Shot with the excellent Sigma 35mm 1.4 on a Nikon D800 body. I could not decide on whether to use to colour or b/w version so I include both.
Harold Lloyd never saw this side :)
This windmill was built in 1803.
The whitewashed walls bounced the sunlight in this medieval Church, no other light is present. A phenomenon that in the world of 3d art is known as “global illumination” and used to take some serious CPU power to create, the rays reflect back from all surfaces creating a secondary lightsource. Years ago , Before taking up photography I did dabble in 3d modelling – but nowadays I feel that nothing beats the real thing.
All of a sudden I see bottles of this tea based fermented drink all around our house. This is the latest interest of my wife, and luckily they taste very good :)
The story behind this photo; after 50 years the worker on the right is handing over his trusty spanner to his young glove wearing successor. Hands worn by 50 years of hard work can now look forward to retirement, and now another chapter begins.
Simple observation, simple execution.
Street photography in India. Early morning.
This 5000 year old dolmen is located in Snarringe near Trelleborg, Sweden.
A megalithic grave it has more than 70 petroglyphic cup and ring marks on the surface.
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.