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.
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 14-24 f/2.8G ED AFS
…is Norway’s national day. For one day the whole of Norway is in party mood. Parades, National dress, ice cream,hotdogs, marching bands, and waving royalty, the whole works. It’s always fun to watch with everyone in their finery.
So maybe raise a glass to celebrate with us.
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S
I little while ago I attend a lecture given by fellow member of society I happen to also be a member of here in Norway. The subject was Scottish Basket hilted swords. I think this shot captures his passion for his subject and,collection .
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
ISO 3200 no flash used.
I’ve been away from my blog for a long time. Time,work and other interests have eaten into the time I had. I have however posted once a week to the wonderful Monchromia blog. If you haven’t found it yet follow the link. There are many talented photographers there. It’s all run by the nicest man I’ve never met Joe.
My interests lie mostly in film photography but digital has its place. I shot mostly to convert to black and white as that is what I understand best. you’ll find splashes of colour here but not many.
My aim is at least to post once a week or more. so see out there…
I’ve been woking a little with colour this past few months. I’m not really at home with it as yet, although some shots like this one seem to benefit from from it. I’ll leave it you you the viewer to judge.
A rare outing in colour . I liked this shot so much in colour I printed it our in A3+. I have used Niks Colour Efex Pro 2 and a little LR . I hope you like it click on it to see it a little larger.