First really good photography day in Mongolia

Today I had a really good day of photography. I had rented a car, and while I was sitting having breakfast and waiting for the driver to come and pick me up at my hotel, I came to talk to the guy at the next table, an American called Jan, he had some trouble catching up with his Mongolian friend. I told him that my plan was to go to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and the Zaisan vista point, and he was welcome to tack along if he liked. he said he would love to, so off we went.

And I must say, the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is a beauty and a must see if you are in the area, it’s the perfect place for some serious hiking.

Here are a few photos of Ulaan Baator from the Zaisan vista point, another must see if you find yourself in UB. Especially around sunset.

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Me, Our driver Eddie and Jan

The Blue Hour Lady of Kampot

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I had been riding around on my scooter the whole day – in the southern part of Cambodia, near a city a called Kampot – making photos of this and that, and just as I was about to turn back to my guesthouse, I came by the big group of people standing out on the street, they were all looking at me as I drove by, so I stopped to see if I could get one last photo of the day I did get a few, but the lady stood out, as being one of the best. I really like her smile and I love the look the photo got from the blue hour.

What do you think?

The Monk II

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I’m still in Ulan Bartor, Mongolia. It has been rain the last day or so, but it finally stopped, and I will go have a look around, and hopefully get a few nice photo at the same time.

The photo is from a trip to Thailand, back in 2008. It was made on the streets of Bangkok. I did something that I normally don’t do on this photo, I changed the back ground. by using the new focus layer option in Photoshop CC 2014. I’ll make a short video – once I get back home – on how to use this new feature, it is actually rather easy.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D70s
  • Taken: 27 July, 2008
  • Focal length: 80mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

Arrivel in Mongolia

I finally arrived in Mongolia, after a 36 hours train ride, which wasn’t as bad as I had feared, it was actually quiet pleasant.

I spend the time – beside sleeping and playing angry birds – on cleaning my photo gear, so it is ready for my Mongolian adventure.

I also managed to make a few photo’s out the window, while the train was going through the Chinese and Mongolian landscape. and if I get sunsets – and sunrises – like the one I saw from the train, everyday. I’m in for a treat.

Here are  a few photos – all from China – I made from the train window.

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I like sunsets like these

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Wind turbines in a awesome sunset

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Tree in the middle of nowhere

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The greener countryside

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 5 July, 2014
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s

First two days in China

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Busses in a misty night

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Temple of Heaven

Well I been in China for two misty days now. the photography has been on a low because of the misty weather, I did manage to get one good photo each day, but I’ll save those for later, when I can get some real post processing done.
I got my train ticket to Mongolia to day – leaving Saturday – really looking forward to see what Mongolia is like.
Over and out, for now.

SAS in Sunset

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Tonight I’m leaving for China and Mongolia for 5 weeks, Yeah!
I’m mainly gonna be in Mongolia driving around the country side.

Let me know if you live in Ulaan Bator or some place else in Mongolia, maybe we can meet-up.

If you live in Beijing, and want to meet-up drop me a line and we’ll take it from there.

I don’t know how much I’m going to post the next month or so, but I’ll try to post as much as I can from the road. For the first time I’m not bringing my computer on a trip, all post from this trip are going to be post processed on my Nexus 7

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: E-M5
  • Taken: 24 July, 2012
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

Bella Sky Light Trails

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On my way home after a great evening out with the guys ‘n’ girls from the Momento photo-group, I stopped at Bella Sky Hotel, to see if I could find an interesting angle to shoot the hotel.

Just as I arrived at this spot a bus drove by, and I thought to my self that it would look awesome, if I could get a cool angle and then have some light trails from the bus. I found the angle, now I just needed another bus, it took about 20 minutes before a new bus came around, but it was certainly worth the wait, if you ask me.

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 14 May, 2014
  • Focal length: 7mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 13s

My 15 Minutes of Fame

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I totally forgot to mention that I’m feature in the Danish magazine “Digital Foto” this month. It’s about my analog photography fetish :)

To celebrate my 15 minutes – depending on how fast you read – of fame, I’ll give you a 15% discount in my web-shop until the end of July.

Go here: www.shop.justwalkedby.com and use the coupon “digifoto” at check out, and it will add the 15% discount.

The Lighthouse Light

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I went for a drive one evening – with my friend Rod – when I was in Rügen, Germany a few years back. We were out to see if we would get a nice sunset at a cool looking beach – we did – and on our way back the lighthouse where we parked the car. was on and it made this awesome light beam on the evening sky.

Drive By Sunset

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I said it before, there is never a bad time for trying to make a photo.

I made this one out of a driving bus, when I was in Cambodia, of course there where a lot of photos that were no good.
But you only need a single good take!

I also added a bit of magic with the Analog Efex Pro 2 from Nik. A totally awesome plug-in that you should check out immediately.

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: E-M5
  • Taken: 16 July, 2012
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s

Fog This Thing

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It’s summer, and summer means time to travel, this summer I’m going to China and Mongolia – mainly Mongolia – and as always when I’m going on a trip, I like to ask if there are any photographers out there that would like to meet-up for a chat a cup of coffee or maybe a little photo walk around the area we meet-up.

In China I’m only gonna be in Beijing, I’ll be there around the first week of August.

I’ll be in Mongolia from July 6th til around July 30th. I’m renting a car for 17 days and will be driving around the countryside., So don’t hold back even if you live in one of the smaller cities, maybe I’ll drop by on my way around. Of course I’ll be spending some days in Ulaan Bator.

Drop me an email, if you’re up for a meet-up, and we sort out the details by mail.

Today’s photo is from a trip I had last year to the Dolomites, with a couple of guys from the photo-group. Unfortunately the weather conditions wasn’t on our side, it rained most of the week and when it wasn’t raining the was just plain gray and boring. But there where a few moments in between that were awesome. Like this foggy afternoon, when I made this photo.

Old Men Waiting for the Train

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Made this one while I was back home in Vordingborg, visiting my parents for Christmas.

Well, the most important thing today is that it is my girlfriends birthday. Happy B-day honey.

She is a totally awesome illustrator, check out her stuff here: Lisa Strøander (most of it is in Danish)

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 26 December, 2013
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

Green Was The Valley

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A quick long exposure post today. This one was made on my trip to Austria back in 2012. My girl friend and I went on a walk around Obernberger See. A very beautiful lake in the Austrian Alps.

Bike Rider in Cambodia + Podcast No. 4

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When I was in Cambodia in 2012, I wanted to see Angkor Wat, and in order to get to Siem Reap – the town right next to Angkor Wat – I took the bus from Phnom Penh. is a 5-7 hours drive and in order to kill some time I started making photos out the window, and that’s how I caught this guy.

The 4th “Nielsen & Wessmann” podcast have been out for a few days now, It’s still my friend Henrik and me who are running the show and it’s still in Danish.

Have a listen here

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find a list of what we talked about here (also in Danish)

Knuthenborg Safaripark

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Selfie in the eye of a Donkey

Yesterday I went to Knuthenborg Safaripark, an outdoor zoo where you drive around the animals in your own car, I went there a lot when I was a kid, we had a family tradition of going there once a year. But I hadn’t been there for the last fifteen years. It’s an amazing place and a must visit if you have kids ore are an animal lover.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: X100S
  • Taken: 15 June, 2014
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

Five Days Quest – Last Photo

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I know I’m a few days off posting this one on the blog. But I did post it on the day on G+ and FB. But didn’t wanted to let my blog readers out of the fun.