I'm Ingunn. This blog is about learning to make photos instead of just taking them. This is where I collect and express ideas and thoughts, and sometimes I might get sidetracked, too! There is so much to be learned. I have an urge for making life better, simpler and tastier. My picture galleries are in the sections travel and portfolio. I write in English, but I am Norwegian, and comments are most welcome in both languages.


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The last Sunday in Spring

This is the busiest Spring I've had in years. Grading exams plus finishing quite a number of other work-related tasks makes hardly any room for make & take at all, but I managed to find time for a quick photo shoot today. I often like to play with different pairs of means, either matching or contrasting when processing the captures:

Rough wooden textures contrasting with smooth water while the colors match beautifully.

Soft yellow and blue-gray makes nice complementary contrasts. Here the close-up of the flower adds interest to the scenic capture.

I had another reason for taking out my camera on a swing today besides getting some air and a break from my chores: I wanted to test the lens that comes with many Canon cameras if you purchase a kit, the Canon EF-S 18-55 IS. I've really never used it that much because I immediately bought another all-round zoom lens for my beloved Canon EOS 450D. That might have been a bit stupid of me, because I actually think that the colors are a bit better with this lens, and the IS gives me a hand in getting sharper captures, I can tell. But on the other side this lens is somewhat short-coming and has to be tweaked a lot to get the most out of it. I you understand how to use aperture and shutter speed that is a lot easier, of course, and I think I'm slowly getting to grips with this.

If you like these pics, you can see more on my flickr page!

Reader Comments (2)

Lovely pictures - as always! I had a walk over at Brønnøya last night, and as I was taking some photos I recalled us talking about taking a course in photography together one day. I really need to learn more about how to use my camera...Good luck with all your papers and ordeals!
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLK
Thanks a lot!

Brønnøya is very pretty. Maybe I could join you there one evening? And bring my camera, too? We certainly have to find time for that course next year. It's never gonna happen if we keep waiting for it to fit into our scedules. It never will, at least not in a foreseeable future.
May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngunn

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