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Welcome

to my Internet home...

My name is:
Rico Bergholdt Hansen

I live in:
Odense, Denmark.

This is where I post my own photos and videos along with general ramblings about the things that interest me, such as: Travelling, landscapes / nature, history, design, architecture, music, art, science & technology and related topics...

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Wednesday
May282014

Photography Terms Explained - ISO, DoF & F-stop...

Dylan Bennett of Youtube made these very informative and easy to understand guides to some of the more important terms in photography.

ISO (the light sensitivity of the sensor and what happens if you turn up ISO).

DoF ('Depth of Field' or how much of the image that is in focus).

F-stop (aka aperture size and those 'weird' f-numbers).

He did not make a video about shutter speed (yet) but you could read the Wikipedia article about different shutters for an in-depth knowledge about this important part of the camera.

Thursday
May222014

Olympus OM-D E-M10 - Video Sample...

For ease of use, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 will be my new walkaround camera for photography and video. A bag full of old manual prime lenses is fun but also a bit on the heavy side and having zoom and autofocus just makes life that much more easy :)

The camera is paired with a great Four Thirds all-round lens - the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD. It needs an adapter to work on a Micro Four Thirds camera but the end result is pretty nice.

It's not very compact with that lens but it does beat a bag full of manual primes...

Video quality can be seen in the above video which was shot handheld with this combo. I'd call it fair quality from a 24Mbps .mov file.

The lens is super sharp for photography. My flickr E-M10 album is here. All are shot in RAW and some are HDR.

Sunday
May112014

Scandimania - Denmark...

BBC's Channel 4 / Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall visits Denmark.

Food, Nordic Noir dramas, architecture and lifestyle is discussed.

An episode about Sweden and Norway were made as well.

Thursday
May082014

1864 - Denmark against Prussia...

The second Sleswig War. 150 years ago, the Danish Empire was met by a huge power from the south...

It's a Danish TV series that will become a movie too. Starting this autumn 2014...

Tuesday
Apr222014

Skagen Trip Slideshow - Easter 2014...

A visit to Skagen, Denmark with stops at Illerup Ådal near Skanderborg and Rubjerg Knude lighthouse near Lønstrup. All photos shot (in RAW format) with Olympus OM-D E-M10 and 14-42mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 EZ kit lens. Edited in Photoshop with the plug-ins 'LucisArt', 'Nik collection - Color Efex Pro 4' and 'PictureCode - Noise Ninja'.

Large resolution photos available on my flickr.