First post on the Pentax forum! Ghosts of summers past

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Flat view
vbd70 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,890
First post on the Pentax forum! Ghosts of summers past

I recently got back to Digital Medium Format after a couple of years of absence, getting a Pentax 645D with some lens, oldies and new. To put it through its paces, last month I went to the beautiful Cinque Terre in Italy. Here is the story and the images.

Many years ago, as a teenager I used to go on holiday with my family to beautiful Riomaggiore, the first village of the Cinque Terre, on Italy's west coast. During the day, I spent my time on the rocky seaside, jumping in and out of the sea, or go to see friends in Manarola, the next village; after dinner, we'd enjoy the cool evenings walking around the village, eating ice cream, talking with friends. I haven't been to the Cinque Terre since, missing for more than two decades, until this winter I decided to go back to revisit the places where I used to spend my summer days and see what they'd look like both through the looking glass of time and through the lens of my camera.

The pool's waters

The rocks and the stones are the same, and so is the sea; what is different are the feet walking on them and their intent.


Walking on them back then it felt like being on my personal springboard towards the open sea, and with it towards the future; now it felt like awaking long sleeping GHOSTS OF SUMMERS PAST, each with their own story to tell.


The images in this Portfolio tell some of these stories, each being the ghost of events that happened there more than 20 years ago. Please check out GHOSTS OF SUMMERS PAST for the rest of the images.

Night swimming

Now for the technical details: all images have been shot with the Pentax 645D, equipped with the Pentax 645D FA 55mm f/2.8 and the oldies but goodies manual focus Pentax 645 A 150mm f/3.5 and Pentax 645 A 200mm f/4.

Thank you for viewing, all the best


 vbd70's gear list:vbd70's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Leica SL (Typ 601) Voigtlander 12mm F5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar Leica SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 +3 more
Pentax 645D
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow