It's good to be back! ;-)
The good news: my broadband connection is working now.
The bad news: I will start blogging some of my old shots here... starting now.
This shot was taken when Stig and Knut came over to London and we met for the first time in July 2005. We were wandering up and down the South Bank and the Royal Festical Hall was packed up for the now finished renovations. This text was by a cafe or a shop that was still open regardless of the construction facade.
In general when I do street photography I'm drawn to the quirky and humorous details in the environment, but this scene also attracted me due to the obvious graphic effect it had. When people walked by the text was just at the right hight to "title" them. There were more obvious shots from this spot I got where for example a group of men walked by. There is also a lovely shot I got of two elderly women. But somehow this worked the best for me. I love how the couple is lined up and in full profile and how their shadows are so symmetrical. The colour is just as bright as it was that day, too.
Berlin, Velvia 100, 28mm The new boblycat private-message system should now be working, and I have added some info on how to configure your personal blog block in the Boblycat HOWTO. As you may know, I'll be on vacation soon, so I won't be able to install the portfolio system before I leave. We are hoping to add little things to improve the use of boblycat before that though. If you have feedback, don't hesitate with sending me a message.
Grand Café, Oslo
The above shot I did on a rainy grim day in Oslo. It was a shot that I had been searching around a bit for. So when I saw it I knew I had to get it. Problem was that I was using a 50mm and that wasn't really wide enough. So when I shot it I was in the middle of a junction and cars honked at me. The girl then noticed me which I think is ok here as it gives a human face to the composition.
As for shooting, I am really shy, like really shy. Every day I need to work up my confidence to take shots of people, talk to people and see things. If I have a bad day, it's worse of course.
One thing I like about digital is that it is useful to get into shooting shape on a new day. You know the shots will be duds, but you do them to get warm and ready for when things converge in front of your lens and you just have a split-second to get it right. With film you can do that too, but there is always the nagging thought that it costs money for every shot and even worse that it will take time to develop and I hate cleaning the kitchen. My gf will testify on that.
In other news, my life is busy as always.. have had Lasse from Denmark over here lately so he can see Norway. He is shooting everythign he sees and is up all night processing things in photoshop.
Oh and yeah.. have added two new features to boblycat... A personal blog block, which lets a boblycat define a block in the left column and it is shown on all the user's blog-related pages. And the other feature is privatemessages or notes. Once things are stableI'll update the HOWTO.
Yet another wall I shot in Berlin... oh wait, this one is actually THE Wall.
I don't think she know I was taking a picture of her. She most likely though I was taking a photo of whatever was behind her, because she moved right after I got the shot. I really like the expression on her face and the wrinkles on her forehead.
A photo from almost a year ago on my fourth roll of film. It's like a photo from a thirld world country going through drought.