Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Earth Day 2014 - Green Cities: Copenhagen

 


As I walked by the lake in the late afternoon, this pretty spring flower stood under a bush ... being pure and simple - having popped up from earth just a few days ago. "Simple" in this weeks theme in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.

I used Kim Klassen's textures Framed with blending mode luminosity 11% and 2811Magic with blending mode screen 9%. I added also a photo veil Pohutukawa from Love That Shot's 
Botanical Collection.

Earth Day in 2014 focuses on Green Cities. Living in the suburbs of Copenhagen, I enjoy the parks and small lakes around and about. The three lakes close by form a peaceful area with rich bird life - I often times see people with binoculars spotting the different waterbirds.

Bicycle lanes is another green initiative I cherish here in Copenhagen. The neatly connected bicycle lanes and routes are one reason why so many people bike to work and schools. The lates initiative is the "Super-bike-lanes" that are specially designed to fit the green wave in traffic lights, making it fast and easy for you to bike longer distances in the mornings and evenings.

Biking to the university and to work was a great way of being outside and getting motion. Now it would take me over an hour to bike to work, and another hour to bike home, so I often drive car or take the bike & train-combination. The local trains have special sections, where you can take your bike with you.

The video below shows both different types of bikes & biking in the city. The "Christiania bike" enables you to transport small children in the bike. When our boys were small, we had a small bike-trailer behind one of our bikes, where our boys were sitting. It had a cover for a rainy day, with small windows, they could look ouside.


Biking in Copenhagen

 
... Wishing you a Happy Earth Day from Copenhagen!
 
Nina
 
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Monday, 21 April 2014

He is risen

 
 
The angel spoke to the women:
“There is nothing to fear here.
I know you’re looking for Jesus,
the One they nailed to the cross.
He is not here. He was raised, just as he said.
Come and look at the place where he was placed."
 
Matthew 28:6 The Message


At The Foot Of the Cross by Kathryn  Scott 

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Blessings to your week, 

Nina


Here's a printable
of Matthew 28:6 for you
 



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Photo: iPhone 5S, Photo edited with Brushstroke & VSCO-Cam Apps,
texture: Tableaux_Halcyon by FrenchKiss
 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spring in Copenhagen {Wordless Wednesday}














... Painterly Wordless Wednesday-greetings,
Nina
 
Photos taken with iPhone 5, edited in the Glaze-App.
Texture Tableaux_Halcyon by FrenchKiss
 
PS: I'm away from the blog during Easter Holidays, 
this is posted with the help of Bloggers pre-post planner

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Right Direction

 

True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.
 
Psalm 23:3 The Message


Scripture Lullabies - I Can Do All Things
 
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Blessings to your week, 

Nina


Here's a printable
of Psalm 23:3 for you
 



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PS: I will be travelling & visiting my family in the spring break 
- Wishing you a Happy Easter!

 
Photo: iPhone 5S, Photo edited with Glaze-App,
texture: Tableaux_Wind-Song by FrenchKiss
 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Vintage Black and White Photo Effect with Photo Veils - Photo recipe

 
 
 
We have an old box filled with faded black and white photographs from my husbands grandparents. Every now and then we look at the photos together with his sisters ... I enjoy hearing their childhood memories, as well as admiring the time's warm patina on the photos.
 
I wanted to create a vintage-like black and white photo effect using Photo Veil Collections from Love That Shot.
In order to let the light fall on the tulips alone, I chose a dark backdrop - actually a blanket of cashmere and alpaca - that would not reflect light. The texture of the blanket would create fine a contrast to texture of the tulip petals.
 
My focus was on the lowest tulip, so I used spot metering. The daylight light fell on the tulips from the window to the left, creating natural highlights and shadows.
 
 
 
Photo recipe:
  • I converted the photo to black and white in Lightroom, using the B&W Contrast High-present. Therafter I increased slightly the highlights and shadows.
  • I added the following 4 photo veils:


Photo veils create subtle and seamless layers, enabling you to achieve the effect, that suits to your style of photography. 

... Until next time,

Nina

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Living Water



On the last day, the biggest day of the festival,
 Jesus stood again and spoke aloud.

Jesus: If any of you is thirsty, come to Me and drink.
 If you believe in Me, the Hebrew Scriptures say that
rivers of living water will flow from within you.

John 7:37-38 The Voice
 

All Who Are Thirsty - Vineyard Music 

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Blessings to your week, 

Nina


Here's a printable
of John 7:37-38 for you
 



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Photo: iPhone 5S, Photo edited with Brushstroke App
 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Here Comes the Sun ...

iPhone 5 & Snapseed & Mextures Apps
 
It has been a busy week - Yet, with glimpses of sunshine:

... like the pretty tulips above.

iPhone 5 & VSCOcam App

... a peaceful moment in the library with a book about Gothic Calligraphy.


iPhone 5 & Waterlogue & iColorama Apps


... the delicate scent of the blossoming fruit trees while biking home from work.


iPhone 5, Mextures & Blender Apps, Photo Veil Golden Glow Right
from Love That Shot  Illumination Collection

 "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly".
 
Langston Hughes
 

 
 
 
... and looking back to my March -Photo a Day-pictures.
 
... Wishing you an unhurried weekend :-)
 
Nina
 
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