Last week I thought spring had come, it was 12 degrees celcius and the sun was shining, the ice was melting and the birds singing.
But the weather in Denmark is treacherous, and now it is snowing, freezing and the lakes are closing again. Tomorrow we’ll have a blizzard, lucky us.
I was lucky yesterday and the sun was out. So I decided to try and get a photo for Letsbewild’s Weekly Challenge themed: Spring.
Today I was taking a walk, and spotted this Grey Heron by the lake.
I tried to get close to it, but it kept fleeing evertime i got close enough. Needless to say it is pretty hard to get an in-flight picture with a manual 50mm. lens.
I don’t have the full EFIX data, as it was taken with a legacy lens. But what I do know is this: ISO: 400, speed: 3200/1. Camera: Sony NEX-6. Lens: Minolta MD 50mm. f/1.4.
So, the result of last weeks photo challenge at Letsbewild just came in, and I was fortunate not to get an honorable mention.
What surprised my was that it wasn’t the one with the bridge that won (my favorite), but instead this one.
It is not that I don’t like this photograph, but it was just something I snapped as I walked past, not something I composed or put great thought into. It just proves that sometimes it helps not to think to much when it comes to photography. You just need to follow your instincts.
So, I just stumbled over some photographs that I took in October on a weekend trip to Bruxelles. It is a beautiful city; gorgeous buildings and nice cafés. But be aware; they hate your credit card. You won’t be able to pay anything under 10€ with card, so you have to have cash, which sucks when you’re used to a “civilized” society that accepts your card even if you have to buy a 10 cent bubblegum…
This shot was taken with a Canon 1100D with an attached Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM. The settings were: ISO 800, 40mm/64mm FF-equivalent. f/4,0. Speed 1/100 s.
This shot was taken with a Canon 1100D with an attached Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM. The settings were: ISO 1250, 24mm/38mm FF-equivalent. f/22. Speed 1/30 s.
I took this photo the other day when I was walking home from work in the sunshine.
I don’t think the apartment buildings are particularly beautiful, but I do like the composition and the angles of the photograph.
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”
– Matt Hardy
So, I indicated yesterday that their might be a B/W photo in the works.
When I went for a walk this Sunday, I passed this freeway bridge that I thought would be perfect for an oldschool black & white photo.
The photo (click to view largest version):
This photo was taken by me on March 3, 2013 around 12 AM. It was shot with a Sony NEX-6 with an attached Sony 16-50mm. 3,5-5,6. lens. The settings: Speed: 1/60 s, focal lenght: 16 mm/24 mm FF-equivalent, ISO: 500. f/13.
Todays featured photo is actually not one of my own, but is taken by my friend Christian Buhl..
The photo is taken from the cabin of a REX aircraft travelling from Sydney to Dubbo, Australia..
I won’t be able to post any settings for today’s picture, since it, surprisingly enough, is taken with a simple point-and-shoot camera (Canon IXUS 105)…
Maybe the point-and-shoot cameras ain’t that bad after all?
If you feel like it you can check out Christian’s photo stream on Flickr.. maybe he’ll manage to capture another decent photo sometime..
Thanks to Christian for letting me use his picture, and thanks to you for reading my blog!
See you all tomorrow..