Mexico, Oaxaca – Christmas 2017

16 01 2018

Here are some selected photos from our trip to Oaxaca, to visit some cocoa and Mezcal fabrics

Mexico City – Christmas 2017

16 01 2018

Here is some random images from around in Mexico City, Christmas 2017:

Vardåsen around – 10.12.17

10 12 2017

A few photos from Vardåsen around today, one of the hills around our city Drammen. Drammen City can be seen in some of the photos. It was a beautiful trip with a little bit chill in the air, around -7 degrees Celsius, but the setting sun made for some great photographic opportunities. Here you go…:

Having fun with IR photography…

26 11 2017

Well, I have always been intrigued by IR photography, taking photos of something that is not visible with the human eye, but I have always stumbled into trouble, first of all focus… I bought a cheap filter 950nm (nanometer wavelength) IR filter on eBay, which might not be the brightest idea, and tried it on a Leica 24mm Elmarit-M and a 90mm Summicron-M, and they all were soft… very soft… and very pink/violet… well, years passed by, and a week ago I bought an original Leica IR filter (possible 720-750nm, they never inform..) for my 50mm Summilux from 1972, set the white-balance manually with the IR filter mounted, and voila..! These photos looks a lot more like I imagined they would…! 😀

But this got me thinking… what really is correct colours of something that we can’t see anyway..?

Pink tint, violet tint, cyan tint..?

(Ahh… forgot to mention… I am using the Leica M8.2 which is oversensitive to IR radiation due to the lack of IR filter in front of its sensor…)

Anyway, I like the way these photos look surrealistic, please comment if you have any thought about the subject!

Forever Young… turning 50…

19 11 2017

The better half of my brother turning 50, and throwing a forever-young-party..!

What a great idea, and what an example to follow..!

As this of course is a (mainly..) blog about photograpy, some nerdy stuff is mandatory… All photos presented are taken with a Leica M9-P and a 35mm Summicron ASPH, and.. ok.. flame-suit on… there is something about that LCD sensor… only Leica M8 and Leica M9 have LCD sensors…
I have to admit, GAS has struck, and I’m longing for the new Leica M10 released in january 2017 (with a CMOS sensor…)
GAS, aka, Gear Acquisition Syndrome, (
“Bank balances have been battered and marriages destroyed, but by god there’s been some lovely gear bought.”
LCD sensors is known to produce some film-like, Kodachrome-like colours that no CMOS sensors have ever been able to replicate… CMOS sensors are, in a way, making more digital, plasticy pictures, less natural, and we all love that old film look, right..? ;-P

What y’all think..? Is the diffence visible..? so… what to do…? Stay true to old technology or move on with new “and better”..? 😀

Thanx for all Pernilla and Terje..! Have a lovely trip and Christmas, may we all meet again soon!

The autumn is here…

30 09 2017

…with it’s fresh air and beautiful colours… so little time, so many lost opportunities when it is raining, but luckily mother nature gives us some windows of opportunities to appreciate the beautiful colours of the autumn leaves… more to come I hope…

Mexico – summer 2017

30 09 2017

An artistic photo taken from Bellas Artes:


Our original plan was to visit Costa Rica this summer, but due to the temperature in the summer, this has been postponed… so this time we headed north to San Miguel de Allende, and from there to Real de Catorce, an old silver mining village in the mountains.

Here are a few photos from San Miguel de Allende:

…and here are some photos from Real de Catorce:




Easter holiday – 07.-12.04.2017

29 09 2017

This is… even for me… an impressive late upload… varies troubles with work, our dog, lack of interest, missing motivation, full harddrives, couldn’t find cables, new Adobe PS, had to make new Actions again… whatever reason to procrastinate has been valid…

Well, here we’re leaving the port of Oslo… As this is mainly a photo-blog, I think it is appropriate to mention my equipment for this trip, I used my Leica M8.2 (10mpx) with a 28mm Elmarit-M f2.8 ASPH, a 35mm Summicron-M f2 ASPH, and a 50mm Summilux f1.4 from 1972.


Arriving in Kiel, we headed south-west for Liege, in Belgium. We stayed in a renovated castle, my better half played golf, and I went biking, hence the (few.. busy biking..) city pictures.

Then we left for Leer, a small town in Germany, on the border to the Netherlands… walking down the memory lane…

From the boat trip back home, here are some pictures from the Storebælt Bridge, a 18km (!) long bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden.

Peru and Machu Picchu – summer 2016

31 12 2016


Peru and Machu Picchu – summer 2016

31 12 2016

Machu Picchu… finally… we have been dreaming about visiting this iconic place for years!