I brought my Pentax IQZoom 170SL with me to Denmark. It had a half-shot roll of Fujicolor 200 in it, and I brought a roll of Kosmo Foto Agent Shadow. I promised the fellow behind Kosmo Foto that I’d write a post for his site with the Agent Shadow images, and I’ll link to that when I get around to writing it and he posts it. Here, I’ll share some of the color images.
I made this image the day we landed in Aalborg. We were on our way to an event, but needed to have a bite to eat first. We rode the bus from our hotel to the city center and walked around a little.
I wanted to capture the light and shadow on this house. The camera did only a middling job of it.
We found a lovely little restaurant in the Møllegården, a small plaza in the city center.
Here’s Margaret at our table outside in the middle of the plaza. Notice the heater on the corner of the umbrella. Four square umbrellas spanned all of the outdoor tables, and there was a heater in each corner of each umbrella. We visited this same restaurant another day, which turned out to be rainy and chilly. The heaters were on, and there were blankets at every table to wrap up in. This was a typical setup for outdoor restaurant tables in Aalborg.
The event was the DHL Stafetten footrace. Apparently, this is an event that happens in many places across Europe. In each location, local companies form teams of runners who run this race as a relay. Each runner runs 5 kilometers before passing the baton!
Each company was able to rent a space where employees could gather. Some spaces were under tents as in this photo; others were in the open. Each company brought food. The people of my company just catered in some sandwiches and beer, but a few companies went all out with giant grills and all kinds of meats.
This was a very well attended event — it was a sea of people.
Finally, here’s an image of our hotel’s huge back yard. Here in the US, American flags are everywhere and I hardly notice them. Similarly, Danish flags are everywhere in Denmark. But because I’m not used to seeing them, I really noticed them.
The IQZoom performed well and I was very happy to use its 170mm zoom. I wasn’t thrilled with the processing and scanning, however. This film was fresh, but everything just seemed dingy and brown. I was able to remedy that some in Photoshop, thankfully. I got much better results with the black-and-white Agent Shadow film, but you’ll have to wait until that article goes live on Kosmo Foto to see them!
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