Not Drawn

Another shot from my early morning commute. Every now and again I see a black and white photo that looks like it could have been drawn by some artist. Just simple lines on paper. When I got home and saw this shot on a large display I got the that feeling that it had been drawn by my camera. The magic ends when I tell you that it is the remains of an old dock in the local river taken early one foggy morning. So just imagine I painted it instead.

Leica Q2 Monochrom
Frame add in Silver Efex Pro III

Early mornings

I get up early most days, it’s one of the few advantages of being a boarder line insomniac. It meansI have plenty of time to cycle the 18 km’s to work before the local town is awake or have even thought about waking up.

I’m lucky in that at least nearly a half of my route takes me along the river path where there are lots of things I can record and the weather is never the same.

This Picture was taken at around 04.30 in the morning everything was totally quiet even the ducks were sleeping when I rolled to a stop by this old stone quay.

It was a foggy start that day so there was plenty of atmosphere I took this low shot which a mate said looked like the cover of some new Scandinavian Crime novel. Anyway just to show the difference I took a similar shot next day without fog and a different aperture setting.


Leave a comment and let me know which you like best.

Doing the Twist

One of my fav shots from last summers lockdown summer holiday. It’s an art gallery not far from my home. I had to photoshop out the crowds and a large crane over the trees but overall not a bad result.

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