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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Project | Pond study, February


Ok, I admit it, it isn't February anymore, and neither is the photograph in this post taken during last month. Time passed so quickly and before I knew it, it was March. But winter still holds the pond in a quite firm grasp, although this winter has been a lot more gentle than the two previous ones. I suspect that when I return in the beginning of April, there will be no more ice on the water, and slowly life will emerge in the pond once again. 

Keeping up with my pond study during the winter months proved to be harder than I imagined before I started. I don't feel that the images are good enough - what I want is to catch the mood, the feel about the place, something I only partly have achieved. But the place seems somewhat dead in the images, and I still feel that after the initial lucky shoot, I have only made bland copies. I guess I just have to do the work.

Interested in more pond study images? Take a look in my project gallery!

Focal width 28mm, ISO 200, aperture f/18 and shutter speed 1/50


Project | Pond study, January

January came and went, but no pond study posts appeared on my blog. I had a few visits at the pond, though, but the light was bland and I didn't seem to make much worth showing. However, it's time for a new visit any day now, and the January post is long overdue. So, here is the result of my efforts in January:

The gallery section of my pond photography is becoming more and more interesting now, and I hope the collection will become quite satisfactory in the end. 


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.