Hello all friends,
Yes, it has been a long time since I posted anything here. The reason looks like this...
In the end , I needed a technical camera for my photography and after several months of studying what would be a suitable system for me, I concluded that an ALPA SWA is exactly what I want!
In my new homepage I have a section that I call 'Latest Image' and here I will add images with comments, not unlike a blog. So, if you still feel like you want to see what I do on a regular basis, visit www.danlindberg.com once in a while!
Thank you for your support emails! In fact, from my 47 followers I have recieved 22 emails asking for the continuation of my imageposting & comments!
From now on its all here www.danlindberg.com
See you there :)
The setup and positioning of this image was carefully done. The intention was a pure architectual image with the play of lines and perspective in greyscale. After a while I was happy and measured reflected light on the wall and shot it. I am sure you can 'imagine' away the guy falling and then you see my initial intention with the image. However, half a second after I had shot the first image, I hear somebody running heavily down the stairs and before I even take away my eye from the viewfinder, I see him falling straight towards me. With a reflex I shoot again and then I through myself to the side. The guy falls and miss me by inches, he stands up instantly and carry on running. It was all over in a couple of seconds. Nobody was chasing him, I have no idea what it was all about. But the image gets a story, and that I like!
After a few times at service, my whole system is now back and works as it should. Inspiration is coming back and I am eager to create new images with this wonderful photographic tool. I say 'thank you' to both Ulf at Mattssons Foto and Brian at Leica Denmark for the service given. I appreciate it! This image was created a few hours ago at Ekholm lake and I dedicate this one to you guys.
Let's stay tuned on eveningshots. This is probably the most photographed building in Malmoe. For this reason alone it is difficult to find a new angle or approach to make an image stand out. I have yet to see this one though(but it wouldn't surprise me if it does exist!).
To be honest, sunset images are not my favorite kind of images. I am posting this one simply because of the colours. It was probably not more than 5 minutes away before the yellow would turn red and the blue would turn black and I felt there was "something swedish" about it......
Striking light at breakfast at my friends house. This is his view from the kitchen window and I (ofcourse) had to excuse myself to run outside with the M9 ready to fire. The blue was intense, the fog in the distance soothing your mind and the reed more golden than ever. Even the coffee was good. Thanks Fredrik :)
Tight crop, snooplight, lowered chin, pouting lips and intense eyes were the factors I was having in mind as soon as I saw the facepaint. Lucky for me that the model is used to my instructions :) so in less than 10 exposures and 5 minutes I had it exactly as I wanted it! [50/1.4 Summilux]
The Summilux 50 is a fast lens with 1.4 aperture wide open. I know that many just love to use this lens wide open to create dreamlike out of focus areas. I like this too, but when shooting people fairly closeup, then I prefer to have most of the face in focus and therefore I try to shoot @2. Especially if there is no imediate object behind the person. Here I have a small series of portraits of my daughter shot yesterday. All of them @2 and note that the out of focus areas are still nice and soft, but her whole face is sharp.
Climbing up from Monachil on carretera del Purche towards Sierra Nevada rewards you on many grand scenes along the way. This day I had been out on the road for 9 hours with the sole purpose of looking for M images. It was a marvellous day with plenty of raw files recorded on the cards and I felt that it had been well spent hours.
It was getting late and I was quite tired and getting hungry, so I decided to go straight home and simply call it a day. But climbing above the clouds at around 2000 metres the light and atmosphere changed. Oh, well then, I stopped the car yet again and wondered off, hunting light and compositions. That last walk of the day resulted in this shot. [50/1.4 Summilux]
Focusing at moving objects with a Leica M is a challange. Atleast for me. I am more at ease when I can plan, take my time, set up a tripod, think a bit more, measure light and then, maybe, I shoot.....Here I got friendly with a huge bird and I can tell you that I shot 10 exposures when it was moving about, me going back and forth with the focusing ring frantically - not having a single clue where I was. 9 raw files came out completely rubbish, and this one was spot on!!! Don't ask me how I did it :)
A carefully thought out composition, where some would argue that putting the window with bleed is not textbook. No it is not. But in my mind letting the bricks be visible around the window produces a weaker image. Now there are well defined colourareas and perfect horizontal and vertical lines. Tripod was used. A last point, when I shoot a flat surface and do not have to worry about DOF, then I usually go for the aperture with the most resolution. With the Summilux it is 5,6. [50/1.4 Summilux]