One of my buddies from the local camera club set up a little 7-day photo challenge for a select group of interested people. It’s always interesting, and challenging (hence the name, I guess), because you get a theme and have stick to it. It may or may not be something you would’ve come up with yourself, and if it wasn’t it may (or may not) be something that’ll pull you out of your comfort zone.
And indeed, he had some of those (bless / curse him!). I’ll spare you the self-portrait, that was downright scary. And I’ll spare you a few other ones, too, since in my eyes they didn’t come out as nice as I would’ve liked, but I’ll share my favorites here.
On the theme movement / motion I finally got to do something I had been planning to do already for quite some time, but never came around doing. I’ll go out and shoot some more of these, while I still can, before the terrorism-paranoia comes over here, too, and they won’t allow you to shoot anymore in these locations.
It’s a panorama stitched together from two pictures.
D800, ISO100, 10 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm
Every year I look forward to winter.
Being from Holland originally, where winter officially ceased to exist in the early 80s (with the occasional exception to the rule every decade and a half or so) I haven’t really had the pleasure of enjoying a good pack of snow and temperatures so cold that your eyes get sticky. Until I came to Finland, that is.
And the first years were great. Massive amounts of snow, freezing cold temperatures, and great great opportunities to photograph.
Unfortunately, call it global warming, or whatever, it looks like in the southern part of Finland where I’m residing, winter’s going on holiday now too in winter… There was a bit of snow in November, but since then it’s been just dramatic. Just like in Holland. Rain, rain, rain.
So what’s left to do for a photographer then? Traveling up north would be an option, and I WILL do that some time. But right now the only option is to retreat underground… Into the tunnels under the city.
D200, ISO200, 1/2 sec @ f/5, Sigma 28-200mm
D200, ISO100, 8 sec @ f/19, Sigma 10-20mm