Peberholmen 7, 2014

Karin Ott

I’ll admit – I didn’t have the courage to clim up on the rocks. I could probably have gotten up but I don’t think I would have gotten back down. Judging from the photographic activity, the view of the bridge from there was great. On the other hand, I wouldn’t have taken this image if I had climbed up together with everyone else.

Peberholmen 1, 2014

Karin Ott

I’m going to take a short break from the Holga images. I will be back but even though I love the look, sometimes you need a break from the break 🙂

I’m going to share with you a short series of images from a small artificial island, Peberholmen. It lies in the water between Sweden and Denmark and was created from mud from the bottom of the sea 15 years ago in connection with building the bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Stopping on the island is not a choice but recently I was able to go a tour of Peberholmen.

Amager Beach, Holga 4, 2014

Karin Ott

A detail from the vintage car by the ice cream van…

If you put a Holga lens on your DSLR you must forget about auto focus. In fact forget about manual focus as well. What you’ve got are four ikon on the lens, from ‘close’ to ‘mountain’. If you can remember the intervals and brought a measuring tape, you might the focus just right. If you are like me, you take an educated guess – if you remember. If you’re off – well, ‘blurry’ never looked so good 🙂