In the Small House by the Sea

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The more time I spend by the North Sea, the more I fall in love with it and the coastline.

Milky Way Above Mongolia

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On the last day of my 17 days road trip round Mongolia, we where doing an all nighter, to get to where we wanted to be for sun up. As we where driving along I noticed that the sky was clear, so I ordered my driver to make a stop. So I could get out a capture the milky way. Even though it made the ride a bit long, it was sure worth it.

That’s Smokin’ – and podcast no. 11

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Just finished my 11th “Nielsen & Wessmann” podcast. And it’s a very special one, because we started the podcast March last year, which makes this  our 1 year anniversary. And we have a little competition to celebrate it.

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.

Here’s a link to the competition (where everything is in Danish)

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

At Stevns Once More

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One of the photo’s I got at one of my many attempts to catch the fall colors at Stevns Klint. I think they never really appear here because of all the lime in the ground. but I’m not sure.

My First Grand Canyon Sunrise

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A photo of the rising sun over Grand Canyon. Made the very first time I was there, way back in 2007. But an experience I’ll never forget, I arrived during the night, and just went to sleep, to be fresh and ready at sun up. It was so awesome, standing there not know what the canyon looked like – only see it through other photo – and then getting it reviled gradually while the sun was getting up.

I added the grain and vintage look in post.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D70s
  • Taken: 24 August, 2007
  • Focal length: 22mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

The Man on the Railroad Tracks

Indien_20090330_085628I got this one out of the train window, when I took the train from Rishikesh in the north of India, down to New Delhi.

You see a lot of these people walking around the railroad tracks collection all kinds of trash.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 30 March, 2009
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

Inde i Bjerget

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The title of the photo is “Inside the Mountain” because this place is called the mountain, it’s not a mountain but an apartment building and a car parking house at the same time. It’s pretty cool and quiet photogenic.
And there is an awesome view point of the city at the top of the building.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: E-M1
  • Taken: 13 February, 2014
  • Focal length: 7mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 10s

A Small Lake in Yellowstone

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I sometimes fool around with photos in post, like this one, which I didn’t think too much off when I first started. It was a stitch made from 3 photos, and  I kind of liked the reflection in the lake.

But after a few hours in Photoshop / Lightroom I ended up with what you see here, I know it’s not a master piece, but I still like the end result.

My point with this, is that sometimes you just need to try out different things and to get the look you want / like. The skill is to know when to quiet fooling around with a photo, and just realize that is no good, I have a lot of those too.
But isn’t that just a wast of time? I don’t think so. You get better at post processing in the process, and you might discover some new techniques a long the way.

  • Taken: 24 July, 2010

Car Decay

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The one and so far only time I’ve been on a car cemetery, was back in 2011, when I was on a trip to Sweden with some of the guys and girls from my local photo group.

I’m not a big fan of old decaying cars – or buildings for that matter – but there was some nice light, and I got away with some pretty OK photos.

The Swings

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I did tone down two windows in the background – you can still slightly see them if you look closely – to give the photo a dark and creepy feel. I didn’t use flash – I almost never do – the light comes from a lamp on the bike cycle lane I’m standing on.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: E-M5
  • Taken: 16 October, 2013
  • Focal length: 12mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s

Utterslev Mose Sunset

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Made this one a week ago, when we had a super awesome sunset here in Copenhagen. I went out to Utterslev Mose (mose means swamp in Danish). I never been out there before, so it was all kind of new to me, and I wasn’t really sure of where to get the best vantage point for the sunset.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 13 March, 2015
  • Focal length: 20mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 10s

Above Bologna

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From a trip to Bologna, Italy, back in 2007. It was made from one of the famous “two towers”.

I added the de-focus in Photoshop, to give the photo a bit more edge. Other wish I thought is was bit doll and flat.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D70s
  • Taken: 26 January, 2007
  • Focal length: 26mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

One Early Morning in Germany

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When I was in Rügen, Germany, I just couldn’t get enough of the awesome looking building.

It’s the Pier in Selin, in German called Seebruecke.

  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Taken: 28 April, 2012
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 30s

The Lady with the Pink Shoes

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So I reached post number 1500, I’ve had the blog for around 5 years now. But the first couple of years I only posted 1-3 photos a week, and now I do my very best you post a least one photo everyday, there are some glitches, like when I’m traveling or are to busy working at my color grading job.

Looking forward to 1500 more photos and another 5 years.

The Forbidden Fisherman

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I went out to catch the sunrise on the iconic location of the of the corners of the Forbidden City in Beijing. I – to no surprise – wasn’t the only one with that idea. But I got my photo, and a damn awesome one if you ask me, but I’ll show you that one at another time.

Because on my way back to my hotel, I came by this fisher man, who also got up really early, but with a whole other catch in mind. I put up my camera, waited for some other people to move out of the frame. And captured this photo, certainly one of my best from my days in Beijing.