“I sat on a motorcycle, driven by a friend, with both hands around his waist. I held my camera firmly and took a few shots as we drove fast through the tunnel. I wanted to capture the movement of the environment but freeze the cockpit of the motorbike at the same time. Eventually I succeeded! Later I sharpened the image, adjusted the levels and removed noise in Photoshop.”
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 15mm f/2.8; ISO1000; 1/25 sec at f/4
“I went to Jökulsárlón, a glacier lake in Iceland, to photograph ice on the beach. It turned out that the ocean tossed ashore a very interesting subject to photograph – an orange buoy. I had a lot of fun taking pictures, because every couple of seconds the waves pushed the buoy into a new position.”
Canon EOS 450D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 HSM at 10mm; ISO100; 1 sec at f/22
“This is an image I had in mind for about a year before finally getting the conditions and time necessary to give it a shot. I opened the shutter in Bulb mode, ‘painted’ the windmill with a powerful hand torch, fired an external flash into the foreground on 1/64 power, legged it up to the mill, fired two flash bursts into the ceiling on 1/8 power, searched for the red light of my camera so I could find my way back to it, then closed the shutter! Back home I reduced the noise, converted it to mono and gave the shot a gentle blue tint.”
Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM at 11mm; ISO400; 112 secs at f/5
“This shot was taken on our vacation to Majorca last summer. It was one of those rare occasions when my son was not jumping in and out of the pool for a minute, but actually sat still playing games on my phone. The only editing I needed to do later was to mute the colours a bit.”
Nikon D300 with Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di at 75mm; ISO160; 1/100 sec at f/5
“The first heavy hoarfrost of winter covered everything outside with a sparkling layer of white. The last of the Rudbeckia flowers in my garden were still colourful, even though summer was long gone, and I just had to capture the moment before the sun melted the ice crystals. After the shoot, I boosted the colour and contrast in Adobe Camera Raw before opening the image in Photoshop, where I blended a texture layer into the background.”
Canon EOS 450D with Tamron SP Di 60mm f/2; ISO100; 1/50 sec at f/4
“I went for an infrared shot here because I wanted to capture the unreal quality of this place. I took one exposure without the IR filter and one with it, so that I could use the original shot to mask the bench over the infrared photo, thus keeping its bright red colour.”
Nikon D70s with Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX VR at 22mm, Hoya Infrared (R72) filter; ISO200; 1.3 secs at f/13
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