Street photography in Torino

May 23, 2017

Recently, I went back to my hometown (Torino!) for a series of family celebrations, including the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. It was mostly family time, but one afternoon I also had the chance to hit the streets of the city center with my trusty 50mm lens. These are the results...

50mm on full frame. 1/320 sec, f/16, ISO 100

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Different days, same scene

May 22, 2017

50mm on full frame, 0.6 sec, f/11, ISO 100

No commentary is needed this time...

50mm on full-frame, 0.5 sec, f/16, ISO 100


The picture in the picture

May 11, 2017

85mm on full frame, 1/3 sec, f/16, ISO 100

I'm trying to pay more attention to the details (picture above) rather than the grander scene (picture below). Sometimes it pays off, as I love the tighter photo of the water, above. 

These pictures have been taken at the Kvarn in Mölndal, an old industrial area from the late 1800's where the power of the water has been used for many years to run several manufacturing activities. In fact, Kvarn means mill in Swedish. The village around is very well preserved and worthy a visit.

24mm on full frame, 1/8 sec, f/16, ISO 100


A walk in Brännö

May 10, 2017

Waving yellow weeds. 50mm on full-frame. 6 sec, f/11, ISO 100, 10-stops ND filter.

The island of Brännö in the Southern Archipelago of Gothenburg is only 15 minutes by ferry from the place I live. Cars are not allowed there and people use funny three-wheeled mopeds to move things around. In 1935, the Swedes passed a new law that gave workers two weeks of vacation and the island became a popular place for Gothenburg residents to have a summer house (a.k.a."stuga"). It's still a popular place to go for a swim in summer. The island is connected via a small pedestrian bridge to Galterö, a small and uninhabited island that is now a natural reserve. In Galterö, we followed a circular hike of about 5 km, which often offers some lunar landscapes. The midday sun was not ideal for photography, but some black&white conversion made the results acceptable :) All the photographs below have been taken in Galterö with my trusty 24mm lens.

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Street portraits

May 3, 2017

50mm on full-frame. 1/200, f/4, ISO 100

This weekend, the students of the Chalmers university organized the traditional Cortege procession. To get an idea, imagine a carnival parade with plenty of humour and fun. Quite remarkably, it has been organized every year since 1909. The students and alumni get together to celebrate their 'alma mater' and all wear the typical student hat (il looks a bit like the cap of a sea captain).

I took advantage of the relaxed and fun atmosphere to ask many participants to pose for my camera and they have been great sports.

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