This summer’s greatest experience was the climb Amalie, Karl Otto and I did in Loen. Some years ago a via ferrata route was made up the mountain and it was a our first time trying it out. Karl Otto and I have tried free climbing before, but Amalie who hadn’t done anything similar before really completed it in style. It was an amazing experience that we got to share together.Read More
My biggest race of the season became a huge success. The Lillebælt Half Marathon was finished with the new PR 1:26:59 on a rather hot day. On top of that I also managed to collect some money for the Children’s Heart Foundation. Great succes!
The 17th of May is a special day for every Norwegian. It’s our independence day and we celebrate it by eating a bunch of hot dogs, ice creams and waiving our beautiful flag while shouting “hurra!” A great day!
I had to work that day, so I ended up celebrating it by running a short lap around Odense, having so many people smile and congratulate me during my run.
At the end of May I let my followers decide my training schedule for a week. This was such cool experience that I really enjoyed doing. I might want to do this again sometime.
This picture was the most liked picture from that week. What shoe was I to run in that day? You guys decided that I would run in the Topo Fli-Lyte 2 (the orange one).
Late May was also the time when I got back to swimming again. Gangsta swimmer was back in style with the GoPro and some fast 100m intervals.
I really enjoy my time at the pool, and look forward to getting better and better as I train more.
Henrik was the well deserved winner of my competition with Spar Nord in June. He won 10.000kr because of his 20 year long contribution to Odense triathlon. A great winner that really deserved a pat on the back.
I’ve never been good at this exercise and I must admit that I never do it unless I’m in front of a camera. This little deck next to the lake was built in the last year and it’s a great place to stop during runs to get a bit of quiet time away from the city.
The shots of Q2 2018 was very different from the scenic shots from Q1, still they are very important in telling the story about what have happened this last year. In Q3 I head to Norway, so watch out for some drop dead gorgeous scenery!
2018 has given me a bunch of memories and good shots on the way. Here are the first part of a four part series showing the best pictures and experiences from 2018.Read More
Through my years as a photographer, my interest has varied. Sometimes I would do everything but taking pictures, other times I can't be without my camera. Lately it has been the latter.
I love taking pictures right now, to such an extent that when I'm not running and shooting, I'm at home binge watching photographers on YouTube. Just to learn more about the art of photography.
Most of what I have learned, I'm trying to implement when taking pictures outside, even though it might be hard to do when I'm on my own out there. I don't have a tripod, and my camera is so outdated that it's almost half my age! I have really had to learn how to make the most out of what I have, whether it is requires tying the camera to a post to get a higher point of view, or leaving it on the ground with stones underneath the lens for the correct low angle.
I study immensely to achieve something greater than what I already do on a regular basis, and I'm deeply influenced by especially the two youtubers, Thomas Heaton and Peter Mckinnon. Both with drastically different views on photography.
Thomas is the quiet old school landscape photographer who spends a day walking alone around the woods for just one perfect shot, while Peter is a more impulsive guy hanging out with his friends shooting when they find something cool.
Both these guys have given me so many ideas, and continue to do so on a weekly basis. It has in my mind developed my photography greatly and have made my love for the art increase drastically.
Every shot from this post has been taken in the last couple of weeks with ideas I have gotten from these two photographers. If you like them you are more than welcome to leave a comment here, on facebook or on instagram.
Editing images on a cell phone...
Will I survive without my mac for the next week?
I just delivered my Macbook pro to the shop for a new battery and possible a new screen, and that means having to do all my edits on my cell phone for a change. Usually Photoshop and Lightroom on a computer gives me a lot of powerful tools to enhance the images. This option will not be available for the next week or so.
Earlier I made the discovery that Lightroom on my phone actually can handle raw files taken by my DSLR. This makes it a little bit easier to deliver good images taken with a proper camera, but it still greatly limits the images I can edit.
First image through is the one on top. What do you think? Hard to make it completely straight with a touch screen...
I have experienced a lot the last three months, but I haven't been too good at conveying my stories to you. These are my top ten pictures from this summer.
Racing the sun
After work I decided to bike for a surprise visit to my girlfriends parents, as Amalie was staying there that night. This meant getting to them before it got dark, chasing the sunset across Fyn. I got there 20 minutes before the sun was setting and it got dark. A very nice and beautiful bike trip!
Kystleden Half Marathon
Maybe the funnest and most challenging race I have done this year was the Kystleden Half Marathon in Norway. Although over half of the race was on asphalt, the forest, beaches and cobble stones was a huge challenge, not even mentioning the constant head wind.
This picture was taken by Amalie, with my childhood friend Lars Petter and I competing to see who could best each other throughout the entire race.
A trip with two faces
One of my very close friends played a volleyball tournament in Kerteminde and I decided to bike the 20k northeast in order to watch some games. I knew there was a chance for rain, but I didn't know that a thunderstorm was brewing. My trip to Kerteminde was against the clock with a thunderstorm in my heels, once I got to the tournament it was delayed because of all the lightning strikes in the surrounding area.
The rain stopped about 20 minutes after I arrived, and paved way to magnificent weather for my trip back to Odense.
Fresh water swimming
Many triathletes from Odense travel the short trip to Davinde Sø to swim. This is a freshwater lake that is exceptional for training. This picture is from my first time there, with my study and swim buddy Lars.
There is nothing better than visiting the place I grew up. It is the most beautiful place on earth, and I every moment being home is therapeutic and calming. Both these shots were taken the same day during a mountain run.
Before heading over to San Francisco I decided to train in choppy waters at Føns beach. Amalie and I went there on a beautiful evening and I got a couple of laps in, but the water was too choppy for long distance swimming! Turned out I didn't need to train swimming for Alcatraz at all...
The view on top of Silicon Valley
One of the early days on our trip to California was spent walking and running in Santa Teresa County Park. I also made a short Vlog from that day on top of Mount Coyote.
Beautiful Yosemite Valley
Probably one of the most memorable small trips we had this year was our trip to Yosemite Valley. It was absolutely stunning, and extra special as I got to share it with Amalie. I love this picture of us at the Vernal fall. Check out the Vlog below for a more detailed look at our day in the beautiful national park.
While I was at work telling people about my cameras downfall, my girlfriend tried one last shot at a camera store just to see if there was something we could do.Read More
It's been at my side since 2006. A beast of a camera that totally changed how I looked at photography. I've taken some great shots with this one, and now it is dead.
I got it through my brothers work back in the day, and for a long while I used it every single day. My interest for photography has come and gone, many times, but never have my interest been as high as it is right now.
This camera has during the last six months been on more adventures than ever before combined. Every time I went out to run, my camera was ready and charged. I feel like I'm a much better photographer now than ever, and loosing my main camera couldn't come at a worse time. In the next two months I'm running a half marathon and heading to San Francisco, all without a camera to document my journey.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite shots from the last ten years.
After four running sessions during the last week I decided to take yesterday off. Running is just so much fun nowadays. But because I haven't been able to to renew my running shoes forces me to be conservative with how much I run per week.Read More
Yet again 3athlonlife has posted a picture of me. It's as far as I know the third time this account has reposted my photos. The reason why I mention this is because 3athlonlife is by far my favorite reposting account on instagram.Read More