Older pictures, pre 2006, presented on this website is from "135" system. They are scanned on a Minolta Dimage Elite 5400 scanner with 16bit color depth and full resolution (5400 dpi). The pictures are then scaled down to the appropriate size and compressed to jpeg format. ICE is used during the scanning and sharpening is applied but no color corrections are done. ICC, color calibration profiles for the scanner, for each film, is created using the free software, lprof, and IT87 targets from Wolf Faust
Up to 2006 the majority of the pictures where taken using Fuji film (Provia/Velvia). Some older underwater pictures where taken using Kodak Ektachrome (EPR64). The emigration from analog film to digital started at 2006 and was completed in 2009. Are now using a Nikon fullformat, FX, cameras D800 and D3x with a number of different lenses such as the Nikkor , Nikon AFS 14-24mm/2,8G,Nikon AFS 24-70mm/2,8G, Nikon AFS-VR 70-200mm/2,8G lenses and a AFS VR 300mm/2.8D. For macro work, and underwater as well, the 60mm/2.8 and 105mm/2.8 Micro Nikkor lenses are used. For small critters on land the ultra sharp 200mm/4.0AF
A large part of the older scenic pictures in the archive are taken using the Hasselblad "6x6" camera system on Fuji Velvia50 and Fuji Velvia 100F film. These are digitilized using a Nikon Coolscan LS-9000 ED. These high resoulution pictures are however not used for the creation of this website.