Emily (festdrakt)

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

Emily was on her way to a christening last Sunday. She was wearing a festdrakt which is a national costume-like dress. I just had to take a couple of shots before she left the house. I processed them in Capture One software as I am thinking of jumping ship from LR. I must admit I’m impressed so far.

Leica M9P
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH
PP Capture One

Chatting

Photography, Black And White Photography, David

After I came out of the exhibition I was stood waiting for my wife when I eye fell on these two ladies having a chin-wag. I took a couple of shots and didn’t think any more about then until I got home. I took the shot at f/1.4 the picture takes on a magic quality in my eyes. But I’ll leave that to you to decide dear reader

At an Exhibition

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

 

With lockdown easing here in Norway it was possible to attend an exhibition of treasures loaned to a local gallery by the closed National Gallery. There were some real Norwegian treasures to look at. A great day out.

Leica Q2 Monochrom
ISO 3200
PP in Capture One (Yes. I’m trying out new Software. I’ve always missed Aperture and never felt totally at home in LR). Why did Apple give up on it?  So, Tim Cooke when you read this, as I’m sure you do each week you will know my pain 😊

Urban art II

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

This is another of my very early morning shots of the artwork which is to be found on my way to work.
The special lighting comes from the early morning sunrise

Leica Q2 Monochrom

Urban Art

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

This is one of two matching sculptures which stand on each side of the river. They emanate angelic sounds like a choir singing even at this early hour (04:30am) of the morning. In the fog it seems very alien.

Leica Q2 Monochrom

Not drawn

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

Every now and again I see a black and white photo that looks like it could have been drawn by some artist. Just simple lines on paper. When I got home and saw this shot on a large display I got the that feeling that it had been drawn by my camera. The magic ends when I tell you that it is the remains of an old dock in the local river taken early one foggy morning. So just imagine I painted it instead.

Leica Q2 Monochrom
PP. a little in Silver Efex ProIII

Early morning is the time

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

I commute to work on my bike most mornings and I’m lucky that at least half of the distance is along the river which flows through the town.

When I say early this shot was taken at around 4:30am. It’s quiet and there is no one around, you can take your time to compose your shot and I’m not worried that someone will be off with my bike while I’m shooting.

This is an old stone quay I cycle past a lot and I just knew it would make a nice Monochrome shot. It was worth the early morning. You should try it too.

Leica Q2 Monochrom
PP. a small amount in Silver Efex pro3

Emily

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

My daughter had her birthday this week and I got her to pose for me. It wasn’t that difficult she does a bit of part-time modelling. This wasn’t planned and prepared so it’s kind of hit and run, but I like this shot.

Leica M9P
Leica-M Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH
PP Silver efex pro II

The small things

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

Often when we go to a beauty spot we focus on that and not the small details. I saw these flowers growing on a vertical rock face by a small stream near Briksdals galcier.

Nikon Z6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (FTZ adapter)