#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…

#195 Shooting in the evening

Taking a walk in the evening as the sun sets, with my Leica M. The Zeiss 2/35 is mounted. Really pleased with the decision to go back to Zeiss, by the way. The results are great. Sharp, nice colors, no flare and great handling. The daylight fades away and the moon is rising. Perhaps one…

#194 The Garage

We arrived to the hotel late at night. The parking garage was old and not a place you felt totally safe in. It was poorly lit and only half full. We left the car and went to the hotel for a nights sleep. Then the next day, the garage showed a totally different face. It…

#193 Trying something new

I have decided to try out landscape photography for a while and see if I can learn something new. When I say try I mean that I will try and give it more time and effort. Not just catch a snapshot as I hike. More composing, using a tripod, working on my technique, editing and…

#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…

#191 What just happened?

It feels like it was only yesterday when the fields were green and growing. The cold and darkness was gone and the days were getting longer. Now, suddenly, the farmers are harvesting all around. But it is only august and we still have a couple of months before the days are shorter then the nights,…

#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…

#188 The Strait between Sweden and Denmark

I grew up in a city by the ocean – Helsingborg. When you live by the ocean, your life is formed around it – without you knowing it. In the summer we took our bicycles to the beach. When there was a storm we went to the ocean to feel the power of the wind…

#185 Lake Vättern in the viewfinder

A beautiful day by lake Vättern – the second largest lake in Sweden. My trusty Leica M240P was equipped with a Zeiss ZM 2,8/21 Biogon. To compose the picture, when using wide lenses with an M, I like to use an external viewfinder. I wear glasses – and it is almost impossible to see the…

#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….

#183 The Icebreakers are resting

Three of the Swedish Icebreakers at rest in the late summer evening. The three ships of the ”Atle-class” were built in the 1970:s and are soon to be replaced by new ships, if all goes according to plan. When I was about ten years old, there was this tv-program about a reaserch journey to the…