Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gunnebo Castle

I spent Sunday afternoon shooting at the local castle Gunnebo, even though the weather wasn't that good. The overcast gave me very soft light though. All shots in manual mode using both my Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and my Nikon 70-300 VR f/4.5 on my Nikon D300. I was playing a lot with details of the castle.

For the complete set of photos click here.

Lake Gröen in different modes

One early morning on my way to the airport heading for a business trip, my current favorite lake Gröen was covered by a mysterious looking mist. Even though I was late for the flight I stopped to make a few quick shots. I shot in manual mode at ISO 200, 50 mm, 1/2000, f/2.8, with my Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 on my D300. I made it in time for my flight. :-)
Almost ten days later on my way home from the airport, returning from another business trip, the sun was almost setting so I stopped at the same lake. Having more time at hand then earlier I spent some time trying to find nice compositions of the green and blue colors, as well as color patterns in the trees. With the camera set to Vivid mode the colors exploded. I just love that mode when the right scene appears infront of me and this was one of those scenes. I used both my 17-50 mm and my 70-300 zooms, and at various ISOs. The light was changing rapidly so I had to adjust the ISO several times.
It's amaazing when you consider these two images being from the same scene, only at different times of the day. The light really makes a difference. For a slideshow of the complete photo set click here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Stockholm City Hall

I took the opportunity to do a photo walk to the Stockholm City Hall from my nearby hotel, while being in the city on a business trip. Bringing my camera on business trips makes for a nice change to aircrafts, hotels and conference rooms. Even though it was only early May the weather was like a warm and sunny summer day. Most photos where shot using the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. It's a great lens to capture the surrondning, but buildings of course get pretty distorted at low focal lengths. Long distance closeups where shot using the Nikon 70-300 f/4.5 VR. The VR really helps in the 300 mm range.
The photo above shows the inside of the City Hall pillars. I was "fighting" with another photographer, doing a model shot, to get a good angle of the pillars. To view the complete set of photos click here.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stockholm by Night

I'm currently on business travel in Stockholm, Sweden, so I took the opportunity last night to do some night photography. The photos are taken between 9 and 10 pm so the days are really getting long now.
It's amazing how you can see people kayaing and fishing in the heart of the city, you can even eat the fish you catch. To view the complete photo set click here.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today is my wife Monica's Birthday!
Have a nice birthday Monica! I love you!
This is at our house in Sweden.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Gothenburg Harbour Sunset

On my way home the other day I saw the sun setting so I drove to a place where I know I would find water for my image foreground. The few minutes before and after sunset just makes for great shots. Don't miss that opportunity.
View all the photos from my sunset shoot by clicking here. As usual, feel free to comment in my blog below.

Walk around the Finnsjön lake

The other day I decided to explore the Swedish nature which I for obvious reasons haven't done in years and really never done as a photographer. Our hose here in Sweden is about 20 minutes walking distance from the beautiful lake Finnsjön where we use to go swimming. I've never really been around the lake so this was an excellent opportunity to do just that.
It's amazing how many different green colors there is in nature at this time of the year. In just a few weeks all those green colors turn darker and changes the landscape quite a bit. So, now is the time to do it. Enjoy the photos from my walk around the lake by clicking here and feel free to add comments in my blog below. If you want to turn on my Flickr photo comments click the "i" in the photo.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Råda Preserve in the early morning

I vistited the Råda Preserve about a week ago shooting the beautiful spring flowers. A few days later I saw that the Anemone Nemorosa (what I believe is the correct translation of the Swedish"Vitsippa") was bloming even more than earlier so I decided to go back. When I woke up far too early the other day and the light was really beautiful I decided to back to the Preserve. I went out the door about 6 am just as the sun started to break through the tree bransches.
The light in the Preserve was just amazing. After more than an hour of shooting and scaring the heck out of people passing by on their way to work seeing me on my knees in the forrest, I went to work and felt that I have had a great start of the day. Click here to view the complete set of photos.