Just One More Shot of Tequila

Just One More Shoot of Tequila

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I was so lucky to be in Mexico for work – and getting the days off – when they celebrate the day of the dead.
I was told that the place to be was on Janitzio an island in a huge lake north of the city Pátzcuaro in the state Michoacán. It was a drive a little shy of 400km from the place I worked, but I thought what the hell, when will I be in Mexico on the day of the dead again, so off I went.
I took me 1½ day to get there, and on the evening of the day of the dead I arrived on the island. But there wasn’t happening anything, no people running around as skeletons say buhhh!, people where just going on with their normal stuff, I don’t speak Spanish and non of the people I asked spoke English, so I never found out why it was all so quiet.
The were some sort of festivities on the central square of the island, but it was – of course – all in Spanish so I didn’t quiet get what it was all about.

Well anyway, when I’m some where interesting – and don’t misunderstand me, it was a nice place – and have my camera with me I’m never bored, so I just started to walk around the island making photos of this and that.

And that’s when I found this guy, he was really drunk but also very cool looking, standing there counting his money. maybe to see if he had just enough money for one more shoot of tequila.

If there is a moral to this story, it might be that you should never give up, even though the thing you went out to photograph doesn’t turn out the way you expected, there are always some great photos there anyway.

Svinkløv Badehotel

Svinkløv Badehotel

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Here’s another one from my trip to north Jutland a little more than a month ago. The name of the hotel is Svinkløv Badehotel, badehotel means “bath hotel” if you translate it directly from Danish, but the real meaning is that “bade” means to go for a swim in the ocean, and well “hotellet” means the hotel, so the name would be something like “go for a swim hotel”

Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell

Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell

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On my 2010 US road trip I ended up in the middle of a thunder-storm in Utah, as I was driving along the sun started to go down, and I saw in my rearview mirror, that the sky was divided in to two colors, yellow on the side with the sunset and blue on the side with the thunder-storm.
I quickly parked the car at the roadside, and pulled out my tripod to get some photos of that beautiful sky.

Rocks and Clouds

Rocks and Clouds

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Which Color Do You Like the Most

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The second photo from Singapore and the first one with my new Olympus OM-D E-M5.

I upgraded my Pen 2 to a OM-D a few weeks ago, I was very happy with the Pen 2 but I wanted to check out the lightning fast autofocus on the OM-D, so I choose to upgraded it.
I’m using it quiet a lot these days on my Cambodian trip, and so far I really like it, there are a few minuses from the Pen 2 but there are also some plusses.
But I’ll give you a more detailed review once I have tested it some more and are back home.

This is The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Aka: MICA) in Singapore which I happened to pass by on one of my many walks around the city center. I stood on the opposite side of the street and waited for it to clear of passing cars, and just as the street cleared this man came walking across the street, heading for the entrance of the building, I waited a few seconds in order to get him in the right spot of my frame, and just before the cars started to passing by again, I snapped my photo.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: E-M5
  • Taken: 26 June, 2012
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s