For a while I have been thinking to make a print for the Living room. 60×90 cm. And I have finally made my decision. Some years ago I printed one of my first shots on big scale like this and when I saw my first print. I realized that, my work is worth nothing unless it is printed.
Barcelona is one perfect city to take photo’s. It has the most beautiful architecture and notice this; There are no wires in the air. This was taken just a few meters away from the Rambla which is the main-street in the city center. Perhaps I should consider paying the city a visit again soon. To have a Sangria at a sunny spot on the Rambla is not so bad.
This old building used to be a hotel long time ago. Now it is abandoned, and I have seen some pictures from inside the building. I must make a plan how to get inside it on my next trip there must be a way.
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Election-time in Copenhagen where local elections are held every 4th. year. That means that the different parties making stands and events and giving out flyers. This guy is from The Red List.
You do not need much equipment to take shots at the night-time. You do however need a steady tripod and a wide-angle lens. Most cameras today have a self-timer so use this to avoid any shaking. To get everything as sharp as possible you need to set your aperture at about f/8.0 and to avoid any noise you should set your ISO at 100. As long as you have the tripod you are safe for as long as the exposure will take. Up till 30-40 sec. is not unusual.
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Badebro i solnedgang, lange eksponeringer som dette på 15 sekunder, eller mere kræver et stabilt stativ. Ellers er der ikke meget trolddom i at tage billeder som dette. Selvudløser eller en fjernbetjent udløser. Sæt ISO til 100. Er der for meget lys kan man med fordel bruge et ND-Filter. Her har jeg brugt et Hama, Grau Vario ND2-400, der med fordel kan justeres efter forholdene.
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A view from the museum in Black & White. For postproduction I used Nik Software and Lightroom. Captured with a Nikon D300 Nikkor 35 mm. 1/250 sec. f/8,0
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Is it possible to find a Greek tavern in Copenhagen? Yes there sure is. For years I have tried to spot a genuine Greek Tavern and with no success. Until I found this hidden tavern at Nørrebro just outside the middle of the city. Nikos (The owner) have had this tavern for seven years.
Small intimate restaurant with warm decor, and great service is what you find and as you enter the door you feel very welcome.
The Retsina Malamatina is the same I drink when I sit at the balcony in Agios Isidoros, and it has that taste I search for in a Retsina.
The menu is not complicated, and at the same time not to small. Chicken, Lamb, Fish, Pork, Wheal in different styles.
The restaurant is often full so be sure too book at table before you arrive.
Jagtvej 59, 2200 København N Tel +45 35817758
I will perhaps never get use to it; Three people on a scooter, often they are four. The past few weeks I have tried to capture the people of Lesvos, I came home yesterday in the middle of the night and now I have started to sort out the images from a beautiful trip to the Island. I hope the child up front is not hunting photographer’s. You are welcome to visit my homepage for more images, so please klick in on: http://kristofferihlen.com/peple-from-lesvos/
A good photographic tour always comes to an end. For many circumstances this was a special trip for me. I envy the people who live here. For me it’s like coming to Paradise, and I only wish I could stay longer. Last night here in Agios Isidoros, dining at Taverna Sunset. Not to say god bye, but to say see you next year. Then up for a drink at Hotel Vicky.
If you ever wonder where to eat in Plomari. My suggestion is Platanelli. Easy laidback tavern that provide you with the local dishes. After my wonderful meal at this tavern, I had to stop for a while and take this picture.
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Myrivilis once said: Lesvos is a true Princess of the deep blue Aegean, A hallucination, A myth, A truth, A Paradise of serenity. I say: Let us photograph some of the people on the Island of Harmony. So for the next two weeks, it will be about people from the Island.
This is from one of a Taverns in Gera Bay.
As the car sloops’ down the hillside, the fresh air from the sea mixed with the vegetation at this part of the Island feels wonderful and the last few kilometers down to the village Agios Isidoros I’m just longing for a glass of Retsina at the balcony and when I reach the last hilltop and I can see the Church, and the sea in the background, I know I am home.
I do not take my time to unpack my suitcase on an evening like this. I just want to sit down at the balcony, watch the light from the horizon, Smell the flowers from Poppies garden, and listen to the sea braking the beach. And from my balcony I can see the lights from Plomari.
I think I’ll go up to Hotel Vicky, for a glass of Ouzo. Good Night.
So I went out to day as a tourist in my own hometown. I found it relaxing. Walking around with my camera taking the same pictures as the tourists. Well I took a lot of pictures of the tourists as well. Theese two tourists have no idea ogf where they are. He was telling that the Hotel Alexandria was in the other direction than where she wanted. Ishould have told them they were both wrong, but what’s the fun in that?
I will always think about the colorful streets of Plomari and the sunsets. Project this August is in two parts. Capture Plomari with a 50 mm, and Capture Lesvos with a 35 mm. lens. I look so forward to see the the Island again, I can hardly wait.
Odyssey once wrote about Lesvos:
If there are so few Croesuses left in our time it is because there are so few, so very few, left who know how to see. This is even more true, on an island like Lesvos which has such rich and pure food to offer the eyes you would say that one would have to be mad or without eyes to be left unmoved by the light. I agree.
Downtown Copenhagen in the middle of it all, there is a hideout. Highly recommended if you want a beer, coffee, or a drink. Knabrostræde 5 is located at the side from Strøget in the middle of Copenhagen. The owner of the place since 1979; Annelise had it redecorated and changed the name last year.
Previous years Windsor Bar was known as the no1 place for the famous drink Von-Oosten.
As an old street-photographer as myself. I find it kind of cool when people realize that I’m actually taking pictures of them. Like this little girl, walking with her Grandmother in Copenhagen.
Well. Perhaps it was her mother… Who knows.
I’ve had a great week with my Grandson here in Copenhagen. Feels wonderful to see him again after half a year. He has everything a Grumpy Grandfather needs; Good humor, balanced, confident, and most of all, He’s not crying. I look so forward to the next time I see him and hopefully it will not be a long waiting. Enjoy the pictures on this Gallery. There are more pictures on www.kristofferihlen.com
From the upper part of Plomari. Last picture from Lesvos so far I have to get on, taking pictures here in my hometown Copenhagen. Hopefully my back will be better soon. It is midsummer evening to morrow and I’m planning to take a trip up to the northern coast, capturing some bone-fires.
Favorite spot no 1 in the Plomari area. The Aegean sea hits the rocks and in the night time you can hear it from the balcony. I’m getting more and more fond of B&W photography, and love long exposures. You can see more of my works at www.kristofferihlen.com
Last Friday night I passed through Plomari. I had to stop by the mole. Taking a picture of the city, in Black & White. A night-picture, with all this colorful lightning. I felt I had to do it. One week, two lenses, and two memory-cards. The week was almost gone by. As I walked home that night, I was thinking about the previous years. How many nights have I spent walking around in this beautiful city thinking of capture it’s beauty in Black & White. The answer is none and my project is almost finished. For six years I have been visit this Island and every year I discover something new. In May this year was no exception and I look forward to be back in August.