#214 Grey grey grey

Yet another gray day here in our small corner of Sweden. I like shooting black and white on days like this. A nice old Kodak Tri-X in the camera gives life to the grayscale. The lone oak tree has been posted on my blog before. One of our walks is passing the tree and every…

#213 Darker

Sweden in November. The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. Drove to a local farm to buy some eggs today in the afternoon. A really boring day when it comes to photography. But why? Why not take pictures in boring conditions as well? Had to stop and take a picture towars…

#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…

#190 The Tele-Elmarit and an EVF

A few years ago I bought a Canadian made Leica Tele-Elmarit 2,8/90 from 1979. It was a good deal – at least that was what I thought. The lens turned out to flare quite a bit in some lighting situations. Since I use it on a Leica M – as supposed – I can’t see…

#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…

#184 An Unexpected Church

Like a medieval castle it raises over the land – the church of Orlunda. Orlunda is not exactly a place you see from the highway. I first visited the small village about twenty years ago, as I drove around without a plan with my camera. As I understand, the church is closed at the moment….

#168 Project update

In 2021 I starded a small project; visit all Nature Reserves in my county. There are only about 300 of them. My problem is that I never seem to finish my projects – I get bored or forget about them completley. However this is a project that I get help to remember. Both my wife…

#135 About a picture

This old turnstile and counter has been around for a while. Numerous visitors to the dance floor at the small island of Valö, has passed it in the summer nights. More than one has probably left with a new partner for life. It all started at the turnstile…

#132 Project Update

My project “Nature Reserves in Östergötland” is slowly moving forward. To date I have visited 14 reserves – which means that I have almost only scratched the surface. But I must say that the project has been a positive thing in these crazy times. We have hiked in the Swedish nature along with friends on…

#93 Like walking in a painting

Golf is for me almost like photography. Been doing it since the 1980:s and is an average golfer/photographer. It doesn´t help to buy new clubs – I will not play any better. The same goes for a new camera… A golf course is often a beautiful place. Some more than others. Yesterday we played one…

#85 We are going outdoors

In Sweden we are not locked down at the moment – like many parts of the world is. We are told to keep strict ”social distancing” and to work from home…and so on. If this is the right strategy or not, no one will know until after the pandemic. I personally believe that this is…