Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tivoli gardens Christmas light

Every Christmas, Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen is decorated with lots of lights


/Post Processing: Lightroom clarity and vibrance

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas

A christmas tree in glass that you can decorate yourself


/Postprocessing:
Background replaced with OnOne background
Star effect made with Topaz Star Effects

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Alhambra, Spain

The court of the main canal in the gardens of Alhambra

Hold mouse over photo to see the "out of camera" version

/Post processing:
5 Bracketed frames where merged to a 32 bit file and finished in Perfect efex. Sky was replaced in perfect layers

Monday, December 15, 2014

Frosty the Snowman

Swaroswki crystal snowman
I bought this snowman in the Swaroswki boutique in Rockefeller Center in NYC December 2010



Postprocessing:
Perfect efex - Color enhancer red, clarity, detail enhancer
Out of focus christmas lights was photographed on a separate frame and added in a layer underneath
Lightroom - crop and white balance

Saturday, December 13, 2014

If you don't have a garden...

Cordoba, South of Spain. Courtyards and windows are transformed to vertical gardens with flower pots.


Postprocessing:
Details enhancer, color enhancer green + red, clarity and contrast

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Arch with a view

Beautiful arch in Competa Southern Spain



Postprocessing:
I have been using Photomatix Pro on and off for a couple of years. This week i discovered the
Merge to 32-bit Plugin for Lightroom. This plugin is also created by HDR Soft and is a good alternative if you want to do your tone mapping in Lightroom

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Getting on the bus

A respectable elderly lady in Copenhagen waving her bus pass a the buss to make it stop


Postprocessing:
Lightroom clarity and controlling the highlights in the sky

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Fake Bike Accident in Malmö

I was photographing a bike that was left behind in the street when Thomas ran into the scene and lay down.

 

Post processing:
Bleach Bypass in Perfect Efex

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Bronze Gate

A very decorative gate in Prague
The heads sticking out from the gate and are photographed from below

Hold mouse over photo to see the "out of camera" version

Post processing:
I warmed up the gate and cooled down the heads and pulled out the details with Perfect efex

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Old door in Prague

This old door in prague caught my eye. I like the structure of the wood and the fine detail.


Details was enhanced with Perfect efex and a good dose of clarity in Lightroom

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Amsterdam street

What kind of proposal has the guy with the drink just made to the couple?


Details in the pavement and facade brought out with tonal contrast in Perfect efex

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuborg Harbour

Architecture at Tuborg Harbour Copenhagen


Detail contrast boosted with Tonal Contrast in Perfect Efex

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Street scene in Prague, Czech Republic

Not long from our hotel in a side street, this guy was hanging around waiting. I liked the rough background of the facade the wooden awning and the trash bins, so a took the photo from the opposite side of the street.


Black and White made with Nik Silver Efex.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grænagil


Grænagil or Green Gorge in english. Is a gorge running on the edge of the lava flow at Landmannalaugar in Iceland. The name comes from the green volcanic rock at the opening of the gorge and not the nice green moss on the hillside seen in this photo.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Icelandic waterfall

The first waterfall we visited on the trip to Iceland was Öxarárfoss, located at the rift between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates.


I ran this photo through Perfect effects 9 to get out the details in the rocks and revitalize the green color in the moss. The exposure was 1 second to smooth out the water and preserve the sense of the moving flow.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The smoking ladies

Just finished editing my photos from the World Wide Photo Walk and uploaded them to Flickr


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OnOne´s Perfect Photo Suite 9 is out

The new Suite 9 came out some 10 hours ago. Here is my first impressions.


  • The initial loading is so much faster than the old one.
  • The masking tools have improved.
  • And I tried out the SunSpot filter on my photo of Hallgrims church, it is so easy to use.

I put the new effect on top of the original posted tif, so the slight halo is from the original edit
I also made a mask to avoid the sun rays on the front of the church
And I made a gradient masking on the top right part of the sky to tone the effect down



Is the effect to much? Let me know

I am looking forward to get into all the new features of the Suite 9

Check out the original edit of this photo

Black & White Photo Challenge day 5 of 5

Jewish Museum, Berlin


Margit enjoying the September sun in the courtyard of the museum

Margit in Berlin

Saturday, October 25, 2014

B&W Challenge day 2 of 5

Morning fog


Morning fog

On the way to work I pass a small lake, and for some time I noticed a lot of gulls gathering in the morning. I was waiting for a day with fog and then one morning there it was thick fog and lots of birds.

This row of gulls on the railing is my second contribution to the B&W challenge.


Here is one more shot from the same morning with some color, though the fog has taken out most of it.


Semi monocrome

Friday, October 24, 2014

B&W Challenge day 1 of 5

Henry Chan that was on the same trip to Iceland as me, just challenged me to a 5 day Black and White photo challenge on Facebook.

So while I do not post my best work on Facebook, I will post the 5 photos in 5 days here on my blog and link to them from facebook.

I will try to mix it up and post some new, some old, some nature and some urban shoots.

Here is a shot from Iceland on the first official day of the workshop. Matt in the Mist

I think this is Matt in the mist, so that is what I have named it

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hallgrims Church - Iceland

The first day in Iceland before the workshop started we wend to the Hallgrimskirkja church. That day I did not get the photo that I was really hoping to get. At first the sky was to light in the background, silhouetting the church, then there were to many people in the foreground, and finally it started to rain.


The final day in the morning before going to the airport a couple of us wend back. 20 minutes before I was supposed to leave the hotel I got this shot. I am still going back some day to get a shot with more movement in the sky, but for now this shot is my best