Posts Tagged ‘aarhus’
Back in February, the missus gave me a Nikon L35AF2 as a birthday present. Since then, the camera has been quietly sitting in a drawer waiting for a chance to prove its worth. This chance came a couple of days ago.
I loaded the camera with a roll of Kodak Professional CN400BW and went for a photo stroll. Surprisingly, I managed to shoot the entire roll in just an hour or so. The little shooter performed well, and I bagged a few decent shots. The photo above is one of them. In case you wonder, this is a chandelier at Aarhus main station. This, by the way, is not your run-off-the-mill light fixture: designed by famous Danish architect Poul Henningsen, it’s not only special, but expensive, too.
Mimosa is the name of the last remaining film lab in our city. Compared to the rest of the photo stores in Aarhus which peddle pretty much the same assortment of mainstream photography stuff, Mimosa is decidedly different. For starters, the store carries a relatively large selection of reasonably priced films, including popular films from Kodak and ILFORD.
Mimosa offers C41 processing only, but the lab accepts regular black-and-white films for processing in Germany. Of course, Mimosa also carries chromogenic films like ILFORD XP2 SUPER 400 and Kodak Professional CN400BW, which can be processed using C41 chemicals. The store offers same-day film development (usually within an hour or so, depending on how busy they are) which is only slightly more expensive than next-day processing. Mimosa’s staffers are friendly and know a thing or two about photography. They are always ready to help and have a chat about all things photography.
So if you happen to be in Aarhus, and you run out of film (or anything else photography-related), you might want to stop by Mimosa. Who knows, you might even bump into me.
By the way, Mimosa has a long and fascinating story (in Danish), and it has been in business in one form or another for over 100 years.
It’s not every day I see a film camera in Aarhus. Come to think of it, I’ve actually never seen a film camera-toting photographer here in the city. Until today, that is. I was passing by a café, when I spotted two girls sitting outside with an Olympus Trip 35 on their table.
I asked permission to take a couple of snaps, and had a short chat with the owner. It’s always nice to meet fellow film shooters.
Taken with Samsung Galaxy S III and processed with Snapseed for Android.
Despite the fact that I’ve been living in Aarhus for almost 18 years, I often get lost in my own city. Last time that happened, I discovered this vintage door sign. According to the missus, the sign dates back to the 30′s. What makes it particularly interesting is that a different font is used for each line (except the first two words). In case you wonder what the sign says, here is the translation: Dealing, begging, carrying goods up the main stairs, and parking bikes and prams is prohibited
The photo is published on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Door_Sign_(Aarhus).jpeg