10 on 10 August

After 2 months break from the blog roll I'm back with 10 photos from my summer vacation. We were away for 6 weeks all together. First stop was Paris, then Copenhagen, and ended the trip with a quick stop in New York before returning to Mill Valley. It has been really hard to only select 10 images for this 10 on 10, but I like the challenge. 

Remember to klick through the rest of the blog roll, next stop after me is: Kristina Rust 

 

While we were in Paris a heat wave hit the city, and it was hard to stay cool. We walked by a patisserie that had put up a gardenhose, so people could cool down, and I loved the action and the photos I was able to get.

Many people has sealed their love with locks on Pont des Arts crossing the Seine. In May 2010 the city of Paris expressed concern over the growing number of love-locks on the Bridge and the locks were moved to another location.

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While waiting for my good friend Sidse at a Metro station in Copenhagen, I was reminded how staying in one place for more than 1 minute, makes great photos. This is taken with a iPhone 6S.

Nyhavn in the center of Copenhagen. I used to live here when I was 20, and this is where Eric and I meet back in 1993.

This photo is taken on Møn, a small island where my brother has a summer house. We took the girls and their cousin Nicola for a walk, and the 3 of them started playing on these huge hay bales, a true joy for the photographer.

One very quiet evening on Møn. The colors was just amazing, something I really miss in California. Colors like this you only get in Denmark at summer time.

Evening swim in Taarbæk where I grow up, and where my mom still lives. Again the colors are fabulous and my new Leica Q and I loved it.

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New York - 3rd and last stop on our vacation. I could walk around for months in this city with my camera, and just shoot. But when I travel with my family I have to go with the flow, which dosen't give me many minutes in one place. This shoot happened right outside our hotel in SoHo.

Again a fast shot as we are walking through SoHo. Loved how the colors match each other.

This was one of the photos that I really hoped to be able to shoot while we where in NYC. The Manhattan Bridge when the sun is setting.

10 on 10 May

I love road trips, and so does my BPFF (best photography friend forever) too. Therefore we decided to go on one together, because that way we could stop whenever we wanted to snap photos, which is not the case if you go with your family. We only had 2 days which limited our radius. We made the plan to end up Saturday evening in Mendocino.

We headed out from Mill Valley Saturday morning. Our first stop on our road trip, was The Shed in Healdsburg where we had a breakfast. After a superb breakfast we walked around town, and came by SpoonBar, where I took this photo.

 

Along the way we stoped every time we saw something interesting. This photo is from Cloverdale, and the reason we stoped was because of all the outdoor art along the road. This cloths line especially caught my eye.

 

We continued driving, and reached Boonville around lunch time. Boonville is located in Anderson Valley with around 1,000 people living there. Still they have a 3 star hotel, cute shops, great lunch and the best ice cream shop called: Paysanne. Boonville is worth a stop for sure.

 

We took Mountain View Road from Boonville, which at the highest point is close to 2,000 feet above sea level. Near the top we stoped at a little old shed, with fences, old trees, and a great view of the valley. The people setteling here back in the days clearly must have come for the view.

 

Crossing the mountain we got to the ocean, and drove to something called: Bowling Ball Beach in Gallaway. We got to the beach and there were no bowling ball rock formation anywhere. Talking to some locals we found out that they can only be seen at low tide, which turned out were not until the following morning. We then head north for out final destination, Mendocino. But going past the cemetery in Cuffey's Cove, we had to stop. This place looked so scary and we just had to go in, armed with our cameras, and ready to shoot.

 

We arrive in Mendocino around 6pm, where we checked into our hotel, and then hit the streets for more fun shooting. I love photographing people and listening to their story, and we had only walked about 3 minutes, before I started talking to Christian (above) who makes a living making jewelry out of rocks and copper thread. He lives in his car and you can follow him on instagram #bluebusboutique

 

One mystery I would like to solve - what is up with the houses in Mendocino? Many of them looked like this, very squared and with a flat roof, like an old watchtower or beacon. It reminded me of a danish children's book I used to read when I was a kid: Folk og Røvere i Kardemommeby.

