For my birthday, I got my very first lighting kit (flash + wireless trigger + light stand + 3-in-1 umbrella). As soon as I put the kit together, I tested it out with a very special model (my father). The seventh click of my camera produced the picture below. It's a case of instant love with lighting! So much to learn now...
Last week I flew to the US for work. I went to a city I've never been before: Savannah, Georgia. With it's historic and well-preserved city centre (Historic District), a very warm climate (25 Celsius in November) and hospitable locals, it deserves well the title of "hostess city of the south". There are plenty of brickwork buildings and the most affluent houses are in Regency and Greek Revival styles (thank you Wikipedia!). Most residential houses have two stories, with a flight of stairs going from the sidewalk to the first floor. The neighbourhoods feel relaxed and peaceful, with dog owners strolling around and the occasional jogger passing by.
A sunny autumn afternoon means I feel like packing my gear and explore some location in search of a landscape shot. This time I went on my own and drove a short distance to the lake Delsjön (10 min from the city). It's quite late in the season and most of the leaves have fallen already. Still, interesting composition can be found... just crop out the tree tops... or include pine trees ;)
Before the daylight hours shrink down to ridiculous levels, we took the chance to go for a walk at a nearby lake. The lake of Surte is 20 min north of Gothenburg. It's part of a natural preservation area and has an easy-to-hike path that goes all around it. Of course, we did not find the easy-to-hike path right away, and ended up on the hard-to-climb trail in the slippery woods. Eventually, we found the right path... without breaking a leg. Although the weather was grey and cold, we really enjoyed the autumn colours (hey, cloudy skies are great for pictures... wink wink). The focus, this time, was on enjoying the walk rather than photographing. So, this post is rather short by necessity (translated: "for the sake of my own marital life, I refrained from taking a gazillion of pictures this time").
The Frederiksborg Palace is located 40 min north of Copenaghen, or 20 min from the ferry station of Helsinggør, if you arrive from Sweden. It was built in the 17th century as residence for Christian IV king of Denmark. It sits at the edge of a pond and it's surrounded by gardens and a park.