From the Shadows to the Pyramid
Fuji x100f, 35mm, F/4, 1/100s, ISO 400
The old Louvres is a wonderful piece of architecture, and I was one of those who for a long time though the glass Pyramid was a mistake. But actually the contrast it creates is really interesting, and this is what I tried to show here.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/320s, ISO 200
Walking down Faubourg Saint-Honoré and from afar I started seeing bits of this facade. I was pretty stunned when I finally saw the whole thing, and I was clearly not the only one (although most of the others seemed to be Japanese tourists).
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 3200
I have always had this fascination for architectural alignments: colonnades, footbridges, tunnels. And the area in Paris around the Louvres is great for such photos, except advertising seems to have invaded all those alignments on Rue de Rivoli. Thankfully, the Comédie Française (our national theatre) is having none of that, and I was able to shoot this in front of the entrance last week.
Gamla Stan Photobomb
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO 2500
I was walking early in the morning in Gamla Stan looking for interesting photo opportunities. I spotted this bike with a front carrying case made to look like a Swedish house and I thought, « that’s cool ». I stood looking for the best angle to shoot the bike when the door on the top of the stairs opened and this lady walked out just as I was pressing the shutter. I thought she’d be cut off, but it turns out she wasn’t.
Colours of Swedish Fall
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/8, 1/600s, ISO 200
Yesterday I was invited to speak at a work related event on a cruise boat… in the middle of the Baltic Sea. How cool is that? Anyway, in between work stuff, I went on one of the many decks to take photos of the wonderful islands around. The colours of the trees slowly fading from green to yellow and red were magical.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/8, 1/55s, ISO 3200
A very appetising Gamla Stan café with fresh orange juice as a speciality. I was sorely tempted, but it was one of my fasting days. Maybe next time!
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 1000
I love Stockholm’s architecture, this mix of hanseatic houses and neo-roman columns. This is a building I love just as you enter Gamla Stan from the castle side.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/8, 1/75s, ISO 2000
Walking past this restaurant in Malmskillnadsgatan (I think) I was attracted by the potential of the composition in this shot. I don’t know if the contrast between the stylised window and the customers above is excessive, but I thought it had potential.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/8, 1/60s, ISO 640
Walking down King’s Road I saw this gentleman waiting patiently for clients in front of his store. He saw me raise the camera, shrugged and just kept on doing what he was doing. And my son and I couldn’t help wondering; « What the hell is he selling? »
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/8, 1/60s, ISO 1600
Because certain parts of urban Hong Kong Island are so steep and the roads are by necessity long and winding, you see a lot of these stairways cutting from the lower part of a curved road to the upper part. Great concept, and a cool timesaver if you’re going down. Not so much when you’re going up. And this is by no means the longest I’ve seen.