Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • X20, Second Impressions

    X20, Second Impressions

    Awesome!!! I would really like to be able to say more than this, but I am way too enthusiastic right now. I am having too much fun!    

  • X20 vs D90 vs D7100

    X20 vs D90 vs D7100

    Ok, so, to be very clear, Fujifilm X20 is a camera from a totally different class than a DSLR. I mean yes, you can do great photography with it, but not  really at a semi or “professional” level. The technical requirements are not met. X20 sensor is tiny by comparison with an APS-C (not to […]

  • Fujifilm X20 – First impressions

    Fujifilm X20 – First impressions

    Light, sturdy, fancy, easy to use, excellent photos straight from the camera – this I think summarizes my impressions after the day one. I feel a lot more free, even if the technical quality of the photos is not the best. Actually, the fact that I don’t give a crap any more about pixels and […]

  • Always with a camera

    Always with a camera

    I was just reading that Henri-Cartier Bresson was having his Leica with him all the time. I wonder if that was actually bringing him more photos… Without being aware of this habit of his, I have done pretty much the same for the last 2.4 years. It started with me getting my first DSLR ever, […]

  • A bit of a winter

    A bit of a winter

    Until now, this winter was quite disappointing. I know there are a lot of “tips” on the Internet about “What to photograph in the winter?” , but what to do when the winter is like a late November, only with looong Swedish nights, cloudy days and 2 hours of light per day is not really […]

  • The Red Dawn

    The Red Dawn

    One of the first things that was impressed about here in Sweden were these specific Nordic sunrises and sunsets, which are absolutely astonishing. It is not about being more beautiful than the ones from Pacific or Maldives or whatever. The are just different and equally fantastic. One of the most special are the pink-red ones. […]

  • Monochrome Swedish Landscapes

    Monochrome Swedish Landscapes

    Black and white is not really how I see the world. While I do understand the fact that monochrome is able to relay a message or story much easier, due to the removal of the biggest distraction in a photo – the colours – I tend to photograph and publish pretty and colourful things. I […]

  • Old vs. New

    Old vs. New

    Denisa replied on my facebook post about trying to go beyond just descriptive with a good joke that intrigued me. She said that I am becoming a proper artist since I am considering all my old work as not being good enough. As a result, I have started digging a bit in the past, trying […]

  • Beyond just descriptive

    Beyond just descriptive

    I have started recently to add some of my work to istockphoto.com and I have realized how very few of the photos I have can be deemed as worthy from a technical point of view. And I said to myself that yeah, ok, I only had a stock compatible camera for little time so it […]

  • Simple and memorable

    Simple and memorable

    We are used to think about birthday parties like events that imply a lot of people, drinking, smoking, eating, bbq-ing and finally going crazy due to the combination of all. And for us who like those manifestations, it is definitely fun. It is that kind of fun that is heavily anchored in creating “memorable” through […]

  • In the backlog: Rainy day at Hornborga lake

    In the backlog: Rainy day at Hornborga lake

    When our very good friends from Belgium came to visit for the midsummer, we went for half a day in one of out most favorite places around here, Lake Hornborga. As usual, the place is very beautiful. But above that, the light associated with an unstable weather made it magic. Magic is good for the […]

  • Spring, don be shy!

    Spring, don be shy!

    Oh man, I am so bored of freezing mornings in April…

  • Something about Lackö castle

    Something about Lackö castle

    [hr] I have been many times to Lackö, since it is so close to home, and I am really fascinated by its construction. I mean, there isn’t anything striking about this medieval “raw” castle, yet, for some reason, I am surprised by its geometry. It looks excellent from most of the angles. No matter how you tilt […]

  • Don’t think about making art…

    Don’t think about making art…

    I have been reflecting lately at what I am doing with my photography. Almost every day I shot a certain number of pictures and throw them away like garbage. Only a few survive and they are all in accordance with my assessment of being good or bad. Unfortunately, I have observed that I am mostly doing […]

  • Ready for shotin’!

      I will not pretend I am having experience shooting in studio conditions. I will not pretend that I am not scared about how much I have invested in this equipment. I will not pretend that I am a pro-photographer in any way. But there is one thing that I am sure about and that is […]

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