February street photos

I had a daughter, which means I can't go out and shoot for hours several times per week, exactly. Instead, I'm trying to take a quick walk on my lunch break and take every opportunity on my way to and from work. So here are some shots from around where I work in Malmö. 

January in Malmö

January is dark in Sweden and most of the photos I shot this month are either dark or shot inside. The first photo below, I saw while on my way home. As I didn't have my camera with me, I went home to pick it up and went back out in the lousy weather to take the picture. I am happy that I did.

Winter fog

The fog was so thick last sunday, that I just had to go out and shoot. I'm a sucker for images that are unsharp and unclear. I guess it creates a feeling of mystery for me. The two guys that were sword fighting was a nice surprise out there!

Sunday walk in Malmö

When I first started shooting more "seriously", I had a Nikon D80 that I shot with it until the shutter broke down. Then I had it fixed and I shot even more with it. In fact, I used it once or twice last summer. It was a great camera, but at high ISO, the pictures weren't fantastic. So in order to avoid the high ISO numbers, I always tried to shoot with as long a shutter speed as I could get away with. This led to many blurry pictures, but when I was lucky enough to get a sharp one, it wasn't so noisy.

Now I'm using the marvellous cameras in Fujis X series, that produce fantastic pictures even at high ISO numbers, but it wasn't until just a few days ago that I realized that I was still shooting with the slowest possible shutter speed and that I was still getting all these blurry pictures for no good reason. So today, I set the shutter speed to 1/250 and went on a walk to try to hammer in this new way of shooting. In fact, about half of these pictures I shot at 1/1000 while riding my bike.