Monday, May 12, 2014

Fender fun


Spent Saturday enjoying an awesome gig by Jelly Belly's at the River Café in the evening and Fender exhibiting at the Fuzz guitar show earlier that day. 

Was challenging my Sony NEX-6 in the low light, but I think it stood up to my expectations pretty good - just as Fender and the band did. Not something I do very often, but I even gave the NEX-6 video feature a shot when Jelly Belly's kicked-off their gig. Watch the video first and then the photo slideshow, or just the individual photos.

Thanks Fender for a great day!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mats' Gift Wrap Vernissage


We where invited to Mats' Gift Wrap Vernissage, which also included a Jazz consert with Lars Jansson and his son. Mats' artistic skills are amazing. He always surprises us one way or the other, no matter if it is clothes, food, gift wraps or just having fun together.

All photos are taken with my Sony NEX-6, with no flash and no tripod. Ultimately I had made the photos prior to the vernissage with better equipment, but it is always an interesting challange to capture the moment live. There is some noise due to the high ISO (3200), but I think it works pretty well with the environment and the mood of the event. However, and external flash is on the wish list and might soon becomre a new member of my photo toy collection. Who knows.

Link to the photos


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Soppis 2013



Årets Soppis-promenad avlöpte precis som vanligt i sol, lite kylslaget, god mat på vägen, fantastisk soppa vid målet och otroligt trevlig sällskap från start till mål. Det som var lite ovanligt var att årets promenad förgylldes av två yngre förmågor som visade att framtiden för promenaden är säkrad i många decennier framåt, vilket gjorde dagen ännu bättre. Ser redan fram emot nästa promenad. Tack Mona och Anders för en kanondag tillsammans med era vänner. Glimtar från promenaden kan avnjutas här.   /Monica & Mikael

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Windras dop

Mitt i julstöket fick vi chansen att dagen före julafton lugna ner oss och ha det mysigt tillsammans i samband med Windras dop i Lindome kyrka. Släkt och vänner samlades till en fin stund för att bevittna den unga damen döpas i finaste klänningen. Windra skötte sig alldeles utmärkt till mammas och pappas glädje. Storebror Winton underhöll såväl i kyrkan som i församlingshemmet. Tack för ett härligt minne tillsammans. Klicka här för att titta på bilderna.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mats 50



Ojdå, ytterligare ett 50-årskalas. Ett fantastiskt roligt, välorganiserat och unikt kalas med god mat. Massor av trevliga släktingar och vänner till Mats satte pricken över i'et. Klicka här för att se alla 337 bilderna. TACK FÖR ETT KANONKALAS MATS!!

Vi återkommer separat till er som lämnade er emailadress för att få en digital kopia på bilden på er i trappan. Är det någon annan som vill ha en kopia på en bild är det bara att höra av sig till mikael.orbratt@gmail.com.

Kramar från Monica och Mikael.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Peter 50 år




Vi var bjudna på Peters 50 årskalas, en seglats till Väderöarna med övernattning. Ett fantastiskt kalas med massa trevliga och roliga människor, underbart god mat och en del äventyr bland master och tampar. Tack Peter för en härlig helg!!! Klicka här för att se alla 279 bilderna.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Handheld HDR

Thought I would try out producing a handheld HDR. This is the result after post processing in Photomatix and Photoshop. Bracketed seven images, with a 0.7 EV difference and threw away image 2, 4 and 6. Images 1, 3, 5 and 7 went into Photomatix and the final result was adjusted in Photoshop which came out as a 615 MB TIFF file. Can't do too many of those before the hard drive is full.

Until next time, make sure you pick up the camera often. Happy shooting!!

Need for Speed

Visited the local amusement park to catch high speed face expressions. It takes maaaaaany photos to get the expressions you want. Amusement parks are great to do people photography. No one can really stop you from taking these shots and most people don't even know... :-).

I have never seen so many mothers almost killing their kids. Just watch the photos, you wonder if the kids are screaming because they are afraid or because their mother is strangling them.

You can watch the complete set of images by clicking here. Please critique my images below or at my Flickr account, both negative and positive feedback is welcome.

Until next time, make sure you pick up the camera often, and play with the features in the camera - you will always come up with something cool.

Happy shooting!!

Twist & Zoom

Right before sunset when light was fading away I was trying out a teqnique I have been thinking about to create surealistic dream photos. I popped up the on camera flash. Grabbed the zoom ring on my Tamron 17-50 mm f/2.8 lens. Started turning the camera slowly and pressed the shutter release. Not only did I twist the photo by turning the camera I also zoomed at the same time. The flash frooze the object partly. I used shutter speed priority to ensure a shutter speed of 0.2 - 0.5 sec. The photo exposure, contrast and saturation were enhanced a bit in Lightroom to increase the zoom and twist feeling. Try it - it is so much fun. Please share your results in the comments to this post to encourage others to try.

You can watch the complete set of images by clicking here. Please critique my images below or at my Flickr account, both negative and positive feedback is welcome.

Until next time, make sure you pick up the camera often, and play with the features in the camera - youwill always come up with something cool. Happy shooting!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Soon summer























Soon, there will be summer and sun with kids playing by the beach. Currently the beaches are waiting for the sun and for the kids to get out of school. I thought these B&W images, taken while the rain was pouring down, would tell the story of all those places waiting for the summer. Dream, wait and feel how beaches are waiting. Soon they will be full of life.

You can watch the complete set of images by clicking here. Please critique my images below or at my Flickr account, both negative and positive feedback is welcome.

Don't forget to sign up for the Word Wide Photo Walk in Gothenburg, or any other place near you.

Until next time, make sure you pick up the camera often. This is a great time of the year to photograph. Happy shooting!!