Photographing birds

I don’t do it as much as I want these days, but I love it! I’m talking about photographing birds. 🙂
It takes time and planning to get good photos. You’ll need to know were the birds when the light is the best. You could wander around and depend on luck. But my experience is that good planning and scouting is the key to good images!

You also need a long lens so you don’t disturb the birds. But a long lens also helps to get a cleaner shoot. It helps to have a fast camera with a fast and precise autofocus as well.

I have the gear but I don’t have the time now. But I have an archive full of photos to look at! And I have updated my portfolio with a couple of new photos!

I hope you having a wonderful day! 🙂

Thousands of candles

On Friday evening children had placed candles to highlight the International Children’s Day. The light was turned off in the park and it was very atmospheric.
I regret that I didn’t have my camera, I only had my iPhone. But I got a couple of good photos anyway.

Wall art at 

Last week I was approved to sell wall art at Below I listed the five photos that I uploaded so far.

Follow the link to my gallery on Printler  –


Follow the link to my gallery on Printler  –

A weekend in my hometown

I have visited my family in my hometown this weekend. Fathers day on Sunday and a photo shoot on Saturday.

On Saturday morning I trained at the local gym. I continued to work on my clean technique and I felt strong doing a 4×6 of back and front squats 🙂

The other reason I had to be back in Åsele was a family photo shoot. It’s both difficult and lot’s of fun to photograph children! The plan was to photograph both indoors and outside. But it was a gray and rainy day so we did most of the shooting indoors.
If I can get a little gear geeky I have to say that buying the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL to go kit was a really good investment! Earlier I carried a large and heavy bag on wheels, just for the flashes! Now I just have to carry two small bags. One with the flash, light modifier, a light stand and a small backpack for my camera and lenses.

I hope you had a great weekend!

Updated my portfolio

I have updated my portfolio with a new photo. I made the photo when we wore on a weeklong vacation in Crete earlier this year. I photographed the sunset and this photo and I took this photo right after the sun dispersed down the ocean. I remember it was calm and warm sunset. 

Today I long back to the warm air and the warm ocean! 🙂 It’s a grey and misty day in Umeå.

Challenge myself

Finished the CrossFit beginner courses at @boxenumea yesterday. I have learned a lot about myself and my weakness that I have to work on. I’ve also realized that I can do things that I didn’t think I could do!

I’m going to continue to train for Vätternrundan, get better at running and skiing. My strength training will be at the box! It feels great to challenge myself! 😁

November is here

It’s Friday, Halloween and November. It’s raining and the sky is grey and dark. The days are getting shorter and shorter. Sunset is around 15:20 where I live. The other day it snowed in the morning and in the afternoon the snow was gone… 

If I look back this time of the year usually October to March meant a period of me being really tired and feeling down. Last year I didn’t feel as down as I just feel and this year, I’m feeling great! I’m tired but the lack of sunlight and that I training more and more might be the reason for that!?

Yesterday I noticed that it was November 1 and the first reaction was, oh it’s just a month to Christmas, time flies away! But on the other hand it’s not that long until March, April and the return of the sun!  

I’m trying to see the positive side of things! The photo above gets to symbolizing the light in the dark, it will be warmer and lighter soon! 🙂

What a lovely day!

Today started great! Woke up and went for a short morning run. Had breakfast with my lovely fiancé. The sun was shining and the air was a little crisp after the cold night when I hoped on my bike down to the city.

I photographed the photo above a couple of years ago. But it felt like proper photo to represent the good feeling I had this morning and the beautiful weather!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Tonight there’s a chance for the northern light or Aurora borealis to dance on the sky! If you have the opportunity, be sure to go out and look up to the sky! The weather forecast doesn’t look promising for Umeå, it looks like there is going to be clouds on the sky. But fingers crossed! 🙂

Challenged myself

It’s time for a personal post :).

On Tuesday evening I grabbed myself by the neck and stepped into my running shoes and went out for a run! It’s been weeks since I did that. I felt so light and easy.

A little back story

I had my tonsils partly removed in the end of June. It took about two-week for my throat to heal and I felt fine until I started to workout again. When I doing intervals or cycling or running on a step hill I almost faint, and I had. When I push myself really hard I can’t oxygenate my body. I’m having a hard time catching my breath! When I’m keeping my workout at a lower intensity it’s okay. It’s like I’m completely lost all strength and fitness that I gained over the years. 

I’ve been to the doctor and done lots of tests and at the moment there is nothing wrong with my heart or lungs. I’m waiting for an appointment for one last test. 

Back to Tuesday evening! 

What was the challenge?

Well, I did make it out for a run and second I did run with a headlamp in the dark. I have walk and run the route before but never in the dark. It might seem silly but I know the trails and roads in my hometown, Åsele, I can run them blindfolded. I haven’t live that long i Umeå so everything is new to me!

I did 5,6 km in 35 min. Nothing to brag about but I did it! 🙂

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