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A Break in the Shade

When I was in Thailand in 2008, I wanted to visit the city Chiang Mai, in the northern part of the country, and since renting a car and driving there myself wasn’t an option – the traffic in Thailand is terrible, and would without question have gotten me killed – the train was my only option (actually flying was another option, which I used on my way back from Chiang Mai to Bangkok), but I don’t mind taking the train when I’m traveling, you see a country in a certain way from a train, that you wouldn’t otherwise.

I made this shoot when we where having a short stop, for some reason, I don’t know why we where stopping and didn’t bother to find out, cause the view from My railway carriage window was so cool, that I didn’t mind us stopping at all.

Post processed in Photoshop, cropped to panorama format, adjusted the colors and contrast, and finalized with the Topaz Adjust plug-in.

A House with a History

A House with a History

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Well what story? I have mine let me hear yours.

5 RAW exposures, HDRed in Photomatrix, all 6 images (5 RAW + 1 HDR)  imported in to Photoshop in layers, where I masked back some of the sky, the yellow part of the grass from different RAW images. I also added a bit more saturation, cause I like the kind of “rainbow” feel you get from the photo.
I ended up using the Topaz adjust plug-in before exporting it as a finish Jpeg.

Sunset at the end of Nørrebro

On a walk with some of the guys from the photo club I’m a member of, we went down Nørrebro street, just as the sun was setting, I quickly lined up my tripod, an started firing away.

It’s a HDR made from 7 RAW exposures in Photomatrix and afterwards imported (with the 7 original exposures) in to Photoshop to clean up ghosting and the area around the sun. I used a 24mm lens and to correct the barrel distortion I used PTLens. After clean up I used the Topaz Adjust plug-in to get a bit more contrast and saturation in to the photo.

Lake near Jamestown

James Town Lake

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Last year – 2009 – I was on a 10 days trip to Washington DC, here I took some time out to go on a trip to Jamestown, Virginia.
Because I thought it would be cool to see the first british settlement on american souil, I must admit there isen’t that much to see, only a few outlines of some of the bulidings, some ruins and the statues of John Smith and Pocahontas. But stille there is this special feeling of beeing in the place “where it all started”  and that is pretty awsome.
I would recoment that if you are in the neighborhood, you should defenetly go there.

This is an HDR made from 5 RAW exposures in Photomatrix, Aligned and cleaned up in Photoshop.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 11 June, 2009
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

When Nature Takes Over

when nature takes over

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In May 2010 I was in Ukraine with some of the guys from the photoclub that i’m a member of, we went there to visit the radio active zone in and around Chernobyl and Pripyat, it’s a very creepy place to walk around, because it looks and feels like a very nice place, the air feels clean and there are trees all over the place, but at the same time, there is this little guy in your brain that keeps knocking on your skull to remind you that the place in not good for you at all.

This photo is from the 5th floor at the hotel in Pripyat, that use to be a very nice place to stay in the good old days before the disaster, but now the only guest is mother nature.

This is the first of many photos from the radio active zone in Ukraine, so stay tuned for more in the future.

It’s a 5 RAW exposure HDR, made in Photomatrix, I imported the HDR and 2 of the original exposures (+2, -2) in to Photoshop, and cleaned up som ghosting on the tree and fixed the sky.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 27 May, 2010
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

I Was Here First

On my way to the Atlas mountains in Morocco – where I shoot this beauty – we came by a parking lot where some guy had his three dromedarys “parked”, I asked the driver to make a short stop, cause I wanted to get some shoots of the animals, the owner was no where around – which problerly saved me a few Dirhams – so I was free to walk around a get the shoots I wanted.
On my way back from the mountains – couple of hours later – the owner of the dromedarys had returned, I made another stop and got some totally different shoots, but thats a hole other story, which I’ll tell you another time.

This is a Photoshop only picture, I did crop the picture quiet a lot, in order to get up close ‘n’ personal with the dromedary. I did some sharpen and color correction.
And toped it all of with the Topaz Adjust plugin.