Shooting stars

I would let you in on a secret… The person in this photo, which you might have come across if you have followed my work in the past, is in fact myself. 

Now, how did the photo come to be? 

The photo was shot after I had visited the The Summit Of Mauna Kea, Onizuka Centre for International Astronomy - Hawaii. A big storm was heading our way and we was told to leave the center and travel back down the mountain. However, on the way down, I decided to stop at a parking lot and set up my gear and capture the mesmerising night scape. I went into my car, got a jumper with a vibrant colour and my head torch, set my camera and self timer and ran across to the other side and faced the sky with the head torch in place. 

Some details… 

Shot at an aperture 4000 meters... with Nikon d810 and Carl Zeiss 18mm. Exif: f/3.5 - 15,00 s - ISO 1600. 

Testing Nikon D810 in Iceland

Upon receiving my new camera, I obviously had to test it out somewhere really cool – and what better place to do that than Iceland with its beautiful and dramatic landscapes? As I was planning my trip, I was approached by a film crew who wanted to make a small film about me. For four days they followed me around Iceland, documenting what I do and what inspires me. We drove over 1500 km in those four days, and got to experience some of the most remarkable places that Iceland has to offer. Land Rover kindly lent us a Discovery for the total of 9 days in which we was there. The right car for the terrain and plenty of space for all our gear. After we finished filming, we joined a little football match in the most incredible little stadium in the village of Vík. Needless to say, I twisted my knee which resulted in me hobbling around for the remainder of the trip.

My journey was 9 days long, I have driven 2400 km, experiencing all kinds of weather; sun, fog and rain. And now? Now I'm sitting in the airport, about to board my plane to go back to Copenhagen.

Scroll down for photos and after some behind the scenes snaps:

One Happy Guy

On the last blog post, I told you that I am changing format; from being a Canon man for many years, I have changed back to the format of my first camera: Nikon! So 10 days ago I finally received my new camera: The Nikon D810! And Goecker shared this photo of me with my new toys. One happy guy!

Testing another format - July 2014

A few weeks back I borrowed some Nikon gear of a friend of mine and fellow photographer, Henrik Adamsen and Kenneth from Goecker helped me out with some awesome lenses. I have decided to change format: after having used Canon for a long time on location, I have decided to invest in the new Nikon D810 with 36,3 megapixels. It is still to be released, but come mid July and I'm off to Iceland to test my new camera.

However, prior to making up my mind, I tested out some Nikon equipment in Klitmøller in Northern Jutland, and got some cool landscape and nature photos. Check out the photos below and scroll down for some "backstage" footage.