Monday, October 31, 2011

Where's my wideangle?

To get the red deer in the frame here with my 70-300mm lens, I actually needed to go backwards, because it was too close to fit otherwise.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


With the friendly stag almost posing it was difficult not to get some nice close-ups of it, even though the sun was on the wrong side of it. But then a little fill-in flash becomes handy, and the Nikon SB-400 is perfect for that.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


I wasn't the only one taking advantage of the friendly deer in Dyrehaven this day. Others also thought it a good time to get a few pics of their kids near the stag.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Too close for comfort

Yesterday's red deer stag came too close for the comfort of these people, as it wandered right over to them. They were sitting right by the hunting lodge, Eremitagen, in Dyrehaven north of Copenhagen, enjoying the beautiful autumn sunshine. As the stag came within a few meters, people decided to move out of its way, because it sure didn't look like it was going to stop at anything. It wasn't in any way aggressive but it just seemed to ignore the 50 people around it in search of the greenest grass. And a lot of the spectators probably got the photos of the week there.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hide and seek

The deer in Dyrehaven in Klampenborg are very friendly ones and used to people, so there's normally no reason to try to hide when you want to get close to one of them. This boy was trying to sneak up on the stag, but the stag just went its merry way, totally ignoring the people around it. Tomorrow I'll show you just how close he got to the public.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mirror image

The last of the Camera+ photos from now is this almost surrealistic one from DR Byen, HQ of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. In front of the entrance is a sculpture that I've showed you before, and using the Camera+ for iPhone and the So Emo effect on the reflection does make an impact.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Red tones

With the Camera+ for iPhone-app it's easy to take a photo and change it into something that looks very different from the original. In this I've used the red-tones effect to exaggerate the autumn colours. The photo is from the moat around the Citadel (Kastellet) in Copenhagen.

Monday, October 24, 2011

On a rainy day

The nice thing about using the Camera+ for iPhone is that it's always there and ready, as it was this day during a torrential rainstorm in Valby, Copenhagen. It was shot out through the window of a bus number 18 and the rain on the glass made for this, imho, nice photo. And it only took about 30 seconds of editing on the iPhone and it was ready to publish.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

D300 or iPhone?

Even though I love my Nikon D300 I've also been fascinated lately by the ability to take photos with my iPhone and, using one of the many apps available, of changing the photos into old-style ones. This one from Tivoli's Halloween opening was transformed with the use of Camera+ for iPhone with the So Emo-effect. The iPhone is more handy than a DSLR and even though the quality is not exactly perfect, it is well suited for this kind of snapshot photography.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Dark Side of Copenhagen

A sight as this has unfortunately become more and more common in Copenhagen, despite the best intentions from the city's officials. And with the current economic crisis it probably won't get better anytime soon.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blue Blooming

Even though autumn has come to Denmark, it's still possible to find flowers in bloom, like these ones from the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Post No 1000!

This is my post number 1.000 since I started this blog and I wonder how long I'll be able to keep it up. I have posted a lot of photos of the world the way I see it, and I have been getting a lot of positive response (and a few not so positive ones). My sincerest thanks to all of you that has been supporting me here in the blogosphere, that has been tolerating my rantings and that has glanced at my photos. I hope that I'll be able to keep posting here for a long time to come:-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Misty Castle

When out and about in my own town of Copenhagen, I naturally wander past the same settings all through the year. I then notice how much they change with the seasons, like this mist covered Rosenborg Castle in Kongens Have (the King's Garden).

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A pier for the gulls

Some of the private piers near Dragør seems made more for the sake of the gulls then the sailors. On this one it seems like they have taken permanent residence.

Monday, October 17, 2011


With about 57.000 pleasure crafts in Denmark, mooring space is at a premium, so some have their own little piers to moor at. And the gulls doesn't mind either.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Sailing is an old tradition in Denmark, mainly out of necessity in the old days before bridges and ferries made it easy to travel between the 443 islands of Denmark. Mostly used for recreational purposes, many people still have a sailing vessel and a lot kids learn to sail in a young age. For most of those kids, the Optimist dinghy is their first boat.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Not a shooting star

I'm not the kind of guy that can rattle of the names of every flower he sees, so I don't know the name of this one (you probably do). I do like the colour and the sparkling dew drops on the petals, though.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fire in the flower

Another flower from my early morning shoot in Valbyparken. Even though it's October the flowers there are in full bloom.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dew and flowers

Yesterday's cobweb was not the only thing covered by dew. This beautiful flower with small drops of glinting dew almost begged to have a close-up taken, and I of course obliged it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A spider's web

A good thing about photo shooting on an early October morning, is that chances are that there's dew. And cobwebs. And the dew outlines the cobwebs so that they're easier to capture.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Against the light

I like to do silhouettes when out shooting sunrises. It's just a matter of finding a striking feature like this tree or maybe a statue and make sure that the photo is underexposed.

Monday, October 10, 2011

In the mist

The morning mist tries, but doesn't succeed in hiding the Avedøre Power Plant. With the sun just up, it's red light makes the chimneys stand out.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Orange Haze

With the mist and otherwise clear skies on this morning, the camera picked up an almost otherworldly orange haze. Though this was not quite what the eyes picked up, I think it gives something special to this photo anyway.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Balm to the Soul

The peace and quiet of this morning in Valbyparken in Copenhagen was balm to the soul. A few hours later it was almost like summer.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Misty Morning

When the world is blurred by morning mist and the sky is flaming from the rising sun, it's time to isolate details in the landscape, like this otherwise anonymous tree in Valbyparken.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Play misty for me

Shooting sunrises is one of the nice things to do when autumn sets in. The sun rises at a time where it's possible to get up without too much trouble, and if your lucky you might even get a bit of morning mist (if you're unlucky you might get a lot of morning mist, also called fog). This one was taken in my nearby park of Valbyparken in Copenhagen one early and beautiful Saturday morning. In the next few days I'll show you some more pics from this perfect start of the day.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Angels Corner

The building housing the Glyptotek in Copenhagen is worth a study itself, if you tire of the many fine pieces of art inside and outside. Angles, heads of beasts and other adornments decorates the walls of the red brick  Dahlerup Wing, the oldest part of the museum.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Another statue in the Glyptotek Garden is this one, Maternity by Constantin Meunier, a Belgian sculptor and painter, who made this bronze group in 1893. The Glyptotek in Copenhagen has one of the most important collections of Meunier's works outside of Belgium, as brewer Carl Jacobsen, the founder of the museum, bought some 50 works from 1902 and onwards.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Thinker

Auguste Rodin's The Thinker in the garden of the Glyptotek in Copenhagen is one of my favourite statues. This one is one of about twenty bronze casts made in monumental size.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Troll Smelling Christian Blood II

I've told you before about this statue that can be found in the garden of the Glyptotek, Troll Smelling Christian Blood. For some reason that is actually the post that is most popular on this blog. Tomorrow I'll show you another statue there that I like more that this controversial one.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Even though Glyptoteket is mainly known for its classical art, more contemporary art can also be seen here.