When the white plastered ceiling in the medieval church was to be renovated something appeared under it, strange medieval paintings; with motifs that seem very out of place to our 21st century eyes. I have visited this 12th century church before but decided to have a closer look.
This tree sits atop of a hill that – it is said – hundreds of years ago was used for executions.
Two religions – two cultures ; one ancient and another newer one. In the foreground the 5,000 year old burial chamber and in the background the newer church built in the 12th century.
I am trying my best to use this computer for photography, still waiting for my own to come back
This is one of the four minarets standing in the four corners of the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra, India. We had been visiting friends in Jaipur and decided to visit Agra (where the Taj Mahal is located) before continuing to the southernmost region of India; Kerala.
The Taj Mahal is one of the most photographed buildings in the words – and rightfully so, but since it’s so common I thought one of the minarets would be more interesting
Due to an unforseen computer meltdown and the subsequent need for repair I will be unable to post photos in the coming weeks. (I’ve sent it back for repair and it will take approx 3 weeks to get back :/)
In the meantime do explore the older posts on my blog. I never expected it to last that long, and I am not particulary proud of every single post :D, but it has led me to a plethora of interesting things.
Ok, this wraps up my interest in flower photography. at least for now.
Today I went to try out the spectacular Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8g ed vr ii, I’ve heard quite a lot about this pricey lens but never had the chance to actually try it out. But today I did shoot with it on a Nikon D800 body.
Shooting at 1/125s at 200mm requires a steady grip – and with the 36mp body it’s even harder (due to the blur showing in the very fine details) – but with this lens and VR on it was a breeze, add to that a lightning fast focus system and I am in love. Below this big lens is a tripod mount and I found it very convinient to hold as when I held my elbow against my body it created a steady triangular grip. Unfortunately I had no memory card as I tried out the system in a store.
Now all I need is to finance it :D
Anyways here are two free 36mp high resolution textures for you to use. Grated metal and plastered wall.
Bonus , here are two cats I shot yesterday (former kittens of ours).
I try to bring my camera with me as often as possible as you never know if anything interesting will appear. Here are a few samples from a short walk I took today. (This time I brought with me a 90mm lens). It’s a great way of excercising your skills as a photographer – and helps you improve the ability to spot photo opportunities.
Time flies, this is post 1163 (!) on this blog.
I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful “Sankta Katarina kyrka” catholic church in Trelleborg, Sweden.
The catholics in Trelleborg built this in 2002.
The Sankt Petri Church is a medieval church located in Malmö, Sweden It was built in the 14th century and features one of the tallest towers in Scandinavia (105m or about 344 feet).
It took some effort to get up in the tower using winding steps and even ladders. It was very hot and damp but well worth the effort :)
Shot with the fantastic Sigma 35mm 1.4 (my #1 lens at the moment)