With lockdown easing here in Norway it was possible to attend an exhibition of treasures loaned to a local gallery by the closed National Gallery. There were some real Norwegian treasures to look at. A great day out.
Leica Q2 Monochrom
PP in Capture One (Yes. I’m trying out new Software. I’ve always missed Aperture and never felt totally at home in LR). Why did Apple give up on it? So, Tim Cooke when you read this, as I’m sure you do each week you will know my pain 😊
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
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.
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.
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.
Nikkor-Z 24-70 f/4.0
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
Nikkor Z 24-70 F/4.0
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
A little winter shot from todays walk in the woods.