LJ friends and gifts. #38: Visit from wonderful friends - on their Europe tour

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Blog entry by mafe posted 05-18-2019 12:18 PM 1131 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Visit from wonderful friends
on their Europe tour

I never stop to be amazed, how many friendships that has come out of my almost ten years here on LJ.

Here a little story, that bring back smiles and makes me wonder, why I did not post these pictures, but this summer I were busy beeing in love, so that was perhaps why… At the end, it’s just wonderful, because now I get the chance to live it again, smile from the wonderful memories and read Marcial’s blog about his travel adventures, where I found photos I had not seen before, made me laugh, smile and miss the day. Also I enjoyed to see more from his Europe tour.

Here we are in Copenhagen, Denmark, in my little workshop, I had the luck, that Marcial was travelling with his beloved DW, so I got to meet them both. DW is nothing less than a wonderful, warm, loving person, but I think Marcial knows how lucky he is. Ohh yes and he also brought his other love, his M10, but we will get back to that – don’t worry, there are no drama, even they say – three’s a Crowd…
We spend some wonderful hours together, cold beers, cyceling, talking photo gear, talking about love and life, laughing and even ate a wonderful dinner from a local take away place, with a good wine Marcial and DW brought, thank you.

How can I not smile wathing this? Marcial took me for a ride down the street in my Christania bike. (Yes M10 was with him).
Marcial is not only a wonderful man, but also a man with sense of detail and dedication, ohhh yes and a master with his camera, or cameras, as these are one of his big passions and the M10 as you may have figured out by now, is a camera – NO not a camera, sorry, its a Leica! One of the stops on the Europe tour was the Leica museum in Germany, you got to love a man with that kind of dedication. Respect!
(Honestly I have to say, that camera was a pearl, a quality we don’t see anymore, German quality when it’s best).
On this blog post, you can see his picture from there:

On these bloopers, it’s clear to see how we got close.

And how much fun we had!

Thank you both for passing my little place in Copenhagen, it will stay with me as a sweet memory.
I agree with you, that it is an evidence, that us humans tend to treasure experiences with other humans, over places and things we have seen and done. Beautiful words my friend.

You should take a look at his blog, there are some wonderful pictures from Denmark and the visit at my workshop:

Photo talk:
Btw. Marcial – I just updated my own street photo setup (the new word for all round 4:3 cameras), with a GX9 Panasonic house and a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm lens, waiting for it to arrive next week, so I can get to know it, for my trip with Yeli to Rome at the end of this month. I look forward to see if the upgrade is a good choice or if I shall stick with my Canaon 700D and all the lenses I have for that one, for fine photograpy… But I would love to be able to cut down on the weight, since I tend to only bring the Canon when planning to take pictures, so it’s most of the time in a drawer. I will however not part with my little GM1, as my always in the bag camera, as I love it more and more for the pocket size and quality ratio and I have bought a good range of lenses, gear and a underwater housing for it (it’s fun to take under water photos, both people and nature). Yes, I know, I’m miles away from a M10 – laugh with the sweetest jealousy and joyful smile on my face, at your behalf.
I still use a good old Canon EOS 400D and 580 Speedlight, with a 18-55 lens at the workshop, for blog photos, since there are so much dust and I think it does fine, in color and fairly good on the close up too.
(Thought it would be just right, with a little camera talk at the end here).

A few images shot with the little GM1:
(No after treatment, fully automatic).
I like that the colors are so close to reality and honestly I take 98% of my pictures on automatic.

Hammock hang in Turkey.

Under the water (Turkey).

MaFe under the surface (Turkey).
Not that I’m a turkey, more a whale I guess…

Copenhagen Ny Carlsberg museum.

Best of my thoughts from my heart,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-18-2019 12:30 PM

Great story and visit!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-18-2019 01:13 PM

Thank you, Mads, for allowing us to be part of your wonderful experiences.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-18-2019 03:08 PM

Great Story!

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 05-19-2019 01:06 AM

I think this is one of the small ways that the inernet has made the world even smaller. Finding people that you find interesting and make a connection with that would probable never happened otherwise. There are good people all around the world and most we will never get to know in even a small way. I appreciate that I have made a connection with you through our mutual interest in making things and being creative and appreciating things that are beautiful.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 05-19-2019 08:33 AM

You seem to live an enviable life, my Beloved Buddy. Touched by God, I might add, however you see it. If ever I get overseas, I’ll be knocking on your door. I gotta get some of that joise de vivre rubbed off on me. Seriously. Tak fordi du er dig.

-- Mark

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 05-20-2019 11:31 PM

Good friend having FUN together… P R I C E L E S S !

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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