Capturing the winter

A selection of my favorite shots from last autumn / winter here in Aarhus.

What winter means to you?

 

 

Things you only see at night

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All you need is fog

These photos were all taken early on today. It was quite foggy here in Aarhus and I’ve been walking for hours taking pictures, with no route in mind. I just followed the light. Until my socks got wet from getting into weird places and I started freezing.

But it was a nice day.

Spooktober shots – top 10

The days are getting darker, it has been raining a lot.

Sometimes the rain lasts for days and most people would agree that there is nothing better than having a warm cup of coffee (or tea) and to binge-watch your favourite series on Netflix. But despite of all the cosiness of being home, there are beautiful things going on outside at this time of the year. I love to take pictures on the edge of darkness and to capture the autumn atmosphere, even though some days it does feel like it takes a great effort and I have to drag myself out of my comfort zone… Luckily I managed to go out and take my photo-walks on the neighbourhood. These are October’s favourites shots:

On going project: night photography

So, it is time for some more night photography. And if you saw a bit of my posts before, you have seen that I usually like to take pictures at night.

 

Earlier this week I submitted some night photos to the Lensculture Streetphotography awards. You can see my photos here. 

I particularly think it is nice to send some material, regardless of being published or chosen by their jury. It is a nice way to be part of a broad network and I found many cool subscriptions and references of other photographers too. So, that’s nice.

These pictures were not included, though. I just took them after my subscription 🙂

Winter is my season

 

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I somehow use to take more pictures during the winter. These pictures are from last winter, except the first one, which I took yesterday. I had a great evening with friends on the beach and got a cool shot when it finally got dark at around 23h. Not bad at all…

It’s all about connection

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Portrait, Allan Gravgaard Madsen

So, these portraits were taken during my last assignment for a magazine about culture here in Denmark called Fine Spind.

I really liked the results and one of the reasons it worked so well is rather simple: I had TIME to build a connection with Allan. I asked him to listen to his music (he is a composer) to build up the mood for the shooting and a common ground between us. We might have hangout for about an hour.

It can be very challenging to take portraits, specially if you only have a couple of minutes to do it and if the subject is not comfortable with cameras. This assignment was different, we had time and Allan was very active in the process. And there you have it!

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All photos @Mariana Gil / Copyright: Kulturmagasinet Fine Spind

Left behind

I have a friend that collects pictures of things that people left behind on the streets. He usually takes pictures of printers and washing machines, but also other stuff. He asked me to go to a location to take a picture of a printer for him and on the way home I decided to stop and shoot every time I spotted something unusual that was left behind. And this is the result.

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Night photography – part 2

I have been digging in my files today and found these night shots from last winter, that haven’t been posted yet.

I’ve been focusing on my Instagram account recently, so if you wanna follow my posts, I suggest you to take a look there instead. But after working on a new layout for my page, I am quite motivated to reactivate and post more stuff here as well.

Have a good weekend!

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