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The way you usually want to see it, but not always (or always not) when you’re a photographer, unless you have something from a different angle in mind. Big bright ball of fire up in the sky, screwing up your exposures and your contrast.
There are going pictures around on the net all the time where photographers are creative with what nature offers them. I found my own little thing the other day when I was out and about with the camera at hand.
Since here in Finland things don’t really get dark anymore around this time, at least not during the times that one is supposed to consciously live it, the street lights don’t go on anymore.
But with a little bit of help from that big ball up in the sky you can make any light switch on :)

Street light

D700, ISO200, 1/3000 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 50mm

And to cool down from the previous post…
Go have a cup of tea with one (or some) of these delicious waffles.

Stroopwafels

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/11, Tamron 90mm macro, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

In Holland I always was a big sucker for these, but when I moved to Finland I couldn’t get them anywhere! But that has changed :)
It happens so that Theun “Tomppa” Willems (www.siirappivohveli.fi) is making these delicious things and he’s delivering to a number of supermarkets (and ever expanding his “territory”).
He knew that I was a photographer and asked me if I could make a couple of pictures of the packages so he could use it in his marketing material. He brought me a whole box full of them and told me to open as many packages as I had to in order to get some good pictures.
In the end I opened only one package, but Theun (bless him)  told me I could keep the whole box. Of course no protest from me on that end.
Sadly the box is already empty so I will have to give him a call to see if I can order another box :)
Life is good!

A couple of months ago we did a workshop on nude photography with a few fellow photographers from the local camera club. Excellent workshop leader and excellent model made for some really nice shots. Main focus point was the curves of the body. I’ve noticed that I’ve always been more a “detail” type of guy, so this was right up my street :)

Nude photography

D700, ISO1600, 1/180 sec @ f/1.7, Nikkor 50mm

Nude photography

D700, ISO1600, 1/125 sec @ f/1.7, Nikkor 50mm

Nude photography

D700, ISO1600, 1/180 sec @ f/1.7, Nikkor 50mm

Nude photography

D700, ISO1600, 1/180 sec @ f/1.7, Nikkor 50mm