Jet Blast Area

The awesome nozzles of a SU-27 Flanker. When seen from this angle, you realize that the Flanker is more or less a pod carrying a pilot with the wings and two gigantic engines strapped to it.
No wonder the flanker can perform all the crazy maneuvers it is capable of.

Stay away from online negativity

It’s funny how online forums seem to fall into two categories. They are either dominated by a good friendly tone, or by a negative snarky or even close to hateful tone.

I recently experienced a Facebook group for photographers that seemed to be split into a camp that absolutely loathed smartphone pictures and a camp that didn’t care what camera were used to take the picture.

Usually I would side with the camp that didn’t care, but I more or less stayed out of the flame war as it were quite predictable where it would end.

There smartphone loathing crowd started being really rude against any pictures taken with a smartphone, and as it were a Facebook group there were many. And yes, some were bad.

The battle culminated with the exclusion of a group member and a notification from the group admin stating that all kinds of photos taken with all kinds of cameras were allowed.

So far so good.

But it didn’t end there…

Now the smartphone crows started posting pictures like crazy, all being very explicit about the fact that this “wonderful picture” had been taken with a smartphone, seemingly just to rub it in.

That was when I had enough and quit the group.

There is no need to waste any time on a group that promotes negativity instead of positivity. If you experience such negativity, just go away. Leave the group/forum and move on.

Getting involved in a flame war will make you a loser, along with all the other parts involved. Why waste time on that, when instead you could be spending time on forums where you could be contributing in creating a nice friendly environment, where both experienced an new photographers (or members in general) could benefit from each others experiences?

And, for photography forums in general, you should try to be a bit more critical about what pictures you post. Is that latest photo REALLY that great, or is it just you who would like it?
Be prepared for critique, even if you didn’t ask for it.

And always remember that we all are at different skill levels. If someone posts a shitty image, maybe tell the poster WHY it is a shitty image, instead of just stating that it is shitty?

Privat

This old sign stood out against the dark trees, in a single light beam from the sun,falling between the trees.
Don’t know why anybody would want to go into the darkness though…

F-16C Block 52+

A Hellenic Air Force F-16 at Danish Airshow 2018.

Even though it is more powerful and has a longer range than the Danish F-16s, I am not sure that I like the aesthetics of the Block 52+. The CTFs along the body makes it a lot less elegant to look at.. But it still has some moves..

Ne Pas Marcher

An incredible elegant looking fighter, the Dassualt Mirage 2000.
Sadly it were only on static display at the Danish Airshow 2018, as I would have loved to see and hear it in the sky.
I got my hands on a Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens a couple of days earlier, and decided to take it along to use as my lens for the static display. This is the first shot with that lens I have posted. The lens seems to be very good, albeit a bit heavy.

SU-27 Flanker

A Ukranian SU-27 Flanker (58 BLUE) during it’s awesome display at Danish Airshow 2018.
It were drizzling and very cloudy, but the Flanker still put up quite a show.
What an amazing and loud bird.

Riders

This year I missed out on the annual biker gathering that UIvene MC arranges every year.
The last many years the gathering have been at Aalborg City Syd, but this year they moved it to the waterfront in the heart of Aalborg. I can’t say that I blame them. I suspect they will draw more spectators that way.
I was not aware of the change of location until the same day as the gathering, and were not able to go to the new location, which is a shame, as I usually get a lot of nice pictures of bikes and bikers.
So.. this is an older picture I’ve dug out as a replacement 🙂

Personal Jesus Revisited

This is a revisit of a picture I took some years back. I liked the original at the time, but later I felt it were a bit too flawed.
Luckily I were able to go back and try again. I worked a bit more on the symmetry and my position this time, to try to weed out some of the flaws I felt the original had.

Winter train

This is actually a picture I took four years ago, and one that I have kept trying to process to monochrome many time.
Finally I think I got it they way I wanted it.
I guess it is correct when they say that you are never done with your pictures, you just let them go… 🙂

The Long John

Back when I was a kid you would use to see cargo bikes like these all over the city. Now they are mostly all gone.
In Denmark these cargo bikes are called Long Johns. Don’t know if that is a danish thing or if this is a common name for it in the English speaking world as well.

What is this?

Two months ago I announced that this would be less of a blog and more of a photography showcase.

Now I have followed through and changed the website from a site that were most af all centered around a blog to a site where the blog is a bit secondary.

I have said goodbye to BlogEngine.net and hello to WordPress.

Not everything is in place yet, but it will be and I already like the way i am able to show my pictures as galleries and collections in a beautiful way.

I still need to figure out exactly what the point is with this site, but at least now it can look pretty while I consider my options.