Waking up by coughing and a sore throat is not a favourite of mine and I really hope it will disappear faster then I can say shutterspeed. Especially since there is a long weekend coming up and I have plans!
Anyhow (do you say anyhow or anywho? I have seen both I think). Outside it might look nice from the inside but it is windy, cloudy and the temperature is not 20 anymore.
Time to meet this day in my new dot sweater! (The shoes are a bit too cold though. Summer come back!)
I just saw this YouTube clip about National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen and watching it is sure raised some questions:
1. How the **** could he come up with the idea “OH, look, a leopard seal, time to get in the water”?! (Glad he did though)
2. How do I become a National Geographic Photographer even if I don’t want to swim with very dangerous predators in very cold water in very isolated areas? (Hm, but on second thought that sounds kind of cool!)
3. What was Paul Nicklen wearing since it made the leopard seal react this way?
Anywho, just watch it. It is pretty damn amazing, just like nature often is.
Making a photo pop in only black in white is fantastic when successful, but that is far from always the case. Choosing only one or a couple of colours to remain in the picture is one of my favourite ways to edit. It gives so much to the picture, and can brighten up even a photo that was pretty dull to start with.
I just edited this picture of my cat Mila. The editing in Photoshop (CS5) took me no more than 15 minutes. If you want to try it I think the video below shows the process well. It is only two minutes long and it is so easy!
I don’t even know how this happened, it just suddenly did. I started my Instagram account just a couple of weeks ago and the amount of (AWESOME) response I’ve already got kind of blew me away to another planet for a moment. Pics here are the features I’ve gotten so far.
I’ve always been interested in photography, and maybe I can say that I have had the eye for a good picture for quite some time. You know, when you automatically freak out on a horizon that’s not straight or a house that should have been just a centimeter more to the left.
I am Swedish but like English and think that I am reasonable good at it, but if you follow this blog – be prepared for some Swenglish everynow and then. I’ve noticed that translating certain things can get kind of … not the meaning I first intended it to be.
This site is very new and no section is close to complete. Mostly is not even started more than in my mind.
Later on I will write about my photo experiences in great locations and my photo experiences in areas I probably shouldn’t have been. I will write about my struggle to hide away my creativity and actually trying to learn the meaning of the technical terms of photography (I can’t even read the shutter speed once without yawning). I will give you a chance to learn from my mistakes. I will show progress. I will write in frustration. Maybe I will even reveal how I really look while I’m out taking pictures.
So welcome to me, myself and I and the camera on my head.