Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Photographing the moon

Photographing the moon

When I saw this man photographing the moon I knew this will make a beautiful image. The silhouette of the man works very well with the vivid colors of sunset. It was taken with my new Sony NEX-5N at Amager Strand during Midsummer evening.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Midsummer at Amager strand

Midsummer

Lovely weather, beautiful fire, music, dance and happiness all over, this was Midsummer evening at Amager strand. It was a fest for everyone: adults having a couple of beers next to the water, kids playing and dancing around the fire, everyone enjoying the longest day of the year, the celebration of summer solstice. All of these under a beautiful sunset.

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Midsummer

Lisbon - a walk in HDR

The Hieronymites Monastery
Jerónimos Monastery

Early this week I attended a conference in Lisbon. I was looking forward to visit the capital of Portugal as a prospect of a long planned trip in the Iberian country, obviously including couple of days in Lisbon. Too bad that the conference schedule was so busy that I could afford only 2-3 hours of wondering around the city with a clear focus on Belem Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery or Padrão dos Descobrimentos.
So Monday evening, even though I was leaving home more then 12 hours ago to take the flight, I was leaving the boring and fake friendly environment from the hotel, heading to the center. First encounter with the Lisbon life was an American guy, totally broke, that found out the apartment that he rented without any paper being locked, with all his stuff in. Life is tough if you don't pay attention, isn't it? So having in mind his obsessive advice: Do not trust nobody, seriously, they will all try to rip you off, I was expecting for the worse. But no incidents happened the rest of the evening, apart from a guy who was probably willing to ask me for some coins. I do not speak Portuguese ... and problem solved.
The city itself is really beautiful, although totally rebuilt after 1755 earthquake. The Jerónimos Monastery is impressive, a large late-gothic building masterpiece of christian architecture. The monastery is sharing an UNESCO World Heritage place with Belém Tower, part of the old defense system located at the mouth of the Tagus River.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a monument celebrating the Portuguese navigators from the Age of Exploration.
So I am looking forward to visit Lisbon later this year, in a more relaxed context.

Belem Tower
Belem Tower

Sunset in Lisbon


Lisbon

Lisbon

Lisbon
Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Lisbon
Belem Tower

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fredragsrock in Tivoli - Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Yesterday we attended the first real rock concert in Tivoli: Wolfmother. The Australian guys did a really entertaining show, with good quality music and great dynamism on the stage. To be honest, yesterday we heard their music for the first time, in some Youtube videos before the concert, but the sound in the gig was much better than the videos.

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

These are images taken Sunday evening, at Rosenborg Castle Gardens, when Denmark played and lost against Germany at Euro-2012.

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany

Denmark - Germany