Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bird in the middle (Corvus cornix)

I had to climb a little, to get this bird inside the little sunspot on this cold day in May. And then I had to wait until his buddy flew away. He was sitting a little further up and had the dark cloudy sky as background. Even though the distance between the bird and myself was quite far, I decided to use the flash, gambling that I might get a glimpse of his eye. And I did.

Exposure Program - Normal(Automatic)
F-stop, f/5.6
Exposure 1/60
Focal length 300

I used my wifes camera for this shot, a Canon 450D

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Side Canals in Venice

This canal in Venice fascinated me, because there were no gondols or other boats present. At nighttime it gave me an eerie feeling of doom. There is a church tower on the left hand side all the way in the background, if you look closely.

Exposure Program - Manual
F-stop f/11
Exposure 10 sec
Focal length 32
Date 13 September 2007

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Venetian Arsenal in Venice

I waited patiently for almost an hour for these two people on the bridge to finish their conversation, so I could take this nighttime picture of the Venetian Arsenal. But their conversation seemed neverending. Not having any knowledge of the Italian language, I had no idea if the conversation was nearing its end. Looking at the pictures on my harddrive now, it seems like the picture were the two men are standing in conversation is the one that makes the picture come alive.

Exposure program - Manual
F-stop f/32
Exposure time 10 sec
Focal length 38mm
Date September 12, 2007

Here is a link to the Venetian Arsenal.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Windy Day at Orient Point

We lived on Long Island in New York in 2008. We found a beautiful beach at Orient Point which is as far out on the North Fork as you can get. My wife fell in love with some small white stones which dominated the beach and we spent many days during the year picking these stones. They are to be part of our new bathroom in Norway.

It was a windy day in September. The dog, as always, came along. And, as he is part of the family, this picture comes under the label "Family Moments".

Picture #1 - Aperture Priority
F-stop f/8
Exposure time 1/500
Focal length 50mm
Date 20.09.2008

Shipping those stones to Norway cost more than our plane tickets.
Here is a link to Orient Point.