Month: November 2016

Risky job! – Why I love this photograph

Sometimes I’m lucky when a scene reveals itself in front of me. I was walking from my apartment i Kristiansand (Norway) to the city center to do some shopping with my wife and daughter when this situation appeared in front of us. My camera was as usual at hand, I stopped for a short moment to preserve this decisive moment. My wife and daughter appeared in the frame, so I had to correct for that before clicking.

To me it has become more and more important to capture moments “as it happens”, no orchestrating or subjects knowing that I’m shooting. The image has a little bit of humor conveying risky work and quite relaxed assistants. I just love that scene! What do you think? I got a great smile when I processed it, and I hope it makes you smile too. Please feel free to share your comment or liking below.

I shot this handheld with my Nikon D610 and Tamron 24-70 mm lens. Post- processed in Adobe Lightroom. More images to see in my portfolio.

My trip to Helsinki – travel photography

 

 Old Market Hall

Soup kitchen in Old Market Hall, Helsinki
Soup kitchen in Old Market Hall, Helsinki

The Old Market Hall in Helsinki has served its customers since 1889. Merchants sell everything from cheese, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit and cakes to spices, coffee and tea. This image preserves a moment in the Soup Kitchen. The Market Hall is located by the sea – next to The Market Square (Salutorget).

 

Market Square (Salutorget)

Finnish people at Crossing on Salutorget, Helsinki
Finnish people at Crossing on Salutorget, Helsinki

Finnish people entering The Market Square (Kauppatori in Finnish, Salutorget in Swedish). A central square in Helsinki, and one of the most famous market places and tourist attractions. It is located near the centre of Helsinki.

 

Helsinki Cathedral

Senate Square with Helsinki Cathedral in background.
Senate Square with Helsinki Cathedral in background.

Helsinki Cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral. It’s located with Senate Square in front. The church was originally built from 1830-1852.

 

Stone Church

Stone Church, Helsinki
Stone Church, Helsinki

Quarried out of the natural bedrock, Temppeliaukio Church is a popular tourist attractions. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. The church was opened in 1969. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts.

 

Café Regatta

Interior of Regatta Café, Helsinki
Interior of Regatta Café, Helsinki

Café Regatta is the cutest little café in the city: a small wooden hut with space for only about 4 tables inside where you might get the feeling the place will fall apart within the next few minutes (it won’t). The cafe is stuffed with the most random items you can imagine: old kitchen appliances, musical instruments, old pictures etc. – it is so cozy and wonderful!

I was able to find the locations with some help from a wonderful and helpful woman and photographer living in Helsinki. Thank you again Mari Luukkonen! You can see more of her work here. All images are shot handheld with my Nikon D610 and Tamron 24 – 70 mm. Postprocessing in Lightroom, Dfine and Silver Efex.

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Susie & The Spuds – Concert photography

In July Susie & The Spuds performed in the Ravnedalen Live. Their music can be characterized as Folk ‘n Roll / Old Time / Americana. The band started in 2012 and comes from Lillesand, Norway. Here are some of the photographs I made that evening. Kim Larsen & Kjukken and Rune Andersen performed in the same festival. Click on the links to see my images from their performances.

As usual handheld with my Nikon D610 and the Tamron 50-70 mm.

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Silje Fossli, Susie & The Spuds
Silje Fossli, Susie & The Spuds

 

Silje Fossli, Susie & The Spuds
Silje Fossli, Susie & The Spuds

 

Jørund Flaa, Susie & The Spuds
Jørund Flaa, Susie & The Spuds

 

Ravnedalen Live Festival
Ravnedalen Live Festival

 

Ravnedalen Live Festival
Ravnedalen Live Festival
Rune Andersen , artist

Study of a Comedian – Documentary photography

Rune Andersen is a well known comedian in Norway. He was born in Kristiansand, Norway in 1962. The childhood was difficult with a violent father. After some short experiences as sailor, teacher,  salesman he started a successful career as actor,  humorist and comedian. He has won several prices the last years and enjoys much popularity and a lot of fans. He’s also appeared in several radio- and TV-shows.

I shot these images in a concert in Ravnedalen in Kristiansand last summer.  He was binding the concerting bands togehter in the Ravedalen Live festival. Kim Larsen and Kjukken was performing the same night. See my images from that concert in my blog. And of course you can see more of my concert photography in my portfolio.

 

Rune Andersen , artist
Rune Andersen , artist

 

Rune Andersen , artist
Rune Andersen , artist

 

Rune Andersen , artist
Rune Andersen , artist

 

Rune Andersen , artist
Rune Andersen , artist

A tribute to Pink Floyd – Concert Photography

Last night I had the opportunity to enjoy a concert with the band called “A Saucerful of Secrets “. Original name for a band covering Pink Floyd. Any way they are good and it really was a great concert. I enjoyed every moment – a wonderful tribute to my all time fav band. It was the last concert in their 10 year aniversary tour held in Drammen Theater.

A Saucerful of Secrets is one of Norways finest Pink Floyd tribute bands. They started in 2006. During these years the band has earned the reputation as a great live act. Recommended !

Of course I had to shoot some images from the concert with my new Sony RX100M5 – handheld.

 

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Lasse Moe Hennum - Lead Guitars & vocals
Lasse Moe Hennum – Lead Guitars & vocals | Kjartan Hoffmann – Bass & Vocals |

 

Steffen Nilsen - Vocals & Guitars
Steffen Nilsen – Vocals & Guitars

 

Lasse Moe Hennum - Lead Guitars & vocals
Lasse Moe Hennum – Lead Guitars & vocals | Lasse Wahl – Drums | Rune Andersen – Keyboards

 

Listen to this video from another concert.

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Saturday night in Tarragona

Saturday night in Tarragona – Why I love this picture

We spent our holiday as usual in Spain in the summer 2014. For a change we went on a road trip northwards along the east coast of Spain. After some days we stopped for a day in Tarragona – a port city located in northeast Spain by the Mediterranean Sea. It was Saturday and there was a lot of people out enjoying the hot summernight on Mediterranean Balcony – a famous point with a great view of the Mediterranean and a place where people meet. Tourists as well as locals.

I love to observe people enjoying themselves. This was a wonderful occasion. Lots of people came to view the sunset, shoot a selfie or just relax.

It was when the young family came and sat down on the pavement in the very low sun, I had this perfect opportunity. I was sitting in an outdoor restaurant observing with my cam ready. I dialed in exposure for the sunlit area and preserved this nice moment. My eyes still wander around in the image: The couple taking selfies, silhouettes of people watching the ocean, the kid climbing the pavement, and the couple sitting on the pavement and relaxing with a bottle of water.

I used my Nikon D610 Tamron 24-70 mm lens. 1/160 sec at f6.3 and ISO100.