[ pixel viking ] portrait art by Caroline Martin

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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Saturday
Jun122010

A girl and her labtop...

Ane Østergaard aka Band Ane is one of my favorite musicians at the moment. Playful and very unconventional, her music is 'electronic' and dreamy. This is an old clip from the Skanderborg Festival in Denmark that I keep coming back to.

Hang around to the end and see her crazy dance moves :)

...and here's two more from her.

Saturday
Jun122010

Bocuse d’Or Europe 2010

The Danish chef, Rasmus Kofoed, brings another colonary price to Denmark. A former bronze and silver medalist, Rasmus is the only contender to ever have participated three times.

He was a co-owner and chef at the Michelin-stared, now closed, Geranium Restaurant in Copenhagen. The restaurant will re-open at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen this summer.

Thursday
Jun102010

Sao Miguel - the Azores (UNGRADED)

This is an ungraded version of this video: vimeo.com/12124252

If you wanted a more true to life color rendition of the island of Sao Miguel, this is the video to watch.

I used Magic Bullet Looks for 'contrast', 'exposure' and some colorless gradual neutral density filters.

Saturday
May292010

Sao Miguel - the Azores

May 2010, I spent 11 days on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. It was supposed to have been 15 days but the volcanic ash from Iceland shot down the airport in Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel). So, the first four days of my vacation were spent waiting / hoping for change, in Lisbon. 

I love planning vacations and this vacation had been 'underway' for over a year. I use Google maps / Google Earth to 'scout' locations (see: pixelviking.com/blog/2010/2/17/sao-miguel-azores-here-i-come.html), so 75% of everything you see in this video is from locations that I found via the Panoramio images in Google Earth. The rest are chosen 'on location'.

I chose to stay at Furnas Lake Villas furnaslakevillas.pt after seeing their website. Who wouldn't enjoy that? Well, I did anyway... :)

Had I had the extra money, I would have rented a bigger car than the small Nissan Micra, which turned out to be too small for the gravel roads, especially since the winter had been very wet and the roads were in bad condition. I could of course just have stayed on the 'real' roads but what's the fun in that :)

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I hope these 9 minutes and 28 seconds don't feel too long. I did my best to push the camcorder to its limits and the work in post also went beyond what I've ever done before. I hope that you at least get a good idea about what there is to see in this 'almost' paradise...

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Tech stuff:

Sony PMW-EX1R ...camcorder
Manfrotto 535 MPRO ...tripod legs
Manfrotto 503HDV ...fluid head
Manfrotto 682B ...monopod
Singh-Ray LB ColorCombo ...warming polarizer (77mm filter)

Sony Vegas Pro 9.0e
Magic Bullet Looks
proDAD Mercalli
Furnas Lake hot springs in Sao Miguel, the Azores.
Behind the scenes of Sao Miguel, the Azores.
Timelapsing Pico da Vara in Sao Miguel, the Azores.
Looking down from the Fogo crater in Sao Miguel, the Azores.
Wednesday
May262010

This week in Vimeo!

The Vimeo staff chose to feature my account on their weekly blog this week. It's always nice to get some attention :)

After all, I upload videos not only for myself but also because I hope that others will find them mildly interesting. So, I'm happy that they chose to feature me and my videos - thanks Vimeo!

Read the blog.