Landscape photography: Himmelbjerget

Nicely lookin’ tower and tree at Himmelbjerget, Denmark

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A tower and a tree

Shot with the amazing Fuji X-T1 and the 27mm 2.8
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Portrait of Anne Sofie

Naturally lit portrait of Anne Sofie

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Anne Sofie

Shot with the amazing Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Cruisin’

Sylvester cruising on christmas eve, waiting for the action to start

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Cruisin'

Shot with the stunning Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: 3 and 1

Working in an industrial area, I was pretty confused when I saw this lumber at work the other day

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Three & One

Shot with the fantastic Fuji X-T1 and the 27mm 2.8.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Pictures from Thailand

I’ve been outside Europe.
For the first time ever.
Well, almost.

Once I visited Kangerslussuaq, Greenland, but that was a destination so alternative, that it’ll never count as a typical tourist destination.

And I’ve also been a week in Egypt, but during that stay I was mostly sick and never really left the comfort and safety of the resort-zone built for the european tourists.

So; I’ve been outside Europe. In Thailand. For two weeks. Here are some pictures from the trip.

Pictures from Thailand 1/8
From Jomtien, Pattaya

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Thai riding bike

Pictures from Thailand 2/8
From Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya

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Paint job

Pictures from Thailand 3/8
From Jomtien, Pattaya

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Raining like crazy

Pictures from Thailand 4/8
From Koh Sichang, Si Racha

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Koh Sichang

Pictures from Thailand 5/8
From Koh Sichang, Si Racha

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อันตราย / Danger

Pictures from Thailand 6/8
Fra Koh Sichang, Si Racha

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Tired

Pictures from Thailand 7/8
From Bangkok

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But different

Pictures from Thailand 8/8
From Bangkok

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Waiting

All 8 pictures are from medio february 2016 and shot at these 4 locations: Jomtien, Nong Nooch, Koh Sichang og Bangkok.
If you feel like more pictures from Thailand I have some from the same period at Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/felixsanch/

All pictures with the Fuji X-T1
and the XF10-24mmF4 R OIS, the XF27mmF2.8 or XF56mmF1.2 R

All edited in Lightroom and framed in Photoshop

Long exposure photography: Under construction

Did this long exposure photography of the new local hospital being built.

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Under construction

Shot with the fantastic Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Tiny me / sad selfie

Me feeling alone. Yes, the tiny silhouette in the window is me. And when the car has passed it’s like I’m the last person present. I feel alone. Actually, this turned out to be a sad selfie

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Tiny me

Shot with the lovely Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Album portrait

Did an assignment this weekend shooting pictures for a record titled “The Sea” by a local recording artist.
The third shot I did was this close up portrait. A neutral, serious angle was our choice. It reflects the mood of the album perfectly. It’s a tragic story with a happy end though.

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JH

Shot with the absolutely stunning Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Windy day at the North Sea

Did an assignment this weekend shooting pictures for a record titled “The Sea” by a local recording artist.
The second shot I did was this windy portrait. It was crazy cold and we ended up with sand everywhere.

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Cold and windy

Shot with the absolutely stunning Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: North sea walking

Did an assignment this weekend shooting pictures for a record titled “The Sea” by a local recording artist.
One of the shots we did was this ‘north sea walking’ with an amazing sky

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North Sea walking

Shot with the amazing and beloved Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Fully concentrated

Gamer kid being fully concentrated

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Fully concentrated

Shot with the amazing and beloved Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Moody december reflection

Moody december reflection

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Moody december

Shot with the amazing and beloved Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Daydreaming

Emma-Oline daydreaming

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Daydreamin'

Shot with the amazing and beloved Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Amazed by tennis

Sylvester having discovered the magic of tennis

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Tennis

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: November

November in Denmark is like wet all of the time

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In the cold november rain

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Summer in Riga

I really miss sun and summer and travelling.
When looking back through my summer flicks I stumbled upon this picturesque scene.
Riga was a marvellous treat and a great experience!

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Summer in Riga

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Street photography: London

Street photography is so hard.
Just grabbing the tension from an area with people all around you really takes some getting used to.
Anyway, practising is easier in larger cities where people care less.

Here’s a street photo from my last visit in London

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Street life

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Architecture

If this photo symbolizes The end, what happens if you take a step into eternity?

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The end

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Nike Air Pegasus 83

Red, black and mustard: Amazing looking Nike Air Pegasus 83

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Red, black and mustard

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Stands with Palestine

Young man stading with Palestine at High Street Kensington, London

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Stands with Palestine

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Making new acquaintances

Occasionally, when my wife finds herself tired of me, she quickly makes new, interesting acquaintances.

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Making new acquaintances

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Ripe, red one

Been 2 months since I posted my last photograph.
I won’t do that again, I promise!

