the lens with a magnifying glass I had to realise that things were worse than I thought: It’s actually fungus. That’s bad news, since fungus attacks the glass surface and can eat into the coating of the lens. However, I’m hoping that it’s not quite as bad yet, because the fungus is barely visible without the magnifying glass. Before I can begin with the next step of my Yashica repairs I will need a lens spanner and some hydrogen peroxide though. I’m learning a lot doing all these repairs, but I think I’d prefer a camera that just works! Ah well, I hope my efforts will pay off in the end.

By the way, I think my Jupiter 8 50mm Zorki lens also has a fungus issue. The glow is definitely there and although it was hard to detect, it seems that one of the lens elements in the middle might have some growth. Maybe when I figured out how to deal with the fungus in the Yashica lens I’ll make an attempt at improving my Jupiter 8 lens that I’ve hardly used since I got my 35mm lens, because the image quality is so much worse right now.

Comments

  • Contrary to what you seem to think, I am actually following your progress/travails with your editing, and brave attempts clean up your lenses, etc. I have to admit I’m in awe at the latter, since I wouldn’t dream of attempting such a difficult task on my own. I’d much rather give the lens to an authorized repair shop.

    • Lilly Schwartz

      I’m glad you’re interested in my progress, Subroto. It’s sometimes difficult to know whether the descriptions of my work efforts actually are something interesting to others, since to me it seems rather repetitive. Of course I’m editing almost daily, of course I engage with this stuff daily, so in the end it must read like I’m always doing the same things. And well, those repair attempts are not always successful. I’m stuck on my Yashica repairs, because I can’t even get it open! *sigh* I’m hoping that a friend can help me who has managed to get one of those CCs open.

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