Borgund Stavkyrkje

As I promised last week I’m going to try and post one shot a week to re-start my blog.

I took this shot during our brief summer holiday last year The wood to build this church was first felled in the winter of 1180 the building began in 1183. Of the approx 1000 churches built there are 28 left Borgund is the one that is least altered.

Nikon Z6
Nikkor-Z 24-70 f/4.0

Hello again

I must admit it has been a while since I last posted anything here. However there are too many reasons to go into at this time.The main thing is I will try and post at least one shot a week for you to see. Like this one taken at an art gallery not too far from where I live. The camera was very new at the time and this is the one shot that convinced me that my decision was the right one,

The work is called Silent Studio the artist is Mark Manders

Nikon Z6
Nikkor Z 24-70 F/4.0

@work: Tore

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I think I saved the best until last. Tore in his workshop. A real nice guy with a fun loving disposition. He said “If you’re going to take a picture I’ll have to look serious”.

I printed  this shot, as I have the others in this series and given them as a thank-you getting in front of my lens.

I hope you enjoyed the series as much as I enjoyed making and sharing it with you.
Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

@work: Rodger

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Taken on the same coffee break as last weeks shot. Rodger was too cool to pose for me instead I took this shot when he leaned over to see what I was doing. I think it worked better in the end.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

@work: Tor-Haakon

 

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This shot like last weeks was taken during a coffee break. I love what the wide angle lens can do to a portrait. Tor-Haakon is a really friendly guy, and I think this shows in this shot.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

@Work: Reidar

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Yet one more in my series @work:
Reidar all round nice guy who has an infectious laugh.Here seen hard at work fixing a tester in our workshop.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

@work: Bjørn Tore

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Bjørn Tore is usually a lot more active than this shot shows. I took this shot of him during a coffee break. I broke most of the rules of composition because I wanted to include the workshop.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

Portraits @work: Anders

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I said some weeks ago that I will be getting back to a more analogue way of doing things. This involved me lugging around( with smile on my face I might add) my Hasselblad and a 40mm lens. I did a series of lighthearted – lets call them snaps some years back I called @work. Just taken at work of people I could persuade to get in front of the camera. So this is a repeat of that. Anders is a much better photographer than me so I was pleased he didn’t mind me taking this shot of him during a break.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE IF
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6.45 mins @20°C
Scan: Epson V700 Dry scan with better scanning.com holder
PP: LR and Niks

BAX

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This is a shot in an occasional series I call “Portraits @work. The wide angle portrait gives to my mind a sense of environment, which can be missing in a straight portrait.

I’ve wondered around my place of work and taken,I won’t call them candids, but pictures of people willing to get in front of the lens for me. Carrying around a nice looking Hasselblad adds a little to the fascination for them I think. I’ve had people in the past ask me to take a picture of them. They just fall in love with the camera.

Camera : Hasselblad 203FE
Lens: Carl Zeiss Distagon 40mm f/4.0 CFE FLE
Film: Kodak T-Max 400 asa at box speed.
Dev: 6:45mins in T-max dev @20°C
Scan: Eson V700 with Silverfast SW and Betterscanning.com holder.
a little spot and scratch removal in LR.

 

A souvenir my way comes

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The Tour of Norway passed close to my doorstep on Wednesday this week. Being I am a big cycling fan I placed myself where I knew they would have to take a sharp lefthand turn. I lay in the grass with my camera ready and shot off a load of images. After the leaders and the main Peloton had blasted past a domestique from the Uno-X team came past, his hunched back carrying several water bottles for his thirsty team mates.  He threw his empty bottle away and that was my souvenir of the day…plus this shot. So whomever you were (I didn’t get your number) thank you.

Nikon D800

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G ED AFS