About larans


about me
Amateur photographer for more than 50 years, still thinking it´s a life-time learning and finding it more and more interesting all the time. (091115)

about my blog
My ambition is to post one picture at least once a week (in the beginning), some lyrics( almost every time), and maybe some music (now and then). (091115)

about my other sites
You can find more of my photos here flickr and fotosidan.se
and you can find me at VFXY Photoblogs and listed at photoblogs.org, cool photoblogs. (091115)

about The Lille Connections - a triptych project
On a study trip to Germany and France in September 2009 I visited Lille for a couple of days. I found an interesting city with many contrasts- for example the old and the new regarding city planning and architecture.
Lille is also part in an interesting regional cooperation: Eurométropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, wich was one of our object of study. The extremly good communication is also a great advantage for Lille thanks to the TGV:s ('high-speed train'): less than an hour to Paris, a little more than an hour and a half to London and around half an hour to Brussels!
Triptych I: The pictures are taken at Gare Lille Europe and on the subway station at Gare Lille Flandre.
Triptych II: An old facade in the city center and two modern buildings near Gare Lille Europe.
Triptych III: A street in the old center and a modern square in the new parts of Lille.
Triptych IV: Young people in old town, older people near the modern center.
Triptych V: Cafés in old town.
Triptych 6: Highway and TGV-station at modern center. (100103-10)

about The Prague Fragments
In this series I plan to post pictures from Prague, one of my most beloved cities in the world, from four decades- the sixties (as a child with my parents), the seventies (as a university student), the nineties and the last decade (2000s).
More to come...(here are some earlier posted pictures from Prague: Cafe Slavial, Vaclavske Namesti, Old Town Square). (100216))

Photography Equipment

Canon EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-135, Canon EF-S 70-300, Canon EF-S Macro 60
Pentax Opto W90
Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 35-80, Sigma DC 18-200 (for sale)
Pentax Optio 550 (for sale)

Hasselblad 500 C/M, Zeiss Planar 80

will be listed soon

image processing
Lightroom 4.1, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended