Devils

August 21, 2014 1 comment

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.

Medieval painting , Västra Vemmerlöv church, Sweden

Medieval painting , Västra Vemmerlöv church, Sweden

A maid and three devils churning butter

A maid and three devils churning butter

Two robed fox priests preaching to geese

Two robed fox priests preaching to geese

Medieval church painting, Västra Vemmerlöv, Sweden

Medieval church painting, Västra Vemmerlöv, Sweden

Singular in black and white

August 20, 2014 2 comments

This tree sits atop of a hill that – it is said – hundreds of years ago was used for executions.

Singular in black and white

Singular in black and white

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Clash of religions

August 19, 2014 1 comment

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.

Clash of cultures , Clash of religion

Clash of cultures , Clash of religion

Clash of cultures , Clash of religion

Clash of cultures , Clash of religion

I am trying my best to use this computer for photography, still waiting for my own to come back

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Minaret of Taj Mahal

August 18, 2014 Leave a comment

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

Taj Mahal minaret

Taj Mahal minaret

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The woes of having a graphics tablet.

August 13, 2014 Leave a comment

In my case a Wacom Intuos. Once you get used to them there is no turning back – the only time I use a mouse is for the occasional gaming session.

There is however a major annoyance that came to light starting with Windows 7 (Or was that Windows Vista, I don’t know as I stood clear of that piece of crap).

Somebody at the design department came up with the “WISPTIS” (“Windows Ink Services Platform Tablet Input Subsystem”). Among the more aestethic stuff it does is to create nice rings and ripple effects when using the buttons on a tablet pen.

FINE.

Apart from the fact that one of the many selling points of actually using a tablet in conjunction with a computer is that you have finer, more precise control of the pixels you want to push around.

Rippling rings and creativity might be a match made in heaven in some circumstances but certainly not in image editing.

There are a few ways to turn these effects off (and it’s is usually among the very fist things I do on a newly installed version of Windows).

But since I am now using a borrowed computer with Windows 7 Home on it I found out that the usual route did not work (apparently because some Windows features are not avaiable, like the “gpedit.msc”.

Now instead of posting the usual workarounds I found a neat little tool.

Written by the programmer Saveen Reddy, this fixed the problem immediately.

Get it here:

http://viziblr.codeplex.com/releases

Saveen’s homepage:

http://viziblr.com

* The computer I am using now has problems coping with the size of the images from my camera so I’ll have to wait until I get my old computer back , but here’s an image of me being happy ;)*

Krister P

KristerP

Unintended hiatus

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

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 :/)

DANG!

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.

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Natural wonders IX

August 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Ok, this wraps up my interest in flower photography. at least for now.

Natural wonders IX

Natural wonders IX

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The Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8g ed vr ii lens and two free textures + 2 cats.

August 6, 2014 1 comment

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

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-NIKKOR-70-200mm-f%252F2.8G-ED-VR-II.html

Anyways here are two free 36mp high resolution textures for you to use. Grated metal and plastered wall.

FREE

FREE

Free Free high resolution Plastered wall texture

Free Free high resolution Plastered wall texture

Bonus , here are two cats I shot yesterday (former kittens of ours).

LaPerm cat

LaPerm cat

LaPerm cat

LaPerm cat

Untitled gold on red

August 5, 2014 2 comments
untitled gold on red

untitled gold on red

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Dragging along a heavy DSLR…

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment

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.

Playground of the 2010's

Playground of the 2010’s

39 smileys

39 smileys

Jenny

Jenny

Carvings

Carvings

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

Sour faces

Sour faces

Fence detail

Fence detail

Interesting leaf

Interesting leaf

Leaves in b/w

Leaves in b/w

Snail close-up

Snail close-up

Seeds on nice contrasty background

Seeds on nice contrasty background

Chicken race

Chicken race

Search results

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment
search results

search results

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Toddler selfie

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment
Toddler selfie

Toddler selfie

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Shades of KristerP

August 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Shades of KristerP

Shades of KristerP

Craquelure geographics

August 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Time flies, this is post 1163 (!) on this blog.

Craquelure geographics

Craquelure geographics

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Natural Wonders VIII

July 31, 2014 Leave a comment
Natural Wonders VIII

Natural Wonders VIII

Sankta Katarina kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

July 31, 2014 Leave a comment

I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful “Sankta Katarina kyrka” catholic church in Trelleborg, Sweden.
The catholics in Trelleborg built this in 2002.

Sankta Katarina kyrka

Sankta Katarina kyrka

Sankta Katarina kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

Sankta Katarina kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

Sankta Katarina kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

Sankta Katarina kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden

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Sankt Petri Church bell

July 29, 2014 Leave a comment

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)

Bronze church bell, Sankt Petri Church, Malmö, Sweden

Bronze church bell, Sankt Petri Church, Malmö, Sweden

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Sunken city

July 24, 2014 Leave a comment
Sunken City

Sunken City

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Natural wonders VII – red

July 22, 2014 3 comments
Natural wonders VII - red

Natural wonders VII – red

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Untitled urban shapes

July 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Untitled urban shapes

Untitled urban shapes

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