#120 About a picture

It was in the middle of the summer of 2020. A cloudy, but still warm day. My son is taking a nap in the garden. It was when we almost had started to forget Covid. Boy were we wrong…

#119 About a picture

We went for a morning walk a beautiful morning in December last year. Not far from home we passed through this small Birch forest. I had my M4 loaded with Kodak Porta 400 and took a few shots. I like the soft, dreamy light in this picture. The whole forest is black and white in…

#118 Getting into the Leica M-system?

Taking pictures with a Leica M can be something special. It can be special in many different ways, depending on how you look at photography.  But I am sure it is not for everyone, and I am not talking about that Leica M-photographers is better than others in any way. That doesn’t depend on the…

#117 A perfect project

My latest project – to visit all Nature Reserves in the county where we live – has not been going on for long, but so far it is a small success. To date I have visited ten reserves of 283 (!). Of the ten, we had visited only three before. At first the idea was…

#116 Project Update

As a step in my on going project ”Nature Reserves in Östergötland” I today visited the one closest to home; Solberga. I have driven past the sign hundreds of times the last twenty years, but never stopped. Today I did. Like most Nature Reserves, Solberga probably shows it best side in the summertime, but I…

#115 Photography by intention

I would like to be a photographer that takes picture by intention and not by chance – but I am not. At least not enough. That is one thing that I think is a big difference between many amateur photographers [like my self] and professional’s. I often find my self going out to take pictures…

#114 A Project for 2021

Today we started a small project for 2021; to try and visit all Nature Reserves in Östergötland (the Province we live in). It can be quite a challenge – there are 283 of them. Yesterday my wife found a map and a list with check boxes for each and every one of them, and we…

#113 The Analogue Experience

My choice of cameras over the years has over the years been driven by the fact that I started my photography in the analogue days, back in the 1980:s. I have tried a variety of cameras during the years, but I have returned to the basics: physical dials for shutter speed, aperture and focus (and…

#112 In the sun with a Summicron

It has been gray and rainy weather in Sweden for the last month or so. I have been working from my home most days for a long time now. I try and get out for a walk between Skype meetings, to get some fresh air. My poor camera has been left at home during the…

#111 My gear in 2021

For me there is something so appealing about cameras. A box that catches light – thats all it is. But wow – what a magical box it is. I am not going to go into all the talk about that the camera doesn’t make the picture…and so on. That is of course true – but…

#110 A short stop on the way home

In the middle of September I was on my way home from a job assignment in Växjö, in the heart of Småland (in the southern parts of Sweden). The weather was great and I felt like having a break. I found this old Mill Town called Klavreström where I stopped the car. Beside me on…

#109 The unexpected is often what you remember

One morning we woke up and decided to just take the car, drive north and take a small road up in the mountains (hills). No plan. No internet. No map. Just drive and see where we ended up. The road was carved in the slopes and took us through a fantastic landscape. The views were…