Another day with fun in the sun

Yet another sunny day with temperatures over 20 degrees celsius. Started the morning on the ground in the garden with the 5D mk2 and the 100mm macro lens again. The learning curve is steep when it comes to these small bugs. Wherever you sit down there is bugs and ants everywhere. Amazing how much life there is in the grass when you start looking. Here are some results from this mornings session.

Just hanging by Bernt-Inge Madsen on

Small talk by Bernt-Inge Madsen on

Ant on the edge by Bernt-Inge Madsen on

Tried to get one of these beetles in flight. This is the best result, I left it uncropped to show the size of them in relation to the tripod foot on the right. They move way to fast for macro.

Hoovering by Bernt-Inge Madsen on


Macro heaven

The summer has arrived here in the south of Norway, I feel like I`m cutting grass every day 😉

While waiting for the lawnmower battery to recharge I took my fiancés camera out with the macro lens. In the backyard there is a young oak tree that is bussing with life. The wind was not to helpful but I got a couple of shots worth sharing.

Blue bootle fly by Bernt-Inge Madsen on

Stairways to heaven by Bernt-Inge Madsen on


Instagram 2015

My year on Instagram with the nine most liked images.

Best of 2015 Instagram


Its nice to see that my last image from 2015 actually made it to the top nine list. Much more images to come in 2016.

Happy New Year everyone.


I attended a seminar on action photography last week and was made aware of the power of Instagram. Earlier I have hesitated to join and have not seen the value in it for me. But now I see the potential in it and will post a new picture daily and showcase some of my images taken on both DSLR and iPhone. I do not use filters on my cameras or in post, I mostly only do adjustments to the curves. I believe you still can do most of the work in camera with experience and good preparation.

Check out my feed so far

Instagram profile



Buen Camino

Two years ago me and my fiancé walked the El Camino de Santiago, we started in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port crossed the Pyrenees on the Napoleon route and walked to Santiago de Compostela. During the trip we used our Canon G12 and ended up with around 1000 pictures. So far only a few has been processed and here are a couple of panoramas taken on Alto del Perdón outside Pamplona.

Windmills and FogAlto del Perdon panorama