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Scilla

Scilla in the spring sun

Picture taken in Volkspark Friedrichshain, Berlin

Shot with a Holga HL-C toy lens.

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Snowdrop

Snowdrop
First snowdrops in Tiergarten, Berlin
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Crocus tommasinianus

In early spring, these flowers are among the first to bloom.

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Testing a 30 years old lens

Digging through some old photo gear of my father’s, I found this 28mm, f/2 lens from Vivitar. Probably from the very early 80s. Though I didn’t get the aperture to work, I like the dreamy quality of it.

Vivitar 28mm f/2
A 30 years old 28mm f/2 lens from Vivitar
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Drawings and paintings

Pumpkins

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Poppy flowers

Poppy flowers
Poppy flowers in the evening sun
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Aconitum napellus

Ink and Koh-I-Noor watercolour pencils on 300g/m² Hahnemühle paper

Aconitum Napellus, aka. “Monk’s hood”.

One of Europe‘s most poisonous plants.

All parts of the plant are able to kill you, a few grams are enough. Touching it can already lead to reactions. Fatal dosage of the agent is 4mg. There is no antidote. Keep away from your kids!

It was formerly used to poison arrows, for assassinations, and as wolf poison, and was reportedly an ingredient for witches anoint.

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Pumpkin flower

Ink and Koh-I-Noor watercolour pencils on 300g/m² Hahnemühle paper

The pumpkin flower has such an interesting shape that I could not resist but practice my dot hatching on it.

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus Ink and watercolour on 300g/m² Hahnemühle paper

I explored the possibilities of cross hatching with an ink pen here.

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Summer flowers

Summer flowers
Summer flowers in Schlosspark Charlottenburg, Berlin