This post is about distorting reality with your camera :) The subject of the picture is a statue on the Avenyn, in central Gothenburg. The statue shows a revolver with a knotted barrel. It's a replica of the "Non-Violence" statue in New York. Apparently, there are 17 replicas around the world.
The statue is a clear statement against violence. However, by framing it very tight, the knotted barrel has disappeared and it looks like the gun is pointing straight at the viewer. And they say a picture is worth a thousand words ;)
I went to a wedding party in Germany this weekend. And I found some interesting "party animals". Quite literally :-) I have to thank a dear friend (Sven) for posing long enough for me to nail the focus and exposure... it took quite a few tries.
Often I hear the opinion that wind turbines spoil the landscape. I actually find them quite interesting and not so intrusive at all. This picture tries to prove the point by showing a German landscape that is dotted with wind turbines. I think it looks great.
The botanic garden of Gothenburg is a fantastic place that has always something to offer to photographers. This time I experimented with my new close-up filter, which is a magnifying glass you put in front of your lens to make things bigger. A cheap way to do macro photography without buying a new lens ;) This is the shot I like the most from the day.