 

We were not the only ones heading to the ocean for a spectacular sunset, but I will not say that it was crowded either. I love when teens appreciate natures small gifts, like a beautiful sunset so this is one of my favorites. I didn't think it would turn out this well, because I didn't have time to change my exposure.

 

This was Birgitte's second time to Mendocino, and she had made reservation for dinner at Café Beaujolais. On the way there we walked past the city church. The light was just right, and made this photo look like something from Twin Peaks. The food at the restaurant was fabulous, the wine was local and good, we could not have wished for a better ending to this day.

 

In the morning on our hunt for breakfast, we past this father and his family blowing bubbles. I have chosen to end this 10 on 10 with this photo, because I love to remind my self and everyone else that you never get too old to enjoy simple things - like blowing bubbles.

I hope you have enjoyed my 10 on 10 and please continue on to my fellow blog roller friend Erica Kennedy's post.

10 on 10 April

This past month, has been very hectic for me. Many exciting and amazing photo assignments, workshop design for a good friend, and connection to like minded women with passion for photography. I feel lucky on so many levels, but also a bit wornout. That is why I have chosen to focus my 10 on 10 on a trip to Bräkne-Hoby in Sweden that we took last summer. We have some really good friends who have a small house there, with no electricity. Here we go to unplug, recharge, and reconnect.

With these photos I hope to remind you of how important it is for us humans to connect with nature, each other, and a simple lifestyle.

Our friends house in Bräkne-Hoby, Sweden.

Our friends house in Bräkne-Hoby, Sweden.

Our friends neighbors have horses, and when we visit, the girls alway get to go riding.

Our friends neighbors have horses, and when we visit, the girls alway get to go riding.

Anton is bringing the horses for the girls. He is one of the best westernstyle riding instructor in Sweden.

Anton is bringing the horses for the girls. He is one of the best westernstyle riding instructor in Sweden.

Because there is no wifi, electricity etc. we have time for other things, like cooking for hours. Every meal turns into restaurant quality masterpieces, like this slow cooked pork.

Because there is no wifi, electricity etc. we have time for other things, like cooking for hours. Every meal turns into restaurant quality masterpieces, like this slow cooked pork.

Every morning we baked buns on the BBQ for breakfast, and they were delicious. Nothing better than a freshly baked bun with melted butter.

Every morning we baked buns on the BBQ for breakfast, and they were delicious. Nothing better than a freshly baked bun with melted butter.

Lunch was cooked over the openfire. You work up an appetite when you are outside all day, and you really appreciate to sit down and watch your lunch get ready.

Lunch was cooked over the openfire. You work up an appetite when you are outside all day, and you really appreciate to sit down and watch your lunch get ready.

The woods around the house were full of wild raspberries, which we used for a fabulous dessert.

The woods around the house were full of wild raspberries, which we used for a fabulous dessert.

We not only found raspberries, but also delicious mushrooms. Our friends are experts on all the different kinds of mushrooms, and our dinner turned into a michelin star meal.

We not only found raspberries, but also delicious mushrooms. Our friends are experts on all the different kinds of mushrooms, and our dinner turned into a michelin star meal.

I believe childhood memories has to include at least one evening around a campfire. Our daughters are spoiled on that account, but it seems like they love it as much as we do.

I believe childhood memories has to include at least one evening around a campfire. Our daughters are spoiled on that account, but it seems like they love it as much as we do.

I hope you feel relaxed and inspired to get out and enjoy nature. Please head on over to Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin to read her 10 on 10 blog post.

10 on 10 March

Every year my good friend Sidse comes and visit me, and while she is here, we book a Airbnb in San Francisco just the two of us. This year we stayed in Hayes Valley very close to Patricia's Green, and got to explore that area well. But my 10 on 10 this month is going to be about The Mission District in San Francisco, where we took a Detour, and we got filled up by all the colors and diversity of that part of town. The Detour takes you down 24th Street and down small alleys on the way, which are covered with murals and interesting people.

