Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2010

While walking around the harbour and Speicherstadt of Hamburg during the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk today, I kept thinking: ”Whatever happened to my plans of blogging in English? And blogging about my new home city?” I had such big plans, and it seems they all came to… nothing much.

Oh well. Here’s a post in English for once, and although it won’t tell you much about Hamburg, it does refer to an event that went down here today. The Kelby walk.

I wasn’t really in the mood – I felt already on the u-bahn going to the meetup-place that my back wouldn’t accept a long walk and lots of funny poses to catch THAT photograph… Trust me – photowalking will give most people strains in muscles they didn’t even know they had – at least if you go ”all in”. But I went, either way, and limped around by myself for a little over an hour, snapping photos at this and that. The one above is the one that turned out best – and it doesn’t really tell you much about this city, now does it? But I still love the color of that leather, and the bolts…

Last year I came to the Photowalk equipped with camera and 50 mm lens – and nothing more. This year I did bring a zoom lens too, but switching lenses every time I wanted to take a different type of photograph can drive themost patient person nuts. And I’m not even very patient to begin with… I realised, however, that my own favourite photographs were all taken with the 50 mm lens. I like photographs of details, that’s all.

Apparently I like photographs in ’portrait’-format too. I’ve wondered about that, actually. I have no idea why I prefer portrait-format – but 75% of all photos I take are portrait oriented. (And yes, I should have used a bit narrower aperture on this one.)

The light was better last year, when I Kelby-walked in Stockholm – but I did catch a glimpse of blue sky. See, it’s right there in the middle!

I walked for about an hour and 20 minutes before I decided to call it quits. The meetup afterwards was too long to wait, I needed a) someplace to sit down and b) some coffee right away. So – as it happened, my last photograph of the 2010 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk was this one:

3 comments
  1. I still don’t get it. You don’t need any Kelby (or anyone else, for that matter) to take great photos any day of the year. Did limping around by yourself under The Official Label in any way enhance the experience? 🙂

    1. No, but it made it easier to demand an afternoon off from the daily chores. 😉

  2. Good point! I rest your case…

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