[ pixel viking ] portrait art by Caroline Martin


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...


CopSub - HEAT-2X Rocket Test May 31st w. Live Stream...

Copenhagen Suborbitals will be test firing their newest rocket this coming Saturday May 31st - Follow along on the Live Stream from 11:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) - ignition at 14:00 CEST. If everything works the way it should, the rocket (the largest amateur rocket ever built) will try to reach space (100km+) this summer. 

Visit www.CopSub.com for more info...




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.


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.


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.


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...