#196 Street with a 21mm lens

A while ago I bought a 21mm lens (as mentioned before in recent posts). At first I was bothered by the fact that the rangefinder only supports lenses down to 28mm. Any wider than that requiers an external viewfinder – optical or digital. If you wear glasses like me, anything wider than 50mm in fact…

#192 Chocolat

Sometimes you find a place that you just like. You keep returning time after time, just to feel good. In Sweden we call them ”Smultronställen” – I am not sure of if there is a good expression for it in the English language – there are probably several. Sweet spot? Hidden gem? Anyway…it can be…

#189 Highlights and a 21mm lens

I have shot this windows [in the Cathedral of Linköping] before and posted on this blog – but not shot with a 21mm lens. The details in the glass is incredible. I have started to really like the 21mm focal length – even though there are no 21mm framelines in the Leica M. A couple…

#165 Boring morning

A short while ago I started an Instagram account, where I planned to post 3×2 black and white pictures from my life. The idea was to use pictures more or less direct from the camera. Now I think – why Instagram? I have my own place here… This is a picture from the other morning….

#145 Canvas Icons

Every now and then I visit Cathedrals in the cities I pass by. I am not a religious person, but there is almost always something to shoot or discover in a Cathedral. On my last visit to the Cathedral of Linköping I ”found” some beautiful ”canvas icons”. The ”canvas icons” are part of an exibition…

#66 Winter Light

Leica M240 and Zeiss Biogon 35/2,8 Every year around Christmas – when it doesn’t get any darker outside – Linköping is lit up by the Winter Light exibition. Winter Light is a number of installations around the city, with ”light” as a theme. I must say that I am not generally that impressed by the…

#37 City Walk at home

After I wrote post #35 – The Backyard, I went for a short photowalk in my home town Linköping. I tried to walk where I not usually walk and look where I not usually look. Here is what I found. I used my Leica Q in the Monocrome mode. I have made some adjustments in…

#34 Coffee and cameras

Leica Q There are a lot of nice stuff in a good coffee shop. Just look at the tea bags, the coffee machine or the mugs. The whole shop is all about making you get in the right mood – to have coffee or tea. But there is something seriously wrong with me – I…

#27 A Leica Q Walk

I am learning to shoot with the Leica Q. Or perhaps I should say, learning the camera and how to get the pictures I want with it. I found that this is a fantastic camera to use. Today I took it for a walk in Linköping. I would compare the camera to the Fujifilm X100,…

#22 I forgot to change the settings

Today I made the classic mistake – I forgot to change the settings in the camera. I usually change the settings to a ”standard setting” as I put the camera down – to avoid this from happening. Usually. Not always. This was the way it was supposed to be. In color! The cherry trees are…

#20 Q in the sun

Yesterday me and my Leica Q was out walking in the morning sun. I wanted to try to get the star shaped sun in the frame, using a small aperture. When I look at the picture, I can almost feel the same intensity in the sunlight that I felt as I was shooting. This strange…

#17 Learning the Leica Q – part one

Had the day off and took the opportunity to try out the Leica Q. The weather in Linköping is great – to be in the middle of March. Sunny and about 5 degrees celsius. Shot the pictures with the lens wide open – the camera has an electronic shutter, so this is possible even on…