Cold, wet, dark, snow – some images

Norway during winter. Some images from yesterday. All of them snapped by Eirik Solheim. Creative commons licensed. Contact me for commercial use.

Icy old Volvo in Oslo, Norway What should I say? Cool car.
(Canon 400D with Canon EF 50mm 1.4 @ 1/250 sec at f / 3.5. ISO400. Adjusted to B&W in Adobe Lightroom.)

Wet Dog
Wet Dog. At Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway
Satisfied with the fact that the dog’s eye is pretty sharp.
(Canon 400D with Canon 70-200 F4 L IS USM @200mm 1/60 sec at f / 4.0. ISO200 RAW. Adjusted to B&W in Adobe Lightroom.)

Looking at birds. Speaking in phone.
I think this one would have been better with focus on the birds. Or maybe not?
(Canon 400D with Canon 70-200 F4 L IS USM @200mm 1/125 sec at f / 4.0 ISO400 RAW)

Cold Night
Lamp. Snow. Night. Evergreen.
Yeah, right – night. Not. This is Norway at 5 PM in January.
(Canon 400D with Canon 50mm F1.4 USM @ 1/125 sec at f / 2.2 ISO1600 RAW)

Tree with heavy snow
Snow. Night.
Camera and lens. Had to survive quite a bit of snow when snapping this image. Still works fine.
(Canon 400D with Canon 50mm F1.4 USM @1/80 sec at f / 2.0 ISO800 RAW)

Cold, wet, dark, snow – some images

An impressive yet simple photographic effect

This one sparked a bit of interest over at the Norwegian blog I’m contributing to for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. So, I’ll share the story here as well.

Video tutorial on how to make that cardboard cover for your lens

I recently bought the lens you see in the image. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. Then Mr. Erlandsen pointed me to this.

Before you know it I made this one:

Equipped it with a snow crystal and mounted it on my camera:

I used some standard paper cutters to make the patterns.


Before you know it the images that have a traditional round bokeh:

…started looking like this:

Some more cutting and shapes and off we go…
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An impressive yet simple photographic effect

Entering holiday mode

Actually, I’ve been running in holiday mode for two days already. Don’t expect too much here on eirikso the next couple of days.

Today we went out buying our traditional Christmas three. Cold, crispy, frosty and fantastic light in the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park. I live near by this park and have the privilege of seeing it in all kinds of weather, seasons and light conditions. I must admit that this one is my favourite. The statues really come to life with such light and the cold layer of frost and ice.

Click through to the gallery here. Have a merry Christmas and see you here in a couple of days!

Entering holiday mode

Never bored – Part 2

I wasn’t bored at the Zurich airport, and as you already know I found some entertainment in Frankfurt as well. In addition to the band and the CEO of the whole airport I just had to shoot the tunnel between terminals A and B.

A fantastic place for a 10mm super wide angle. I traveled alone, so to put a person in the image I had to use myself. And when leaving the camera on the floor, walking down the hall to let the timer shoot an image some of the other people in the tunnel started looking pretty suspicious.

But I managed to shoot a couple of nice images without being bothered by security. And apparently I am not the only one finding this spot interesting.

Never bored – Part 2