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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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Sunday
May022010

Drama in the sky

This was first of all a test of a new filter - the Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo - a 77mm circular screw-in filter with variable neutral density and built-in polarizing filter: singh-ray.com/varinduo.html

I ordered this filter to be able to get as much depth of field out of my EX1R as possible. The camcorders built-in neutral density filters (ND1 and ND2) do a great job of controling the light that enters the lens. However, sometimes I'm forced to close down the iris / aperture. This again 'hurts' my shallow depth of field.

With the Vari-N-Duo, I'm able to keep the iris fully open (at f/1.9) and control the light entering the lens with the filter. At the same time, I get the benefit of having a polarizing filter (which helped a lot in this cloudscape).

The downside is that the filter is quite thick and the EX1R has to be zoomed-in to somewhere around zoom level Z30 to avoid vignetting.

The music is by my current favorite musician - Ane Østergaard AKA Band Ane myspace.com/bandane. She's in her early 20's and her only instrument is "Mr. Labtop" :) She's a student of the Electronica line at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus (Denmark).

Saturday
May012010

Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster (played by Soleil Moon Fry) is one of the 80's shows that I remember the best. Punky's attitude and her cuteness is so refreshing. Everything seemed so much easier back then... :)

You can watch a lot of the shows on the PunkyBrewsterForever channel on Youtube.

Monday
Apr262010

Noma - World's best restaurant 2010...

Noma of Copenhagen has been voted 'World's best restaurant' by The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants in London.

The best part is probably that Noma serve NORDIC food and not French, Italian or Spanish food.

This restaurant has over its six year existence helped change the perception of Danish / Nordic food. 

The last 10 years have seen a large group of Danish wine, speciality beer brewers and even a whisky distillery pop up and win prices around the world.

Wednesday
Apr212010

Painting the piggy bank...

This is a timelapse of my niece Amalie 'painting the piggy bank...'.

The EX1R shot one frame per second, so the 25 minutes it took to paint ended up giving me about one minute of footage in all.

I added some Magic Bullet Looks along with some Tchaikovsky for the final look.

This was shot during a visit to Lalandia in Billund: lalandia.dk/uk a huge waterpark where one of my older brothers has a holiday home: lalandia.dk/uk/holidayhomes/pages/NordicPlus8Billund.aspx

The original Legoland is right next door: legoland.dk

This photo is Amalie inside the Aquadome building. This restaurant street has a 'Las Vegas' feel and was taken on an iPhone with the Hipstamatic app.

Here is Amalie singing her heart out on Youtube :)
youtube.com/watch?v=vvW4uv4B3zI

Wednesday
Apr142010

VisualAlpine 3D - Snow Management System (German version).

This is the final (German) version of the footage I shot in Hafjell (Lillehammer), Norway. 

It will be used at the Mikrofyn (Special Machines) stand at Bauma to promote the VisualAlpine 3D system from Mikrofyn.

I posted some info about this ealier...