Forest in Pastels

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I was recently reading an article about the impressionistic work of photographer Ted Leeming. The showcased images were very interesting and fresh even though the article didn’t mention how he produces those images, it mentioned that he is doing everything in-camera. After looking at those images I got a vague idea on how he produced the images.

This morning I had a little time off, and went to the forest in the neighborhood and experimented a little with this technique. And I can tell you… I had a blast! I was there only very short time, since I only wanted to try this technique a little, but when I looked at the images back home at the computer I was amazed on the outcome and wished I would have stayed a little longer. I decided to quickly post this one, even though I’m not 100% happy with the composition here. It is really very inspiring to work like this.

From the processing point, I have done nothing else than some color/white balance adjustments and cropping in Lightroom and some minor color adjustments and levels in Photoshop.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you like it.

Exif Info: F32 | 70.0 mm | 2 sec

Being There

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Today I have a little announcement to do, before I write a little bit about this image.

I tried to implement a little blog to this photoblog on my own, when Richard from Pixyblog offered me to integrate one hosted here on Pixyblog, and the result is just great. You see a link in the header “17mm Blog” and it leads you there. Alternatively you can go directly to 17mm.pixyblog.com/. I will post some news, links, info etc. there from time to time so feel free to subscribe to the feed if you want to.

But now the image. As I wrote on my blog, me and a friend took a little trip to the city of Ii, but we left too late and arrived just a few minutes before sunset. Luckily, we quickly found a nice, little bay at the river, where I/we had the chance to take some images. The light was really great, and we were at the right at the right place.

Problematic were the moskitos though. I didn’t expect so many of them there anymore, but it was an average of 4 moskito bites per image.

Thanks a lot for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy it.

Exif Info: F11 | 17.0 mm | 2.5 sec

Road trip to Ii

Ever since I got more interested into photography I was exploring the area around me with my bike. Whereas this is a great thing, the range is rather limited.

On Sunday I convinced a very good friend of mine, to go together with me in his car to the city of of Ii. We were rather late and arrived just a few minutes before the sun actually set, but still, we quickly found a little bay, where we were able to get some nice shots. The light was just great, and the sky was almost purple at one point.

We will go back there as soon as we have the chance to do so.

I’m still working on those images, but I guess that at the end of the week, I will be able to post one of the first images. Just a little teaser ;-)

Wet Feet?

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Okay, I admit… I didn’t get wet feet here. I was standing very close to the water and shooting at 17mm but still I was rather safe and dry on a rock. I wasn’t really sure though whether or not to trust the stability of my tripod, when I had to head over to my camera bag to pick up another filter.

This is also taken in the place called Koitelinkoski. Since I still have quiete a few, decent images from there I hope you like it.

Thanks you so much for visiting my site and I hope you enjoyed it.

Exif Info: F11 | 17.0 mm | 0.6 sec