Downtown Chicago 9

Even more sinister in black &white… Fill in disaster of choice.


Winter in Denmark 12, 2013

Karin Ott

Another straight forward B&W conversion in Lightroom 5. There’s something about the lack of colours in the fog with frosted surfaces that made me want to try to work with B&W a bit. On the other hand, the lack of colour makes what little is there all the more interesting – at least to me 🙂 I also fear I don’t know enough about how light works with B&W expressions so more practice is on my list.

Winter in Denmark 11, 2013

Karin Ott

Still featuring images from a foggy and frosty morning around Amager Beach and Kastrup Marina.

Followers of this blog know I find it hard to let go of colour. But I decided to play a bit with the rest of this series. This image I have created in Black/white by simply converting it to that in Lightroom and adjust pretty much as usual.

Winter in Denmark 10, 2013

Karin Ott

It’s said that fog thins the veil between dimensions. I don’t know… But I can tell you what happened on the morning of this enchanting fog sprinkled with frost.

As I was happily snapping away, I was approached by a man along with his pal and his dog. They were on their way for a dip in the sea but the man stopped when he saw me and asked how I managed to focus in the fog. We talked for a while about photography. He told me how he had volunteered for a local newspaper to learn more and try new things. I asked, only half in jest, if he ever needed an assistant. “Why don’t you just volunteer yourself?” he asked.

Within an hour I had written an email to the monthly magazine and I have been shooting for them since February. They are the reason I got press accreditation to the Eurovision Song Contest and trips like the one to Peberholmen. I’m having a grand time shooting assignments rather than always having to rely on my own inspiration and I’m learning a lot, including about being able to do more than I thought. I also get to work with other people and get to share my images in print.

All in all, I am very grateful to the man I happened to talk to that morning in the fog. The only thing is, I never got his name. ‘My’ editor thought it was the other photographer on the magazine but it wasn’t. In fact none of the information I had matched anyone he and the other photographer knew. I guess the important part is I followed an idea and wound up in the right place.

Winter in Denmark 9, 2013

Karin Ott

On a fortunate morning in February, there was frost on the ground and fog in the air. I couldn’t get the kids to school fast enough, threw my camera in my car, and headed straight for the beach. I was hoping the fog would hold and it did. This is from the lawn behind the marina by the beach. The round doughnut looking things are orange benches.