Dinner is Served

Dinner is Served

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If I’m not mistaken then this is the Arctic Tern.
Correct me if I’m wrong.

The Bats and the Bridge

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My friend Mike brought me to Congress Av. Bridge in Austin, around dusk to show me a massive bunch of bats fly out from under the bridge, which they do every evening. After waiting a couple of hours for the bats to occur, we gave up waiting – Mike later told me that the non occurring had something to do with their cubs – turned around and started shooting up the street instead which turned in to some pretty awesome photos.

Here’s what Mike got from that same spot.

To get this shoot I was standing so close to the street that I almost got My head ripped off by the rearview mirror on a bus driving by, so don’t you tell me that I’m not living on the edge…..

HDR, 5 RAW exposures, Photomatrix, all 6 photos added as layers in Photoshop, masked back the car trail lights, cleaned up a little ghosting, finalizing with Color Efex Pro and Lightroom for contrast and “last-minute” tweaks.

Waiting for the Next Customer

I was walking around the streets of Bangkok, with no particular purpose then to get a feel of the place and the people who lived there. I love to walk around foreign places and just take in the atmosphere of the place. I of course always bring My camera on these small adventures. cause you never know what or who you may run into.

All post process was done in Lightroom with a little help from the Nik Software plug-in Viveza 2, I’m getting more and more found of the Nik Software plug-ins, they are really awesome, check out their 15 day trail versions, at their website.

The Lighthouse at the end of the World

This actually what the Faroese calls this place, you can find it on the island Mykines. Once there you get an idea of why they call it that, cause it feels like standing at the end of the world, with the wind blowing through your hair, the sound of the waves crushing against the cliffs and all the different birds flying around making a lot of noise.

There are two ways to get to the island, by boat or by helicopter, there’s only one village on the island called Mykines village (population 19), you are free to walk around all over the island. The trail from the town to the lighthouse is about 1,6 Km and it takes almost 2 hours (with stops to shoot some photos a long the way) to get out there, and then of course 2 hours back.

Time Capsule Hotel

back in time hotel

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This is a photo of the main room – the living room – of the hotel I stayed in when I was in Chernobyl in 2010. I had to climb in to a closet to get back far enough to capture the entire room in one shoot with a 24mm.

Walking in to this room was like going back to the 1970ties, a bit weird and kind of cool at the same time.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 27 May, 2010
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s

Waiting for Dawn

Waiting for Dawn

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This is My favorite photographer quota

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
Imogen Cunningham

What’s yours?

Red Interior

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As I mentioned a couple of posts ago I spent a weekend driving around Sweden with some of the guys ‘n’ girls from the local photo club.

Well, here is the first shoot from that trip, it’s from a place called Töcksfors, here you can find this – I don’t know if this is the right English word for it – old car scrapping yard right in the middle of the forest – click on the geotag link below to see the exact place.

It’s a pretty big place, and there are some really old cars with moss and leaves all over, I really recommend this place if you are into making photos of old decaying cars.
For me personally it’s not that big of a kick but I did get a few decent shoots out of it.

HDR made from 5 RAW exposures in Photomatrix, imported all the images into Photoshop, masked back the highlights areas, desaturated the red color, and finished it off with Topaz Adjust “Dramatic”.

Sheep Hotel

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Well, it looks like a sheep place to stay.

HDR made from 3 handheld RAW exposures, after HDR Efex Pro 2 I imported the 4 images in to Photoshop as layers to remove some ghosting on the sheeps.

Nyhavn 17

Today it is My best friend Philips birthday, he works a bit further down the street from where this photo was made and on the other side of the canal, he’s the night porter at a hotel called “Hotel Bethel“, which in the old days served as a place for seamen who had to stay the night in Nyhavn, today it serves all kinds of people.

Happy Birthday Friend

This HDR – made from 5 RAW exposures – have given me some trouble in the post process, I didn’t  quite know which way I wanted to go with it, and I had to remade it a couple of times, in one the neon was a bit to bright, a second the sky was and then the sky was to dark and so on. But I finally ended up with a look and feel, that I like, and that’s what you see here.
Hope you like it to.