White Lake Reflection

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I spend a few days at Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake (aka The White Lake) in Mongolia. On the first evening the wind died down, and that gave me this incredible view of the lake. unfortunately it didn’t last long enough, for me to catch the sunset at the same conditions.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: X100S
  • Taken: 25 July, 2014
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/450s

They are Making Power There Tonight

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One of my favorite subjects to photograph here in Copenhagen, and it’s on my way to and from work, when I have jobs at the National Danish Broadcast (aka DR, which stands for “Denmarks Radio”)
The place is the H. C. Ørsted Power Station, they make power and heat for the city of Copenhagen in there.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: E-M5
  • Taken: 2 December, 2013
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 15s

Liwa Desert Sunrise

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Got up early one morning and started waking into the desert.

At Night in New Delhi

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Made this one on one of my last nights in New Delhi, India.

I added the grain and the gritty look in post, I also cropped it down to a panorama aspect. And I think it turned out pretty good.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 2 April, 2009
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s

Mongolian Motorcycle Man


I stayed in this camp for two days, and this feller was a regular. On my last day here I saw him leaving the camp, and ran over to him, pointing at my camera, he smiled and waited for me, and he was even kind enough to pose for me.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: X100S
  • Taken: 17 July, 2014
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/210s

The Three Churches

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Can you spot the three churches?

Made on a trip to the Dolomites, Italy. with a couple of guys from the photo club. In May 2013.

Phnom Penh Sunrise & Podcast No. 10

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Just finished my 10th podcast “Nielsen & Wessmann”.

As always it’s in Danish and I made it with my good friend Henrik Wessmann.

Give it a listen

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Find the things we are talking about here, the text might be in Danish, but most of the links are to sites in English.

The Photo is from Cambodia, it was made from the top of one of the hotels I was staying at, when I was visiting the capital Phnom Penh.

The Fly on the…

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Made through our living room window, and I have to add – or my girlfriend will kill me – that I added a bit of texture, our windows are normally not that dirty.

Made with a Fujifilm x100s in macro mode.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: X100S
  • Taken: 17 April, 2014
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/280s

The Lady in the Field


When I was in India, I spend a whole day hiking around the foothills of the Himalayas. It was very nice and I meet a lot of people, who lived and worked out there.

This woman being one of them.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 28 March, 2009
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

Early Morning at Bellevue Beach

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Today’s photo is from a early morning photo outing I had last December with my good friend Henrik Wessmann (www.wessmann.dk). We went to Bellevue beach at sunrise, to photograph the famouse lifeguard towers design by Arne Jacobsen.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 8 December, 2014
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 3s

Yosemite Moon Reflection

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Looks like day light right. Well it’s not that’s the moon hanging there behind the clouds. It’s a HDR made at around 10PM, by the small lakes right before you hit the Tioga Pass Entrance in Yosemite. I was aiming to be at Mono Lake at sunrise. But I knew these lakes from an earlier visit to the park, and I had to make a quick stop here, before moving on.

Should I Stay or Should I Go


I was having a bit to eat in this family’s Yurt (ger) somewhere in the Gobi desert. When their daughter came “by”, she was yelling and crying about something, I don’t speak Mongolian so I didn’t understand what she wanted, but she was pretty serious about it that much I got.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: X100S
  • Taken: 16 July, 2014
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/680s

Hjem fra Ebeltoft

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I had been assisting at a workshop at The European Film College together with my good friend Tobias.

We got on the ferry – heading for Zealand – just as the sun was setting. I captured this photo of the back of the ferry with my Casio EX-FC100 pocket camera.

I added some grain and the Polaroid looking look to it in post.

  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: EX-FC100
  • Taken: 11 March, 2009
  • Focal length: 16.87mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s

Train 4864

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A pasted this train on a moon lid night, on my 2010 US road trip.

I really like the light you get, on clear nights with a full moon, can’t remember if the moon was full this night, but it must have been close. judging by the amount of light.

Blue Hour @ Havneholmen

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A few days ago; I was out testing my new slider, the NEBO Slider from a company called Capture Beyond Limits – I did an unboxing video and an assemble video of it earlier – I always bring an extra camera when I’m out doing timelapse, to kill time while the TL is in progress.

I actually made this photo after the timelapse was over.

Two Men on a Bench


As you can see below – in the EXIF data – this is photographed at appature f5.6 and at 42mm, which was enough to make everything in the photo in focus. Which I didn’t like, the car and the buildings in the back should be out of focus in my opinion. So in order to get the background out of focus, I masked out the men, the bench and the foreground. Added field blur to the back in Photoshop. Now I had the focus like I wanted to, but there where still something missing. I ended up opening the photo up in Analog Efex Pro 2 from Nik, to give it a de-saturated look, and adding some fake old lens blur to it. And then I finally got what I wanted.

The Man from Morocco

20091027_164619Caught this old man on one of my many walks around Marrakesh, Morocco.

Post processing is made in Lightroom and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro. A very good combination for black and white photos, if you ask me.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.8
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 27 October, 2009
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

A View of the Forbidden City

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Evening view of the Forbidden City in Beijing, made from the very awesome viewpoint in Jingshan Park.

I did add some focus blur in post, in order to make the gate stand out a bit more.

Sunset over the Fjords

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On my trip to The Faroe Islands back in 2012, I spend a great deal of time hunting sunsets and sunrises. they are hard to come by on these beautiful islands, or maybe I just wasn’t in luck, because I never got a really awesome looking one.

This was one of the best ones I saw while I was there, I wasn’t in the best spot for it, but it’s still quiet good and I’m really happy about it. But I knew that I didn’t have time to move to a better spot because the light changes so fast up here, that you only have a few minutes to catch it.

And I was right 5 minutes after this photo, the light was gone.