First off, I want to thank all of you for helping me reignite my passion for photography. Last Tuesday when I started this, I was excited about digging back in to doing “walkabout” photography. Now I’m borderline obsessed. I’ve spent the last several days responding to hundreds of comments and looking through the countless blogs of everyone who has liked, commented or posted and I have seen some beautiful work.
Many of you know in addition to freelance photography and this blog I work a full time day job. Especially with the short days we have right now this has cut into my camera time so I decided to entertain the idea of sharing some work from my followers. I made a note in a blog post that anyone interested in sharing should email me. I was contacted by a Danish organ player (The Viking) and a language teacher from Belgium (Kitten.)
They explained that they’re not professional photographers but they travel and take pictures at interesting locations off the beaten path. They got their fill of the crowds and the noise of popular destinations before they met through Facebook. It started out as a partner to travel interesting locations but it “blossomed into something more beautiful.” Here’s them talking about some of their work.
We visit Denmark regularly. We like to go to places that we already know and like to photograph them in different seasons and weather conditions, in color and in black and white. Most of all, we like to explore the coastline which is more than 5.000 kilometers long, always looking for a pretty bay or a small island. During our last visit in the Christmas vacation, friends and family suggested we go to Thuro, which is in the south of Fyn (the central island of Denmark). It’s a small island, that attracts tourists mainly because of its beaches. There are no cultural highlights here, but the nature is so beautiful! We immediately fell in love with the place.
You have to drive through a wood before you reach the beach (which is often the case in Denmark) and then you have a beautiful view on Fyn and some other very small islands. We liked the peace and quiet. I took the pictures in black and white, because the weather was so grey, and I thought it suited the atmosphere better. At the other side of the island, I wanted to take pictures of the platform and the sea. The dog showed up from nowhere and was very willing to pose for the picture.
On the other hand, we like to explore Belgium as well, since this is the new home country of The Viking. During our last trip to Louvain, I mentioned that some parts of the town are actually on the World Heritage List of Unesco! And we immediately came up with the idea of exploring the lesser known places of this list. Because that’s the focus of our travels: off the beaten track destinations!
The last picture is one of my favorites on their blog. It was taken in Slovenia, one of the many fantastic locations they have shared. I strongly encourage you to check out more of their work over at Cosy Travels.
I know today’s post was a little different so let me know if you liked it! I’ll be sharing pictures from my next shootabout Saturday or Sunday depending on how productive I am over the weekend :)
Also, shoutout to Quotidian Hudson. Robert shared me with his followers and I always appreciate when someone thinks highly enough of my blog to do that. If you get a chance you should stop by and let him know Arley says thank you. His blog has some Amazing photos of the Hudson River and he shares links to some of the greatest photographers of our generation every now and then ;)
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