The dim fell in the middle of the morning over Haparanda and I just could not resist.
This time the challenge was slightly harder. Mastering the depth of field requires understanding how the aperture plays its role, and how you can obtain the maximum out of it. With my very “normal” lens, the max opening is 3.4, at the super best. Using manual focus, and an awesome model, these are the results:
The assignment for last week (I know, late post…) was all about colours and lines. It was about composition, golden mean, and what makes a photo interesting. As a nice change from the previous week, we sort of forgot the technical part, and just went into the creative. My two shots of the week where taken form the office at Kungsgatan, looking down into Hötorget.
1. What I like about this photo is how clean everything is, but especially that little round table in the balcony. However, what strikes me the most is the harmony that all the shades have, as they seem to be all down on the same angle. It’s so Scandinavia.
2. The market stall in Hötorget. Do you notice how the asparagus sort of make the Mexican flag? Ok, the Italian one. Whatever. I am fascinated by the colours – and they are not easy to find this time of the year in Stockholm!
Next assignment: Depth of field, so stay tuned!
So I finally joined the course in Photography that I wanted so much, at Fotografiska. Every Tuesday evening I take the tube from work and then walk from Slussen, towards the beautiful building by the Baltic Sea. It is a 5 minute walk that takes me twice as much, as I take my time to look at Skeppsholmen and towards Djurgården. Simply beautiful.
During the next few weeks I will be publishing the different pictures I submit as part of my assignments from the course. My first assignment was all about shutter speed, and although the white balance in my camera settings were totally wrong, I was very happy with the outcome.
The two photos below were taken in Switzerland, while sitting on the Glaciar Express train, from Andermatt to Davos. The white balance on the camera was set as indoors, and that “error” made the pictures look very different that what the objects look like in reality.