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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Birds birds birds

April 17, 2017

Crane showing off. 400mm on full-frame, 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 200

A friend suggested to go to Hornborgasjön, a lake located about 2h away from Gothenburg. He mentioned that it's a known spot for migrating cranes. I never shot birds before and don't have the right equipment. My longest lens is an 85mm, definitely not enough for the task. But he let me borrow his professional 70-200mm with a 2x extender and suggested the right camera settings. It was my first time with a long telephoto lens... and I loved it. The world is quite different through a 400mm glass! But capturing the flying birds is so darn difficult. These are some pictures I managed to keep in focus (by sheer luck, mostly).

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A short walk in Björkö

April 16, 2017

Upside down. 85mm on full-frame. 1/125, f/8, ISO 100

Björkö is an island north of Gothenburg. It's connected to the mainland by a roll-on/roll-off ferry and it's only a 40' drive from my place. The island has a lot of nature and well-marked hikes, especially in the northern part. After parking the car, we went on a short stroll and we found this lovely, little pond. The lack of wind created a perfect opportunity to shoot reflections...

Göteborg from the deck of a ferry

April 15, 2017

Eriksberg. 85mm of full-frame, 1/200, f/8, ISO 280

We recently embarked on a Stena Line ferry traveling from Gothenburg to Kiel. The ferry is as tall as a building and the view from its deck is pretty spectacular. I took the chance of shooting a couple of panoramas from such a vantage point to capture the feeling of dominance over the city that you get from there.

This is the view towards the open sea. The ferry goes under the big bridge and it feels like you could almost touch it. Pretty cool (also temperature-wise).:

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Joshua Radin live at Pustervik

March 22, 2017

Looking up. 85mm, 1/125, f1.4, ISO 6400. Panorama from three shots.

This week, Joshua Radin was in town and played at Pustervik. I was at his concert in Stockholm a couple of years back and it was great to watch him live again! He played a lot of old songs this time, to the great delight of my wife. She is a fan from the very beginning... I'm more of a late convert, I confess :)

We were both very tired from work (the gig was on a Tuesday), but we left the concert with our hearts and minds in a very good place. Thank you Joshua!

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