Portrait of a dear friend

Every morning my dog, Ella, and I go for a morning walk. One of our regular stops is at the end of the wooden pier, just south of Kalmar castle. Click on picture for a large version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Shot with Nikon D500 with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR @f/4. Developed in Capture One

Grimskär

Grimskär was an important part of the Swedish defense during the 17th Century and effectivly stopped the Danish fleet operating in the waters near Kalmar castle. During the 19th Century the fort was abandoned by the military but during WW II a top secret mine-station, controlling a line of anti-ship mines in the waters outside the city of Kalmar, was built under the old fort. The ferries between Kalmar and Öland passed over the line daily, the crews unaware of the mines. Not until 1988, when the mine-station was closed, the secret of it’s existence was revealed.
I pass Grimskär daily on my morning walk and usually take a picture or two of the old fort. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Shot with Fujifilm X-T1 with Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 @f/8. Developed in Capture One

Saga

The old cinema has closed for the Summer – but will be opened again in the Autumn. Saga is the oldest cinema still in use in Sweden and was opened in 1906. It is a small, wooden, building with room for just a small audience. Watching a film at Saga is more like visiting a private home than going to a traditional theater. Dispite it’s age and small size, the equipment is fairly modern with digital projectors and ok sound quality.
Saga is a common name for cinemas in Sweden along with names like Palladium, Röda Kvarn (Red Mill) – a translation of Moulin Rouge – Centrum and Rio. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Shot with Fujifilm X-T1 with Carl Zeiss ZM C Biogon 35mm f/2.8 @2.8 Developed in Capture One

Summer is not over

Summer is not over. There are fewer boats at sea, the air is clearer, more crisp and contrasts are stronger but the sun still warms a frozen soul. Click on picture for a large version.
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Nikon D500 with AF Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 G @200mm (300mm eq). Developed in Capture One

Kalmar GP

Fotograferar ett cykellopp för första gången. Kul, men svårt om bilden både ska vara snygg och innehålla lite dynamik.
Shooting a bike race for the first time. Fun but difficult to capture the drama. Click on picture for a large version.
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Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6 G. Developed in Capture One

Dance

Often, when you as a photographer raise your camera, the picture already exists in your imagination. You know what you are trying to express. Your task is to make the camera and lens, you tools, work in the desired direction creating the picture that, in some way, already exists. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 G. Developed in Capture One

Kalmar Castle

Kalmar Castle. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 24-120 mm VR f/4 G.
There is always a risk for repeating yourself. The Castle has been here for hundreds of years watching over the City. I pass almost dayly. The Castle doesn’t change but the sea and the sky varies and make it look different every time.
The RAW-file was developed in Capture One with some minor adjustments. Mainly the white balance.

Lunch at Kalmar castle

The first reasonably warm Sunday afternoon. A father and his son enjoy their lunch on the ramparts surrounding Kalmar Castle. A seagull watches for some food.
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Lunch at Kalmar Castle
Lunch at Kalmar Castle