Saturday, 26 June 2010

Early summer photography (please make Sun come back)

This June is grey and cold, and there are no Sunsets to be seen. Thus no sunset hunt. Until the rain passes, you have to look at old photos from last year, and I will toss in a Lion as a bonus! When the skies clear, there will be a wandering off to the woods, to a spot with a thousand miles view into the horizon. With an old army base nearby, but it's not as fun as it sounds (I mean the base looks like a kindergarten). 

More Lion destroying the garden photos coming soon! 

And a little colour show off, to promote Norwegian forest and watery swamps that it practices so frequently. Photography result: muddy boots, but funny abstract reflection that looks like mountains. Maybe it's a vulcano!

Big juicy print of this is right here

This was one of the first wilderness shots with the new Canon 5D mark II, which with its insane resolutions allowed to crop this from a much bigger photo. 

In the mean while more prints are being prepared, post-apocalypse collaboration project planned, and promotional youtube shenanigans started.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Swiss Alps Photography

Sometimes sunsets can be colourless, but technically they are still sunsets. I made a visit to the Swiss Alps and I climbed and I climbed and climbed.. on asphalt nonetheless (the real climbing came later). In any case, I couldn't get to the top of my destined alp in time for sunset, and out of pure desperation I climbed the spiky fence (no groin injuries!) to photograph the field. They probably keep cows there, but it was empty at this late hour. Entirely unplanned and impulsive shot, but it turned out to be probably the best from the whole trip. Funny how that happens, eh? Sunset was weak, but it cast enough colour to create a nice warm and nifty atmosphere.

Big juicy print of this can be found here

Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35 lens, Singh-Ray ND filters, tripod.

And I have to share a moment of distress! One learns from own mistakes, and thus me and my friend learned to go home in time. It got dark in a matter of half an hour or so, and the walk home was 2 hours long. Bring flashlight! Mobile phone lights don't do any justice. Also, don't walk through what you think may be shortcuts. You will be interrupted by a bad-ass huge nasty dog, guarding the property....

Apparently, the only good way of photographing Alps during sunsets, is to bring a tent.