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How about 5 megapixels and through a window?

Well, it seems to work out very nicely. At least if you have a Leica Digilux 2 with its brilliant Vario-Summicron lens. I think the details are incredible for a such low resolution camera. It surely was a magical moment to see the shot below on a computer screen. I actually have thought about to get another Leica someday. Maybe M8. I know it has its quirks but I think it would be fantastic B&W camera with some nice Leica lens. But we’ll see. As usually.

 A view through our library room  window

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So nice to have a decent mobile phone camera

I am so happy that my iPhone 6 has a good camera. It was an extremely nice day today and I was able to get few nice shots of trees covered in frost. I absolutely prefer ”real” cameras but my phone is always with me. iPhone 6 is a very capable device to shoot at least in good light.

Trees at University

Trees at Tiitus' pre-school

I looked up

Sometimes it is good to twist you head upwards when photographing in the nature. I was strolling around in a very cold weather and saw how beautifully the sun rays touched the pine tops. I took my Ricoh GR out of the winter jacket’s pocket and was ready to shoot.

Pines were beautiful

1/200, f/8, ISO 400

Tree Stump Project

Very many photographers have their own interest areas in photography and many call those areas as projects. I may say that I too have a project called Tree Stump Project.

There is something interesting in tree stumps. Trees could fall down naturally or they could be cut down in harvest. The resulting stumps are so different. What is very cool with the stumps is that they evolve in time. There will be weathering, degradation, and also beautiful new life growing on the stumps. When you go and see a particular stump after a year of your initial encounter the stump will be different and again worthwhile to shoot.

My stump project is a humble and still small but I really enjoy it. My goal is to increase the amount of my stump photos during this year.

An autumn stump Torso Growing on a stump Amanitae and a stump A leaf on a stump Cut A stump

Poxed boles

Poxed boles 😉, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Aspens have really great patterns and structures on their trunks if you just take a closer look. The yellow lichen spots are especially beautiful and they are like pox marks on their boles.