“You can always find something to photograph…”

Does that sentence also make you want to say something obscene? Yesterday, though, I had to very reluctantly agree as a little piece of magic happened.

I was asked to take some shots of the very first spring flower. It should be in the small patch of green surrounded by buildings and it was raining so no light to speak of. There was only a drizzle left when I ventured out with my non-weather-proof camera. Below is what I found. First straight out of the camera, the images are only compressed. Nothing else. Next you’ll see the result of a bit of Lightroom time and a vignette preset. Not exactly original, not even completely sharp but a whole lot better than what I would have thought after 5 minutes of shooting where there was nothing to photograph and no light.

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Rain 1, Ireland 2012

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As we all know it’s surposed to rain in Ireland. In preparation I had spent quite a bit of time (and no money) securing my camera against that possibility. But as we walked through the rain in Galway on the way back to the hotel I just couldn’t resist the sight of the umbrellas. At mortal peril to my camera I got it from my bag, unwrapped it and managed to keep it under my own umbrella while shooting. Who cares if I got wet. The camera survived and I got the pictures 🙂

Halvandet 6, Copenhagen 2012

Last picture in the Halvandet-series – and, of course, my favorite.

Just today I was standing at Amager Beach with a friend, pointing in the direction of tall chimneys and obvious signs of industry, telling her that this was where Halvandet was at. I don’t know how you would ever find this urban beach bar by coinsidence. You do pass it if you take a canal tour, but finding your way there in a car…?