28. april 2010

Geese in pond

two wild geese enjoying the chilled pre-spring noon. The rooty trees sticking out of the water are so beautiful - makes me think about many of Miyazaki's amazing worlds. However the overall mood might lead one's thoughts upon Lars Von Triers recent works. Mystical and unsettled.
lens: Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6

Deer at "the Hill"

some deer peacefully grasses in the woods around "the Hill".
lens: Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6

25. april 2010

Cherry Blossom

girl playing around a cherrytree blossoming in the afternoon sun.
lens: Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6

Yellow car

an elderly roman washing his yellow car. in Italy, and especially in Rome, the Smart car is extremely popular - due to its practical size. this little Fiat is even smaller than a Smart car.
lens: Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6

24. april 2010


an illigal streetmerchant picks up a mirror he "forgot" from a to-be paying costumer when four Cabinieres (police officers) appears from behind the snack-truck.
lens: Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6

Termini waitress

a waitress in Rome central station (termini) readying the tables for new costumers. this was taken during the amazing situation surrounding the vulcanic erruption on Iceland. the central staion was chaotic, especially when the police was put in to keep people from trying (with no result) to get a ticket out of Italy.
lens: Canon 50mm f/1.4

My new camera

Two weeks ago I bought a Canon Eos 40d from my dad-in-law. Why the 40d? Well the xxxd series is too "consumer" for me, too fiddly and too light. The xd series is a bit too expensive, and it might be a sort of camera I'll upgrade too when I know this is something I keep coming back to. Therefor the xxd series matches my preferences perfectly, since I wouldn't call the xxd series fiddly and "consumer" - nor would I refer to them as super professional hardware. They land somewhere inbetween, maybe leaning a bit towards the "consumer" end, but what the heck.

Anyway on this blog, my digital darkroom, I'll post what I do.

At this point in time I own the following:

Canon Eos 40d
Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM (macro-able)
Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM (non macro-able)
3 Batteries
obvious accessories

Thanks to my very good and competent friend Kristoffer Bjørn whom I owe all my knowledge. Go see his photo-blog at: http://www.photosbykristoffer.blogspot.com

He is a great photographer dealing with real stuff like a Canon Eos 5d, softboxes, speedlights, radiowave transmitters et cetera.