Surprised!

9 07 2009

Surprised, originally uploaded by mungozan.

It´s been a while since I´ve posted anything over here, sorry about that. I try to correct that now and try to post an image at least once a week, starting now.

Yesterday evening, I was shooting at Kokkola evening market as I´ve done couple of times before. As usual, I was scanning through the market place, looking for people to shoot (no pun intended).

When I came across this stand with sunglasses, the girl was leaning over and organising the sunglasses. She didn´t notice me at first, so I thought I´d try something different.

I bowed down before her, taking my time to frame and waiting for her to notice me. When she did, I took the picture. Her reaction was surprised, but she was amused in a friendly way. So I think this method certainly paid off.

Something to try next time as well, I think..

Some tech info for you techies out there:

Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 17 mm (EF 17-40 f4 L)
Exposure: 0.00
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash

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Latin Show Dancers

19 05 2009

20090516-183644-4187-Edit_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

I was shooting a city festival called “Yläkaupungin Yö” last saturday. There numerous performances, people wandering around in the University end of Jyväskylä city center. Here is the first shot of the series, one of the Latin Show Dancers dance group explaining something about their performance.

And another one with dancers in action:


20090516-183818-4209-Edit_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

More shots in my flickr photostream. Later also more from other performances and subjects.





Easter bonfire

24 04 2009

20090411-213630-1535_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

We were at Bothnia during the easter, this was one of the shots I took there by the bonfire. Shot with 5D + 35 f1.4L + 580EX on remote. On flash, there was warming filter and a diffusor thingy made from Ikea´s drawer plastic and a foam from local arts & crafts shop..

More shot on my flickr photostream, as usual.





Marko Paananen

14 03 2009

20090307-130318-2897_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

This finnish TV-face gave a speech about trends in decoration and renovation last weekend at Rakentaminen & talotekniikka 2009 in Jyväskylä.

I got the impression that he knew what he was talking about.





Bachelors looking for a new home..

28 02 2009

20090227-101824-2533-Edit_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

20090227-102056-2559_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

We returned from Bothnia yesterday. In Paula´s parents´ place, I took pictures of two roosters looking for a new home. Really, they are looking for a new home. Give me a call, if you know anyone interested of couple of young roosters. I´m serious 🙂





Chydenia performances

22 02 2009

20090221-131552-2357_sRGB-2, originally uploaded by mungozan.

Yesterday I visited Kokkola´s Chydenia center to return one lousy extension cord to a shop. There was some saturday action going on: inside the center there were music performances, outside other kind of performances,

The above shot is a scene from performance “Heräämisiä” (awakenings) where few of drama students did some strange things with umbrellas in the middle of the wintery street. Some more shots from the Chydenia center can be found on my photostream, or namely, this set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mungo/sets/72157614180565379/





Miia sitting

16 02 2009

20090214-144843-2148_sRGB, originally uploaded by mungozan.

We (me and Paula) visited Miia last saturday, which was Valentine´s day. It´s funny how in Finland the day is called a “Friend´s day”. I guess it works better for us rigid finns.. It´s easier for us to talk about friendship than it is about deeper affection (see, I can´t even write the word here 😉