Kystens Perle 4, Amager 2014

Karin Ott

I know artificial light can do wonders for images. I see many examples. But it just doesn’t interest me in the least. I don’t even have a flash other than what’s built into the camera – and I always forget to use it even though I know I can turn down the volume. I guess it’s just more interesting to me to work with what is there. Perhaps when I have learned enough by studying natural light I will feel like adding some.

Kystens Perle 1, Amager 2014

Karin Ott

On a day in March my husband, daughter and I went for coffee at Kystens Perle (the son stayed at home by his computer :-)). The café is situated in a building from 1749 within sight of the Copenhagen Airport and a five minute walk from the new aquarium, The Blue Planet.

I brought my camera along to practice with my still new 50 mm. prime lense (a lense where you can’t zoom). All images in this series were shot with this 50 mm. 1.8G lens, natural light only.

Winter in Denmark 13, 2013

Karin Ott

Playtime! We’re still by Amager Beach, more precisely by Kastrup Marina, and below you can see the original photo before editing. But here I tried out a cross-processing preset from Perfect Effects 8 – right now this package from onOne Software is free, don’t know for how long.

I like the dreamy surreal look I ended up with here. And this is the original – almost B&W but I didn’t shoot it as such as you can see from the grass:

Karin Ott

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.