Chernobyl House

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Here’s another shoot from my trip to Chernobyl, last year. This one is actually from the city Chernobyl, a small town just about 16km southeast of the nuclear power reactor that blew up in 1986. Today it is inhabited by the people who work inside the 30km safe zone, and it’s also here we stayed at a hotel, the two days we where in the zone.

It’s quiet amazing to see how fast nature takes over after we are out of the picture, it took about 25 years for the trees to completely cover up the houses, that are not in use anymore.

Vegas Bike

Vegas Bike

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The next couple of days are just gonna be photos and no text – Well maybe I’ll add a little note or something - cause I have a lot of work hanging over my head at the moment, and that is properly gonna take up all my time, unfortunately.
But I promise that I will return with a guided tour of the new site – do you like it? – not that it’s that hard to figure out, and by the time I get to do the tour, you guys properly already figured it out.

Holger Danske

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Here we have the guy who will wake up at defend the Danes against an attacking enemy or that’s the way the legend goes anyway. By the way he sleep’s beneath this castle if you are planing an attack you should properly bomb this place first, I case he might wake up and come wop your ass, he is a tough looking dude.

The is a 3 RAW exposure HDR, it’s Handheld – with the wide-angle it’s sometimes possible – after Photomatrix, I converted it to black and white in Photoshop, cleaned up some of the highlights, cause they where burnt out, especially on the forehead of the statue. I also added some more grain, the 1600 ISO did some, but i like to added a bit more in post when using high ISO’s cause it looks more naturally, in My opinion.

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 21 May, 2009
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

Indian Driver and Friends

These Indian-manufactured cars called “HM”, are only used as taxis or to drive around officials. so of course there are a lot of them parked around the government buildings in New Delhi, and here I found this guy sitting in one of them waiting for some one or maybe just having a break.
I asked if I could make a photo of him, he said yes, and I just managed to take one photo before all the other drivers who stood nearby came over to see what was going on, I shoot a few while they where standing around, and lucky enough course I ended up selecting one of the photos with them hanging around, cause I very much liked their reflection in the car’s window.

This is a HDR made from a single RAW exposure, made hand-held, because there was no time to put up my tripod, because as you might have noticed the door is open and he was kind of getting out of the car, when I asked him to make the picture, and he didn’t look like he wanted to sit there all day waiting for me.
I imported the HDR and the original exposure in to Photoshop as layers, and masked  his face from the original into the HDR, cause people don’t do well in HDR.

Shadow Photography

As I wrote in an earlier post, My friend Mads is working on a brand new look for the site, and he is in the last testing phase now, and that might give some down time on the blog.
And some of the links and pages might be missing for a while, but don’t worrie it will all be up and running again very soon.

Ohhh and Happy Birthday Flemming.

I’m only gonna tell you two things about this photo.

  1. It’s from Bryce Canyon.
  2. It’s not My shadow, but some womans.

Gaitor Monuments

I just booked a flight to New York city – from March 17th to March 25th – and I’m really looking forward be shooting in the big apple, and to get back to the US, cause traveling around there is a thing that I enjoy very much.

Well that intro leads me straight to the question that I always ask you when I’m going somewhere, or actually it’s two questions.

  1. Would you recommend a place – other than the obvious like Statue of liberty and such – that’s worth a visit for a photographer?
  2. Are there any photographer base in New York, who would like to meet up for a cup of coffee and a photowalk?

Well todays photo has absolutely nothing to do with New York, it’s from the Gaitor Monuments, this incredible site is located at the outskirts of Jaipur, India. and definitely well worth a visit if you are traveling in these parts.

This photo is and HDR made from 5 RAW exposures, and for once I only used Photoshop for the post process, even the HDR was made in PS (for some reason I wasn’t able to process the HDR in Photomatrix, it just turn out totally black).
It turns out a bit different that the Photomatrix HDR’s, normally I prefer the matrix HDR look, but in this case I really like the Photoshop version.