Last July 11, I met a TE friend. We headed to Skagen, the northernmost part of Denmark with fingers crossed that there would be a good sunset. I learned later on that that was the ONLY clear sunset experienced by Denmark for quite sometime. Now, who is this friend?
Jeppe is a TE and TL (Jep) friend. He is one of the TE photographers whom I respect the most for his sunset shots. His landscape shots of Denmark are also spectacular. Before I flew to Copenhagen, I emailed him and I was very glad that he was available to meet up with me despite our tour's tight itinerary. We met up in Frederikshavn and he reserved me a front seat in his car (where he drove some kilometers along with his family) to treat me out for dinner at the northernmost part of Denmark, Skagen.
We waited for the sunset which came at around 10 pm. It was awesome to see Jeppe at work. I did learn a lot from him. He drove me back to my hotel at around 11 pm. It was a short meeting but a priceless one. To Jeppe and his family, thank you so much.
BTW, I also posted another shot of Jeppe at work in TL,click here today. AND, please look at this for a close-up shot of the master at work.
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letuananh (2543) 2005-07-24 11:22
Great shot, reflection and colous in here very well. I like it a lot.
Thank for sharing!
Galeota (10338) 2005-07-24 11:44
you came to Denmark with one of Boracay's sunsets in your pocket?? Impressive to see Jeppe at work under these idyllic conditions. Your fine sense of aesthetics is also present in this photograph. You must have read so many praising comments on your work that I wonder if you keep paying attention to these few words. Thank you for keeping the dream alive Manuel.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-07-24 11:45
Ha, Beautiful moment! I liked the gradient of color and sunset as well as the glistening of the light around your friend
msadventure (632) 2005-07-24 11:48
Beautiful reflection and original shot of sunset. Jeppe must appreciate this greatly- being photographed by you, Manny! What an honor to both of you.
erdna (5711) 2005-07-24 12:03
This is very beautiful Manny! The water is so still, no brezze at all. What a shot!
KevRyan (22956) 2005-07-24 12:20
In that little window of time you have captured something quite special of the soul of this photographer friend to share with so many other unknown photographer friends - a beautiful commonality (silhouetted reflections at sunset) elevated to uncommon meaning by Jeppe's presence and your appreciation of him at work.
best wishes Kev
BAKO (1689) 2005-07-24 12:39
Superb shot, this reflections and gradient colours of sunset amazin'
eleparc (24063) 2005-07-24 13:25
skagen.. ? i went there some 26 years ago.. humm suddenly feeling odl tonight haha!
carper (96) 2005-07-24 13:51
very artfull shot Mauel,
yes I like the contrast and the good composition and the siloette in the good colopurs, wel done my friend,
nwoehnl (122) 2005-07-24 14:22
Hi Manny. Beautiful study of Jeppe at work, a great work of silhouettes and reflections amidst the stunning colorful end-of-day setting. Nothing much to criticize here, it is just very enjoyable.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-07-24 14:36
I like photos when they look a bit like paintings. Great colours, nice composition.
naxius (16685) 2005-07-24 16:31
I hope you are ok since I did not see any of your nice photographs from a long time...
This one is really splendid.
Great colors and light.
kikvel (4784) 2005-07-24 17:08
nice to read your notes, and about the brief but intense encounter with Jeppe, you know thanks to TE these things are possible, as time passes more and more meetings are being organized and this is just great!
It would be nice, but harder I guess to have you here, or maybe I should go and visit you, and learn something!
By the way, this picture is nice, the water has a color gradient which is certainly beautiful
Nice to see Jeppe in action, my dearest regards to you, be welcome again to your house in here
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-07-24 18:49
This shot is very special, not just because technically its perfect with awesome coulours and very sharp, but also because this is trully TE spirit. This is a really nice comunity, and these pictures of other members taking pictures are really touching as TE allows so many people with similar passions that would have never met to meet.
alford (3989) 2005-07-24 20:03
Hi Manny! Very nice reflection and colors! Just reading your notes, I can feel you really enjoyed your Scandinavian and TE mtg tour! Jeppe looks so serious in his portrait, usually he jokes around here at TE with his funny shots! Anyway, your recent photos are different from your usual portrait shots - but still very good! rgds.
kclai (2267) 2005-07-24 22:14
Beautiful sunset shot and a unique one, too.
The color and setting is so clean and peaceful, while the silhoutte of Jeppe is perfectly blended into the picture with his clear reflection.
Well done, Manuel.
thebecky (688) 2005-07-24 22:23
This is wonderful, the colours tranquility, everything has been said. Simply beautiful.
ropetko (0) 2005-07-25 3:25
Great shot! So calm, like a mirror. Colors are great and the silhouette is wonderful! Great job!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-07-25 3:59
Viewing this photo it seems to me you did not travel alone to Denmark to meet Jeppe, I get the feeling a fair number of your Boracay sunset colors boarded the plane with you ;-)
Super tribute to Jeppe, with the awesome reflection being a great add to the wonderful colors, bravo ! I add it to the theme...
