What I saw today
Today’s theme was “Unusual things and/or colours”. I know the theme is too wide to become useful, but I don’t care – I’m still under the influence of Staffan aged 5 and want to things my way or not at all.
Perfect focus is not always necessary. A bit out of focus can give a soft touch to a photo or get the imagination going. I have recently been to a number of exhibitions at Fotografiska here in Stockholm and noticed that many great photographers use that trick purposely. “If they can do it, I can do it too” was the slightly confused thought I got into my head. At least it is a very useful cover up whenever I make a mistake.
Trees are one of my old favourite subjects. Stockholm is an odd city because it is a very “green” one compared to other cities of the same size. The city isn’t particularly big in comparison with other capitals around the world, only around 2,000,000 inhabitants, but I don’t mind. On second thought – yes, I do mind! It is crowded.
Water seems to be important to me. I have always lived in cities with water (Stockholm, Gothenburg and Dublin) and its changes offers new possibilities.
Ice is another interesting subject that offers many possibilities and is usually photographed when shiny and in perfect condition. Melting ice in spring is often dirty and doesn’t live up to the myth, but I think it sometimes offers something interesting and intriguing. All one needs is the eye to discover it and that is easier said than done.