Today we had down towards -27°C/-16.6°F which made for a lot of sea/frost smoke (not really sure what it's usually called in English, so going with Wikipedia here). And in the afternoon the sky had some amazing colors. Still just over two weeks until we can see the Sun, but the days are certainly brighter each day. I also recorded video from various locations in Alta, and might be posting that later on.
The last day fo the year started with a wonderful display of color in the sky. Tonight I'll try to record some video of the fireworks here in Alta while trying to get some pictures as well.
We've had some heavy snowfall and a bit of wind the last few days, and I've been out trying to capture this beautiful weather with both stills and video. It might be cold, but it's beautiful to look at. Here are some of the pictures, and the video will come later, I might still try to capture more of it in the coming days.Read More
I recorded a bit of video during the start of Finnmarksløpet 2015, both at the main start at Alta city center, and at the restart for the 1000km participants (they have famous people etc. in their sled from the city center to the restart at Sorrisniva). Here are some clips from the video I recorded.Read More
Luna and I visit Lathari a lot. It's a local beach area where when the tide is low you can walk for miles of land that is under water when the tide is high. Always fresh smells and things to drag around for Luna, and for me to throw for her. Also she loves the water and doesn't care if it's winter or summer, she runs into it regardless. It's better in the summer, for me, cause then I can hose her off outside, during winter she must go in the shower for that.Read More
Today there was a partial solar eclipse where I live, Alta, Norway.
The weather wasn't 100% optimal for us to see it perfectly as there was clouds flying by all the time, but for photography it gave me the chance for some interesting images. I wanted to do a time lapse of it, and I did, but the images aren't usable for a time lapse as the images varies so much, but it did leave me with a lot of pictures to pick from.Read More
Today Finnmarksløpet started. There are three races, 1000 km, 500 km and Junior. They all start on the same day, one by one, all in the center of Alta, where I live. They also finish here within a week usually.Read More
A trip to the snowy Lathari beach in Alta with some friends and all our dogs. Mine is Luna, the very energetic white one with black areas around the eye sand a ring on the back.
I just got the Samsung 45mm f/1.8, a small, cheap plastic lens, cause I realizes it would be nice to have something with auto focus for when Finnmarksløpet starts at the end of this week. My impression of it so far after having using for a couple of day is extremely positive. i don't understand how they managed to make something so cheap be so good. It renders sharp images at f/1.8, and that's with 28 megapixels on an APS-C sized sensor. I'm very impressed. A full review is coming later.
This is the lens I used for the video, it was my first time using anything with auto focus on the NX1, so I wasn't completely aware of how it worked, but the result was still pretty good in my opinion, these are active dogs, and Luna is a white dog, and it was snow, so quite impressed.
This Sunday I also recorded some video of snowmobile drag racing, and I'm working on that now, so that's coming up before Finnmarksløpet starts on Friday, so look out for that.
So I ended up selling my lovely Fujifilm X-T1 all of the sudden. The reason is the Samsung NX1. The reason is that the NX1 would be at least as good for stills (peaking for manual focus, 28 megapixels, 15 FPS, very good ISO performance, great electronic view finder(EVF) etc..), and if Samsung fixes the very cumbersome focus peaking (it has to be turned on after every touch of the shutter button), then it will be.
But, the video specs and performance of the NX1 is far beyond the X-T1, even after the X-T1 got manual video in the December 2014 firmware update. It does 4K and UHD, and 1080p up to 120 FPS, all with peaking while recording (on the X-T1, peaking turned off when recording started), and you can connect an external monitor and recorder, no such thing on the X-T1.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the X-T1, it was magnificent to use, and the pictures it captured were amazing. But I want to do video as well, and with the X-T1, it just wasn't going to happen as I wanted it.Read More
I uploaded my pictures from a trip I took with my Nature Photography class at Sogndal Folkehøgskule in 2008. I re-did them all as I've progressed a lot since then (luckily), and they look all fresh and polished (more than before at least).
Take a look here:
Here is the video where I unbox my new camera, the Fujifilm X-T1. I also unbox the two adapters I'll be using to connect my Pentax K-mount lenses (at the moment I don't have any lenses for the Fujiilm X mount). One is just an adapter to connect the lenses, the other is a lens turbo / speedbooster (not from Metabones), both are completely manual with no electronic contacts.