Category Archives: Color

Work in progress

To all of you out there, followers, visitors, readers and more, THANK YOU! You are my inspiration. I was recommended by a friend to start blogging. I didn´t know really what it was and I only had a vague idea. Until you try you no nothing, so I tried. It is something I really enjoy, and the contact with you inspire me. I read more articles about photography and photographers and I see what you do. As much as possible I try to visit your blogs to see what you are up to. What really strikes me is all that positive energy you have. Sharing all your tips and ideas for a better day, life. If we just could collect it and spread it over the world everything would be better.

As with everything else, it starts with ourselves. Let´s spread the word and the positive energy, and let´s hope it is infectious.

Some weeks ago Rechito wrote “You make the normal look beautiful!” Thank you!!! I am still feeding on that.

And now for some more images. This is work in progress. Hope to produce an exhibition in a not to far away future.

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Me and The Marx Brothers

Yesterday was “another day at the races” . At Täby Galopp. It is just as fun and it is not until afterwards that I see what I have managed to catch. I know what I am looking for, but that is about it. There is never any guarantee that I get it. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don´t. That is also the charm, the excitement of it. It is colorful and it is fast.

Very fast!

IMG_2563IMG_2177IMG_2216This is when there should be sound to the images.

The hooves against the track, jockeys shouting, and the horses heavy breathing.

It is called dirt track, no doubt.

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IMG_1864 kopiaThere are lots of beautiful details.

The jockeys and the horses are a team. But the horses are not any ordinary engine.

PP, power personality.

IMG_1733 IMG_1744 IMG_2019And the jockeys. The drivers to tame all that power and speed that the horses are capable of.

Like me, sometimes they win and sometimes they loose. The big small men.

IMG_2489 IMG_2095And sometimes the jockeys has to try some of the tricks in the book.

No time for the horses to take a look at the beautiful surroundings.

IMG_2085Very Swedish!

😊  Pelle

Horsepower

IMG_5749When I grew up horsepower came on wheels. Two or four, but very seldom on legs. We lived in the country but my father had a garage and motors were his big interest. Overshadowing most everything and life long. Most of my family have the same interest, but I kind of fell down another tree, or how the saying goes.

TestIMG_6148Horses are beautiful with a force and power that is tremendous. Perhaps there are similarities in racing horses or other horsepowers. You have to take care of the power, treat it well, to make it work for you. It is an amazing team work. Horses are personalities and they could, like us, have a bad day. Things I understand but don´t know so much about since I havn´t come close to them. Until now that is.

TestIMG_5846Yesterday was another great day at Täby Galopp, the racetrack in Stockholm.

TestIMG_6235 TestIMG_6076The way I have chosen to photograph horses is a great gamble. But it is nothing that I can bet on. Not until afterwards do I see if I managed to catch the moment. A moment that I often does not really know existed. But it appears very clear to me when I see all the exposures what I like. As most always with photography it takes just as much time in post as taking the photographs. To come up with a selection is time consuming. This is a small selection from yesterday.

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Testing! One, two, three

I am not much interested in writing about technique, but this time I will. But I will keep it short! Yesterday at the races I tested an interesting lens. Canon zoom f100-400, 4,5-5,6. But as I guess that you noted you couldn´t tell if it was sharp or not in those images. Well, this isn´t much better since these images are 72 dpi and small. But anyway, Hemingway… The type of image is totally different.

Test_MG_0935 Test_MG_0934Todays use are all handheld with IS at no 1. Yesterday I didn´t use Image Stabilsation, IS, at all.

I just went on a small walk close to our summerhouse since I think testcharts are SO boring. Useful of course but boring. I will happily let other people photograph those.

Test_MG_0946 Test_MG_0936I am not a birdwatcher but there they were. And I came so close. The camera is a EOS 1D Mk lV, so f 400 is really f 520. The close range i suberb! I like it very much and I think that if you are looking for this focal range this is a very good buy.

Test_MG_0978Test_MG_0950Test_MG_0903😊  Pelle

The race is on

Yesterday I made another attempt to cover a horserace at Täby Galopp. The weather was fine and the whole evening was great with many interesting horse events. Like barrel racing and shooting with a bow and arow from horseback. However I concentrated on the traditional races. Trying to capture the speed and color of the event. Easy, NO! Difficult to chose the right images that I think are the best. I´ll keep on experimenting, and I will see what will come out of it.

Well, I did it my way!

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