Some “sketch images” from today

The last few weeks have been hectic, lot of things to do at work and I haven’t really been able to get out … while the sun has been up. But both yesterday and today I was able to take a decent walk – I need these kind of walks. Of course I had my camera with me but since the main reason for the walk was to get some exercise I didn’t really concentrate on the photos. But here are a few “sketch images” from today. With “sketch images” I mean photos I take to play around with things to see how things work.

This image is just a close up of some frost, the difficulty here is get the texture of the ice visible – I need to continue playing with this.

I took this image because I wanted to see how it looked like in black and white. For this image to really work I would need better separation of the tree from the background but … it wasn’t possible. But here is the B&W and color version, the B&W is basically standard conversion without any editing. I adjusted the color version a bit to try to bring out the warm colors. I should have worked more on the B&W version but …

And just some snapshots just because I liked the color of the light.

Taking photos in the dark

One of the advantages of living where I live are the differences between seasons. In “spring-winter” the sun comes along and everything gets a bit brighter, with a bit of luck it gets bright enough to catch a few photos during the day.

In spring trees, plants and flower is starting to grow again and everything gets more colorful

In summer, everything turns green

In autumn, the light starts to get low and suddenly, it’s all very colorful.

Which brings me to winter. Today sun raise was 9:20 and sunset 13:40, and if that’s not enough the last several weeks have been rainy (hello, climate change) and cloudy. In other words it’s dark before work and it’s dark after work, and if I decide to take an afternoon walk it’s “a low light situation”.

Thanks to whoever who drove past and lighted the scene

Fortunately, it’s still possible to take photos … with one change, instead of taking landscape photos I photograph the “city lights” — but since I don’t live in a city it doesn’t happen that often.

When I walk around at home it’s more like this

Still not bad but it gets a bit “limiting”. Not surprisingly this is the season for flash photography 😜

Another autumn photo

Yet another autumn photo, it’s kind of embarrassingly simple to get colorful photos right now.

Favorite part of the year

Autumn colors

We are getting closer to my favorite part of the year, both from a photography perspective and in general. Autumn is so nice, it’s not too warm and it’s not too cold, there are lovely colors everywhere, the sun is low in the sky and it’s just nice.

The sun is starting to warm up everything

From a photography perspective it’s even better. The light is so nice, not the flat light of summer or the non-light of winter. The colors are very nice, leaves in green, red, yellow and orange, and there are berries all over.

These images are from last year, I hope to get a few new ones this year.

Autumn colors

Morning mist

Autumn mallard