Reaching for the sky!
Reaching for the sky!
– your phone?
– my phone?
– iPhone or Android?
…no it’s the changing room for Superman!
No, it’s not the latest version of the Microsoft Operating system.
This particular one is just a set of nice old windows, typical for the south west area of Sweden, where I happen to live. It’s Christmas Day and we wanted some outside fresh air. It’s plenty of that here by the ocean next to wonderful Kullaberg.
Great weather. May not the best for catching lots of fish. – But great for an outdoor experience and being close to nature. And when you get that catch, you know the feeling of satisfaction will be even better.
Buy your gear at my favorite store for fishing gear/
My daughter went to another dressage competition a couple of weeks ago.
Mom, brothers girlfriend, grandma and grandpa where supporting with kind and encouraging words. But how much did that really help when the rain was pouring?
Anyway – she and her horse did a good job but the judges weren’t really on her side this weekend. Read more about this on her own blog.
The supporters also felt it to be a bit challenging to be encouraging but tried their best 😉
Fortunately it did not rain 100% of the time.
Want see more pics? Take a look here!
I finally got around to do it. And I’m not regretting it.
It was not that i didn’t want to. It was just hard to find the time. When i har planned to do it the fist time I go had to cancel it due to too much work. This time I almost cancelled for the same reason and for being deadly tired.
– I still did it. I drove my car to Gothenburg, checked in at the hotel, was extremely tempted to take a shot of whisky, turn on the tv and just doze of to sleep and skip the whole thing. – But I didn’t. I called for a taxi and I went downtown Gothenburg for shooting night photography.
It was worth it!
After a short theory lesson on the street outside the central train station. We took off and hiked up the nearest bridge “Götaälvbron”. First lesson was to shoot street with cars where the car lights turned in to lines. I believe that I passed the test:
(Camera settings with exposure time roughly at 20-30 seconds, aperture F8-F12 and ISO 100 (occasionally up to 400) was the common theme).
Like many things – not hard to do at all if you know how 😉
Some surrealistic shots using led lights and a torch light:
The “actor” is one of my “student” fellows in this night shoot photo training – he did a good job. Looks almost like something from “Tomb Raider” video game or similar, don’t you agree?
You simply can’t go to Gothenburg city center by the water and not visit the statue of the song writer Evert Taube, one of Sweden’s most respected musicians in the 20th century. The statue is posing on the water side of the opera house.
After this session, I was still rather tired. Just after midnight. But still not as tired as before the session. I was a great excersice and doing fun stuff tend to bring energy. Someone who brought lots of energy was the trainer, Mr Max at Mästerfoto (Master Photo) who gave this session – great guy and I captured his autograph:
Thank you to the team from Mästerfoto (Master Photo). But most of all, -thank you to my daughter Victoria, my son Alexander and my wife Lena giving me a great gift card for this experience as a Christmas present.
The title says a lot about my daughter. Working hard hours and hours, days, weeks and years with her horses. This weekend was an early spring competition in dressage in Klippan.
She will probably show other pictures in her blog post at www.lillasdressage.se where she will write about the competition from her expert view. After many years as a spectator I’m unfortunately still not knowledgeable enough to comment. But i enjoy supporting with bringing my camera!
Well done Victoria!
Kullaberg is slowly waking up from sleepy winter mode to lustrous spring mode. This time of the year it is all from beutiful to mysterious.
Looking forward to the next steps of spring and summer!
It was a weekend of celebrating my mom’s birthday and we wanted to shoot some photos for memory.
We wanted to try a and create a different type of photographs on birthdays. So our wonderful neighbors, Rolf and Hanna, who runs Purple Living, offered to let us use their store (after closing). Their store is in greenhouse, has a great atmosphere and of course interesting light – even a late afternoon in January!
It was freezing cold. It was really January in Sweden with the related temperature, – but we had great fun!
Some of the pictures really came out different than ordinary birthday pics, don’t you think so?
Happy Birthday, Mom!