My photoblog has moved!

•February 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

For all of you that have followed my journey on tor-ivar.wordpress.com… update your bookmarks :-)

My new blog can be reached at http://torivarhals.com

In addition, I have put up a photographic portfolio as well :-) Please visit!

Regards,
Tor-Ivar

Paddington Station old style

•January 24, 2009 • 6 Comments


Paddington Station old style, originally uploaded by Tor-Ivar.

The Paddington Station has a inspiring architecture, and I just had to make a “old style” shot out of this. Ok, there are modern trains and stuff here… but… Suddenly I can imagine how it would have been in the “old times” :-)… do you see the old trains, and the coal and the steam…? :-)

5D, Sigma 24-70 at f2,8, ISO 1600

Telephone boots at Leicester Square…

•January 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

What’s your call?

This is taken from a couple of phone boots at Leicester Square in London. I like how they’ve managed to keep their typical red phone boots all over the city. It has some kind of historic touch with it…

And I like the crisp red colour.

5D, sigma 24-70 2.8. I have found the Sigma lens to be a really great walkaround lens with the full frame format camera :-)

Busy life at Paddington station…

•January 23, 2009 • 5 Comments


Busy life at paddington station, originally uploaded by Tor-Ivar.

Took this shot just before entering the Heathrow Express Train to the airport for travelling back home to Norway. I have always wanted to take a “busy life at the train-station” kind of picture, and since Paddington is a cool train station, I am happy I did it here.:-)

5D, Sigma 24-70mm 2.8.

Blurry London Eye :-)

•January 23, 2009 • 1 Comment


Blurry London Eye :-), originally uploaded by Tor-Ivar.

Ok… this is probably a strange one :-) But I always check out if this kind of “out-of-focus” shot works… and this one of the London Eye does, I think :-) I also like the clear/crisp colours.

It is taken with my 5D and Sigma 24-70, which have lovely bokeh/out-of focus effect due to the way the blades in the shutter is created :-)

Hungerford Bridge over Thames

•January 22, 2009 • 3 Comments


Hungerford Bridge over Thames, originally uploaded by Tor-Ivar.

There are many great views along the Thames in London. This shot is of the Hungerford Bridge crossing the Thames. A couple of beautifully lit boats in the foreground. And I love the “star” light on the back of the boat to the right in the picture:-)

Taken with Canon 5D, sigma 24-70 and high ISO (1600).

London Eye shining in Thames, London

•January 22, 2009 • 1 Comment


London Eye, originally uploaded by Tor-Ivar.

This is in my mind one of the most spectacular views in London. The London Eye is a really amazing construction, and it really is something special by the river of Thames :-)

Just had to get this picture… It is kind of a London landmark :-)

5D and 24-70 :-)

 
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