At Falcon Beach Resort in Calangute, Goa, India. Just after midnight on a Friday.
I never ask for permission to get up on rooftops. Sometimes it’s easy.
Have a Nice weekend.
Beside me, right now there is an old man filling his pipe with tobacco. I want to ask him if I can take a picture. But do I dare to do it? And yes I did. Vagn is 77 years old and he loves to get out for a beer and smoke his pipe. I asked him if he wanted a print, and he replied: No. I’m old and ugly so why do I want that…
I love people who live their life just the way they want.
As a traveler I love to visit the local marketplaces. Early in the morning when the fruits and everything is fresh and clean. The market in Panjim in India is no different from others. In this part of the world you have to come early in the morning or at least before the sun has had its chance to ruin the freshness of the fruits, meet, and fish.
I love these moments and in 26 days from now I will be visiting India once more.
I had a session with photographing droplets here the other day. I ended up with some red wine and I don’t like to play with alcohol It’s to expensive. So I went down to the nearby supermarket and purchased some colour for food. That will do it? Yes it will, and if you want you can also use some red filter on your light system just to increase the colour.
It is kind off funny to play in the studio, but now I have to go back to my work desk. I have to finish some details for the trip to India and search for some locations that I want to shoot.
Before travel to another country I spend a lot of time to do some research. Travel-photography is about knowing what sites to visit, and at what time of the day you should be there for the best result of lightning. I used to buy books and reading travel-magazines, now I do my research at internet. Google is one, and I love http://www.500pix.com/ Here I can just search in archives and find inspiration from other photographers work.I also do some research on Wikipedia.
Most travel companies do arrange sightseeing, and it is a good thing but you do not have the time to do what you want and this trips are usually crowded with other tourist’s. So ask a local guide if they can provide you with a day-trip so that you can go on your own undisturbed by others.
Now it’s time to go back to my desktop, and do some more research for my next trip.
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Thank you so much for following the blog. Tomorrow a new year is here and I hope 2014 will be as exciting as 2013. New projects, lots of traveling, and great new ideas. This year has been filled with Landscapes, Architecture, Street-Photography, and Portraits. I was at a point thinking of Nude-Photography but I dropped it, I would look so silly walking around naked with a camera around my neck and what would people think?
I wish for all of you A Happy Healthy New Year.
Yesterday was the darkest day of the year. It means that every day is getting brighter. The old Vikings celebrated this day, by having a great party. I headed over to Roskilde Fjord Just before sunset.