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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Entries in drengsrudvanna (3)


Project | Pond study, December

This winter has been very mild and with almost no snow and ice so far. We had a few centimeters of snow a few weeks ago, but this Christmas has been really windy and with temperatures above zero degrees. The result is rotten ice with melting water on top. The wet, icy surface on the pond is very reflective as a result.

My fascination for the grass islets is still strong, and I liked the islet with this tree on it, particularly with the ski tracks leading onto it. It looks like the tree has a route to escape the islet. I think, however, that the photo in itself isn't all that interesting. After the initial success it has proved to be very difficult to make fresh photograps of the pond, maybe because the subject isn't interesting enough? I'm not sure what to do to improve my pond study.

ISO 200, aperture f/5.6, shutter speed 1/400, focal length 200mm.


Project | Pond study, November

What happened to November? It never was enough time to make a proper photo shoot for my pond study. I finally managed to squeeze in half an hour of shooting in the first week of December between looking after a sick daughter, marking papers and my general business, but I never got around to blog about it then. My pond study suffered from this, of course, but I have to make use of what I've got to prevent the project from being a failure altogether, so here is my November production t last. My December photo shoot is almost finished, more about that later.

It was a beautiful day, I remember, the first snow had finally arrived (a lot later than last year). It seems to be sunny at all times at my pond. Of course it isn't, but when I have time and desire to go up there, the sun is more often present than not.

The main image of November is really nothing very special, but at least I like how the sun bursts out from behind the trunk, and I think I captured the mood of the day. I used the 28mm, aperture f/5.6, shutter speed 1/400 and ISO 100. I didn't manage to make more than three of four acceptable images this time.


Project | Pond study October, take one

Time has come for the second take on my pond study project. After my serendipitous luck last time, with the brilliant light at the scene and all the attention my first photo attracted on flickr I realize that there is a fair chance of failure, or at least some disappointment this time. Yesterday I gave it a first try, but none of the images I produced exited me very much. I feel that I'm stuck in what happened last time, and that I tried to recreate that. Of course that was not very creative of me, so tomorrow I grant myself a second and last chance to make a better photo than the ones I have made so far this month.

My project is about the the feel, the changing light and the colors at the scene, so tomorrow I'll try to focus on this and this only. Maybe more close-ups this time if the light is flat? In what way are the colors different now from last month? These are the kind of questions I should try to answer. 

If you have an advice for me, don't hesitate to share your comment!