Archive for May, 2010

Venice… again

Tweet I’ve used a split toning gradient map preset for the post processing.

Italy Within the Frame 2010

Tweet Images by David duChemin Italy has “grabbed” my heart after a recent workshop. One of our workshop leaders, David duChemin, created a slideshow of his images from the trip, and you can either see it from this LINK or better from his blog post HERE.

Straight off the Production Line

Tweet Went out for a walk with the camera after work today. I was fascinated by this revolving door at the central station in Oslo. There is something about doors and tunnels, where people can’t really escape! Study the legs of the guy in the last image. Can you see something odd? You probably have to […]

When in Rome…

Tweet I won’t claim to have “done as the Romans” but we had some fun at the Colosseum! There was not enough light to see a reflection of Trond but we solved it by using the flash light function on his cell phone. That is how only his eye can be lit and the rest of […]

Reflection in broken glass

Tweet I chase reflections. Everywhere. All the time. This one is a bit tricky to decifer so I am adding a photo of the window I used. The sun was coming in from the right and I shot from the left.

Gondoliers in Venice

Tweet Not having been to Venice since I was twelve, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve read stories that the only people left in town were the tourists, and that it was incrediby expensive. I wondered how the people who actually worked there would react to us taking pictures. The clue is to ask, […]

Yay! My Blurb book "Folk" is out!

Tweet Finally! I hope you like it and if so, that you will recommend it to your friends. David duChemin, author of the Amazon bestseller “Within the Frame” has been generous enough to write the foreword. “There is simply so much to see in Eli’s work, and all of it tells a story rooted in […]

More on Motion Blur

Tweet My new friend Jeffrey Chapman pointed out that in a picture with motion he would actually like to see some motion. My first instinck here was to try panning but instead I tried to stand completely still and instead freeze the background. I think the shutter speed was 1/30 second. Or at least -ish […]

Rainy Venice

Tweet Roaming around Venice with Jeffrey Chapman and David DuChemin after discussing “motion” makes you look at the city with fresh eyes. Water also allows opportunities for my favourite subject, reflections. I usually shoot in RAW + small jpg’s and often set the picture style to Monochrome on dull days. When Jeffrey saw this shot […]


Tweet I was fascinated by how the colour of the reflection balanced the boat. Usually you would want space in front of a moving boat but I bended the rule because of the visual mass top right, created by the yellow colour.