Relaxing in the Shadow

As I wrote a few posts ago, I would be in Japan the next month – almost – Well, here I’m two days into the journey, as always I’ll try to post some of the Japan shoots when I’m still out here, but don’t expect to much cause I rather spent the time hunting for new footage the post-process while I’m on the road.

Today’s shoot is not from Japan but from Thailand – where I was in 2008 – it’s from a temple of some kind, unfortunately I forgot the name of the place – and it was a time before geotags – but, anyway I passed this lady having a break in the shadow from all the hard labour she was doing.

The Keeper

The Keeper

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Here’s another shoot from the foggy beach in Casablanca – the first one was “The Wanderer” – but besides the man and his horse there where these guys playing soccer, which must have been a bit hard when you really can’t see each other.

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 1 November, 2009
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s

Please Stay with Me

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This is the first release from My favorite city in the world – or at least of the ones I’ve visited so far – San Francisco.
It’s hard to describe what it is about San Francisco that I like so much, or then again maybe it’s pretty easy cause it’s everything about it that I like, the weather, the people, the atmosphere, just everything.

Or let me tell it this way. This was My second time around and when I arrived I was in a very bad mood, because My girlfriend had just left me for another and I was a million miles away from home – well I’ll tell you about that some other time – but right after checking in to the hotel and dropping of My luggage, I went for a walk around town, and after a few blocks I started smiling and feeling a bit better, that’s what San Francisco does for me, it makes me smile even though I’m very sad and bit lonely.

I made this shot on California Street, facing the Bay Bridge, I did it on a sunday night (around 1AM I think), where there is almost no traffic. If you look closer you can see that there is a guy in the truck on the right, and another getting into his car on the left a bit down the street.

It’s a 5 RAW exposures HDR, created in Photomatrix, I then imported all 6 images into Photoshop. where it I cleaned the HDR shoot for ghosting and other unpleasantness.

The Longest Day

Today the sun will be above the horizon longer than any other day here in Denmark. With so-called summer solstice, we have the “longest” day.
The varying day length is between approx. 17.5 hours at summer solstice and about. 7 hours at the winter solstice.

Although Denmark is a small country, there are large variations in day length at the summer solstice. Thus it will be 18 hours and 6 minutes in Skagen (the northernmost town in Denmark), while ‘only’ 17 hours and 17 minutes in Gedser (the southernmost town). So the people in Skagen has the chance to see the sun for 49 minutes more than they have in Gedser.

This shoot was made with My Casio EX-FC100 pocket camera, one day I was out walking in a park on Vesterbro. It’s a stitch of three vertical images. The right arm is a copy of the left one, cause I wanted to make the effect as if there were no camera to make the photo.

Maybe He Was Waiting for Someone

Maybe He Was Waiting for Someone

Well, My Dubai trip is almost over – going home tomorrow – but I’m heading to Japan for 24 days on June 23rd, which I’m really looking forward to, cause Japan is at the top of my travel destination list.

And as always I’m gonna ask you if you know any places that I shouldn’t miss?
I’ll be spending most of my time there in Tokyo and about a week driving around the country side, heading for Hiroshima among other places, so mainly going south of Tokyo.

If you are a photographer or just living in Tokyo – or if you know someone who does – and wants to meet, please drop me an email, and we’ll take it from there.

To all Buzz and Twitters please re-share – thanks.

The photo is from Jaipur, India, where I was out walking one day with no particular destination in mind, as you all know I just like to get out and walk around foreign places to get a sense of the atmosphere, of course with My camera by My side.
On this walk I came across this guy, who looked a little sad as if his date hadn’t showed up, and we all know that feeling, right?.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 26 March, 2009
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

He Gazed at the Lines Going Back and Forth

Today you get one more from Dubai, this one was made inside the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world – where the architecture was just amazing in some areas. You can buy a ticket (100Dhr) and get to the 124th floor, where you can get out on a platform and enjoy the view of Dubai from above.
By the way the elevator that brings you to the 124th floor is the fastest in the world, it travels with 64 Km/h and it takes about a minute to go from ground floor to the 124th.

I adjusted contrast, brightness and so on the photo in Lightroom and converted it to black and white with Silver Efex Pro 2 by Nik Software.

Dubai Mall Waterfall

Dubai Mall Waterfall

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Well, I managed to post process a few shots from Dubai, this being one of them.
I made this in The Dubai Mall on My first day in town, I’m not gonna write that much cause I wanna get back out shooting some more footage.

It’s a HDR made from 5 RAW exposures in Photomatrix, loaded the images into Photoshop as layers and masked away ghosting on humans and a bit of the water, and finished it off with the Detail Extractor effect in the Color Efex Pro plugin, to get some more details.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 12 June, 2011
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

Puffin

Puffin

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Well, I’m off to Dubai today, I hope I get to publish a photo or two from the trip while I’m there, But only time will tell.

Today’s photo is from island Mykines in The Faroe Islands, where there are thousands of guys like this little feller flying around.
Remember to click on the geotag link below, to see where in the world the photos where shoot.

Big Red Barn – Polaroid Plate #11

Big Red Barn – Polaroid Plate #11

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Well, thought it was about time you got a new fake Polaroid photo, so here you go. This one is from a small town in Texas called Barnhart, where I stopped for gas and some other supplies one evening.

Post process is Lightroom only, and I actually didn’t do that much, I of course changed the colors to get the Polaroid look, but that’s sort of it, no cropping or anything like that.