April Stats

5 most read posts in April

So, it’s now May, and as we’ve now entered a new month I thought it was time to summarize the most read posts of April, in case any of my reader missed one! ( 0. 日本語 ) 1.  http://areku.org/blog/close-up-macro-arekuchallenge-photo-competition/ – The #AREKUchallenge draws a lot of readers, and for that I’m really happy! The latest leg of […]

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hide命日

18 years have past. hide was and is one of my few inspirations. His impact on the Japanese music scene is in no doubt, and even oversees he made an impact. For me, he made a huge difference. I won’t talk too much about how he inspired me, that is for another post, as today […]

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#AREKUchallenge – Contrast feedback

As a part of my #AREKUchallenge, I give feedback to some of the entries each month. Here’s some I’ve picked for the last theme, which was contrast. This is a good example of a view that’s good for high contrast: sky with foreground. Most often one would aim to have a well balanced exposure where […]

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#AREKUchallenge update

Due to recent events, I have two things to declare. First off, reviews for the participants of the #contrast-leg of this contest will be out tomorrow  (2/5). This have been dragged out on for a while, but I won’t keep you waiting for much longer. Second off, I haven’t promoted the #macro/closeups-leg of this contest […]

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Landscapes and Cows

Photography is not only something I do for work, the blog and social medias, but it’s a part of me. I like to see my cameras as an extension of my vision, with possibilities I sometimes can’t imagine before I’m in the darkroom or Lightroom.  With that exquisite intro, here’s the batch of today. Enjoy!

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Music Finds #10 – Lynch the Devil

Music Finds “Music Finds” is a new series, with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows: As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn […]

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Snow in April

Just when you thought that spring is here, there’s snow. Not that much of a surprise as it’s not unusual with snow coming in as late as April in Sweden though. I must admit that it looks pretty. But I would prefer more spring rather than winter now.

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Capture the night

I tend to get some of my best ideas at night. Sometimes that’s an obstacle, sometimes that’s an opportunity: as an self-proclaimed night-shot enthusiast, today I’ll share some of my favorite photos that were taken after the sun set. At the end you can also find some of my articles about photographing during night at the […]

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I have a new guitar

This pas Monday I hinted on Twitter that I might have bought another guitar, so I find it fit to post an update about that now: Since I begun playing in 2007, I’ve ended up with a small collection of instruments. A nylon-stringed Höfner-guitar that I learned to play on, the B.C Rich Mockingbird which […]

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Music Finds #9 – Oldies but Goldies

“Music Finds” is a not anymore that new of a series, and I would like to thank for the support I’ve gotten for that, but the concept continues; a new posts here on the blog each Wednesday where I present music to my followers.  As I listen to a lot of music, I from time […]