Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category


Human versus Natura

June 14, 2008

Panasonic LX2, f4.5, 1/1300, 6,3mm, iso100, B&W JPEG, Cropped to 1:1 & Processed in PS

“..Humans want peace, brotherhood and welfare, that is not the case with nature; nature wants discord, confrontation and blood…”

  Friedrich Nietzsche


Unfortunately it has been impossible to keep up this week..Meetings, running and the unexpected have kept me running like mad all week, while the very little nature that still surround us has been still, silently watching my moves, shaking her laves with incomprehension..

Though I nearly never crop my images, today I felt the urge to do so with this one. It´s the first time ever , if I recall correctly, I have produced a square image, a format that I find difficult and that has remained untameable..

Wish you all good light while I try to climb in a beam of it (to continue rushing..)

Best, Erik.





Saint Cristopher´s Castle

May 8, 2008
Panasonic LX2, f8, 6seconds, 6,7mm, iso100, B&W JPEG processed in PS

When the Canary Islands were conquered by the spaniards, in the XV century, the first thing they did was to construct a couple of castles on the coastline of the capital to protect it from marine invasions (obviously, a conquer of an island in the fifteenth century could only be marine…). Today, the single idea of defending an island with this little castles makes one smile…

This particular castle, Saint Cristopher´s was built in 1577, and reconstructed in 1638 after it participated in the defense of the island from the attacks of Francis Drake in 1595 and Pieter Van Der Does in 1599. It continued to have a military character untill 1878, when it was finally disarmed..

This is one of the oldest monuments of our island, and one that is intimately united to our history. Having been named heritage of our people, it remains basically forgotten, and is just one more part of our coastal landscape. You can only walk to the castle when the tide is low. Yesterday, for the first time in my 37 years I walked to the castle and touched it, and dedicated a thought to the men that one day, long ago, far away from home, builded a castle that was to remain as a silent witness for over four centuries..



Lonely Rock, 40 Seconds..

May 2, 2008

Panasonic LX2, f8, 40Seconds, 13,4mm, iso100, Colour JPEG converted and tweaked in PS

Panasonic LX2 and a Gorillapod, a winner combination that can be carried at all times EVERYWHERE..I have been wanting to picture this rock for a while now. Pass by nearly every day, but carrying my 30D and a (big) tripod is out of the question for going to work. It took me a few minutes to set it all up and take the shot. Forty second exposure, converted to BW in photoshop, duotone, curves, and finally some burn and dodge...