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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 23: Almost there

I immediately envisioned the photo I wanted for this theme. A dog on on his way to some treats, dragging his owner behind. So I phoned and woke my sister who played the part of the owner, and to Nisse who played the part of hungry dog in a stellar performance. Johan played the part of nameless hand holding dog treats. I used a wide 14 mm lens to get all parties in frame. It went a bit too fast, I Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 22: Contrasts

Contrasts is a classic photo theme, given to many a student around the world. Contrasts can be fun to play with, but since my departure from digital photography, I have started disliking it. The reason is that I fell into the trap of using too much contrast in all my computer edits of the images. It looks cool when you’re sitting there but a week later it looks terrible. So I want away from all Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 21: Neighbourhood centre

Stockholm is filled with old wooden houses from the 17th century and later. One of them could pose as some kind of neighbourhood centre, I thought. Of course, it could also be a modern building in one of the concrete suburbs, but photographers always want to take photos of old things. We went to one of the oldest parts of Stockholm, which also happens to be the nicest and with the best view. There, I more or Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 20: Breadcrumbs

I purchased a sandwich for the sole purpose of turning it into breadcrumbs. My idea was to put the crumbs om a table and light them from the side with the flash. I hoped the crumbs would cast long shadows and create a square pattern with the table they lay on. It was an ok idea i guess but it totally failed. No shadows, everything is skewed…  In short: Below is a picture of some breadcrumbs. Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 19: Chaos

Oh yeah, Chaos at 06 in the morning. With a blank mind. This was the worst of all themes, I thought. So to be honest, I shot the very first thing that came to mind – the road dig just outside from where I was. And I didn’t even try to get it interesting. So ignore this one.

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 18: Dance

After the failed previous image we decided to take a one hour nap at the photo club. And at 05:10 the alarm buzzed and we got to work again. A short hour of sleep is not much, but it is a great deal more than no sleep at all. So tired as I was, it felt a little bit better than it did an hour earlier. The theme was Dance. So let’s go clubbing, right! Don’t think so, no. So Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 17: Illustrious

The first complete fail. I mean big time total fail. Ok, so I am very tired. And trying to find illustious in the city night shouldn’t be too hard, should it? Well it probably wasn’t. But I was tired as hell and just wanted to get some sleep, not roam around town any longer. So I tried this. The idea was to place the flash on the far side of my hand and let it create a Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 16: Earth

Earth.. like the earth in the ground or like the planet we live on? I tried to come up with some representation of the earth in the form of a painting, a map, a statue… But could only think of ancient statues in Greece or in the Museum of Natural History. We went around for a while and was about to give up when I spotted not one but two globes in the window of a book Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 15: Hat

The theme hat is again one of those themes that are easy and hard. I can think of a hundred hat related images if given enough time to prepare and execute. But now it’s around 2 am and everyone around you is either a taxi driver or a drunk clubber. And then there are 300+ photo marathon guys and girls of course. And two of them – myself and Johan – are currently on one of Read more…

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Stockholm Photo Marathon – Theme 14: Couch potato

By now saturday has turned into sunday and I am geting quite tired. Ideas are not exactly springing into mind. I am thinking that this may have been a bad idea after all. We have couch potato to illustrate. Johan had a good and easily exscuted idea, where he put his feet up on the sofa in the sandwich place we sat, and just took a photo of his feet. I couldn’t think of anything good, so Read more…