Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Back in the park, at 'my spot' to note how the seasons change the environment and it's visual, the light, shade and colours. And how this change impacts on people.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
One of London's newer addition, the Shard is one of those buildings that raised up and into the sky. It seems to be from anywhere and nowhere and looks disconnected from the surrounding reality.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Urban structures at sunset. It's the geometry and light notion of sunset that first attracted me to the scene. It felt like such a strong contrast to the awakening urban nature I have been concentrating on for the past weeks. And yet, there was this definite glow, that indicated the setting of a warm day.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Friday, 7 June 2013
Staying with the theme of shade and light reflections, this was one picture I could not miss. My attraction was how the light reflections highlighted the moving water, giving the place a hint of mystery, a stage for the mind to make up its own story...
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
I love experimenting with night photography. Catching the mood of an evening, the darkness bringing its very own feel to the environment. This photo was taken in Venice, after a long rainy day. And what stood out for me was the stillness, an almost total absence of sound and movement.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
This is one of my experiments of taking a 'close up'. Sitting in my garden, with the light just in the right spot, I could not resist this one. For me insects and flowers have a kind of fascination I find hard to explain and fun to take photos of.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
We had decided to meet up at Somerset House and look at some of their current exhibitions when we were surprised by a very sunny afternoon. Quick to change our plans, we decided to sit in the yard and muse about life instead. This is one of several images that composed itself before my camera that afternoon.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Working with a waterfall. It was set in full shade with the sun coming out from behind which did not make it an easy task. Working with this reality, I concentrated on the water gushing down the stones and the relationship between the elements.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Back in the park at 'my' spot, I took another photo to document the change of season. And I am amazed how much I am learning with this. As the seasons are quite pronounced in London, I was always aware of the change, but had not really picked up on the subtleties and little details that get caught in a photo.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Walking in the forest, I found the sun shining onto the spider net. I was curious how much detail would come out and how the scene would work out as a photo.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
It was a bit hazy that morning, a sight that I like to play with in my photography. The haze seems to blur the line between sea and sky. The play of colour underlines this confusion going from dark blue to light and betraying the onlooker of where the sea becomes the sky.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Every now and then I cannot resist a little curiosity. I was walking along a street in the neighbourhood of Ipanema in the early morning and my attention got caught by this lady's creativity on how to get on with the job.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
The place we stayed in while in Rio de Janeiro had a safety net across all windows. Usually done as a safety precaution for families with small children, I thought this was an interesting new challenge to my photography. And since it prevented me from taking photos by looking down into the streets, I soon became fascinated to work with this different perspective.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
While walking in Rio de Janeiro's neighbourhood Leme, I came across the Marmoset or locally called Micos, little monkeys found along the Brazilian coast line. This species is said to have been introduced from the northern state of Bahia and have settled so successfully that biologists fear they are becoming a problem to local wildlife. In Rio they have become used to people and were utterly at ease in our presence. A couple of shots, I could not miss.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
While back in London I'm still working through my photographic adventures in Rio de Janeiro. One of my friends invited me to visit Floresta da Tijuca, an urban forest surrounding parts of Rio de Janeiro. The light that day was amazing and I soon found myself studying the effects it created breaking through the taller trees.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Back in London and finding the city utterly changed over the last two weeks, I went out this morning to visit 'my spot' to take note of the change. It's been two weeks since I stood at this spot in the park. There is such power and energy in Spring and I'm amazed about the sudden explosion of foliage and flowers everywhere.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Visiting the "other" Rio de Janeiro. Part of my walks in Rio de Janeiro is a regular visit to my friend from the Projeto IBISS who work in the remote areas of the Northern part of Rio de Janeiro.
In this community IBISS are building a football pitch to give the community a space where the community can come together to play, relax and have their very own little championships.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Rio de Janeiro is a rather seductive city and it is tempting to stay with the clichés of beautiful beaches and tropical colours. But within most neighbourhoods the visual is defined by tall buildings standing next to each other.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
The tropical forest. I love forests and am fascinated by forests. And I find it quite a challenge to take a photo of a rainforest that reflects my admiration for nature. So I go out again and again and try to create a photo that shows the magic and soul of a forest. This is another of my attempts to create an image that shows that a forest is much more than the many plants within.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Ipanema beach at the end of day. I love this time of the day when the last bits of sunlight creep across the mountain and illuminate the haze washed in from the sea. I love walking along the beach at this time of the day and to be part of the last activities before night falls.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Rio de Janeiro is my secret second home. I've lived in the city and come back whenever I can. Here I have my little corners I like to visit and one of my perennials is walking along Aterro and taking photos of the Pão de Açucar or Sugarloaf Mountain. While here I thought I share my "little souvenirs", a random selection of photos of moments that for me symbolize being just here.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
More of the Gran Canal glittering in the evening sun. I'm quite fascinated by this effect. In this photo selection old meets new and we are back to the present day reality of Venice. Gondola as a pass-time getting in the way of modern traffick.
I felt both pictures while capturing a similar moment are quite different in their atmosphere and I could not quite make up my mind which one to chose. So I thought I share both. What do you think? Any preferences?
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Spending three days in Venice gave me the opportunity to explore a city with streets made of water. As the sun was setting, I could not resist catching the gondola against the light mesmerized by the sparkle of the water creating a timeless silhouette.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Back at the park noticing the change of season. This time round I noticed some shy evidence of Spring bringing in new colours and clothing. The leaves are now sitting at the tips of the branches waiting for that moment of warmth that says 'Winter is over'.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Time for some colours! It's been grey and cold and I needed some colour in my life and on my blog. Street art photography is quite a big thing now and there are many sites such as flickr where the photographers share their latest findings. And, having enjoyed this little hunt myself for some years, today I feel drawn to settings where art and city meet and the art is touched by the city.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Back in the streets of London, I've taken my little project onto the platform and into the train. To me this environment had a similar feel to the pedestrianised areas and tunnels - anonymous, timeless and lonely. On our own, on our way, without looking much around or connecting to the world around us.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Our world. It does not stop to amaze me. Fascinated by the interplay of mountains and clouds, blue and white I felt this one goes with the theme but stands apart. A great lover of nature, I feel amazed of how peaceful and extraordinary our world looks from above. And with every photo, I'm again amazed about nature's beauty.
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Continuing to explore the perspective of looking down and trying to catch the intricate differences in texture and detail. This is a perspective of landscape photography I've grown most fascinated with and would love to explore further. Guess I need to make friends with a pilot who'd allow me to come along ...