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Är det fler än jag som är fascinerad av månen? En månbelyst natt har något trollskt över sig. Det finns ju många myter om månen som har med skräck att göra. Varulvar som kommer fram vid fullmåne och häxor som avbildas som siluetter mot månen när de flyger iväg över himlen på sina kvastar. Men jag finner tröst i den och tycker den är otroligt vacker i alla sina skeden. Från den första tunna skäran på himlen när den kommer tills den är full och lyser på oss som en lykta i himlen tills den försvinner som om den lägger sig till ro. Det är något djupt trösterikt för mig att se denna himlakropp som reflekterar solljuset till oss även när solen lämnat vår horisont och lyser upp en annan del av jorden.  Det är som att måne och sol tillsammans vill påminna oss om att ljuset alltid finns någonstans även när det är som mörkast. […]

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”New camera lens happiness!” English summary below Jag är så glad! Äntligen gjorde jag slag i saken och satsade på ett nytt lite bättre objektiv och ett bättre stativ som orkar bära kameran ordentligt. De kom igår och idag åkte jag på nytt till Lidingöbron efter jobbet för att se om lite av den där magin jag upplevde häromveckan kunde återskapas. Det kunde den inte – inte som den dagen. Den magin kommer jag nog få jaga i evighet. Men lite mer magi än sist i alla fall. Och jag är så lycklig över mitt nya objektiv. En helt annan skärpa. Jag frös som en tok. Jag var verkligen inte klädd för tillfället. Mina handskar hade jag glömt hemma så händerna kändes som djupfrysta. Låren var helt bortdomnade av kylan eftersom jag inte hade några långkallingar under byxorna som skydd. Men vem bryr sig? Jag hade så kul! Nu vill jag ut och […]

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”Out in the Cold”  Summary in English after the photos. Det har varit en mild vinter minst sagt. Men i början av januari hade vi några riktigt fina dagar som bjöd på det bästa vintern har att ge. Jag gick ut. Dryga fem kilometers promenad senare kom jag hem, blöt med kalla fötter, men lycklig! Promenaden var som en dröm. En perfekt magisk vinterdag. Då kylan biter i kinderna, precis så där lagom så att de blir röda av kylan, men inte gör ont. Solen skiner krispigt blekgul lågt på himlen och kastar långa skuggor, himlen lyser vinterblå mellan lätta moln. Snötäcket bäddar in landskapet och reflekterar solen i bländande vitt. Pyttesmå snöflingor fyller luften med glittrande stjärnstoft när de fångas upp av solens strålar. En vintersaga. På riktigt. Det var nästan så att jag fick nypa mig i armen för att inse att det var verklighet. Känslan av att ha varit med om […]
Do you have dreams? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Some dream big, some dream small, but we all have dreams to some extent. It makes us human and it’s beautiful. I have noticed a theme in my dreams, they all have to do with freedom, creativity and nature somehow. I have a bucket list of dreams. Some of them I will realise, and some I won’t be able to realise. I am after all soon 45 years old and many of these dreams are often easier fulfilled when you are about twenty years younger. By that I don’t mean that age should stop you from following your dreams. It’s just the fact that youth makes things easier. But these unfulfilled dreams will give me something to fantasise about. Something to feed my daydreams! And big dreams can be made smaller and manageable, so you still get the experience in some way. […]
  For this week of Jen’s and my photo project I was inspired by some of Jen’s previous themes: windows, glass and light and how one object can turn into something completely different depending on how you play with light, sharpness etc. I have always been fascinating by the sunlight through my bathroom window. It’s something I notice everytime I take a shower! The window glass has a ”wiggly” structure to it so that it lets in light but you can’t look through it. A very convenient structure for a bathroom window. 😉 So when the sunlight hits the window it creates some really cool effects. And when I got really close with the camera I got different colour and light effect  depending on how I angled the camera.  This first set of two illustrates that. All I did here was to turn up the saturation a bit. I also noticed […]
Soap bubbles part two! 🙂 This week’s photo project photos of Jen’s and my project. Don’t forget to check her photos out. I am not sure when she will put them up, but bookmark her blog and enjoy her creativity in generell while waiting for the photos :). I had so much fun with the soap bubble last week that I continued to play with them this week. This time I used my ledlit hearts wall decoration as bokeh and backlight to the soapbubbles and took the photos with underexposed flash to freeze motion in the dark light. I did ok. It was still slight long exposure of parts of a second so I got some interesting effects (I think…) from that too. I will start with my least favourite photo.I like the bokeh effect and the trails of light from the slightly long exposure. I *think* the flash sets […]

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Ok. So I might have bended the theme a bit this week. But one could say it is at least playing with light and colours. I was devoting myself to try out soap bubbles and water effects. I covered a cutting board in a colourful gift wrapping paper and put it in the sink as a background for the tap water and bubbles. I took hundreds of photos hoping some of them would be good! I didn’t succeed too well with the water photos, I don’t have enough zoom on my camera to get really close to the drops. But I managed to catch some nice bubble photos, I think. And the photos looks good together like a ”theme”.   Running tap water catching the colours of the background My favourite photo this week. Single bubble (cropped) Single bubble. Jen will put up her photos tomorrow! Don’t forget to check […]
Time for this week’s photos in Jen’s and my photo poject painting with light. This time I wanted to play with light and water. I have noticed when I shower that the light from the window creates a nice stripe effect on the water from the shower so I decided to play with that. These photos are the result of backlit shower water and variation of shutterspeed, and depth of field, for creating the stripes of water contrasting the square pattern of the background tiles, and having fun in Photoshop to create the colour effects. These pojects to me is about playing around and having fun and learning by doing and experimenting. For artistic quality I recommend Jen’s photos 😉  
Today I had the most amazing photo walk in my Elfvik paradise. Even though I only took a couple of photos. The sun sparkles in the water inspried me to film instead of taking photos. This film will be up tomorrow. I am teasing a bit! 😉 Building up suspension. Building up expectations. So you are now at the edge of your seats and expect a masterpiece no less. Right?? 😉 But in all honesty it is just a bunch of clips of ”moving photos” so to speak. I like the addition movement gives to a scene that a still photograph can’t convey. I also like how the film media allows you to edit and add music to the scenes. An extra dimension. I took some lazy snapshots with the mobile phone when I just wanted a quick photo to document the walk. Taking out the camera and prepare it would take too […]
Jag bryter av fredagens blogg med att redovisa veckans fotoprojekt i samarbete med Jen idag istället för igår. Därför kommer jag nu att byta språk till engelska.. 3 …2 … 1 Here we go. I hope my English speaking readers (not that many but still 😉 ), find this entry even though it is not posted on a Tuesday or Thursday. It is time to show this week’s entry in Jen’s and my photo project painting with light. First, a warning. 🙂 This week was all experimental. I just wanted to try to light an object in different colours using bulb mode on the camera. That way I tried to first light the object with say a red light from behind, then I turned off the torch and put on a different colour, say blue, and lit the object  on the front with blue. Then turned off the torch again to light […]