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Photography, videography and general ramblings about the things that interest me, such as: The outdoors, history, travelling, design, architecture, music, art, science & technology...

Rico Bergholdt Hansen

Odense, Denmark.


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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). 

Tuesday
Mar252014

Pagans - Life in the North before Cristianity...

A 4 episode BBC series from 2004 about pagan life and culture in northern Europe before Cristianity moved north. Each episode is 48 minutes long.
Friday
Mar072014

The Art of the Vikngs - BBC 2013...

This half hour documentary was made by BBC FOUR as one of 12 episodes in the 'Secret Knowledge' series.

It focuses on viking culture as seen at an exhibition in Edinburgh with objects from the Swedish National Museum. 

It of course has nothing to do with the current 'Vikings - life and legend' exhibition at the British Museum in London.

Drama series such as History Channel's 'Vikings' are interesting to people with an interest in viking history but it really needs to be mixed with 'real' information from historians / archaeologists who don't have high audience ratings as a measure of succes...