I found some old photos taken in 2009 with an old point and shoot camera which probably had something like 4 mega pixels!
Lesson learned: You do not actually need the latest and most fancy camera – ouch…
I have always tried to limit my use of Lightroom/Photoshop to turn my raw files into what I saw with my eyes. Sure, I will remove distractions and perhaps add a very discreet vignette to keep the eyes within the frame. But should I worry more about making images pop and create attention? Everybody else seems to be doing it with pride and is not adding physical polarizers and other filters really the same thing? Did Ansel Adams not dodge and burn? I am conflicted, but suspect I will eventually get over it and fall into the action/overlay/filter trap and maybe even love it!
Here are some examples of photos that do not quite reflect reality – what do you think?
Sometimes, technical mistakes can produce rather amusing results!
This photo was taken on a cold winter day and I had put my neutral density filter between my teeth while I changed my lens. It was getting dark, so it completely escaped me that the filter was now all fogged up!
I am not sure what happened with this one – probably a very dirty lens!
I started putting up my pictures on Shutterstock this week and sold this picture twice to people in Tel Aviv! Thank you, strangers, for getting this project started!
This picture was taken in the early evening from a fishing boat. The background is the town of Ilulissat way above the Arctic Circle. And those are just the tips of the icebergs!
Watch this new video I made with Ezvid:
If anybody knows of software with better resolution, please let me know!
Fall used to make me sad. Being Scandinavian, I could not bear to lose the sunshine and the long days. Now that I have lived in California for almost 20 years where the weather seems to get warmer every year, I treasure the cooler temperatures and the many photo ops!
I went to my beloved Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago where the colors where just beginning to turn. How can these warm colors not put a smile on your face!?
This marks the official start of the Nordic Diaries! I have landed in Copenhagen after close to 24 hours of travels from San Francisco via my beloved France. Such torture to only stay 3 hours! Saturday morning, we start very early early in the morning when we fly to Iceland to spend 6 hours of sightseeing and then…… Greenland!
In August of this year, I take off on a Nordic Adventure! Although I have been traveling to many exotic places, this trip may well be THE Once in a Life Time Voyage!
We start out with 6 hours in Iceland after which we fly to the West Coast for our 9 Day Cruise on board the Ocean Diamond. In order for us never to forget this trip, and to share it with friends and family, I though I would create a little diary on this page. Please be aware that the photos will be straight out of the camera, so just a preview!
I will also spend some time in Copenhagen and Stockholm and will be sharing photos and adventures from there, too!
Shanghai is a beautiful modern city, but it does have its backstreets behind the glitter. I was lucky enough to get lost while searching for the YuYuan Tea Garden and came across some interesting characters: