Alone on the Lake

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After sleeping in the car for the night, I got up really early and headed for Trillium Lake, because I wanted a photo of Mt. Hood’s reflection in it.
And I thought to myself that if I go there early I’ll have it all for myself.

Well I was in for a surprise, first there where quiet a lot of people there, some fishing, another photographer and some just rowing around on the lake. Second was the fog, there where so much fog that I couldn’t even see the other side of the lake.

I was a bit sad, that it where all for nothing, but then I started making photos of the people in the boats, the guys standing on the lake shore fishing. and then the fog added something really cool and unique. And I got away with some awesome photos.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 17 August, 2013
  • Focal length: 85mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

A Foggy Night in Copenhagen

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Sunday night there was this incredible fog all over Copenhagen, which got my friend Tobias and I out the door at around midnight to make some photos. I was awesome and a lot f fun trying to make photos at night and in a very thick fog.

Thanks for some good company, buddy.

Slusen After Sunset + Podcast No. 9

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Well a few days ago I finished my 9th podcast (first of 2015). It is as always in Danish and made with my very good friend Henrik Wessmann.

Have a listen.

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And find links to the things we are talking about on Wessmann’s website here (the site is in Danish, but a lot of the links ref. to English sites)

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 24 May, 2014
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 13s

It Get’s You Save to Shore

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From one of my many trips to Stevns last year. This morning is was nice and misty, which gave me some awesome light beams from the lighthouse.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 12 October, 2014
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/6s

Camels for Sale

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I happened to come by a live stock market place when I was visiting UAE, There where all kinds of live stock, but the main attraction were camels. I never see some many camels in one place ever in my life.

You could buy camels for racing, eating and all you could imagine. I asked a guy – who was checking out some of the camels – what to look for in a good camel for racing, I’m no expert but to me it sounded pretty much like the same thing you would be looking for in a racing horse, strong legs, good health and then there where something bout the neck that I didn’t get.

I didn’t buy a camel, just had a good time looking around and making a few photos.

The Shepherd

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It took me a while to find the right look for this photo. It went from bright colors to black and white, and then back again. The I stopped working on it a week or so, got back to it and still couldn’t find the right look, I even asked my girlfriend what she thought – as far as I remember she liked the black and white version – but I still wasn’t happy.

But then one day I was sitting and fooling around with the photo in Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4, and bam! I hit a look that I liked, which is the one you see here.

It’s funny – and frustrating – how some photos just has a hard time getting to the right place.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 22 July, 2014
  • Focal length: 12mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

A Evening in Ørestaden

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Here are a few captures from an evening out, I had to Ørestaden (the new and very moden area of Copenhagen), with my good friend Tobias, about a year ago.
These were made from a building called “bjerget” (the Mountain) and both are made with my old Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm f4.0-5.6 lens, which I think is a pretty decent lens.

(Exif data for the first photo only)

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: E-M5
  • Taken: 13 February, 2014
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 5s

Making Way for the Light

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I spend most of this Christmas at my girlfriends parents, in northern Jutland. And as I always do when I’m up there, I “steal” their car and go photo hunting.

This is a HDR that I made with my Olympus E-M1 and my beloved Samyang fisheye lens. Normally I would correct the lens distortion, but I really like it in this photo. It adds to the make way for the light theme.

  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 27 December, 2014
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

We’ll Meet You on the Otherside

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When I returned from India – back in 2009 – I had a 24 hour transit in Istanbul, Turkey.

Which I actually didn’t mind, because I always wanted to see Istanbul, and this was a great opportunity to do so.
24 hours is far from enough to see this great city, and hopefully I’ll return some day.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 4 April, 2009
  • Focal length: 40mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

The Tree

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Made on an outing with my photo group, last year in May. It was the most incredible evening and it end with the most beautiful sunset, We could have planed it any better.

I got a lot more photos from that day, but they have to wait for another day.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 14 May, 2014
  • Focal length: 7mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s

Mist in a Colorless Landscape

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Made at the end of yet another awesome day in the always beautiful Yosemite.

