Sunday, October 28, 2012

A dream in white - new project

A dream in white - fingers

We have recently started a new project : a dream in white. It is about dreamy seascapes, monochrome processed predominantly using light tones. For this project, we have to wander along the shores of Sjælland, searching for cliffs, piers, pontoons and their leftovers. This first image in the series is from Mosede Strand, a quiet but smelly beach in Greve municipality. We visited this beach twice so far, and each time the rotten algae and marine microorganisms were producing a quite disgusting smell.
But art requires sacrifice, isn't it?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Geometry in motion 4 & 5

Geometry in motion 4 - Rounded

For the number 4 and 5 from the Geometry in motion series, we combined 2 images featuring a triangular shape. Different buildings, same shape. Which one you like more?

Geometry in motion 5 - Lighthouse

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca

This is Cabo da Roca, the most western point of the continental Europe. We visited it during our trip in Portugal in September, and we were lucky to get beautiful clouds, pointing to the lighthouse.
Which version do you like more?

Cabo da Roca

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Geometry in motion 3 - Duality

Geometry in motion 3 - Duality

Yesterday we had some pretty good shooting session with The Crystal, the new Nykredit building, designed by Schmidt-Hammer-Lassen Architects. Since I am working for Danske Bank, I should not praise that much the Nykredit office (you know, the corporatism rivalry blah blah), but I must admit, their buildings are sexier then ours.
So yesterday, in a very capricious weather, we left home, having The Crystal in mind. Sun, rain, rainbow, clouds, clear sky and clouds again: this was the rapid change of atmospheric conditions during a single hour. The wind was blowing strongly causing the clouds to march with high speed. Even in a 10 seconds exposure you could really see the movement. The Crystal with its rombical shape is offering perfect lines and reflective surfaces.
WE called this image duality as it shows two different textures inside the same shape.

Bellow is our first attempt of processing step by step, so you can get an inside of our processing workflow. To view it bigger, click on full screen. Also please note that you need to have a flash supporting browser, so it will not gonna work on some Apple products.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Geometry in motion - the beginning

Geometry in motion

We are more and more interested into architecture and its abstract side, trying to decompose the buildings into shapes and surfaces. This is why we are starting this project, Geometry in Motion, where we are gonna try to photograph some modern buildings in Copenhagen in an abstract way, using , when possible the long exposure technique. This is why we signed up for an Architecture workshop in Athens hosted by Julia Anna Gospodariu. This is why we follow closely on Google Plus the work of: Joel Tjintjelaar, Luca Cesari, Michael Diblicek, Marc Koegel or Matthias Haltenhof, just to name a few. Its a project and its a journey to enrich the vision, to have an organic link between the composition and the post processing.

Geometry in motion 2

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

In the Belem area, very close to the tower with the same name, Mosteiro dos Jeronimons represents the late gothic portuguess architecture (Manueline-style). The monastery was initiated 1495 , while the construction last exactly 100 years, between 1501 and 1601. Manuel I was the suveran who ordered the construction of the imposing monastery, redirecting a generous amount of money gathered from the commerce with Africa and Orient, for this purpose.

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Color vs B&W

Rock mixture close to Camilo Beach, Lagos

Rock mixture close to Camilo Beach, Lagos

For today post, here is a color vs B&W comparison of an image taken during our last holiday in Lagos, Portugal. The image represents a nice geological mixture of rocks, with different colors and patterns, culminating with the cliffs that define Camilo Beach of Lagos and its beautiful blue water.
The color version is an HDR. The 3 exposures have been blended together in Photomatix, extra contrast and selective details being achieved in Color Efex Pro, with final tweaks in Photoshop.
The B&W version is one exposure only, using Silver Efex Pro for monochrome conversion, contrast and details in the rock structures. Again Photoshop was used for final fine tuning.

So which one do you like more?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

The new old Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon

Dear friends, the last month was rather busy with a lovely holiday in Portugal and a sad trip in Romania. We captured thousands images in our Portugal visit, splitting the time between Lisbon and its magnificent architecture and the beautiful natural crations of God from Lagos, Algarve.
This image represents a wonderful piece of architecture, Vasco da Gama bridge. As the famous portuguese explorer was connecting Europe and India on a direct route, this bridge is joining the two banks of Tegus river, between Sacavem and Alcochete.
This is one of the very few attempts of long exposure in Lisbon, due to a total lack of clouds in the sky. The day we visited the modern part of Lisbon, the Parque das Nações, site of Expo '98, few shy clouds were sitting in the right place on the deep blue sky, giving us a chance for a long exposure shot. And the abstract look of the bridge was perfect for this. Hope you will like it!