A Beer and a Shot

A Beer and a Shot

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The best way of ending a great day of picture making, is with a cold beer and a shot of tequila and some good company, My friend Mike Connell is sitting on the bar stole right next to me. Thanks for the company buddy.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 7 July, 2010
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s

Akihabara Bus

Akihabara Bus

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I was out walking the streets of Tokyo a week or so ago, I took a subway train to Tokyo station, cause I thought it would be some sort of a downtown, but let me tell you it isn’t, My first impression is that it’s a rather boring area of Tokyo, Well there I was, I didn’t just wanted to take the subway back again, so I started walking in a random direction.
The special thing about this evening was that I had only brought My Olympus Pen and My new Fuji Instant camera, I had for some reason unknown to man, left My D3s at the hotel.
After walking for a couple of hours I ended up in Akihabara – aka The Electric Town – and I saw this street with a lot of lights and such, and I thought it would do good as a HDR photo, but I didn’t have My D3s, so I gave the Olympus Pen a go.
I went half a cross the zebra crossing, here I found a small stand where I could put the camera for stability, And just as I was ready to shoot, this bus came half way through My frame, I looked at the display – the Pen doesn’t have a viewfinder by default – and really like what I saw, I just got My 7 exposures fired before the bus drove on.

I’m really impressed with the HDR image I got from the Pen, the colors are bright and deep, the detail level is good, if you watch the image in full-res, you can see that the bus driver is wearing one of those white masks – for those of you watching it on Flickr or Razzi, come to the blog for the full-res image – noise is not to awful, of course the resolution can’t match My D3s.
But besides that I really like the reasult.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: E-PL2
  • Taken: 27 June, 2011
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

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My homage to the late and great Philip K. Dick, thanks for some fantastic stories, I enjoyed reading them.

Read more about this great author on wikipedia and on the official Philip K. Dick homepage.

The Address Downtown Dubai

The Address Downtown Dubai

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Today you get a new shot from My last adventure in the United Arab Emirates, this is a shot of “The Address Downtown” in Dubai, that is actually its name. It took me a while to figure that out, but as always Google is your friend in need.

I was in Dubai in the summer time where the temperature easily gets above 45 degrees Celsius, let me tell you that it is hot, it’s in times like these that you wish you had a white and not a black camera body, cause after just 10 seconds in the sun, the camera get’s so hot that you almost can’t touch it. And walking around with gloves on looks pretty lame.

Underground

Underground

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My friend Per who lives in London at the moment, where so kind to let me crash on his couch for a couple of nights, when I attented the Trey Ratcliff HDR workshop last year. Thanks mate.

Per had just bought his first digital SLR camera – a Canon unfortunately – and was keen on joining me for a few hours of photo walking. We had a great time roaming the streets of London for a little early night shooting. Thanks for the company Per.

Hangman

Hangman1

Here`s another shoot from Japan for you, it`s from the neighbourhood I stayed in, in Tokyo, on one of My many walks I came by – or should I say below – this guy cleaning windows, well of course I coulden`t resist and had to make a photo of him.

Single shoot, post processed in Lightroom and converted to black and white – and frame added – in Silver Efex pro 2 from Nik Software

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 24 June, 2011
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s