I recently (well actually about two months ago) went on a hiking trip with two good friends to Abisko National Park in the North of Sweden in Norrland. We took the overnight SJ Arctic Circle train from Uppsala Station to the Abisko Turist station stop, the journey takes about 16 hours or so. There is … Continue reading Wandering Around Abisko National Park
Over the last few weeks and months, partly spurred on by a lack of inspiration, I have been listening more and more to a yearning to go back to a slower pace of photography, more considered and greatly simplified. This has all come at a time in which I have made some important decisions and … Continue reading Returning to a Simpler (Prime) Time
When it comes to astrophotography, the Micro Four Thirds system sometimes gets over looked. Usually because of the smaller sensor (when compared to other sensor formats) and the potential for noise at higher ISO levels. However m43 cameras are still very capable of producing great results, particular when using any of the great fast lenses … Continue reading Astrophotography with Micro Four Third (m43) cameras
Recently I went on a weekend trip with a friend to the Faroe Islands. Part of the reason for this trip was to do a little bit of photography, so of course I took along my trusty OM-D E-M1 and my two favourite lenses (the M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 and 40-150 f/2.8). However during November the weather … Continue reading The Faroe Islands with the Olympus Tough TG-870
In May, I went with friends to visit the Swedish High Coast (Höga Kusten) which is situated roughly 4 hours north of Uppsala (by car) and we did some hiking over two days around Skuleskogen National Park in Västernorrland. The scenery is stunning, with thousands upon thousands of trees and fantastic views of the Baltic … Continue reading Swedish High Coast / Höga Kusten
In the last couple of days the question has been posed, “Is micro four thirds dead?” (cough DigitalRev TV), I thought I would respond to this question with my own rambling thoughts. Firstly I found this question somewhat surprising, I understand that there are limitations to the sensor technology, but new innovations and lenses are … Continue reading Micro Four Thirds (m43) is Alive and Kicking !
Photographing an aurora is somewhat similar to normal night sky photographing, one important difference however is that because the aurora structure moves relativity quickly you want to use a higher ISO setting to get slightly shorter exposure times than you would normally use for night sky photography. By having a shorter exposure time you ensure … Continue reading Photographing the Aurora