Jan Erik Moström

Time to for todays “photo assignment”. Wife who teaches structural mechanics to building engineers want to have illustrations for slides and web sites … so off to town and make some “illustrative photos” of building details (I have no idea what to photograph, but 🤷🏻)

If I want to mix photos with text and print of my own printer, what program should I use. I’ve tried doing it in LR but it doesn’t really work. I probably need some layout program but which one? Right now single photos with some text, later perhaps booklets (if this works out)

Such a difference in viewing photos on Glass or Vero compared to Instagram

The speed difference in importing photos on my iPad and on a iPad Air M1 is pretty significant… I’m talking about 10 times or so.

Hmmm, I bought a Lumix G9 (second hand) about 24 months ago … and I’ve been thinking that I haven’t used it as much as the Nikons I had previously, but still 43000+ photos. Also, bought a Ricoh GR IIIx a month ago and > 800 photos. Apparently I like taking photos

Before continuing, let me assure you that I’m 100% uninterested in tinkering with cars. I have no interest whatsoever in repairing cars, or trying to make car restorations. But I do admire people who spend a lot of time learning and doing things like this, I admire people in general that becomes really good at something, for example juggling, painting, or woodworking. And even if I’m completely uninterested, myself, I can listen/watching these people for hours.

Anyway, closely related to being interested in cars is the sub-culture “raggare”. Where I grew up, “raggare” was (is) a very popular identity to a large group of the male population. But, as I mentioned above, I’m completely uninterested in all this. However, a few years ago, I realised that there are a lot of interesting things (cars and people) to photograph when these people meet.

Today was “Wheels Nationals Norr 2022”, a fairly large “car meet” (if that’s the correct expression in English) where people from northern Sweden, + some from Finland, met to show off their cars, drive around, drink beer, and have a good time.

In other words, an excellent opportunity for me to walk around and take some photos. So let me show you a few photos, so you get a feeling for the event.

40 mm

I’ve started to use a 40mm lens and have found that I really like it. I’ve had it laying around for quite a while but I haven’t really used it. I use it in combination with my Lumix GX80, and while the combination is a bit too big and heavy to carry around all the time, I really like the focal length.

Packing stuff: studio flash, background, stands, tripod, camera … hopefully some decent portraits will be made today

I’m rich again!! I sold a photo!! I wonder how I should spend the $0.01 I got

Hmmm. I decided to remove all photos from my Flickr account and start over. Once I had deleted all photos, I went to bed, when I got up I had two new followers … for an empty account. It has been a while since I got a new follower so two new in a short time is very surprising

Restarted my micro.blog account recently, now severely tempted to restart my Flickr account also.

Today’s most interesting photo was a 4 generation photo: granddaughter, son, wife and father in law. I love that we are able to catch photos like this. (And no, I didn’t include a photo)