My photoblog of life as I see it.
Feel free to use any image any way you like, just follow the Creative Commons BY-SA license by giving me cred by name, Rickard Olsson, and a link back and you'll be fine. The only caveat is that there are no model-releases, so no using images with people on them for commercial purposes. I'd appreciate knowing what you use the images for, but that's just me being curious.

No need for speed

No need for Speed

I saw this fellow crawling across our driveway the other day so I hurried back inside, gathered the camera and lens, made dinner and ate it, washed up and rushed out just in time to see him/her come out from underneath the car.

Solar Angels

Solar Angels

The sun, clouds and some creative settings in UFRaw.

Old glass

Old Glass

This is an image of some old beautiful glass, a Tamron 135mm f/2.5 with Adaptall-2.



My K110D is now up for sale since I just realized that the K-x has completely replaced it in all aspects. And, judging by the first reports, the K-x will be playing second fiddle to a K5 as soon as the price settles a bit. This appears to be as close to a perfect camera as today's technology can make them.

Something smells fishy


My fishing expedition almost ended with a disaster, there was a Samyang 8mm fisheye on eBay on BIN for almost $100 under the common price. It turned out to be too good to be true and a scam, when I got my money back I bought one from a reputable seller instead. I haven't had much time to try it out for real yet, but it's great fun and a bit of a challenge to use without getting my feet in the image.

A new low

Pentax K-x

I just ordered a new Pentax K-x kit from B&H - it was just $470 (with free shipping in the US). I expect it to replace my K110D while I save up for a K7 (or it's replacement).

Now, the agonizing wait for the delivery guy.

Wide-angle woes

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5

Just when I have discarded the thoughts of getting a fisheye (both the zany Zenitar and prudent Pentax 10-17mm were on the list) and settled for a rectilinear wide-angle lens, I get sidetracked. Again.

I'm one of those guys that can sweat a purchasing decision for weeks - comparing tests, reading online reviews and soliciting advice on forums, but when I decide on what I want, I can't wait another minute.


The hunter, waiting for his prey.

Double-fat cream

Double-fat cream

If the bokeh were any creamier, I'd need a triple-bypass, stat!

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