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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

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...

 

 LIVE STREAM:

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.

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.

Thursday
Mar272014

Viking Art...

A look into viking art and some of the pieces exhibited at the current 'Vikings - Life and Legend' exhibit at the British Museum in London. This is a one hour show (the playlist holds 4 Youtube videos of each 15 minutes).