Category: Why I love this picture

This category is all about my own self-indulgence. I’ll be talking about pictures that I really love, how I shot them, why I shot them. Maybe even some editing explanation and camera technique too. Why I really LOVE these photographs.

Why I love this picture – Misty winter morning

Another look at one of my images from earlier days. This time, an image from February 2012. This was a crispy cold Sunday morning. Minus 9 degrees centigrade at Krokstadelva, Norway. The river was still open and created this wonderful mood.

I know it’s a long time since I shot, this. But it is one of my favorites. I had a very tranquil time when shooting this. It was early Sunday morning with no traffic. And with the snow it was totally silence. So, I nearly had a Zen-moment.

I used my Nikon D5100 with the 18-55 mm kit-lens on a tripod. Exposure: 1/8 sec at f8 and ISO200. If you’re interested in more from my moments from monochrome landscapes, please go to my portfolio.

 

The tree of silence bears the fruits of peace. – Arab proverb

From the tree of silence hands the fruit of tranquility. – Peruvian proverb

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Loneliness – Why I love this picture

Angel in the fields in London is one of the good old English pubs. I had a drink there together with some colleges when this man came in. He was alone, had some shopping bags and ordered a small drink.

He sat down on a high chair against the wall and enjoyed his drink – still alone. Was it loneliness or just a thirsty guy I witnessed? I just had to capture that moment…

As usual I shot this handheld and candidly with my Nikon d610 and Tamron 24-70 mm. Post processed in Lightroom with a slight tone to underline the mood in the pub.

What do you experience when viewing this photograph? Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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Captured handheld ith my Nikon d610 and Tamron 24-70 mm

Lonely – Why I love this picture

When I visited London Lumiere Festival in January 2016, I enjoyed a meet-up with some photography friends. We spent all Saturday evening/night shooting.

We took a shortcut from one installation to another. This photo opportunity was right there in the alley. He stood outside a window looking in with  hope in his face.

I love this because it conveys a story of loneliness, cold nights and hunger to me. I feel that the minimalist composition and light in his face underline this.

Even though it was totally dark the window lit up his face. I captured this moment handheld with my Nikon d610 DSLR and Tamron 24-70 mm.

The rest of this series is collected here

Photos have a powerful language – Why I love this photo

A mothers arms are made of tenderness. Mother and kid’s relationship is the most beautiful relation in the world. Her love for kids is forever and her shoulder brings warmth, care and security.

A photograph speaks a silent and powerful language. Take a minute to contemplate over this image. What do you experience?  Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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The Oculus

Stalkers – Why I love this photo

I visited New York city summer 2016.  I was about to exit The Oculus building when I saw this opportunity. The three young people came down the escalator at the time I entered. I turned around and captured this situation. To me it seems like the two guys were following the young woman. But maybe not.. 😃

“Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.” –  Mary Ellen Mark

Anyways, I shot this handheld from the moving escalator with my Nikon d610 and the Tamron 24-70 mm lens. Because of the bright tones and nice light, I could over expose just a tad to make this high key photo.

If you want to see more in this series,  please go to Why I love this picture. You’ll also find more of my work in the portfolio.

Capturing life – Why I love this photograph

Capturing life one image at the time is possibly one of my obsessions. Look at this wonderful moment.  Two women sharing and enjoying something on the mobile phone. Happiness, friends and smiles generate energy.

I shot this photo during a summer concert in Kristiansand,  Norway. Handheld with my Nikon d610 and Tamron 24-70 mm. You can see more photographs in this series in my portfolio. Check the “On the street” series. If you like this post, sharing is caring 🙂

Moscow flirt

Moscow flirt – Why I love this image

Moscow is worth visiting. I had such great opportunities there, so I’d like to go back.

I really love this situation. The woman was dancing around him – quite happy – flirting and teasing him. I don’t understand the language,  but this was definitely one of these wonderful moments. Love and happiness radiated all over the pavement.

As usual,  I had my camera with me –  Nikon d610 with Tamron 24-70 mm. You’ll find more of my work in my portfolio. If you like this decisive moment too,  please feel free to like our comment below.

Moscow 2016

Can’t take my eyes from you – Why I love this picture

I was on a business trip to Moscow visiting Rosreestr – the Russian mapping authority – in spring 2016. Before returning to Norway I had the opportunity to have two guides showing me the underground stations of Moscow – Olga and Ania. These places are just amazing!

Anyway, when exiting the station called Arbatskaya, Ania entered the escalator before me. I noticed this man staring at Ania, and he obviously couldn’t stop. My camera was as always at hand and I was able to preserve this wonderful decisive moment. And on the top of all – one would think that Lenin is back! See the resemblance?

It is not in my interest to make moments happen, I simply want to photograph them. It’s all about people….being people. I believe passionately that it is about the story I convey. It’s about the interaction, but most of all the moment. And i love it when I’m able to preserve precious moments like this one. You can see more of my best shots in my portfolio.

I shot this photograph handheld with my Nikon D610 and the Tamron 24 – 70 mm. If you like this post, please feel free to comment or like below.