Morning sun hit my coffee cup with just poured coffee steaming in it. The steam was making magnificent figures. This is one of my favorite shots from the set.
I am putting my Surly Karate Monkey singlespeed 29er for sale. Long story short: I need a bike that I can ride 180km after a 3,9km swim and still run after that for about 40km…
This is a perfect bike for commuting in the Finnish weather and it can be used for mountain biking as well. A true all-rounder!
Some more pics of the ride: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-09-09+Surly+Karate+Monkey+for+sale/
If you are interested in the bike, please check out: http://www.fillaritori.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11431 for full specs, price and contact details.
Today was a very cold day so we were staying inside for the morning. I spent the morning fixing my downhill bike with the kids and after they went for nap, it was time to shoot some photos. Today I decided to try again some fruit dropping to water. Last time I tried it with some grapes about a year ago.
This time I chose to use orange slices and a white backdrop. I tested the setup first without water. I used the rule of having the white background about the size of the picture. That creates a 3D look to the glass with black sides:
When water was added to the glass, the water changed the game a bit. At this point I had only about 10 minutes before the kids were to be woken up, so I did not go looking for a larger backdrop. I chose to take some photos and accept the flaw of having wide dark bands on the sides.
For lighting the setup, I used two speedlights. One aimed at the background at 1/16 power and one from camera right directly at glass at 1/64 fully zoomed.
Rest of the shots are at:http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2012-02-04%20Orange%20slices%20into%20water/
Below is another favorite from the set:
Today I had some time to take photos while the smaller kids were sleeping. This is a gingerbread house that the kids got to decorate exactly how they wanted.