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Escalator Fun


While at the Harpa Opera House in Reykjavik, Iceland my friend Steve Gosling and I spent some time shooting various things.  In a previous post, I shared my building abstracts.  Today I share some images from a spot I found and I photographed people on or near the escalator in the Opera House.  I shot these with the Sony RX100 vii and converted them to BW images. They were RAW files and I made adjustments to them in Capture One.  These will never be considered art but more on the level of street photography where I document what I see in what is going on around me.  They are different and I do like the one with the person going up the escalator.

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Abstracts In Reykjavik


I love walking the streets of the cities I visit.  Who doesn’t?  On a recent trip to Reykjavik Iceland, I walked the streets with my friend Steve Gosling.  We both had the Sony a7r vii.  This small little and pocketable camera is very capable.  I love it because it can do great still as well as video.  It has an equivalent focal length zoom of 24 – 200mm.  That’s quite some reach and allows all sorts of possibilities.  I didn’t want to be encumbered while walking the streets so this was a perfect choice.  We strolled down to the Opera House in the harbor area and spent some time shooting there.  This post deals with shooting the building.  It’s basically a glass building with intricate glass panels reflecting light and some of them look out of place as they don’t reflect to reflect differently.


I spent a bit of time shooting there and I like what is called the picture in the picture.  I shoot at a long focal length and tilt and play with angles trying to get a different look.  The windows have a green tint to them and after I got them on my computer I decided to see what they would look like in BW. I varied the settings until I got the look I liked. Here are a few examples of what I came up with.  I hope you do too.