So, here’s one of my chili plant and a ripe, red one
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Red one

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm f1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Night scene photography: Gas station

Been reading about John Steinbeck and his travels through USA in the 60’s and felt like shooting a tribute to the many miles he spent.
And what would be more appropriate than a gas station?

This is a local gas station very close to where I live shot at night
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Gas station

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 10-24mm f4
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Portrait photography: Johannes

My friend Johannes in very soft evening light
(Wearing a nice Norse project t-shirt)

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Johannes

Shot with the Fuji X-t1 and the 56mm 1.2
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Elegance and decadence

Just read an article in The Guardian stating that Denmark at some point during this windy summer managed to produce 140% of the nation’s energy needs – all produced by wind turbines. So, at some point spectacles like this local power heating plant will become absolete.
Anyway, as the titel indicates, the power heating plant still has some photographic value.

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Elegance and decadence

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 10-24 f4 lens
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Rainy day photography

Even though this might have been the coldest, wettest most lousy july I’ve ever experienced, some good have come of it.
Like this sad boy portrait shot in the rain.

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Oh my, july

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2 lens
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Landscape photography: Gullestrup in July

Wanted to try out my new 10-24mm f4 lens, and what better way possible than trying shooting landscape photography?
I found this danish summer theme, a newly cropped field, bales, a church and a cloudy sky.

A success?

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Gullestrup in July

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 10-24 f4 lens
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Urban photography: Cruel

The urban decay adds to the cruel setup. Is that little girl lost, and why doesn’t that young man care?

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Cruel

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2 lens.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Photography: Boombap in Riga

Boombap – coolest lookin’ leather jacket wearin’ girl in Riga.

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Boombap

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2 lens.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Musician portrait: Ricardo

When walking the old town part of Riga, Latvia I met brave Ricardo. Armed with an ukulele and a kazoo only, he’d decided to travel all of europe making money for food and gasoline by playing his music only.

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Ricardo

This very polite portuguese is going south from Latvia planning to visit both Croatia and Greece before returning to Portugal for Christmas on the 25th of december. If you see him be sure to drop him a small amount for the road.

Ricardo Neves

Pattern mix portrait

Mixing up patterns always makes a nice composition.
Here’s a portrait of Pernille in a rented apartment in Århus, Denmark

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Pattern mix

Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop
Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 56mm 1.2 lens

Portrait photography: Heinz @ Herning Rocker

Did this cigarette and beer portrait of my friend Heinz at our local music festival.

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Lighting up another one

Shot with the Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Live music photography: Jacob Binzer / Disneyland After Dark

Jacob Binzer – easily recognizable in choice of both hat and sound – leaving stage at Herning Rocker 2015

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When the music's over

Miraculously captured with the Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Portrait: Jess @ MCH Arena

My friend Jess and I have seen FC Midtjylland play soccer in the danish Superliga for many seasons now. And we’ve seen them being cup and championship runners up several times, but never really seen them win anything.
This year though they won the danish Superliga and are now ready for Champions League qualifiers in july.
So, I’m celebrating with this portrait.

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Jess @ MCH Arena

Shot with the Fuji X100S in natural light.
Edited in Lightroom.

Photography: Light and shadow

Girl caught in shadows and the soft evening light.
On her forehead she has the remains of a selfdrawn tiara.

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Light and shadow

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the XF 56mm 1.2 lens.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Long exposure: The new Little Belt Bridge

The New Little Belt Bridge, a suspension bridge connecting Jutland and Funen in Denmark.
Normally something you race over in your car, but a very impressive sight when standing next to it on the shore.
Managed to do an 28 sec long exposure ending up like this:

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The new Little Belt Bridge

Shot with the Fuji X100S and a 10 stop Lee Filter.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Long exposure: Campsite lake

Been a long time since I did my last proper long exposure, but this Easter I finally managed to do another.
Only about one kilometer from my home, I noticed the small lake at a campsite, and I did an 18-sec long exposure ending up like this:

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Campsite lake

Shot with the Fuji X100S and a 10 stop Lee Filter.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Music video for Morris – Rio / Hvidesande

I wrote about the portrait of Morris recently, but I’ve also just shot this simple video.

I wanted a really, really simple setup.
This was filmed in less than an hour, and even though it’s one of the quickest video projects done so far, it’s also one of the most pleasing and rewarding. A nice-to-handle project

Shot with a Canon 550D and a Tamron 17-55mm lens.
Edited in After Effects and then colour graded in Photoshop

Morris / Morten A. Local musician

Have been doing stuff on and off with this guy.
He’s a local hero, a poet and a heartbreaker, and I remember him playing guitar from my teens.
Now he’s about to release a new album, and while shooting a video for a song on that album, we did this photo also.

