Sometimes a subject may make a stronger impression if you avoid looking directly at the subject. By focusing on the impression the subject makes, for example its shadow as in this image, or its silhouette, some details may become obscured and other details may become more pronounced. And you may see a side of the subject you have not payed much attention to.

Recurring theme - shadow portrait


Outside the office where I work we have a magnolia tree. I've always found it a bit difficult to get a good shot of it. Over the past few years I have tried several times, but that image always seems to elude me. Hence a single flower yet again.

Magnolia - Summicron75, 1/360 @ f/5,6


Some skills are like riding a bike. Once you have mastered it, you will be able to pick it up again even after a long break. Other skills require that you practice them on a regular basis to be able to perform at a certain level, like playing an instrument or speak a foreign language. For me photography is in the latter category; it takes some practice to get back into the grove again.

Verdens Ende, Tjøme