Manhatten Skyline. 

Photo: Henrik Rasmussen

Brooklyn NY, 2020
Even though I am primarily a nature and landscape photographer, there are a few urban places in the world which do fascinate me….and New York is absolute one of them.
So how can a landscape photographer get anything out of photographing an urban environment. The thing is, that the same guidelines about light and composition apply equally to the urban environment as the do to the intermit and/or grand vistas of the great outdoors. You have to have a subject worth photographing; you need a good composition and of course you need to have good light.
One of the difficult things about photographing in a place like New York, is that many of the really photogenic places have already been photographed a million times. So what you in many cases will create, is your version of the scene. And your version will always be your version – no one can take that away. It may be similar to something you or others have seen, but the image you have taken, will always be yours and your version….your interpretation in space and time, so just enjoy. At the end of the day, it is the creative process which makes us go out there over and over again….trying to improve our skills and to capture the scene, just the way we have imagined.​​​​​​​

Brooklyn Bridge.

Photo: Henrik Rasmussen

Nepal, 2019
I first visited Nepal in 1991. So, coming back after 28 years was like visiting a very old friend, or a girlfriend for whom love has never died.
The nature and the mountains are breath taking, and the people and the culture is amazing. And the photo opportunities are countless. The monasteries in the morning with monks in prayers, and mantras cut into rocks, never lets you forget the ever presence of the divine in this unique place in the world.
No matter whether your focus is nature, culture or people, Nepal will offer it all within a geographical relatively small footprint. This visit is a true example of that.​​​​​​​
From Everest region to the Terai jungle in one day
On this day we started the morning in Phaplu (2413m) waiting for the helicopter taking the team from the heliport to Lukla (2859m) for refueling, and further on via Pheriche (4371m) to the final touchdown at Kala Patthar (5643m). On this spectacular and clear day, the view of Pamuri, Lhotse, Nuptse and of course Mt. Everest was outstanding.
After successfully ending the fotosession at Kala Pathar, a helicopter ride took us directly back to Kathmandu. After changing from alpine gear to jungle gear, we returned to the airport, and boarding the plane taking us to Nepalgunj (150m). This short plane ride plus a couple of hours in an old hired bus took us right into the jungle - Bardia National Park (415m). The realm where tigers, elephants and one horned rhinos rule. 
From the highest mountains in the world to the lowland jungle in just one day – amazing experience!

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