Remember to click the geotag link below (if it’s avalible), to see where I made my photos

Lady in the Sun

20150117_125413On my way to the studio yesterday, I made a stop at a bike repair shop, to get my bike fixed.

I spend the 20 min. it took them to fix my bike, making some photos out on the street. Luckily the sun was shining and made some nice light and dark areas down the street.

I only used my Olympus OM-D E-M1 with my new Olympus 60mm F2.8 Macro (not using it in macro mode), at the time. It’s actually a pretty cool street photography lens.

I post processed the photo in Lightroom and finalized it with a bit of Analog Efex Pro 2 magic.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 17 January, 2015
  • Focal length: 60mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s

The TSL Waterfall

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I spend an extended week in a small town called Tourrettes sur Loup in France, in February 2010.

Right outside the town, I found this little waterfall, which I made a photo of, because back then I found it a bit interesting. Now almost five years later, I found the photo a bit dull.

So I decided to fool around with some textures. I had 3 brackets to play with, So I started out by making a HDR in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. And then I imported all 4 photos into Photoshop, clean the falling water up, but masking in the brights exposure.
I also clean up a whole lot of garbage laying around the base of the waterfall.

The blur was added through the plugin Topaz Lens Effects – which I don’t use that often, prefer the ones from Nik – I was aiming for a old/plastic camera effect.

Once I was happy with the photo, I started to import textures, I went through a whole lot before I found something I was happy with.

So do I like the photo better now? Well I like it more now then without the textures that’s for sure, the textures and the “old camera” effect really ads something good. But I also have to admit that it’s not the best photo I made, but then again it’s not the worst either.

What do you think?

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 21 February, 2010
  • Focal length: 12mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/2.5s

Waiting for the Meteor Shower

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The sky was clear and we where suppose to have a meteor shower, here in Denmark. So me and my friend Tobias, went for a drive. We decided to go to a castle about an hour drive from where we live.

There where suppose to be around 50 shooting stars an hour that night, so we where a little exited. I don’t think the meteor shower ever showed. or at least not where we were. Yes there where a few more shooting stars then normal, but nowhere near 50 an hour.

But I still got some pretty cool photos of the castle. and in this photo you can spot the only shooting star I managed to capture. See the photo in full screen – by clicking it – and right next to the right tower, you can see a shooting star.

Sunset in the Alps

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On my first – and so far only – trip with my girlfriend, we went to Austria, She always wanted to see Tirol and I wanted to see Vienna, We spend the first week in Tirol and then a week in Vienna. I didn’t quiet know what to expect from Tirol,. but man was I in for a surprise, it’s such a beautiful place, and a dream place for a landscape photographer like me.

Vienna is also an awesome place, but more on that in another post.

Winter Road

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Two days after Christmas – depending where in the country you where at the time, Copenhagen got it a day or two earlier – we finally got some snow here. I was visiting my girlfriends parents in northern Jutland, for Christmas. We spent a few more days up there, and the 27th we got some snow. I quickly “booked” their car and got out to capture some winter scenes.

This photo is from the day after, when there still was a lot of snow around, today’s later it was all gone again.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Camera: X100S
  • Taken: 28 December, 2014
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/210s

View of the Mongolians Hills

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This view was unbelievable, I hike 3 miles through a forest – swarming with mosquitoes – up to this temple in the mountains, I arrived just as the sun was setting, I wasn’t sure of what I would see when I got there, but it was well worth the hike.

A City Comes to Life

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On my last days in Beijing, the weather finally got better, I was of course up early – as I was on the not so good days as well – and went in to Jingshan Park, located across the road of the south gate of the Forbidden City. You have a awesome view of the Forbidden City from here. But this photo is made in the opposite direction, where you have a really cool view of Beijing.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Camera: X100S
  • Taken: 6 August, 2014
  • Focal length: 23mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/950s