I haven't been doing too much macro photography and this is something I intend to do more in the future. My dear friend gave me a Nikon Extension Bellows and then I bought a 55mm Micro-Nikkor lens (which is old, yes, but sharp as hell) to get to try the bellows. These particular photos below are not shot using the bellows, but only with the manual 55mm lens. The stones I used as model were pretty small, about the size of a thumb, I'd say.
Many of you may be familiar with Gregory Colbert's (a film-maker and photographer) Ashes and Snow installation, but I wanted to share his inspiring work with you, nevertheless. It was a long time since I had watched this last time and it never fails to give you the shivers.
His photography portfolio and the Ashes and Snow project can be found from here.
This is a short film from the bigger project, but the one part I like the most. The song is by amazing Lisa Gerrard and the narrative voices feature Laurence Fishburne (English version), Enrique Rocha (Spanish version), Ken Watanabe (Japanese version), and Jeanne Moreau (French version).
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So, I had a chance to go to Switzerland for the first time in my life and see The Alps. To be more precise, we stayed for four days in the lovely mountain village called Engelberg. I did skiing every day we stayed there and the highest slope started from the top of the Mountain Titlis (3,238m). I had my camera and some lenses in my bag all the time so did some shooting as well, naturally. I posted two projects, colour and black&white, to my Behance portfolio and to Facebook as well, if you're up to getting a closer look. Here's some views from The Alps.
First of all, Happy New Year of 2011! It's been a really snowy winter all over the world and it's been even snowing in places you rarely get a chance to see this white beauty.
This post includes shots taken in Finland during winter time. At this time of the year you don't get to see sunlight that much, but when the light is up and the ground is white, it just gets beautiful. I just created a new project to Behance Network with the same name as this post so you can go and see more winter photos in here.