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Before heading out on the Detour, we loaded up at Tartine Bakery. Probably my favorite bakery in San Francisco, and if you are a foodie like me, you most likely have heard about it.

Our Detour starts at the corner of 24th St and Mission St, in front of one of the first murals painted in The Mission. From here the tour went down 24th Street with a series of different murals and funny boutiques. We especially liked the one with all the Mexican wrestling masks a concept fare from our culture.

I'm going to end this little Detour with a portrait. I have a passion for portraits of people I meet on my way. We got talking with this guy in Balmy Alley, where he told us he had lived for more than 35 years. He had seen the changes of the neighborhood, with gangs, and shootings, to todays problems with the tech generation coming in and buying people out. The Mission is defiantly a place I like to visit. So many things are happening and I'm sure next time I come back, a lot has changed.

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Now keep on rolling over to Birgitte Heiberg's 10 on 10 to enjoy her fabulous story.

10 on 10 February

This is my second post for the 10 on 10 blog-roll group that I'm a part of. While my mom was visiting we where out and about many places and I was busy on my blog with many new posts. Now my mom is back home in Denmark and everyday life kicks in with rain storms and flooding of Mill Valley, not really photo inviting weather, so I have chosen to show highlights from my mom's visit.

 

BOLINAS

I love Bolinas very much, and when we have visitors, I make sure to take them to this unique place. The town population 1,600, is bounded by seawater on three sides and the surfing here is fantastic. My mom has been here multiple times, and she too are very fond of the vibe, look, feel and people who lives here. As soon as I turn towards Bolinas, everything inside of me slow down. I love the atmosphere, the people, the colors, the way of life, just everything. We wanted to take a walk on the beach, but the king tide had swallowed up the beach, and huge waves were braking bad onto the shore. Instead we got talking with some locals, about fishing, waves, bonfires, and 15 minutes into our talk, we get offered to smoke a joint with them. Anything can happen in Bolinas, that is way you gotta love this place.

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EXHIBITIONS

When ever my mom is here, we visit as many exhibitions as possible. This year we went to Pier24 and saw the exhibition: Collected. Pier24 is an all together photo exhibition place at the waterfront in San Francisco. All exhibitions are free of change, you just need to book an appointment online. We visit SF MoMA and enjoyed Tomás Saraceno's fabulous installations. At the DeYoung Museum we experienced the univers of Frank Stella. I didn't know his later pieces, and was very fascinated by the colors and his 3D art pieces.

 

DETOUR of Haight-ashbury

Before my mom came to visit, she had read an article in Politiken (the Danish New York Times) about Haight-Ashbury, and would like to visit this place. I always try to make her wishes come true while she is here, so of cause we had to go. Last year I had taken a Detour through this place with a good friend and was blown away by the experience. I wanted my mom to try the Detour experience too, not only for the picturish tour, but also for the technical aspect.

We started our tour at the Panhandle. Peter Coyote narrates this Detour, he guides you through the neighborhood and history, and you get to hear from old friends of his, music from that time etc. It feels like you are traveling back in time, and it was so delightful to do this together with my mom. I felt I got to be a part of her youth for a little while.

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WOMEN'S MARCH

We went to the women's march in San Francisco together with thousands of other people, manly women, in all ages. How cool to do this together with my mom. Again I felt like I was transported back to her youth, an time where people came together for what they believed in. 

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Thank you for following my blog. Please klick on over to Erica Kennedy and enjoy her 10 on 10 for this month.

10 on 10 January

Beginning of this year I have joined a photo group/project called: 10 on 10. It means I have to post 10 photos on the 10th each month, and link to another person in the group. (Link to Kelly Buss here)

January is going to be photos from our trip to New York. At the bottom you can get the whole story on my Exposure page. I hope you enjoy. Klik on the photos to see them in full size.