Have a nice day,
Steft (5975) 2005-07-25 6:30
Skagen is the most northernpart of DENMARK not of Norway;) But yes, the Scandinavian countries are very similar to each other, at least concerning language, history and politics. (And Skagen is situated in the Amt (State) of Nordjylland - northern Jutland.)
Very nice photo! A sunset and one reflection in 1 photo, you don't see that so very often. Very nice colours and good reflection. Also funny to see the close-up of Jeppe;)
I hope we will see lots of photos of you and of Jeppe.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-07-25 6:48
Thanks a lot my friend for this fine silhouette portrait - it was a pleasure meeting you for a short time - I like the photo very much and its surely an interesting and rare oppertunity to watch one self at work. Besides the fine sunset, was that little pond at the top, our luck as well - I had some trouble selecting the an answer photo to this - but ended up with a complementary shot.
spence (65) 2005-07-25 8:06
Terrific work, Manny - the silhouette and reflection against this fabulous background create a high impact shot. Superb colours and layers. And the fact that Jeppe is the subject makes it even more interesting!
ydarias (679) 2005-07-25 8:51
Hola Manuel. Fantástica foto. Los colores del atardecer son impresionantes y la composición inmejorable. Lo que más me agrada de la foto es la simetría de la imagen y el reflejo en el agua. Esta todo muy logrado. Muchas felicidades por tan buen trabajo.
zto (292) 2005-07-25 10:56
Lovely sunset shot manny, sem liek you have learned from Jeppe ;-) The reflection adds a great deal to this shot manny. So much more value then only a sunset would bring...
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-07-25 16:27
Your picture is interesting and well done. Nice colors and great frame.
All your work in your galery is really beautifull.
Thanks for sharing and congratulation.
Nols (69) 2005-07-26 3:38
Great shot Manny! Jeppe must be happy with this shot of him at work (play?)
Graal (102752) 2005-07-26 9:01
good capture and good idea on the shot. I like it very much. Friends all told You.
apache (1426) 2005-07-27 13:06
a very nice shot with the silhoutte caught perfectly. looks like a painting with the colours all blending in very nicely.
mlopes (494) 2005-07-27 17:13
TE at it's best, not only the photo but the note and the meeting... great! i'm happy for you Manny.
I was wondering how were you handling with a diferent culture and out of your "safe zone"... i must say i'm impressed, i've saw your gallery in Pbase... amazing!
sayzey (2358) 2005-07-30 8:34
Another great shot Manny, I love silhouette shots and this one is no exception, the colours are grate and the silhouette is enhanced with the reflection as well!!
Good stuff well seen#!
elihesamian (26149) 2005-08-13 9:38
How can I Thank you for this shot?!
...to see a master by another master!!!
...this is excellent Manuel!
No doubt,this is fantastic,more that anything I'm still surprise about your meeting,a great happening in this small world,just sweet for me to see our TE friends in real world not only in internet,...
The shot captured skilfully and the silhouette of our master(dear Jeppe) very well reached in this wonderful colors of the sunset,very nicely composed and Thanks a lot for sharing.
Manuel! was your trip for your job and any work or just that was in point of tourist travelling?
Best to You
Xalkida (11744) 2005-08-14 20:08
Wow! Fantastic shot of ...Jeppe at "work"! :) I like the colors and the black shape of him! Very fine work! Thanks guys!
cyril (2748) 2005-08-19 6:56
I like the soft colours of the sky and the mirror made by the water.
Composition is perfect here.
Great one AGAIN :-)
saigon (6443) 2005-10-07 15:20
exellent shadows and style!
simplyoga (6494) 2006-02-13 23:19
I love silhouette very much..
And I find that this photo is very beautiful.. especially the colours..
PS : I wish there is no "black area" at the top.. :)
jiekuan (332) 2006-02-13 23:45
Awesome composition. Good reflection! You have captured a very good silhoutte for photographer!
breno (175) 2006-12-21 15:18
exellent shot good reflection
AlbGirl (0) 2007-11-23 8:18
Everything in this photograph is priceless. Good job!
ag1993 (634) 2008-08-05 22:52
Very special shot with nice colours and reflection.
sittipong (251) 2011-02-23 6:35
mini-psig (56) 2012-05-19 1:32
Le photographe pris en photo est superbe dans le noir. Les couleurs juste...sublimes.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photographers at work II, TE members, Ombres chinoises - Chinese shadows, Sunset from the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-24 11:20
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