Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Yesterday was a sad day in Denmark, as the city of Copenhagen woke up to a burning Freedom Museum. This museum holds the collection of artifacts from the German occupation of Denmark in 1940-45. Luckily all or most of the items and the very important archive from the occupation was saved, but the building is beyond saving, so it will be a while before it's possibly to visit the museum and learn about these dark years of Danish history.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
There's lots of photo-ops in Tivoli in Copenhagen, so it's a favourite haunt for me whenever I "need" to head out with the camera. I've captured the loop on this roller-coaster numerous times before but I like this backlit version taken with my iPhone last weekend.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tivoli opened a almost two weeks ago. They have a reputation as not only an amusement park but also as garden with flowers no matter when you're there. This season opened before the spring really kicked in so they apparently had to cheat a bit to have the flowers that the guests expect. Hopefully the flowers will be the real deal for the rest of the season.
Monday, April 22, 2013
It finally seems that spring has decided to come to Copenhagen. And about time it was. Now the flowers, plants, birds and people has a lot of catching up to do. This photo was taken with my iPhone in the centre of Copenhagen on Gammel Strand, where the communal flowerpots has been planted with narcissus.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The hooded crows are both pretty shrewd and they've got a lot of nerve. One is going for the meat, the other bully the seagull by pulling at its tail feathers. In the end the seagull surrendered to the two bullies and flew away to get easier food. It only shows that two small ones can get the better of the big one if they work together.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
When the polar bears in the Copenhagen Zoo don't eat up, the birds take over. The seagull here have a bit of a fight with the two hooded crows, that keep harassing it until it gives up. They do keep their distance, though.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Parts of the old Carlsberg Brewery in Valby, Copenhagen is being torn down to give room for residences, offices, shops and a school. Ny Tap, as the building was called, is slowly being demolished as is a part of the administration.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Yet another photo of birds at the bird feeder from my interval shooting session during Easter. These two greenfinches hogged the feeder for quite some tine, so I got a good selection of them.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Yesterday I told you about my experiment with interval shooting the bird feeder in the garden. Here's another result; a blue tit is trying to decide on the menu in the lofty restaurant.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
As told in previous posts I like to explore the functions on my Nikon D800. During Easter the time had come to try the interval shooting, and what better object to try it at than a couple of bird feeders in the garden? So I put the camera on a gorillapod, placed it near the feeder, filled up the feeder with seeds and started experimenting with the settings. I ended up with doing an interval of one shot each minute for two hours. And then it was coffee time. The result was a lot of empty photos, a lot of photos with half a bird or a blurry one leaving or arriving, and a few good ones of different birds. This greenfinch seemed to know something was going on. I'll show some more in the coming days.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Another example of mine of how to use selective colouring in a photo, this time on one from the Maltese carnival. This one was taken with the Nikon D800 and edited in Colorblast for the iPhone. With all the clutter in the background it really brings focus to the important part; the girl enjoying a bit of sunshine.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
With the iPhone selecting colours have become really easy. Just snap a photo or import it from somewhere else, open it in one of the many apps that can be used to select colours, select the area you want to have colour and the rest will be monochrome, and then just remember to save it or export it to your favourite social media. This one was taken with the iPhone in a park near my home and edited in Colorblast.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
You don't always need to go out to snap a few photos and you don't always need a dslr to get the snaps. This tulip was shot at the dinner table with an iPhone with a piece of white paper as a background and then converted in the app Snapseed.