The light that day was amazing.

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Morten A.

Shot with the Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Mixed light portrait: Backstage only

Mixed light and grafitti background set the stage for this portrait of Emma-Oline visiting the local juice bar in Herning.
Natural light coming from her right, and artificial light coming from above.

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Backstage only

Shot with the Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Monochrome photography: Patience

I love this simple picture. Really proud of it.
The composition, the mood, it genuinely looks like this poor woman has been waiting in that wooden bus stop for years.

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Patience

Shot with the Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: French guy

Saw my french colleague Mickael against a sunlit wall.
Love the highkey way the right side of his face blends into the white background.

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French guy

Shot with the Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photostop

Monochrome photography: Abandoned barn

Wanted to do a long exposure of this barn, but when I finally got a grip and decided to do a picture of it, everything was frozen.
To do this photograph, I was standing on the frozen pond. And actually, the thin ice carrying me broke! Of course.

Anyway, wanted to portrait the barn, and I managed to end up with this

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Abandoned barn

Shot with the Fuji X100S, edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Single item fashion film for BON’A PARTE

Single item fashion film

Created a video for BON’A PARTE – this is to be used in re-marketing and -targeting.
Working only with stills and with just a little bit of effects I tried creating the same atmosphere as in the previous videos created for this season.

Single item fashion film:

Graphics created in Photoshop, video created in After Effects.
Enjoy your day :)

Photography: Water by Morten T.

Remember this guy?
Well, from time to time he and I challenge each other with photography and recently the challenge was photographing water.

Seeing other people interpret the same subject is very awarding, but also seeing how other cameras and equipment perform is very useful. In this challenge Morten used a Olympus E-M5 camera with a KenLock Mc.tor MC 28mm f/2.8 lens and here’s what he came up with

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RAW Vand

Shot at ISO 800 what I really notice is that Morten has a lot more noise in his picture than I get in mine shooting with the Fuji X100S. Besides that, Morten did a nicely composed photo of water with attractive reflections and an eye-catching dot of red.

What should our next challenge be?

Photography: Moody January sky

Went researching for places to do my next long exposure, and found this nice spot in the southern part of town.
Love the skies.

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January sky

Shot with the Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Photography: Girl on bike

2015 is here and what better way to set it off than by shooting a winner?
Love this photograph. It’s not perfect, but the girl is!

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Girl on bike

Shot with the Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom

Fashion films made from pictures for BON’A PARTE

Fashion video for BON'A PARTE

Once again I’ve had After Effects fired up and tried making videos of nothing but photographs and music.
Looking back on some of my earlier fashion videos, I’ve always created the look and feel of the video based on the music, but ths time, it was different. I had to use a track decided for me, and I could not go crazy when using effects like I’m used to.

Anyway, managed to do the videos anyway, and here’s what the 2 videos look like

Video 1 – focus articles

Video 2 – season key articles

Hope you like the videos.
Enjoy the day

Photography: Stripes and patterns

Noticed the amazing soft light and nice combo of my own socks and the pattern on the floor in my parents kitchen as I visited them today.

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Stripes and pattern

Shot with the Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom

Long exposures and Lee Filters

I like the whole process of doing long exposures. From choosing the scenery and picking the perfect spot and angle.. to the complete calmness and dedication as you expose and capture space and silence for several seconds or even minutes. In fact long exposures have always fascinated me, but I’ve always found the prices for the proper equipment too expensive and the handling of step-up or -down adaptors and ND filters tiresome.

But, in the summer of 2014 I got my hands on the Seven5 system from Lee Filters and this changed the game completely. The Lee System is all about simplicity and transforms my Fuji X100S into a long exposure bad boy within seconds. It has really put the fun back into long exposures. So, this really motivated me and now I’ve actually started shooting long exposures worth showing.

Port of Århus, Denmark
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Port of Aarhus - Long Exposure
f/11, 30 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

Brankov most, Belgrade, Serbia
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Brankov most
f/11, 34 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

Long exposures are like visually holding your breath

Savsko jezero, Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade - Savsko jezero
f/16, 26 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

Fuglsang sø, Herning, Denmark
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Fuglsang Sø
f/11, 30 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

For all my long exposures I’ve used this gear:
– The Fuji X100S, my beloved 35mm fixed-lens camera
– A Benro A3580F tripod for long exposures in Denmark or a Manfrotto Pixi for travelling
– The so-easy-to-use amazing Seven5 system from Lee Filters.

If you like me are fascinated by shooting long exposures of moving objects like water or skies, I’d definitely take a look at the seven5 system from Lee Filters.
Enjoy!

This post is not sponsored by anyone but made entirely on my own initiative.