Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

Refresh, Q1 2017 edition

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Following the closure of freylia studios as a commercial entity, is now back online after a slight cleanup.
The homepage remains fairly empty at the moment as I’m not quite decided on what to put on it yet (or even how to call it), but the legacy photo galleries and portfolio have been restored.

Barcelona streets

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Went out and did some street photography with my good friends of Barcelona Photo Project.

The objective today was to try and do some impro shots and “shoot from the hip”, as it were, and snap candid street life protraits.

My results can be seen in this album and they will be incoprorated into my own galleries during the next round of updates. Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment below!

Flying Legends 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

I have just returned from Duxford’s Flying Legends airshow and it was such a splendid experience that I find it difficult to put to words. For a week-end, I spent time in the 1940s, listening to Glen Miller tunes sung by the delightful Manhattan Dolls, photographing Spitfires, Warhawks and Mustangs, visiting Sally B., the last flying B17 in Europe and then hear her roar above my head, and even taking a ride in a 1943 DH.89 Dragon Rapide.

To make it short, I had a flipping grand old time.

Here’s a small sample of pictures taken at the airshow. More to come as they are ready, enjoy!

chute & cap

Flying Legends 2015


new stuff

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Work is completed on the Romanian wedding set as well as on a series of street art pictures. I’m very happy with the results and I expect to be able to upload them in the next few days.  The Indian set is also very close to completion!

Exciting stuff!

Romanian wedding!

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Well the D90 proved more resilient than the guy predicted as it’s currently going through a Romanian wedding and performing admirably (admittedly with some nudging here and there, but nothing big…)
I took the opportunity to do this with a Vivitar 283, coupled to a Wein hot-shoe adapter. So far, with all the caveats of a trial run, the results are very satisfactory.

It helps that I’m not “on duty” here which gives me the liberty to run these little tests live without fear. W00t.

End of an era

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Looks like the end of the road for my formerly-trusty old D90… The repair shop refuses to repair it, and it probably doesn’t make sense to take it elsewhere. Pretty miffed about their attitude, but what can you do?

So I’m on the market for a replacement, and I shortlisted the Nikon D610 and the new Fujitsu X-T1. (Incidentally, I just got a Sony Xperia Z2 phone, and its camera is amazing for everyday use.)

Bumps on the road make it more interesting I guess… 🙂

La Legendaria Familia Stinson

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
La Legendaria Familia Stinson - City Hall Barcelona, 09.06.2013

La Legendaria Familia Stinson – City Hall Barcelona, 09.06.2013

That’s the FB gallery while I’m cooking the actual section update. Stay tuned!

Utility vs. Style: a closer look at PBY bow designs

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

I just published my latest article: “Utility vs. Style” is a compilation album focusing on the different PBY Catalina bow designs from the type’s inception in the 1930’s to the present day. The file is a PDF and you will need Acrobat Reader to open it. Read more…

Many thanks to all those who helped me get it online. 🙂

Concerts & other hijinks

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 has been updated with a brand new, dedicated “concerts” section, featuring M83, the Kooks and the Walkers. More to come soon with Primavera Sound on the horizon!

The other sections have also been given their share of updates, so check them out as well. G-PBYA is the star of the Sea & Air album and Black & White contains some of my current favourite street shots.

As always feel free to comment or email if you’re so inclined. 🙂

Until next time!

the Walkers

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The Walkers had a concert at City Hall in Barcelona last March 7th to celebrate the launch of their album “It’s what they sell you”.

I was there and thought it would be a good opportunity to try my hand at pure black and white film, namely Kodak tri-X 400. I used my ever trusty Nikon F5 and Nikkor 35mm f/2.0 prime for the shots, and no flash whatsoever.

The film was pushed to ISO 800 but unfortunately it was impossible to develop pushed so normal 400 was used, and I had to go into Lightroom to “finish the job” so to speak. For a first try, I like the result.

the Walkers at City Hall - Barcelona 2013.03.07

the Walkers at City Hall – Barcelona 2013.03.07

Full gallery coming up in the next few days on 🙂 Stay tuned!