Esbjerg 6, 2014

Karin Ott

My photog friend and I drove on after visiting Man at Sea, stopping at all pull overs. There was something special about the sea and the light that was hardly even there.

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 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.

Amager Beach 18, 2013

Karin Ott

One more detour before I return to the Holga lens… Just before we left on vacation to the US, I was hanging out with a friend of mine by the beach one evening. Having young children I don’t often make it out after dinner so I made sure to bring my camera.

My friend wondered why I was shooting into the sun until I showed her on the camera what I captured.

Amager Beach 11, 2013

Karin Ott

This image is a bridge. What? Well, it’s a bridge to the next small series from Amager Beach. At first glance it seems to be shot at the same time as the previous two images but it’s not. This is from the very early fall and in the morning rather than in the evening. Knowing that you can see the differences in the light.