The Accidental Photographer

Welcome to my blog. The idea is to share some random photos and maybe some thoughts.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I decided to post another shot from the past couple of days. Yesterday I had real trouble choosing between this one and the one I posted. I quity like both of them. This photo looked a bit dull straight out of camera so I decided to boost it with this cool lomo action I found on the internet a while ago.

Monday, February 25, 2008


During the past couple of weeks I have been shooting quite a lot but I have been lazy processing the images. I had trouble choosing which photo to publish. I could have gone with any of the numerous seascapes but I decided to go with this one of the headquarters of the Sanoma Corporation. I like the symmetry in it and something makes it quite striking in my opinion. It is HDR of course.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Last sunday was a foggy day as I had wished because I wanted to do some HDR experimenting in fog. Above is the result.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Seize the Moment

A couple of days ago I read this great column about exercising creativity and finding inspiration. One of the main points was not to be afraid of failure and not to take photos because of that. The author's point was that whenever you see something interesting you should take the photo and not to think about whether it is good or not. You can leave that to later. If you start hesitating the opportunity for that shot might pass by and you end up with no shot at all. It is better to have a bad shot than no shot at all and think about how it would have been. You might not get the oppotunity for that shot again.

On friday morning as I was preparing to go to work I looked out the window and saw the perfect light. I quickly grabbed my camera threw on a coat and rushed down the stairs. I managed to get this shot around the corner of our house but as I moved towards better spots for shooting the light washed out as the sun rose. Had I hesitated for a moment longer I would have ended with no shot at all. I think there is a lesson learned eventhough the picture is nothing special.